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Blink 182: Stay Together For The Kids Meaning

Tagged: Divorce [suggest]

Song Released: 2002

Stay Together For The Kids Lyrics

It's hard to wake up
When the shades have been pulled shut
This house is haunted
It's so pathetic
It makes no sense at all.
I'm ripe with things to say
The words rot and fall away.
If a stupid poem could fix this home
I'd read it every...

  1. fenderchik421
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    May 2nd 2006 report

    Yeah, I really think Blink-182 should've stayed together for the kids..I cried a little when I saw the "Not Now" video....They're were and still are my favorite band...They'll get together again though.....Hopefully.

    Angels And Airwaves is supposed to be the best thing that happens to rock. What Tom doesn't know is that Blink-182 was already one of the best things to happen to rock.

  2. anonymous
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    Apr 28th 2006 report

    Okay this isn't a lyric interpretation, but how can blink 182 have a song called "stay together for the kids" but they don't stay together for US kids? I was devastated when they broke up. Their music is really good.

  3. Deckard88
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    Apr 23rd 2006 report

    It's just pellucid that it's about a family matter going wrong. No complain..it happens to every family, except for the outcome. I've been living through hell since I was a kid, no wonder I'm such a crook now. Thanks a lot Blink for making me feel like I'm not alone in this case.

  4. anonymous
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    Feb 16th 2006 report

    As the last guy said, Tom says in the Chronicles 2 video that it's about a day when he was sitting in his driveway and his family basically just fell apart.

  5. davidforbes
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    Feb 11th 2006 report

    Well the third guys the only one who knows what he's saying its not mark its tom delonge's parents divorce. He says it on urethra chronicles

  6. Avid255
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    Nov 10th 2005 report

    Divorce sucks! My parents arent divorced but they've been fighting since I was born, this song eases the pain and just gets me more motivated. Thanks, blink.

  7. cherryxbliss
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    Oct 31st 2005 report

    Yes, this seems obvious. It's about a destructive home, where they parents can't stop arguing, and the kids just sit by and watch. Looking back, a grown-up kid (Mark Hoppus) realizes that it wasn't all his fault, as he thought as a child.

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