Make Out Kids
Motion City Soundtrack Lyrics


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They carved the message deep within our broken hearts that failed to mend:
Make out kids never had a chance to be best friends.

He's into math and magazines,
Director's cuts and gray-sell green
Armed with her knife and contradictions,
She sees completely through me.
I'm fond of twin peaks,
Afternoons,
Inexpensive wine,
With cordon bleu..
Armed with a plethora of insecurities, we keep each other amused..

Headed for the madness, we are better by design,
It's all we'll ever have to say goodbye..
Say goodbye.

Flown in, sleep over winter break,
Cocktails and miniature mistakes,
Lights out, we're covered in each others' warm embrace..

And we sing..
Headed for the madness, we are better by design,
It's all we'll ever have to say goodbye,
Say goodbye. [x2]

If we keep swimming, maybe this will never die.

We fail to keep in touch these days,
As I'm liquid cold, she's motor grey,
We're hollowed by circumstance that pushed us both away.




We carved a message deep within our broken hearts that failed to mend:
Make out kids never had a chance to be best friends.

Overall Meaning

The first verse of “Make Out Kids” by Motion City Soundtrack reflects the struggles of maintaining a friendship between two individuals who have insecurities and differences that interfere. The phrase “carved the message deep within our broken hearts that failed to mend” represents the unspoken words and unaddressed issues that ultimately led to their friendship’s demise. The line “Make out kids never had a chance to be best friends” refers to how their romantic chemistry may have come in the way of their friendship.


The second verse provides insight into the two individuals' personalities and interests. One partner seems to be a nerd who is interested in math and director’s cuts, while the other likes inexpensive wine and cheese while obsessing over the Twin Peaks series. These differences created a dynamic between them that helped them in keeping each other amused, as opposed to finding friendship with others.


The third verse covers the pair's strong attraction that arises every time they meet. They shared a passionate winter break together, and they are fully aware of their strong attraction for one another. However, their insecurities, differences, and life circumstances did not allow them to pursue something more significant, even though they desired it. The lines “if we keep swimming, maybe this will never die” are a plea for the duo's fleeting love.


Line by Line Meaning

They carved the message deep within our broken hearts that failed to mend:
Our past experiences have left a lasting impact on us and we can't seem to overcome the heartbreak.


Make out kids never had a chance to be best friends.
We were never meant to be just friends, our feelings for each other went beyond just a platonic relationship.


He's into math and magazines,
He has a nerdy side and is into academia and literature.


Director's cuts and gray-sell green
He has a preference for sophisticated and stylish things, as seen in his interest in film and the color grey.


Armed with her knife and contradictions,
She is a complex person with many layers, and her words and actions can sometimes contradict each other.


She sees completely through me.
She understands me fully and can see past the facade I put up for others.


I'm fond of twin peaks,
I enjoy the television show Twin Peaks.


Afternoons,
I enjoy spending my afternoons in leisure.


Inexpensive wine,
I have a preference for cheaper wine instead of expensive ones.


With cordon bleu..
I enjoy the French dish cordon bleu.


Armed with a plethora of insecurities, we keep each other amused..
Despite our individual insecurities, we manage to keep each other entertained and happy.


Headed for the madness, we are better by design,
We are flawed individuals who thrive in chaos and dysfunction, and it's what makes us stronger.


It's all we'll ever have to say goodbye..
We know deep down that our relationship will eventually come to an end, but we choose to ignore it and enjoy the present moment.


Say goodbye.
We acknowledge that our relationship has an expiration date and eventually, we will have to part ways.


Flown in, sleep over winter break,
I came to visit her during winter break and spent the night at her place.


Cocktails and miniature mistakes,
We drank and made small mistakes here and there, but it didn't ruin the moment.


Lights out, we're covered in each other's warm embrace..
We fell asleep in each other's arms, feeling safe and comfortable with each other.


If we keep swimming, maybe this will never die.
If we continue to avoid the reality of our situation, our relationship might survive a little longer.


We fail to keep in touch these days,
We haven't been talking to each other as much recently.


As I'm liquid cold, she's motor grey,
I have a detachment and aloofness about me, while she has a sense of practicality and functionality.


We're hollowed by circumstance that pushed us both away.
We have been forced apart by external factors that we couldn't control.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management
Written by: JESSE MACK JOHNSON, JOSHUA ALLEN CAIN, JUSTIN COURTNEY PIERRE, MATTHEW SCOTT TAYLOR, TONY RICHARD THAXTON

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Moch Taufik

They carved a message deep within our broken hearts that failed to mend:
Make out kids never had a chance to be best friends.

She's into math and magazines,
Director's cuts and gray cell green
Armed with an eye for contradictions,
She sees completely through me.

I'm fond of Twin Peaks afternoons,
Inexpensive wine with cordon bleu..
Armed with a plethora of insecurities,
we keep each other amused..

And we sing:

Hooray for the madness, we are better by design,
Let's hope we'll never have to say goodbye..
Say goodbye.

Snowed in sleep over winter break,
Cocktails and miniature mistakes,
Lights out, we're covered in each others' warm embrace..

And we sing:

Hooray for the madness, we are better by design,
Let's hope we'll never have to say goodbye,
Say goodbye.
[x2]

If we keep swimming, maybe this will never die (never die). [x4]

We fail to keep in touch these days,
I'm liquid cold, she's murder grey,
Hollowed by circumstance that pushed us both away.

They carved a message deep within our broken hearts that failed to mend:
Make out kids never had a chance to be best friends.



All comments from YouTube:

my blood aches

Going on a walk and recalling good memories while listening to this is soooo nostalgic <3

ERPunkNurse

What an album! In my top ten for sure!

s r

Super catchy song, that melody right after the opening lines is always stuck in my head

Patrick Foster

My friend used to have a triangle (instrument) hanging from his rearview mirror in the car, back in 2004 or so.. and we tried to hit the triangle for every "ting" in this song. God I miss that. So hard to find good music these days.

dbgrfdg

That made me cry :(

Moch Taufik

They carved a message deep within our broken hearts that failed to mend:
Make out kids never had a chance to be best friends.

She's into math and magazines,
Director's cuts and gray cell green
Armed with an eye for contradictions,
She sees completely through me.

I'm fond of Twin Peaks afternoons,
Inexpensive wine with cordon bleu..
Armed with a plethora of insecurities,
we keep each other amused..

And we sing:

Hooray for the madness, we are better by design,
Let's hope we'll never have to say goodbye..
Say goodbye.

Snowed in sleep over winter break,
Cocktails and miniature mistakes,
Lights out, we're covered in each others' warm embrace..

And we sing:

Hooray for the madness, we are better by design,
Let's hope we'll never have to say goodbye,
Say goodbye.
[x2]

If we keep swimming, maybe this will never die (never die). [x4]

We fail to keep in touch these days,
I'm liquid cold, she's murder grey,
Hollowed by circumstance that pushed us both away.

They carved a message deep within our broken hearts that failed to mend:
Make out kids never had a chance to be best friends.

Eric Foster

They still woulda been successful had they not had the synth player but gotdamn does he truly add a flavor to this band that shines when it needs to.

Tyler Imp

love that ther is 0 dislikes. as deserved. as it should be.

Chris Stanford

Its Dec 2017 and I'm still listening to them god I'm so sad they split up 😢

Jessilyn Barkman

my favourite song of all time ♡☆♡☆♡

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