Shakey Graves - Kids These Days Lyrics




We're all so fucking high
Oh, gonna live forever
But, oh how time flies by
For kids these days

Well, sure you got some good advice
From an unsuccessful husband
Well that's not where the road ends
Oh, it's kids these days

Well, so no one ever checked
Yeah, and no one ever prospers
That's not how the laws work
Oh, for kids these days

So go and let it ride
To let you know I've found you
And that's just what the youth do
Oh, for kids these days

They all listen to songs that go "baby girl"
Oh, they wanted this to be [?]
'Cause you I'll give you the world
Oh, I see you walking all the time
And I'm thinking I'll come on by
Ooh, this time
'Cause if I would be right
You must be my baby girl





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  1. bhsbuck12

    I feel like this song is directed at all the people who are criticizing his style change.

  2. Demi Perez

    6 years ago he said he'd be changing up and had a lot in store to offer. I love him no matter what because he's a raw, honest to goodness artist.

  3. Elliot Waples

    Lol, when you learn Shakey was in spy kids and your like... whaaaat
    but also like I don't care I'm in love with him.....

    Amanda Smith

    Huh??lol

  4. Roxanne Mcmeekan

    GULLLDANG... nothing better!
    Shakey Graves ... almost 2 years of listening... has to be other people out there..making this most best band ever... step up ya'll.... im moving to Texas fuhk it ;) with band ..without band and one man owning it .. I do NOT CARE lol... #shakeyssouls for life 🐢

  5. Mistaking Beauty

    Still love my Shakey tattoo, his music is forever engraved in my heart.

    Amanda Smith

    I'm so upset I bought tickets to his show around this time last year and my boss said it's the concert or the job. Kept the job.lol and I couldn't even get my money back. Ahhh!☹

  6. John Molz

    Love the old stuff not fan of this at all thou . Actually kinda hate it

  7. Wes S

    To see where his sound started, to this is absolutely awesome.

  8. adam mandelin

    I'm late. My new fav song rn!

  9. Joseph Szukala

    Hair metal Shakey is the best parody I think ive ever seen xD

  10. Gramsgorve YOUTUBE

    love Shakey and he is much, much better than 80% of mainstream $hit)

  11. Shanna Rene

    That perm is hawt

  12. Beerown

    is it just me or does he have a pick in his hand that disappears and comes back at 0:22

  13. Nala493

    i love you, shakey! no matter what. A lover since 2012

  14. Laís Mariano

    Ugh I love this so much

  15. dutch dettweiler

    not putting him a box but i know how record companies work. they signed him and said this is what your gonna play. this isnt his creation man and its not even creative either

  16. Josue Vides

    I loved shakey graves for his portrayal of folk and blues. This, less then expected.

  17. Benji Smith

    guess this was going to be funny, ended up lame

  18. Baked Fetus

    What the fuck happened to shakey graves?

  19. Estefani Aguilar

    not sure why this song or album isn’t getting love? this is the first song i’ve heard of his and i love the sound, listened to the entire album recently and now i’m hooked

  20. ChiCub83

    This blows Droopy Weiners!

  21. ilovegoth

    Who is the hot guitarist he has? The one playing maybe Rhythm, blonde hair or wig? He licks the fret board at one point. ????

    Benji Smith

    I think that's the point of the song and why this didn't land

    ilovegoth

    @Benji Smith huh?

  22. Sarah Meyer

    I feel like Shakey is one of those artists who makes art for the art and not for an audience and I respect that so hard. You can like some of his material more than others if you so choose but you can’t tell this man he’s wrong for the art he chose to create. Keep doing you, Shakey. That’s how artists stay real.

  23. Sam B

    Get an Mgmt/ empire of the sun vibe, love it!!

    James Peterson

    *head explodes*

  24. 404Dannyboy

    If this was a new sound, alright. This is basically old Shakey but overproduced. Idk if shakey produces his own stuff or got a new producer but something went wrong in post.

  25. Clay Gregg

    Met him at a whole in the wall thai food place in Seattle. Super nice dude. Loved his music for a few years now. Was so weird just running into him like that!

  26. mishy26mm

    Love Shakey anyway! The song has a message, most of you aren't getting it. Old stuff new stuff this soul has talent. ❤️

  27. JoshDoesEverything

    idgaf this songs 10/10

  28. Tom Green

    Holy moley. I love every music video that Shakey has put out. This man is a true talent.

  29. bulldogdirect1

    As an artist he is doing his job! MAKING PEOPLE THINK and react...........!

  30. Jonnathan Fernandes

    Shakey tu é foda com e sem sua banda! Continue com o belo trabalho

  31. Shakey Shakey

    Video is funny..music is ehhh, not the Shakey

  32. Michael Bonnick

    5.69/10

  33. Tucker S

    never thought i'd see soundcloud shakey graves

  34. raymond au

    It was ok.. not my cup of tea,but ok. Now would I buy Cd of this new sound? No,I like the folk of Texas sound. But if this is where hes going cool just make sure to feed me your folk side.

  35. GreenDayfreak717

    God! I love this man so much!!!!!

