"Riot, Riot, Upstart" as written by Roger Miret, Vinnie Cappucchio, Jimmy Colette and Rob Kabula....
Say you got two friends
So tight with them
See them all running
They all want revenge

See them on the street
See them all around
Upset the system
Gonna burn it down

Take a swing, fight back
Chances that you take
Knock down, drag out
Stories all the same

Street fight tonight
What you gonna do?
Someone's always running up
Behind you

See them on the run
With bullets in their hand
See them all fighting
They all want revenge

You want a riot
You want a fight
New York City
Is ours tonight

Take a swing, fight back
Chances that you take
Knock down, drag out
Stories all the same

Street fight tonight
What you gonna do?
Someone's always running up
Behind you

You better get ready
No time to mess around
You better get ready
'Cause there's no backing down

You better get ready
No time to mess around
You better get ready
'Cause there's no backing down

They all want revenge
They all want revenge
They all want revenge
...




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"Riot Riot Upstart" as written by Rob Kabula Jimmy Colette

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    General CommentI just got the Punk-O-Rama Volume #5 cd, and this is the last track on it. i love this song, i love punk music, and i love agnostic front. I cant believe there are no comments for this song.
    Emo_Kid_on July 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this is the best Agnostic Front song. HEY! NEW YORK CITY IS OURS TONIGHT! \m/
    hatred is purityon March 18, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so awesome man, i love the "songmeaning" of it
    SoldMySoulForPRon April 19, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is great! but he doesnt say "speedball" he says "stigma" the guitar players name. someone always yells "stigma!" before the guitar solos. i think this song is self explanitory (the way punk should be)
    strong-thru-oi1on June 04, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI'd have to disagree with everyone on this Its probly my second favorite Agnostic Front song Gotta Go being my favorite
    Fucksociety547on June 18, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti TOTALLY agree with fucksociety, gotta go is my favorite, and this would have to be my second.. amazing still.
    scotty meowson June 21, 2003   Link
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    General Commentif it says stigma, then im wrong.
    sorry everybody
    rossxon May 17, 2004   Link
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    General Commenthahah 'i always thought rog yelled "streetfight"

    its a simple riot song, good for fucking shit up to
    home_in_darknesson June 01, 2004   Link
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    My InterpretationSeems to follow the traditional punk theme of fighting against the system (normalcy of society). That is, don't be scared to be yourself and "riot" to ensure your freedom's of expression are upheld!!
    sokornyon September 26, 2016   Link

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