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"American Kids" is a song by the American singer That Poppy (who now goes by the name Poppy) and was featured on her debut EP, Bubblebath EP. The song was released on Feburary 12, 2016 and is available to be purchased and/or streamed.

Theme

The song is about Poppy's confusion towards the new normality in this day and age. Poppy is very critical towards what teenagers do during this century, which is what the entire song is based around. The song pokes a slight resemblance to Mars Argo, with the line "I'm a dumb pop star in my own right". The singer, Mars Argo (whom was Titanic Sinclair's previous project) had a similar lyric in one of her songs ("Runaway Runaway"), with the line "I wish I was a dumb pop star so the words wouldn't matter to you".

Lyrics

I live under a rock with a blacklight
I'm a dumb pop star in my own right
Started life at age 15, got ahead with fake ID's
If you're with me

Sold my soul to the man with a handshake
Lost control but I don't think it's too late
We're dying young on broadcast news
Forever 21 is cool if I make it

Girls, let's put on all of our clothes

I don't wanna be like American kids
I am not on drugs and I've never been
I don't care about your party, I belong to nobody
I don't wanna be like American kids

Drugs don't work like they did for my parents
I'm not down with the new hit
Cause today I just don't get American kids

Last time I told mom that "I love you"
Was the last time I ate food from a drive thru
It never happened like they say
I think my father may be gay
but I don't know

So I burned all my shit in a bonfire
All my teen regrets were a trip wire
I should be everything you hate
I should be higher now than space but I'm static

Boys aren't even boys anymore

I don't wanna be like American kids
I am not on drugs and I've never been
I don't care about your party, I belong to nobody
I don't wanna be like American kids

Drugs don't work like they did for my parents
I'm not down with the new hit
Cause today I just don't get American kids

Liberty isn't cheap and it ain't free
I'm a millennial blame it all on me
American kids
American kids
American kids

Audio

That Poppy - American Kids (Audio)03:32

That Poppy - American Kids (Audio)

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