  36. aegrisomnia07

    Man, I love shakey...but what's with this....I use to get lost in his raw artistry...this is an even more gimmicky poppish version of Band of Horses...and thats what did them in...."you're making me nervous" (see: Flora Cash - you're somebody else)

  37. 88 btrfly

    Love it or hate it, I think we can all agree that Shakey totally pulls off guyliner

  38. Brody Lane

    Went to high school with Ali aka shakey. He tried out for our pop punk band and we told him no he was too bluesy for us lol crazy he’s huge now. Good to see him doin it. Gary Clark Jr also went to school with us

    kg139

    Guess you should've let him in your band eh.

  39. Nayara Simon

    Lyrics:
    I'm too young to die
    Gonna live forever
    I just want to talk tough, look mean
    Life is good at seventeen

    One thing that I know is that
    You don't know a thing about me
    You were the young, dumb, chosen one
    Now you shake your head and say
    Kids these days

    Mirror mirror on the wall
    What's the meaning of it all?

    Wasted all the time
    Nothing lasts forever
    Maybe I should give up the good fight
    Change my image overnight

    One thing that I know is that
    You don't know a thing about me
    I am the young, dumb, chosen one
    Losing in the loveliest way
    Kids these days

    Mirror mirror on the wall
    What's the meaning of it all?

    Adolescent intuition
    Murder on the rise
    Make an easy million
    Blow it in the night
    Tell me that I'm pretty
    Tell me that I'm nice
    I know you can see it in my eyes
    You can see it in my eyes
    You can see it in my eyes
    You can see it in my eyes

    Everybody tries
    Tries to be somebody
    To be somebody's wet dream, prom king
    Golden boy, new toy

    Mirror mirror on the wall
    What's the meaning of it all?

    Life is a honeymoon phase
    Kids these days
    Kids these days
    Kids these days

  40. James Richard

    This sorta sucks. Wish he would return to Rolling Bones style

  41. 90.9 The Bridge

    Wish we could have Shakey back in the studio, but will take seeing him live tomorrow as a consolation!

  42. Emanuel Burghelea

    Fun Fact: Shakey and the drummer have the same tattoo on the right bicep.

  43. Jonah Litt

    this is truth

  44. Richard Vaughan

    Wtf happened to you man, you on some drugs or just going through some serious changes??? You on you’re own with you’re Guitar was a much better shakey graves, This is some weirdo graves happening now

  45. Eric Towle

    This made me laugh, looked like a blast to film

  46. blackguitar000

    Yes yes YES

  47. windsor boy

    Ppl keep talking about the old Shakey blah blah blah. This new album is genius. If you look on youtube you will see he has been performing this song for years. Look up Shakey,s Radio Woodstock performance.

  48. Corvus Laeus

    From that magic duo with Esme to this? I am disappoint

  49. Jack Bjork

    welp, there goes another great musician to the hands of a shitty record label. really had hopes this guy wasn't going to sell out, at least not this soon. just a matter of time till they're lining up his songs after justin beiber and ariana grande

  50. Justin Gallagher

    Friggin amazballs

  51. Berg kristall

    Lyrics: (by azlyrics)
    I'm too young to die
    Gonna live forever
    I just wanna talk tough, look mean
    Life is good at 17

    One thing that I know is that
    You don't know a thing
    About me
    You were the young, dumb, chosen one
    Now you shake your head and say
    Kids these days

    Mirror, mirror, on the wall
    What's the meaning of it all?

    Wasted all the time
    Nothing lasts forever
    Maybe I should give up the good fight
    Change my image overnight

    One thing that I know is that
    You don't know a thing
    About me
    I am the young, dumb, chosen one
    Losing in the loveliest way
    Kids these days

    Mirror, mirror, on the wall
    What's the meaning of it all?

    Adolescent intuition
    Murder on the rise
    Make an easy million
    Blow it in a night
    Tell that I'm pretty
    Tell me that I'm nice
    I know you can see it in my eyes
    You can see it in my eyes
    You can see it in my eyes
    See it in my eyes

    Everybody tries
    Tries to be somebody
    To be somebody's wet dream, prom king
    Golden boy, new toy
    Mirror, mirror, on the wall
    What's the meaning of it all?

    Life is a honeymoon phase
    Kids these days
    Kids these days
    Kids these days

  52. Annelise Allen

    I love both the old and new music. I love the message of this song, and it still has Shakey's fun, lively, authentic spirit that you see in interviews with him.

  53. Jonas Demorê

    Shakey, you are brilliant dude, for sure it it's, what a song!!!!!

  54. Christina Berard

    This video is hilarious, cool new sound. I can't wait to see you in Boston!! P.S. please play dearly departed hehe :)

  55. an drea

    i love him and this video

  56. Daniel Araújo

    This song is freaking awesome.

  57. Acid Stone

    Not Going to lie, Was a little shocked and kind of disgusted BUT the more I listen to it the more I realize "it's not so bad"

  58. Cody Cobb

    this video is brilliant

  59. Jaco Basson

    Shakey once again killing it! Great nuance to the visuals in this one, basically mocking the modern pop scene and how fake it has become.

