hear that cry throughout the streets
you know just what it means
but even to the ignorant it aint what it seems
from every shitty backstreet, the kids from all around
they all come an' join the firm
because they know that sound


but they all try to ignore us, but we won't let 'em win
the wankers try to put us down, but we will smash them in

'cos we all say that they are full of shit
and we're running down the backstreet oi oi oi
and we're running and we're free oi oi oi

'cos we all know that that's the sound of the streets
and we're running down the backstreet oi oi oi
with dr. martins on our feet oi oi oi
and you're all running down the backstreets with me


the kids they come from everywhere, the east ends all around
'cos they all know what just what it means when they hear that sound
so you know what to do do, when you hear the call
put your boots and Harries on and kick down that fucking wall
you can listen to the politicians theyll lead you astray
but you're gonna see light an' you're gonna see the way


'cos we all know that there's nothing like us
and we're running down the backstreet oi oi oi
and we're never giving in oi oi oi
'cos we all know that we're gonna fucking win
and we're running down the backstreet oi oi oi
and we're to stay oi oi oi
and we all know that the firm are on their way


but they all try to ignore us, but we won't let 'em win
the wankers try to put us down, but we will smash them in
'cos we all say that they are full of shit
and we're running down the backstreet oi oi oi
and we're running and we're free oi oi oi
'cos we all know that that's the sound of the streets

and we're running down the backstreet oi oi oi
with dr. martins on our feet oi oi oi
and you're all running down the backstreets with me


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    General Commentbest fucking song ever....
    BEERSEXVIOLENCEon August 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah, one of my favorite songs of all time.
    sXeMisfiton October 07, 2002   Link
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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
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    General CommentAh, good, the right lyrics! The other posted "Oi Oi Oi" has a few glaring errors:
    Of course it's the "East End" not the "new stage" that's "all around".
    And of course you put your "'arries" (Harrington Jacket)on and not "ear-rings" when getting ready to ruck (what plum would wear ear-rings in a scrap if they had the choice?)
    Perhaps most importantly..."they all come and join the firm"...in the Rejects case West Hams' ICF.

    Searing punk rock from Custom House!!! Oi!
    Olly Stubbson August 10, 2010   Link

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