Kearney, Mat - Just Kids Lyrics




'Cause it was Bell Biv DeVoe, playing on my radio
And I had Wu-Tang Clan living in my stereo
Mama said we're 6th generation Oregonians
I was rocking in Jordans with reflector tongues
Two kids with wet cement living down in their souls
They say what gets caught when you're young stays there when you're old
So misunderstood they say you're up to no good
And now we're trying our best to start it over again

If I'd had met you at the playground
Before a hand could tear your world down
Before I slammed down the door and
You said I'm just like my old man
Before I put you in those boxes
And we learned how to disagree
And how your family is a rocket
That blows up in infidelity

For crying out loud I wanna know
How the waves keep on crashing down the doors
Feel the weight of the world and they keep on bringing more
If it's just you and me on the floor
Go grab your coat and I'll drive us home
Like we were just kids
Just, j-j-just kids
J-j-just kids, just, just kids
Like we were just kids
Just kids, j-j-just kids
J-j-just kids, j-j-just kids

Bob Marley was painted on my high-school walls
But I just disappeared into the darkroom hall
Never thought I'd ever make it quite this far
Teacher put up my photographs, say "son you'll be a star"
It was smoking mirrors, running down through my veins
I kept on running downtown, running from God's grace
Every morning I'd climb back through, those window panes
And try my best to ride it out over instrumental tapes

If I'd had met you at the playground
Before a hand could tear your world down
Before I slammed down the door and
You said I'm just like my old man
Before I put you in those boxes
And we learned how to disagree
And how your family is a rocket
That blows up in infidelity

For crying out loud I wanna know
How the waves keep on crashing down the doors
Feel the weight of the world and they keep on bringing more
If it's just you and me on the floor
Go back and come in, I'll drive us home
Like we were just kids
Just, j-j-just kids
J-j-just kids, just, just kids
Like we were just kids
Just kids, j-j-just kids
J-j-just kids, j-j-just kids

I can feel it in the way we try
I can feel it in the way we fight
We're standing side by side
Like we were just kids
[x4]





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Kearney, Mat Just Kids Comments
  1. Carl Bengtsson

    Change speed to x1.25. Thank me later

  2. Axorena X

    Just as good as I remembered, makes me sad but happy so many memories.

  3. Jay Strong

    My friend showed me this song. He just died two days ago. I don't want likes. Just want you to appreciate every damn moment you share with the ones you love. Fly high Riley.

  4. Ali

    2017 anyone? Still lovin this song

  5. kawaii unicorn

    i love this and i bought the cd of it

  6. Terrible Person From Louisiana

    less than 3,000 views left til 300,000 views, come on fans, lets do this:D

  7. Echo Frost

    Got to see him in concert with NEEDTOBREATHE. Was totally worth standing around all night! He ran right past us while singing with the crowd XD It was an awesome experience :D

  8. destroysilence

    This is an all-time favorite, for certain. Most of us start off life on the wrong foot; that's the broken world from which we need to be saved. Thank you for the reminder, Mat.

  9. roblox2009covertops

    this is terrible

  10. Jesse Gomez

    This cd brings back so many memorys

    Terrible Person From Louisiana

    definitely

    Haily Leonard

    So true. Makes me so emotional

  11. Michael Kella

    Is there lyrics for this song?

    destroysilence

    Anywhere in the google results… :)

  12. w warn

    Lyrics
    'Cause it was Bell Biv DeVoe, playing on my radio
    And I had Wu-Tang Clan living in my stereo
    Mama said we're 6th generation Oregonians
    I was rocking in Jordans with reflector tongues
    Two kids with wet cement living down in their souls
    They say what gets caught when you're young
    Stays there when you're old
    So misunderstood they say
    You're up to no good
    And now we're trying our best
    To start it over again

    If I'd had met you at the playground
    Before a hand could tear your world down
    Before I slammed down the door and
    You said I'm just like my old man
    Before I put you in those boxes
    And we learned how to disagree
    And how your family is a rocket
    That blows up in infidelity

