"Nowhere Kids" as written by and Derek Gledhill Sean Danielson....
In the land of dirt and plaster
Lies an army of a thousand nowhere kids
Losing ground and falling faster
Into a life that no one should have to live

We are the people that you hate
We are the bastards that you created (the fucking bastards that you created)
A generation with no place
A generation of all your sons and daughters

Behind the fake family image
Behind the smile of a thousand moms and dads
Inside the cage that we've been given
I see an image of the future that we don't have

And what did you expect a perfect child
Raised by TV sets abandoned every mile
We never get respect never a fair trial
No one gives a shit as long as we smile

Lyrics submitted by ruben, edited by Collin24

"Nowhere Kids" as written by Ryan Martin Derek Gledhill

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    General CommentThe songs says that EVERY ONE SINGLE HUMAN IN THIS WORLD must have a FAIR TREATMENT, and EDUCATION so we could have a future.

    Why do we pay for education? Did God said this? Money to Learn?

    We are to live in this world ONCE, then some get a futureless life. Like some of us, we still don't know if we could step college now we are losing hope and blaming this life.

    I wonder why, LIFE IS F****** UNEQUAL..;/.
    TheLASTLoveron June 05, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe last line to this song really got to me. I love everything about this song and it just makes you think about how adults treat kids today and expect everything to be okay. We're always told that we are the future but what kind of future are they laying out for us if we are taught to fake everything.
    Kylm33on June 28, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthe songs great and speaks for itself
    wiredmonkiekilleron July 05, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis is personally one of my favorite songs by them- that last verse really means a lot to me
    'and what did you expect ... a perfect child
    raised by tv sets ... abandoned every mile
    we never get respect ... never a fair trial
    no on egives a shit ... as long as we smile'

    yeah i can really relate to that...
    LiLAnDz106on April 21, 2004   Link
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    General Commentfinally someone speaks out.
    killstaron May 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentDang that song is sweet! It sounds like my family. Fake smiles,fake fun times, Every thing. Every one is so fake it sux.Some one needs to set 'em strait.
    Empty-Soul-666on June 02, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is really a fuckin awesome song..and i think that most families in america are like this. they fake the smiles, as long as the kids look nice and stuff, no one gives a crap! it's like me n my dad (my parents are divorced and i live with him) he is actully this really short-tempered guy and no one would ever guess it because in public we always act like we get along. the lyrics are beautiful.
    "behind the fake family image
    behind the smile of a thousand moms and dads
    inside the cage that we've been given
    i see an image of the future that we don't have "
    who CAN'T relate to that?
    MuSiCfReAk728on June 04, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is like the truth of most america families. they hear what cha say but they dont listen. the person who wrote this song is truely an artist and they probably know what they are writing about very well.
    Cobain_lives_on205on June 05, 2004   Link
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    General CommentBefore you say, OMG, not another anthem...

    Think about why there are so many bands singing anthems about our generation (and yes I consider P.O.D.'s Youth of the Nation an anthem) and about the end of the world, and you'll see that this world is tumbling down the spiral.

    People are killed by people every day.
    You say, "that's life."
    Children are lost, abused, and neglected.
    You say, "that's life."
    Trials are not fair
    You say, "that's life."

    I hope you get the gist of this. That people need to wake up and stop accepting the blackness this world has become and start becoming their potentials to make this a better place.

    Our generation (X) is born into sin. Like the old phrase goes, "the sins of our fathers." Well now there's policies established by the system that are purely based on sin.

    Let me relate on a personal note. I have recently switched banks because my other bank kept nickel and diming me (actually $29 at a time) on fees. Every where I turned they hit me with fees. And then one day they ran my rent check through twice driving my balance down to negatives. It was like playing jeopardy. Before they even looked at anything they immediately assessed a $29 overdraft fee, and on top of that I had to pay $20 to stop check.

    Commerce bank sucks!

    Its a sign of the times when banks have policies based on Greed. And I don't care how many times they point back to their terms of agreement. I can sign a contract saying that they'll kill my son if I don't do this, and it still doesn't make it right to do so. It's stealing (the bank) and there's no if, and, or buts about it.

    Sorry for the extreme example but these are extreme times. People listen to this song and wake up. And you'll see life in a whole new shade.
    chino69on September 20, 2004   Link
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    General Commentby far one of my Smile Empty Soul songs. There are so many so-called "anthems" out there, but this fits us more than any other. For the older group of us we are the last of "Generation X", because lets be honest, in this little amount of time, things have changed. I mean, hell. These kids weren't raised with parents like in this song, we were, because of our surroundings. These kids are better off than we were, because we were the test rats, the guinea pigs for our parents, and if you have younger siblings you know what I am talking about. We were the ones made to smile not these kids now. They have reasons to smile, when we were around at their age times were harder, TV had less restrictions, and music was worse. I mean we grew up with Ren & Stimpy on nickalodeon and NWA all over the radio. I just feel that this song is directed to us, the last of Generation X, and the shit we have went through.
    Musicfan06on October 04, 2004   Link

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