KATHLEEN
Rich People feat. Collin Walsh Lyrics


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I remember young songs
In a white car parked by the mall
Long before I did things down the road
Before I got so tall

And you were always been my friend
In spite of everything I did
And you could always find me hiding out
Despite how quietly I hid

So this is just how I say
Those three words everybody knows
It's not like I found some special thoughts
Mine just found some place to go

And that's why I sing
All these words in such big notes
So that you'll hear me
And wonder what I wrote

I always thought it was just
(I always thought, I always thought)
The way a mother sees a son
(You'd talk, you'd talk)
You'd talk about the way I write
Now you see how far it's come
(Now you see how far, now you see how far)

So I've tucked you into my voice
(Always there for me)
Like how you used to do for me
(High notes, high notes)
You're the warm tone in my high notes
You were my first harmony
(You were my first
You were my first
You were my first
Harmony)

So I thought about the contrast
How things don't always go one way
There was only love when I was young
I just wish enough to stay

And I remember young things
The sad things and the fun things
But I, but I, but I
I saw myself grow tall

Then I stole all of your sleep
Harmed everyone around me
But I sing, I sing
We all fall down
And get back up

(We all fall down
And get back up)

I'd never be the one I am
Without the one you've always been
Through bitter times and better strides
From skating rinks and white car rides
You are the one
The loving hand that built the sun

And that's why I say
All these words stuck in your throats
It's not like I found some special thoughts
Mine just found some place to go

And that's why I sing
All these words in such big notes




So that you'll hear me
And wonder what I wrote

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Rich People feat. Collin Walsh's song Kathleen discuss the passage of time and the evolution of relationships. The singer reflects on their past and the memories they share with their friend Kathleen, specifically a time when they were younger and things were simpler. Despite the singer's own mistakes and faults, Kathleen has remained a constant and supportive presence in their life. The lyrics express gratitude for Kathleen's unwavering friendship and the impact she has had on the singer's life.


The lyrics also touch on the idea that sometimes things don't always go as expected, and that life can be unpredictable. Despite any hardships, the singer acknowledges that the important thing is to get back up and keep going. The chorus repeats the message that the singer uses their music to express themselves and convey their feelings to others, ultimately hoping to be heard and appreciated.


Overall, the song seems to be an ode to friendship and resilience. It reflects on both the good and the bad times shared with a close friend, highlighting the importance of having someone in your life who can stay by your side through thick and thin.


Line by Line Meaning

I remember young songs
I reminisce about songs from my youth


In a white car parked by the mall
I associate those memories with being in a white car parked by the mall


Long before I did things down the road
This was before I did other things in life


Before I got so tall
This was before I grew up and matured


And you were always been my friend
You have always been a friend to me


In spite of everything I did
Despite any wrongs I may have done


And you could always find me hiding out
You were always able to find me even when I was trying to hide


Despite how quietly I hid
Even though I tried to hide quietly


So this is just how I say
This is my way of expressing


Those three words everybody knows
The three words are 'I love you' which everyone knows


It's not like I found some special thoughts
I'm not saying anything new or original


Mine just found some place to go
I just needed to express them somehow


And that's why I sing
That's why I express myself through music


All these words in such big notes
I sing these words with great emotion


So that you'll hear me
So that you will understand how I feel


And wonder what I wrote
And question the meaning behind my lyrics


I always thought it was just
I used to think it was just


(I always thought, I always thought)


The way a mother sees a son
How a mother sees her child


(You'd talk, you'd talk)


You'd talk about the way I write
You used to talk to me about my writing


Now you see how far it's come
You now see how much I've improved


(Now you see how far, now you see how far)


So I've tucked you into my voice
I've incorporated you into my music


(Always there for me)


Like how you used to do for me
Just like you used to be there for me


(High notes, high notes)


You're the warm tone in my high notes
You bring warmth to my music


You were my first harmony
You were my first musical harmony


(You were my first


You were my first


Harmony)


So I thought about the contrast
I've been thinking about the differences between my past and my present


How things don't always go one way
Things don't always turn out the way you expect


There was only love when I was young
When I was young, there was only love in my life


I just wish enough to stay
I wish that love had stayed with me


And I remember young things
I remember things from my youth


The sad things and the fun things
Both the happy and the sad memories


But I, but I, but I


I saw myself grow tall
I watched myself grow and mature


Then I stole all of your sleep
I kept you awake and worried


Harmed everyone around me
I hurt those closest to me


But I sing, I sing
But now I express myself through music


We all fall down
We all make mistakes


And get back up
But we can always recover


(We all fall down


And get back up)


I'd never be the one I am
I wouldn't be who I am today


Without the one you've always been
Without you being in my life


Through bitter times and better strides
Through difficult times and personal growth


From skating rinks and white car rides
Through childhood memories


You are the one
You are the person


The loving hand that built the sun
Whose love shaped my life and who I am


All these words stuck in your throats
All these deeply felt emotions that I struggle to express


And that's why I say
That's why I express myself through music


It's not like I found some special thoughts
I'm not saying anything new or original


Mine just found some place to go
I just needed to express them somehow


All these words in such big notes
I sing these words with great emotion


So that you'll hear me
So that you will understand how I feel


And wonder what I wrote
And question the meaning behind my lyrics




Writer(s): Robert Rich Jr

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Comments from YouTube:

@TheDanieel

I love this song, love this album, and wish Rich People didn't break up. Two years later and I'm still listening to Harmony regularly.

@RichPeopleBand

<3

@erik-jc2xs

One of my favorites, miss you guys.

@DavidAshesOfficial

Happy Mother's day

Miss you Lidu & Clara. ❤️

@RichPeopleBand

Happy mother's day to all the moms

@nathanyblank8186

This has been my favorite song since I met it in June. It makes me cry with joy and tenderness. Fill my heart with love. Thank you for that, and congratulations on the incredible work! ❤️❤️

@RichPeopleBand

Thank you Nathany!

@anthonysorendino2525

This is magnificent.

@alexsandro2484

Um anuncio do insta me trouxe aqui! Que música top!! Lembra muito a vibe boa da trilha sonora da série One Tree Hill.

@RichPeopleBand

Obrigado por ouvir!

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