    For crying out loud I wanna know
    How the waves keep on crashing down the doors
    Feel the weight of the world and they keep on bringing more
    If it's just you and me on the floor
    Go grab your coat and I'll drive us home
    Like we were just kids
    Just, j-j-just kids
    J-j-just kids, just, just kids
    Like we were just kids
    Just kids, j-j-just kids
    J-j-just kids, j-j-just kids

    Bob Marley was painted on
    My high-school walls
    But I just disappeared
    Into the darkroom hall
    Never thought I'd ever
    Make it quite this far
    Teacher put up my photographs
    Say "son you'll be a star"
    It was smoking mirrors
    Running down through my veins
    I kept on running downtown
    Running from God's grace
    Every morning I'd climb back through
    Those window panes
    And try my best to ride it out
    Over instrumental tapes

    If I'd had met you at the playground
    Before a hand could tear your world down
    Before I slammed down the door and
    You said I'm just like my old man
    Before I put you in those boxes
    And we learned how to disagree
    And how your family is a rocket
    That blows up in infidelity

    For crying out loud I wanna know
    How the waves keep on crashing down the doors
    Feel the weight of the world and they keep on bringing more
    If it's just you and me on the floor
    Go back and come in, I'll drive us home
    Like we were just kids
    Just, j-j-just kids
    J-j-just kids, just, just kids
    Like we were just kids
    Just kids, j-j-just kids
    J-j-just kids, j-j-just kids

    I can feel it in the way we try
    I can feel it in the way we fight
    We're standing side by side
    Like we were just kids

    I can feel it in the way we try
    I can feel it in the way we fight
    We're standing side by side
    Like we were just kids

    I can feel it in the way we try
    I can feel it in the way we fight
    We're standing side by side
    Like we were just kids

    I can feel it in the way we try
    I can feel it in the way we fight
    We're standing side by side
    Like we were just kids

  13. Cedrick Bryant

    I love his music! All of it. This one and on & on are favs. I see him each time he comes to Dallas. Great shows always! Can't wait for the next.

  14. Erin Robison

    So my dance class used this song as their midterm performance and it was SO COOL!

    Terrible Person From Louisiana

    Jesus loves you!

  15. Ben Home Account

    Weird song.

  16. Pinkdogs100 Loves Dogs

    love this song

  17. James Carter

    Can someone please tell me where I can find an instrumental for this song. I am trying to freestyle over it, but I end up using the first 7 seconds as a loop, since there is no full instrumental with the base.

    Terrible Person From Louisiana

    i wish I could, but I cant...there is only the song, if the song were really popular, they would have instrumentals but they dont

  18. Magda Escobar

    i like your music :D

  19. Avatar Wan TV

    I love his growth and evolution in his current music. It's great.

  20. mckmck

    Commenters talking about Christian elements wasted this one for me :( 
    I like my music, like i like my world - secular.

  21. Timothy Cao

    i can't stop listening to your new album. I felt like I didn't pay enough for this

  22. Samantha Fairburn

    My life right now. Thanks for making, Matt. Appreciated.

  23. Sabrina Adame

    Favorite song off the album!

  24. Katie Rutherford

    I feel like this song is talking by Jesus and him. Reading the lyrics you can see that's the message.

    Manuel Santo

    +Katie Rutherford He's a Christian and has written many songs about his faith, "Air I Breath" is amazing

  25. frank martinez

    any body know were I can find the instrumental to dis song

  26. Bryan Truong

    the kick drum is perfect

  27. Happy Florida

    saw Mat Kearney on Today Show February 25, 2015 excellent Billion song!!!!

  28. Jadin Gail

    I think I broke the replay button.
    Found my new obsession...

  29. Angela

    At first I didn't like his new stuff, but now I actually really like it. Especially this song

  30. Alannah Quiniones

    So glad that I am hearing more spoken lyrics on your new CD ;)

  31. Mariana Wagner

    Mat Kearney sings about my life. Every. Song.

  32. Google User

    Love the song and surprised it doesn't have more views.

