The Pretenders: Kid Meaning
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anonymous May 10th 2018 report
The 'kid' ('my only kid') is the inner child of an abused person. One never outgrows child abuse. "How can I explain when you don't want me to" is about being unable to confront the past. Their mood is shared because they're one person.
anonymous Aug 31st 2017 report
Christie told me it was about a British girl who was a stripper that used the $$$ to provide food and rent for her heroin-addicted boyfriend and was written for them: a true story. The girl was deeply in love with her boyfriend, and was ashamed of how she had to earn $$$ for them.
anonymous Apr 26th 2011 report
It's about one of her guitarists at the time, which one I can't remember now. Both went on to die of overdoses.
anonymous Apr 23rd 2011 report
it's a song about a prostitute mother and her child that does not approve.
anonymous Mar 16th 2011 report
I think this song is about her kid getting to the age- probably teen years- and not getting either why she has to be on her job so much because she's so famous or her kid just doesn't understand his/her life as a child of someone famous..
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