- Stay Together for the Kids
Name = Stay Together for the Kids
from Album =
Take Off Your Pants and Jacket
February 19, 2002
Format = CD
July 7, 2001
Alternative rock, punk rock
Length = 3:50
Chart position =
* #7 (US Modern Rock)
* #117 (UK)
Last single = "First Date"
This single = "Stay Together for the Kids"
Next single = "
I Won't Be Home for Christmas"
"Stay Together for the Kids" is the third single from
pop punkband Blink-182's record " Take Off Your Pants and Jacket". Although Mark Hoppussings the song's two verses, Tom DeLonge, who sings the choruses, wrote this song about his parents' divorceduring his teen years.
The bridge of the song "Ben Wah Balls" on the "Cheshire Cat" album contains a riff very similar to the intro of "Stay Together for the Kids", possibly an early incarnation of the riff.
opted to re-shoot the video, as they felt the images of the house coming down were too similar to the images of the attacks in New York. The original version of the video is only available on a few of the band's DVD releases, as well as on [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moidPfDvRic YouTube] .
They re-shot the video several weeks later, with a similar theme although this time the house used wasn't on the verge of falling down (intense winds instead swept through the band's performance during the song's chorus), and didn't come down during the video though they used the same extras in both versions of the videos. The original version of the video is only available on a few of the band's DVD releases. The scene where the house is hit by the wrecking ball can be also seen in the video for "
#"Stay Together for the Kids" - 4:01
The Rock Show" (Live) - 3:07
Anthem Part Two" (Live) - 3:45
First Date" (Live) - 3:28
#"Carousel" (Live) - 2:55
*All live tracks recorded at The Tweeter Centre,
Chicagoon June 6, 2001.
*Video: "Stay Together for the Kids"
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moidPfDvRic Watch "Stay Together for the Kids": Original Version on Youtube]
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