  33. qiqi

    Mat had more than 2 albums. It's almost like he's starting back from the beginning. Like the "Bullet" album. Kinda goes along with how Girl America sounds. No matter what style he wants to take on next he's gonna be great.

  34. Rebecca Galbreath

    I will always listen to anything you sing. Your voice is golden and your lyrics are so meaningful. I started listening to you in 2007 and any time I hear you on the radio, it brings back so many great memories. Thank you so much for all you do. I can't wait to see  you for the first time, in March in Chicago!!

  35. Fajer Alj

    I'm here because of Bea Miller. Good music 👌

  36. tiinamai1

    This song is a fantastic study jam. 

  37. Tessa Maye

    Can't stop listening to this <3

  38. Shelby L

    Obsessed with this song. Love the beat

  39. vigor911

    Just wow! Love it Mat!

  40. laurensheas

    I first heard this song live and I really liked it. Recently, I was reminded of that song and it's been on repeat ever since. I must have listened to this song over 50 times by now and I started listening to it yesterday. If I haven't already got tickets to Mat Kearney's concert in Match and got a free album download with it, I would preorder the album on iTunes just so I can listen to the songs more. I also just love One Black Sheep and Heartbreak. I'm so excited to hear the rest of the album.

  41. michael blockley

    The man is brilliant

  42. JT Late

    Love Mat Kearney! Always making some interesting choices in musical direction but always with an emotional depth :)  'Sooner or Later' is one of my favourite songs of all time

  43. hellocathleen

    Looooove love love! So glad to hear some awesome rapping like in the older albums. :)

  44. Alecia Balkumar

    Love this< GUYANA>
    Cant wait for new album

  45. Yuman Konkoly

    Venezuela .... 

  46. Kevin Krause

    ....great song. slowing it down. nice beat. can't wait to hear it live at the Riv in Chicago.

  47. Andrey PA

    Ohhhh, this is my JAAMM. Nice one - ME LIKE

  48. Eye To Infinity

    Really liking this song Mat! It has a good blend of your last & first album.

  49. IndieAir

    The songs where he "raps" and slows it down are the best!:)

    Avatar Wan TV

    @IndieAir "Spoken Word" :)

  50. Jason Tomlinson

    Love it.

  51. Levi Brown

    cant wait for the rest of the album

  52. Ellen Nielsen

    love mat kearney. he is a huge influence and just amazing! he's in y top 3 favorite artists!!

  53. Derrik White

    Absolutely love this song. 

  54. Samantha Russeau

    I bought your CD when I was like 15 because it was in the Christian music section and I listened to it 24/7 so now everytime I hear your voice it brings back so many memories. It's amazing.

    EmilyEisley

    @Sammy Russeau  Me too! Here's to fellow Kearney fans :D He is awesome and I love how strong he is in his relationship with God. That is always what comes through in his lyrics.

    Nichole Thomas

    This is the same thing that happened to me! ❤️

    JerTheGeek

    @Dana Butler Many of his songs have Christian elements to them. Like Undeniable talks about God being undeniable, and Down talks about relying on God during difficult times, and Closer to Love kinda talks about the same thing, trusting God through hard times, and drawing closer to Him. Also Mat is a Christian if you didnt know.

    Ryan Hodges

    Literally same for me

    Smurfette

    @Dana Butler he's an open Christian as we all should be.

  55. Monica Dahl

    so incredible. it puts me in an exact place and time in my life and brings forth so many memories and emotions I haven't felt in a long time. Brilliant. Thanks, Mat.

  56. nate

    Fire track 👏

  57. Megan Leach

    Its nothing like his old stuff, but I like that he is moving in a new direction and growing as an artist. This song is growing on me.

  58. Marcelo Rodrigues

    Love it! Can't wait for the album.

  59. Thiago Oliveira

    This song i m not like

  60. Thiago Oliveira

    Brasil!!

  61. Nick Walker

    We need a lyric videooooooooo

  62. Nick Walker

    ^_^_^_^_^_^_^ I love your songssss!!!!