"Where The Kids Are" as written by and Bruce James Pinto Da Silva Driscoll Erica Pinta Da Silva Driscoll....
I can't blame it all on you
'Cause I'd be wrong
All in all, all all, in all
You're such a beautiful girl

Don't take my chances
Smile for the lenses

Live it up, you're growing up
Parties in the wilderness of life
Light it up, just give it up
Where the kids are running free tonight

The cars on the avenues
Can wait in line
All in all, all all, in all
Lived out this innocent time

Gold roads leave Kansas
Scarecrow loves dances

Live it up, you're growing up
Parties in the wilderness of life
Light it up, just give it up
Where the kids are running free tonight

They're running free tonight
They're running free
They're running free tonight

Live it up, you're growing up
Parties in the wilderness of life
Light it up, just give it up
Where the kids are running free tonight

Live it up, you're growing up
Parties in the wilderness of life
Light it up, just give it up
Where the kids are running free tonight

Where the kids are running free tonight
Where the kids are running free


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"Where the Kids Are" as written by Erica Driscoll Bruce James Driscoll

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    My InterpretationI second the first comment. It's about taking full advantage of your youth while you can.

    But I almost get a sense that the singer is talking to herself, her younger self perhaps. In the first verse, she's kinda saying not everything that has happened to her is completely her own fault, but there's almost a sense that she wishes she could take some things back. She's wistful about it. She's telling herself she's beautiful because when you're young it's such a needless worry. And it's as if she's telling her old self to have more fun, take more pictures, etc. I could be wrong though. Mostly I feel like she's talking to me, because I'm in that "growing up" stage of my 20's.

    And of course, the chorus is meant for everyone, including herself, "live it up, stay young while you can."

    All in all, great fucking song. For those of you that have read (or seen) The Perks of Being a Wallflower, this song is could be my tunnel song..
    SuperDDDDDon February 19, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI like the Wizard of Oz references. They're very fitting in this song.
    Also, I think the line "Don't take my chances" is telling the addressee not to *not* take chances. She seems to regret not living life to fullest, so the chances she took were not taking any chances at all, if that makes sense.
    The lines "You're such a beautiful girl" and "Smile for the lenses" kind of make me think maybe she was self-conscious or shy when she was young, which maybe stopped her from being as free as she could have.
    cutewhensedatedon March 06, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationI like the Wizard of Oz references. They're very fitting in this song.
    Also, I think the line "Don't take my chances" is telling the addressee not to *not* take chances. She seems to regret not living life to fullest, so the chances she took were not taking any chances at all, if that makes sense.
    The lines "You're such a beautiful girl" and "Smile for the lenses" kind of make me think maybe she was self-conscious or shy when she was young, which maybe stopped her from being as free as she could have.
    cutewhensedatedon March 06, 2013   Link
  • -1
    My InterpretationBasically -in my eyes at least- the song is being told to a younger person (obviously a girl; "you're such a beautiful girl"), and this said girl is receiving an apology of sorts that leads into the lead vocals encouraging this girl to live her younger years to the fullest before reaching that level of maturity you can't escape.

    "Live it up, you're growing up."

    Self-explanatory, really.
    urasosoon December 13, 2012   Link

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