"Nowhere Kids" as written by Brent Smith, Dave Bassett and Eric Bass....
All it takes is a main attraction
Scattered bones underneath the fashion
Lower life on a higher plain
That’s what you want
That’s what they’re givin’ away

Photogenic, come and get it
You can have it
Take it all!
Schizophrenic, so sadistic
I don’t know, I don't know
Politicians, in condition
Dyin’ for a curtain call
Counter culture, full of vultures
Bet you think I’m what!

We’re goin’ all out
But get ‘em up, get ‘em up
And if they wanna take a picture
Tell ‘em I don’t give a fuck!

No one needs you after all
That little social scene
It’s just a hate machine
No one’s here to take your call
And now your self esteem
Ain’t what it used to be

You’ve inspired
The breath of ignorance
The death of innocence
Guess who’s back and mad as hell
The nowhere kids that wished you well

Nowhere!
Kids
Nowhere!
Kids
Nowhere!

The new face of an old distraction
Another victim with the same reaction
A catastrophic contradiction at best
I know you’re hanging onto zeros
'Cause you got nothing left

Photogenic, come and get it
You can have it
Take it all!
Schizophrenic, so sadistic
I don’t know (I don’t know)
Politicians, in condition
Dyin’ for a curtain call
Counter culture, full of vultures
Bet you think I’m what!

We’re goin’ all out
But get ‘em up, get ‘em up
And if they wanna take a picture
Tell ‘em I don’t give a fuck!

No one needs you after all
That little social scene
It’s just a hate machine
No one’s here to take your call
And now your self esteem
Ain’t what it used to be

You’ve inspired
The breath of ignorance
The death of innocence
Guess who’s back and mad as hell
The nowhere kids that wished you well

Nowhere!

No one needs you after all
That little social scene
It’s just a hate machine
No one’s here to take your call
And now your self esteem
Ain’t what it used to be

You’ve inspired
The breath of ignorance
The death of innocence
Guess who’s back and mad as hell
The nowhere kids that wished you well

Nowhere! Kids
Nowhere! Kids
Nowhere! Kids
Nowhere! Kids
Nowhere! Kids
Nowhere! Kids

Nowhere!


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"Nowhere Kids" as written by Dave Bassett Eric Bass

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    My InterpretationI see this as about the people who take the internet with no caution. They are on Facebook, Twitter, etc. running their mouths and acting nothing like they would in real life. "Lower life on a higher plain" sums this up and is one of my favorite lyrics. These people are going to end up paying for their actions online. The "Nowhere kids" are "mad as hell"
    gobigblue1995on May 09, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationIt seems like this song is referring to people who like to make scenes and pretend they have a problem. I feel like Shinedown is speaking against those who label themselves with an issue so they can get attention. "No where kids" are probably the people who actually struggle with these issues and who feel insulted by the pretenders.
    midnight19on May 24, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI feel that this song is about the big name actors and musicians that conduct themselves in terrible ways yet still get idolized by younger fans.

    When those celebrities finally get shamed and their followers realise just how terrible of an influence they are, they turn their back on them.

    The celebrities then get replaced by another false idol to be idolized by the next generation, who follow and mimic everything they do, thus continuing the cycle.

    The Nowhere Kids are the ones who realise later in life just how terrible their heros were
    CausticEnigmaon March 26, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI believe this song is about the people That told them when they were kids that they would go nowhere in life. So now they are coming back when they are all famous and successful and letting them know that they are mad and they are proving a point.
    dani109392on July 15, 2017   Link

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