Oi Oi!
Hear that cry throughout the streets, you know just what it means
And even to the ignorant, it is what it seems
Through every city's backstreets the kids from all around
they all come to join the fight cause they know the sound
they all try to ignore us, but we wont let 'em win
the wankers try to put us down, but we'll come smashing in
cause we're what's right and they're full of shit

so we're running down the backstreets
oi oi oi
and we're running not afraid
oi oi oi
cause we all know that's the sound of the streets
oi oi oi
so we're running down the backstreets
oi oi oi
got our martins on our feets
oi oi oi
and you're allready down the backstreets with me

the kids they come from everywhere the new stage's all around
cause they all know what it means when they hear the sound
you know what to do when you hear the call
put your boots and earings on, kick down that fucking wall
you can listen to the politicians they'll lead you astray
you're gonna see the light and your gonna see the way
and then you'll know there's nothing like us

and we're running down the backstreets
oi oi oi
and we're never giving in
oi oi oi
cause we all know cause we're gonna fucking win
and we're running down the backstreets
oi oi oi
and we're hear to stay
oi oi oi
and we all know the firm are on they're way

they all try to ignore us but we wont let 'em win
the wankers try to put us down, but we'll come smashing in
cause we're what's right and they're full of shit
and we're running down the backstreets
oi oi oi
and we're running not afraid
oi oi oi
cause we all know that that's the sound of the streets
and we're running down the backstreets
oi oi oi
got our martins on our feet
oi oi oi
and you're allready down the backstreets with me


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    General CommentOi Oi Oi

    I fuckin' love this song. It started the whole Oi movement, too bad those neo-nazi gave oi and skin head a bad rep (NAZI PUNKS FUCK OFF)

    This song is about people coming together to fight bullshit and oi is the crowd of the active youth
    River Wolfon March 17, 2006   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionJust a quick note, it should be "Martens" not "martins", because they're talking about Doc Marten brand boots.
    tasteherfleshon January 24, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI thought the Sex Pistols did this song???????
    ronjonNOFXon June 14, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthat would be a negative..
    B3NT3DG3Son April 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I thought the Sex Pistols did this song???????"

    Some dumbass on WinMX thought that too. Its by the Cockney Rejects, but I can see how someone can get the two confused. Both old school punk with british accents.
    StrungOutPunk906on February 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyou said it man -
    i hate illinois nazis. (and all those skin-headed, ignorant bigots who coopt cool punk stuff like this to use for their fucked-up hatemongering).
    thowardon March 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentactually this band did not start the Oi movement,
    Sham 69 did, and some journalist came up with the name for the whole thing, the Rejects just did the song, also check out the band Cock Sparrer, and their album SHock Troops best Oi! album ever, they were before the Rejects
    connor17on November 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthey were actually street punk that influenced oi but wasn't really oi. that did start with the cockney rejects.
    *sway*on August 28, 2008   Link

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