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Kids with guns
Kids with guns
Taking over
But it won't be long
They're mesmerized
Skeletons
Kids with guns
Kids with guns
Easy does it, easy does it, they got something to say no to

Drinking out (is she real, is she)
Pacifier (is...

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    anonymous
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    May 30th, 2007 5:32pm report


    It's not about any of that. In the Gorillaz interview, "We are the Dury," Noodle says that the song is about how kids are being taught that compassion is a weakness and desensitized by violent images seen in the media.



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    Jupiter5
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    Oct 6th, 2010 10:36pm report


    I am a diehard Gorillaz fan, the only band that I like better is The Beatles. I read "Rise of the Ogre," and from what the fictional members of Gorillaz said about "Kids With Guns," I believe that I can safely conclude that I understand what this song is about.
    To understand why this song is about what it is about, you must first know that the entire album of Demon Days is about mainly how the general public respects false icons and about what humanity has done, the chaos that we rose out of and recreated ourselves. Damon Albarn, the actual mastermind behind Gorillaz, has a history of writing songs about what has been going on around him. "Girls and Boys," one of his best songs with Blur, his original band, was about how he was disgusted yet fascinated after he learned that people who went to his concerts would get drunk or high on drugs and have sex with each other, despite being total strangers.
    Anyways, onto the point.
    What Albarn is trying to say in the song is that the recent generations that have determined the fate of the world have created a future in which people will have to arm their own children with guns so that they can protect themselves from the chaos and terror that will surely erupt throughout the world if we continue to prosper, as we are too smart for our own good, so to speak. Albarn is trying to say that, now that we have the ability to destroy our entire race (nuclear technology, etc.), and have the resources and equipment ready, we will surely use it, whether we should or should not.
    "Kids with Guns
    Kids with guns
    taking over
    why won't they run?"
    Here, Albarn is saying that in this inevitable chaos this is the future, the generations that begin in that chaos will not know that there was a safer past, an oasis of happiness that their own ancestors destroyed (Why won't they run?). The line, "Taking Over" means that this generation of people who know no safety, no happiness, will then be in control of the human race, so they will continue to feed the chaos that is humanity.
    "They mesmerize
    skeletons
    Kids with guns
    kids with guns"
    The line, "They mesmerize/ skeletons" means that they will kill others, for they know no other, safer, better life. Therefore, the generation who will take charge of humanity will have been convinced by the generation that was in charge before them that they must kill others, so therefore, they are all already dead, as everyone will try to kill everyone else. So, this means that everyone is a "mesmerize skeleton" who will convince the next generation the same.
    "And they're turning us into monsters (repeats)"
    This line is pretty self- explanatory. It means that each generation turns the next generation into monsters to kill, as the older generation was never taught otherwise because of the inevitable chaos.
    "Drinkin' out
    Push it real"
    This is probably just gibberish. But catchy gibberish, nonetheless.

    This song is Albarn trying to tell the generation of people who are the next in line to take control of humanity that they can't continue what their predecessors started, and try as hard as they can to keep the said chaos from arising. I support this, and I hope that this interpretation meets your needs!



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    anonymous
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    Jun 10th, 2016 6:45am report


    This must be about how the people in Generations are making bad choices, making them the monster.
    I have to say that
    "And they're turning us into monsters
    Turning us into fire
    Turning us into monsters
    It's all desire"
    The "Fire" part is about how they will not be put out and they will keep going to fight for how they think they are right with their choice
    The "Monsters" part is showing us that because of the bad choices people put them as a bad person or monster for making something different from what it was before



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    anonymous
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    Jul 6th, 2014 7:16am report


    I think that the "kids with guns" are the young soldier's and the "mesmerized" part is the buckshot being feed to them from the government thinking that they are fighting for a rightful cause. And the "skeletons" part is the dead soldier's. Idk...I could be wrong, probably am, but idc.

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    anonymous
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    Jun 19th, 2014 6:01pm report


    "kids with guns, kids with guns taking over'' means,the kids with guns are taking over.Terrifying.Thats all I know.



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    neville.ross.7
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    Jun 17th, 2014 6:54pm report


    I think that Damon's talking about all of the school shootings that have happened in North America, and this song has captured the zeitgeist of what's happened in recent years.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 1st, 2013 10:03am report


    This song is about compounding (taught) psychopathy affecting kids younger and younger.



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    anonymous
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    May 24th, 2011 5:00pm report


    i think it has to do with how kids can make so many choices.
    "Kids with guns
    Taking over
    But it won't be long
    They're mesmerized
    Skeletons
    Kids with guns
    Kids with guns
    Easy does it, easy does it, they got something to say no to"
    - they can say no to all of these things. we have created children into believing that good people do thesethings, which "mesmerizes" them into false personas, "skeletons".

    "And they're turning us into monsters
    Turning us into fire
    Turning us into monsters
    It's all desire"
    - this relates to how all these choices are turning our new generations into monsters.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 31st, 2011 1:04am report


    For those of you who have read Rise of The Orge, you should know the song is about the state of war being so bad that you even have to arm innocent children to protect themselves.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 26th, 2010 12:44am report


    It's kids shooting up drugs. A 'gun' is drug slang for a syringe.

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    Gurl_E_Nerdd
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    Apr 8th, 2008 4:40pm report


    This song is about the negative influences that kids are given today. Not only that but children soldiers.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 24th, 2008 2:11pm report


    Hmm
    these are good interpretations but I personally think gorillaz is more deep than that
    I think they're talking about government
    like everyone in the white house is just a kid with a gun
    they have a lot of power but don't know what to do with it



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    anonymous
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    May 28th, 2007 5:52pm report


    I find this song awesome and I am not ashamed to admit I know nearly all the lyrics even though I just discovered it yesterday on 'Supernatural'

    Anyway the song is about when you are dreaming but inside your dream you know it is a dream and are able to control it. I have those sort of dreams and it is absolutely love it. You can do anything.

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    anonymous
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    Feb 21st, 2007 2:16pm report


    I think it's about how kids are fuckin' shootin' up schools



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    anonymous
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    Aug 14th, 2006 8:28pm report


    Um I would agree that it is about the bad influences on kids these days... But also I belive the children in africa idea is a possibility, such as the invisable children of uganda, africa where the children are being stolen an forced to fight and such... Although uganda is a beautiful country in which I visited for 3 weeks.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 16th, 2006 4:55pm report


    I think it's about how kids these days are being influenced very badly by things.



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    mythumbjib
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    Mar 25th, 2006 3:27pm report


    This song is about how in some parts of Africa, they are giving children guns to fight in wars.




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