Kids by MGMT

MGMT has been deemed a “Brooklyn psychedelics” band, but the talent of Ben Goldwasser and Andrew Vanwyngarden shouldn’t be put into one slot. Yes, there’s some funky sounding music going on here, but it isn’t just noise for the head. There are words in some of their songs (reference Time to Pretend) that make fun of things, that say, “Look, sit up and stop being so stupid.” This is one of those songs.

MGMT Kids - song meaning with lyrics and a link to the official video.

Yes, we are all children at one point, adorable and cute. But soon we become adults and all our little pranks aren’t so funny any longer. Now there are consequences to our actions that we, as adults, must reckon with. “Decisions too, decisions are made, and not bought.

Our family trees seem to want to be filled will fools, “A family of trees wanting to be haunted.” But “control yourself,” they sing to the grownups, the politicians, the greedy people. “Take only what you need from it.

Complete Lyrics to Kids by MGMT

 You were a child
 crawling on your knees toward it
 making momma so proud.
 But your voice is too loud.
 We like to watch you laughing,
 you pick the insects off plants...
 no time to think of consequences.....
 Control yourself.
 Take only what you need from it.
 A family of trees wanting.
 Be haunted.
Control yourself.
 Take only what you need from it.
 A family of trees wanting.
 Be haunted.
The water is warm,
 but it's sending me shivers.
 A baby is born
 crying out for attention.
 Your memories fade...
 like looking through a fogged mirror.
 Decisions too, decisions are made, and not bought,
 but I thought this wouldn't hurt a lot,
 I guess not.
Control yourself.
 Take only what you need from it.
 A family of trees wanting.
 Be haunted.
Control yourself.
 Take only what you need from it.
 A family of trees wanting.
 Be haunted.
Control yourself.
 Take only what you need from it.
 A family of trees wanting.
 Be haunted.
Control yourself.
 Take only what you need from it.
 A family of trees wanting.
 Be haunted.
Control yourself.
 Take only what you need from it.
 A family of trees wanting.
 Be haunted.
Control yourself.
 Take only what you need from it.
 A family of trees wanting.
 Be haunted.

Watch the VEVO official MGMT video of  Kids.

Band members

  • Andrew VanWyngarden – lead vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass guitar, drums (2002–present)
  • Benjamin Goldwasser – vocals, keyboards, guitar (2002–present)
  • Will Berman – drums, percussion, harmonica, backing vocals (2005, 2008–present)
  • Matt Asti – bass guitar, keyboards, percussion (2007–present)
  • James Richardson – drums (2007–2008); lead guitar, keyboards, percussion, backing vocals, multiple instruments (2008–present)

Past members

  • Hank Sullivant – guitar (2007–2008)

MORE SONGS BY MGMT:

If you like MGMT’s Kids, try their song Time To Pretend.


SIMILAR SONGS TO MGMT’s KIDS:

If you like MGMT’s Time To Pretend, you might like Modest Mouse’s Missed The Boat.

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