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“Kids in America”
Kid in America cover
Information
Album

Kim Wilde

Released

January 26, 1981 (U.K.)

Format

7", 12"

Recorded

1980

Length

3:27

Writers

Marty Wilde, Ricky Wilde

Producer

Ricky Wilde

"Kids in America" is a song by the British singer Kim Wilde from 1981. In 2010, One Direction performed the song on Week 5 of X Factor Series 7 Live Shows.

Lyrics

Looking out a dirty old window.
Down below the cars in the city go rushing by.
I sit here alone and I wonder why.

Friday night and everyone's moving.
I can feel the heat but it's soothing.
Heading down, I search for the beat in this dirty town.

Down town the young ones are going.
Down town the young ones are growing.

We're the kids in America.
We're the kids in America.
Everybody live for the music-go-round.

Bright ligths the music get faster.
Look boy, don't check on your watch, not another glance.
I'm not leaving now, honey not a chance.

Hot-shot, give me no problems.
Much later baby you'll be saying never mind.
You know life is cruel, life is never kind.

Kind hearts don't make a new story.
Kind hearts don't grab any glory.

We're the kids in America.
We're the kids in America.
Everybody live for the music-go-round.

Come closer, honey that's better.
Got to get a brand new experience.
Feeling right.
Oh don't try to stop baby.
Hold me tight.

Outside a new day is dawning.
Outside Suburbia's sprawling everywhere.
I don't want to go baby.
New York to East California.
There's a new wave coming I warn you.

We're the kids in America.
We're the kids in America.
Everybody live for the music-go-round.

We're the kids
We're the kids
We're the kids in America.

One Direction performance

One Direction sing Kids in America - The X Factor Live show 5 (Full Version)06:27

One Direction sing Kids in America - The X Factor Live show 5 (Full Version)

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