We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

Kids Today

from The Big Reveal by Hot Breakfast!

  • Digital Track
    Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $1 USD  or more

    You own this


  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    If you're like us, you like the actual CD to hold in your hands, to pore over the liner notes and photos, to display on your shelf, and to import into your digital library in the format you wish. Choose this option here if you'd like the actual CD shipped to you. We'd be happy to pop one in the mail for you!

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Big Reveal via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days

      $10 USD or more 

    You own this  



If you're over 35, this song is for you. If you're under 28, this song is about you. If you're between 29 and 34, you just wait.


Kids today - am I right?
They've never worked a day in their life
They don't know it feels to dig in their heels
Or even grow a callous on their hand
Ah, kids today will never understand

Kids today - what the hell?
Their lives are spent inside some safety shell
They're spending their teens just staring at their screens
And living in some virtual wonderland
No, kids today will never understand

Every generation has it better than the last
So everybody's had it worse than you
So you better sit and listen while we tell you 'bout the past
(Really, it's the least that you can do...)

We used to ride our bikes with our heads exposed, played tapes on
giant stereos
We’d walk to school all on our own, no internet, no mobile phones
We paid for music, stood in lines, borrowed books and paid the fines
And we had to scheme if we wanted to see some naked people on TV

Every generation has it better than the last
At least I think that’s how it’s s’posed to be
But I wouldn't call them blessed, they gotta grow up in this mess
I'm grateful they're the young ones, not me

Kids today – am I right?
They’ve never worked a day in their life
They don’t know what it means to give up on their dreams...
And give in to the corporate grind
And know they're running out of time
While singing bitter songs
Screaming "What the hell is wrong
With kids today, with these kids today
Stupid kids today, rotten kids today..."


from The Big Reveal, released November 14, 2015
Jill Knapp: vocals, stylophone, bleeps
Matt Casarino: acoustic & electric guitars, vocals
Ritchie Rubini: drums & percussion
Kevin Niemi: bass
Joe Testa: guitar solos
Rodney Anonymous: special guest star, wisdom (Don't forget to listen to Track 12.)


all rights reserved



Hot Breakfast! Wilmington, Delaware

Matt Casarino and Jill Knapp are Hot Breakfast! - Delaware's premier acoustic dork-rock power duo.


contact / help

Contact Hot Breakfast!

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

Report this track or account