"Kids with Guns" is a song from the Gorillaz' second album, Demon Days. It was released on 10 April 2006 in the UK as a double A-side as the fourth and final singles from the album. "Kids with Guns" along with its other A-Side "El Mañana" reached #27 upon its release in the UK, a significantly lower position than its predecessors.
"Kids with Guns" was inspired by a child in Damon Albarn's daughters school who had shown up to school with a knife. "A nice boy," claimed Albarn, "just decided to pick up a knife and show it to his friends at lunchtime. It's a very real problem, but I'm not treating it as a problem. It's part of the brutalization of a generation that's going on at the moment."
Although "Kids With Guns" doesn't have an official promo video, live visuals were shown during the Demon Days Live show at Manchester Opera House in November 2005. The visuals are a slideshow of guns, appearing in red, white and black. Sometimes a "23 mm" sign or a slide of the guns is positioned to make a windmill, representing Noodle's floating island.
On The Singles Collection DVD, the video used for the song was the live performance from Demon Days Live at the Manchester Opera House.