  60. Michelle Ramirez

    I dig it.

  61. Katie Martin

    All these pretentious assholes in this comment section. xD If this is your definition of "selling out," nothing will ever be good enough for you. Accept that rather than holding people to your absolutely impossible-to-meet expectations. Artists who "sell out" to this degree aren't the ones with the problem. You are.

  62. Livinghighandwise

    Fan of Shaky, but I can't say I'm a fan of this sound.. He is much better with just him, his guitar, and his drum.

  63. tanzo elonzo

    hes a beast on his own without a doubt. but shakey shines no matter what. his great songwriting shines when more musicians are involved.

  64. Jody Lowe

    Over produced. Doesn't even sound like himself.

  65. John Duncan

    Shakey, don't listen to the execs. Go back to what you were doing. This is trash compared to your earnest tracks. This is just produced garbage.

  66. Jonathan Lykins

    Which model of danelectro guitar is he playing in this?

  67. Ominous Onion

    3:12 Jack Nicholson, is that you?

  68. M S

    Fuck no! If I heard this before I heard Late July I would never give Shakey a second chance.

  69. S M

    Honestly, I don't see Shakey moving into more team-attuned music and 'pop' vibes as a bad thing. The way I see it, he's expediting his talent to other people so he can get to digging at the hard stuff in his music. It gives him greater freedom and more energy to produce what he likes. I like this new style of music.

    Eric Towle

    I like your positive vibes man. too many opinions in this comment sections about not liking this song due to his "old" style. Technically it's all his style, people need to just enjoy it for what it is. I thought this video/song was great too.

  70. Clonga L

    I love shakey but ew

  71. SGT Osiris

    I love it-

  72. Polkatown

    It's not just pop rock, it's a deconstruction, it also gives my ears blue balls.

  73. Hudson Caceres

    Its always important to make a song that your fans might not like because then it weeds out the losers and lets you keep the real supporters

  74. elevenart

    Artsy Shakey - cool.

  75. Chad S

    who the fuck are we to judge a man by his music?

    and by the way.. I do prefer the past Shakey, but in the end it will not matter...at all btw.

    just either show support, or shut the hell up because he has bills to pay, people to see, places to visit and a life to lead.

    good day.

  76. Jessica Miranda

    i love it!

  77. Mitchel Janzen

    I will listen to whatever Shakey puts out. The man is ridiculously talented. New, old, simple or fully produced. Keep up the awesome work

  78. GS_01-03

    Shakey, I have always loved your music man, but I’m just not feeling this. I came to your music for that real gritty and honest sound full of talent and passion. This just sounds like a Shins cover band.

    Jonnathan Fernandes

    Stop complaining

  79. Osmic Camel

    Cant wake up is one of the best albums I have ever listened to, i love his style right now. Cant wait for more music. Great music video too

  80. dakota root_

    Tbh on my first listen I didn't like it but here I am several weeks later with it on repeat so like give it a chance and its like 5x better with weed so give that a shot. Love you shakey!!!!

  81. Cody Borchers

    I have non stopped playing this since the day it uploaded an I cannot get enough of it!! I love you as an artist not as a genre you make music I will love it whatever direction you want to go I will happily follow keep it up shakey

  82. Merlin Adam Siervo

    Shakey's still Shakey man. This is great

  83. Jackson Gilbert

    So are they arcade fire now?

  84. Jesse Waylon Fay

    This has an alien ant vibe to it.

  85. Devon Barber

    Shakey is starting to look like jack nicholson

  86. Psychi

    I love his style, the acoustic accompanied by only a foot pedal drum and tambourine, and obviously this is different, but this is the kinda sound that will get him on the radio :) as much as we all love his indie style, and us fucking hipsters don't want his sound to change and go all mainstream, we can all admit we love this guy and want him to succeed. We love you Shakey :)

  87. Dane Duplessis

    The fuck?

  88. Brittany Nayneecassum

    I love his solos this though isn't bad I suppose his fan gotta evolve with him.

  89. Aiden Pettine

    2:30 mannequin challenge

  90. 8lbs 6oz. Baby Jesus

    Love you Alex but this I gotta admit isnt what I was expecting.please go back to the old feel. Sorry but we already have mgmt and foster the people.

  91. 84Shewy

    It may be time to get off the white pony...lol

  92. J BB

    I adore this artist, but this song just isn't doing it for me.... It just felt like a completely different artist... Maybe after I listen to it a few more times i'll like it... But my first impression was its tooo I don't know pop / mainstream maybe.

  93. Joe Leytrick

    As a musician, it is difficult to stay in the "bubble" of a certain era of writing. I look back on stuff I wrote 2 years ago and see how things have changed since that time. I don't blame Shakey for doing different material, I hate the feeling of being musically stagnant.

  94. Dweezel Younger

    This is horrible. Over produced and just not Shakey. Sad, some producer got hold of him. Frankly, this could be anyone from the mid to late nineties. Nothing to see here. Move on.

  95. Tony Fink

    Shakey wants to change it up... that's fine. I guess I will just listen to Roll the Bones 50 more times.

  96. Kyle D

    This video is strange but i like it and the song is awesome