Hollywood single artwork
Marina and the Diamonds
A-side "Hollywood"
Released January 31, 2010
Leaked April 12, 2008
Format Digital download, CD single
Length 3:50
Label 679, Atlantic
Writer Marina Diamandis

"Bad Kidz" is a song by Marina and the Diamonds, released as a B-side for "Hollywood."


We came to an agreement in good health
That if no one would take care of us
We'd be fine by ourselves
It was time to cut the views
Of those who don't deserve our spit
Why is it that we crave the praise
From people who least deserve it?

If you gave us a flower
We'd sit and we'd water it
But instead we watch you weave your webs
And you wait for us to fly into it
You act like you're a strong and
We all act like we're weak
If only you'd quit tryna cripple
Our dancing feet... Give and forgive

Bad kids, bad kids
Slip through your hands like liquid
Bad kids, bad kids
Vanish when you shut your eyelids
They'll vanish when you shut your eyelids

Thinking of it is painful
It's better to accept it all
Thinking of all the mothers and the daughters
And the fathers and the sons
Who are waiting for a call
That says I didn't mean it
I love you for who you are
Whether you make it in this sick industry or not
You'll always be my special star

He said, if I became a pretty flower
Would you sit and talk to me?
Oh my roots, my roots are getting old
And I'm getting, I'm getting
I'm getting lonely, lonely
I'll play Superman, I'll make you feel safe
So why are you disappointed?
Everything that I did for you
Means nothing, thing, thing
'Cause you've turned to be wicked

Bad kids, bad kids
Vanish when you shut your eyelids
Bad kids, bad kids
Slip off your skin like liquid
Yeah they'll slip off your skin like liquid

I'm a tangled ball of string
I'm a criminal, you're the victim
I am a cat and you are the mouse
And I am the milkmaid that killed all the cows
Oh am I the oil that stained your skin?
Am I the storm that sank your ship?
Oh you are the horse and I the cart

But it's you, but it's you, but it's you
It's not me, it's not me, it's not me, it's not me
That broke your heart, that broke your heart
That broke your heart, that broke your heart, ah ah ah

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