Bring in the skins, with the pins
and the patches on their flights
the rovers with the clovers
who've spent far too many nights
out with us till closing time
we hope we're not imposing on you
get the crew together
it's the old school off the bright
flush the boys out of Dot
we're gonna need them there
and tell the trouble-makers that
hang out in Harvard Square
we need every able asshole
every asshole you can spare
we’re going off the bright
invite them to this fine affair
tell the Irish in Southie
the South End Puerto Ricans
the North End Italians
the wind bags up on Beacon Hill
there will be no tomorrow
it's going down tonight
so get the crew together
it's the old school off the bright
we want the punks, the drunks,
the lay abouts, the steady working joes
the white collars, the rednecks
and our blue blooded bros.
the jocks, the preps, the stoners
the homeless, and homeowners,
every loser, boozer, drug abuser,
sharpie and Two-Toner
we'll take the jills and bring on the jacks
from Forrest Hills all the way to Father Mac’s
the rude girls and the rudies
don't fail it's your duty
'cause tonight will be the night
so get the crew together
it's the old school off the bright


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    General CommentListening to this song just makes me want to live in Boston. Is there any specific meaning to this song that anyone knows of?
    Reel Big Fishermanon February 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwell it makes mention of a lot of subcultures for starters

    "Bring in the skins, with the pins and the patches on their flights" - skinhead reference (easiest to pick out since I am one)

    dunno what rovers are *shrug*, but it's a reference to a group of people, much like "trouble-makers" and "the boys"

    then it goes on to pick out ethnic types, and then it goes into a lot of other stuff.

    just a lot of things involving groups of people. maybe the song is about unity?, I dunno. I do know it has somthing to do with a group of people
    ThE_VANDALon September 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is dicky trying to gather all of the old fans the bosstones have and just get together and have a smash of a time. pretty simple and straight forward.
    Yoshi and Royon December 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyea, it makes alot of references to the boston subcultures. I love this song because when it came out, i was part of the trouble-makers hanging out in harvard square(which is in cambridge damnit, not boston).

    Harvard Square is notorious for it's "pitrats". that kids that hang out in the "the pit" outside the train station and cause trouble.

    Southie is a notoriously Irish Catholic Neighborhood
    The North End is notoriously Italian
    Beacon hill is a very rich neighborhood

    Forest Hills is a train station in Jamaica Plain, which is a neighborhood of boston
    I believe "flush the boys out of Dot" is referring to Dorchester, but i could be wrong.
    I'm not reallly sure where Father Mac's is or what the "Old School of the Bright" is. any insight to that would be appreciated.
    chasingthesunon June 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love this song because it talks about all the places i know. i was a trouble maker in harvard square when i was a teenager and im irish and live in southie :)
    oHNoon June 15, 2008   Link

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