This Kid


…is one of five songs recorded at the first Just Water session at Fly Studios. Just Water had previously recorded demos at Neal Steingart's house, but "This Kid", "Play It Loud", "Drastic Change", "No Strings on Me", and "Shangri-La" were the band's first professional recordings.

"This Kid" was left off The Riff album, but is presented here as an "out-take". It has a simple sing-along quality, but it actually has as complex a chord structure as any Just Water song. The verses are in the key of E, but somehow the bridge is in B flat.