"Kids on the Run" as written by and Kristian Matsson....
Oh meet me when the morning fails on the fields of desire
Oh meet me when I lost my part in the choir of dusk
Where the promise to lead what is right
As we both know how fields will turn white
And know I will never speak of days
Cause I know you wont count them.

No we have never grown a day from the poison we shared
And we're walking our crooked backs home
But will we ever confess what we've done?
Guess we're still kids on the run.

And no we will never be a part of the pictures once taken
When we're feeding fire with the flames til no memories gone
And the cold sky will write us a song
But will we ever confess what we've done?
Guess we're still kids on the run

And the reflections in their eyes
Sure could paint us as killers
Oh, I'll be there.

And til the terror of our time
Could forgive us as lovers
Oh, lets break some hearts

And no I will never speak of ways 'cause I know you wont try them
But all the weapons raining from the sky will be ours to embrace
And the cold sky will write us a song
But will we ever confess what we've done
Guess we're still kids on the run.


Lyrics submitted by steelpulse, edited by Mellow_Harsher, smagu7, dr-drew

"Kids on the Run" as written by Kristian Matsson

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  • +7
    My OpinionI saw an interview with Kristian a few weeks ago and he was talking to about this song he said something along the lines of "I don't really like telling people what my songs are about personally, i like them to make it something special for their self, but it's something that I had to write, I've had to for a while now"

    ever since i've heard that and been listening to the song all i can think of is abortion.

    "Oh the reflections in their eyes
    Sure could paint us as killers"

    some people of course think abortion is evil, that you're killing a human. this could be what this line is about.

    also "oh meet me when the morning fails on the fields of desire"
    the had sex because it was their desire, yet it failed to be a bright morning because she got pregnant.


    "no i will never speak of ways, cause i know you won't try them"

    perhaps this is about him trying to persuade her to keep the baby and telling her the other ways they could deal with it ex. adoption or raising it together.
    tallestmanonearthloveron June 12, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentInstead of "And we're walking our crooked backs home" I hear "...we're walking our crooked path home"
    jacks098on May 10, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song gives me goosebumps.
    thatguytyleron February 24, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment
    Lyrically, probably the best song on the new album. Very Springsteen-esque.
    steelpulseon March 06, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTwo lovers destroying the planet (nuclear.)

    Think about it.
    ttakethefireon October 16, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits freaking amazing, heartbreaking, and moving...his best song, easily.
    summerteeth99on May 28, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'we have never grown a day from the poison we shared' they both swallowed poison and died hence never grew up so will always be kids on the run. As romeo and juliet is a timeless story. just thought that was a nice little allusion in the poem/song

    2HANDSon April 13, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionThe line: "And we're walking our crooked backs home" should read.... And we're walking our crooked PATH home.

    And I think "til no memories gone" should be SOON ALL MEMORY'S gone"
    vociferouson April 20, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionAlso "And know" should probably be "And NO" each time he sings it
    vociferouson April 20, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'we have never grown a day from the poisin we shared' i believe it is talking about ex lovers who had a passionate but toxic relationship and have never fully moved on.
    senna01on April 24, 2011   Link

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