"Salvation" as written by Paul Armstrong, Denis Mccann, Roddy Mckinnon and Gordon Roberts....
Come on baby won't you show me what you got
I want your salvation

There's a neighborhood called Blackhawk
Where all the rich people hide
I was down on my luck working for the Salvation Army
The shelter is where I reside
Everyday we drive into Blackhawk
And we pick up the offerings
Microwave, refrigerator for the suffering

Come on baby wont you show me what you got
I want your salvation

I can't believe these people live like kings
Hidden estates and diamond rings
I'm a rat out on a mission
I'm in your front yard under suspicion

Come on baby won't you show me what you got
I want your salvation


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"Salvation" as written by Timothy Armstrong Roger M. Freeman

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    General Commentthis is a song about how tim spent alot of his time working in the salavation army after he was found with a 40% alcahol level in his blood and put into a "salvation" army clinic where he was for a amount of time after operation ivy broke up, its truly a great song!
    joshrabion August 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song reminds me of being a little kid....i must have been about 5 running around singning this song with my brother who would have been around 13 at the time....i was a little badass punk rocker...this song, Roots Radicals, and Time Bomb being me way way back
    i caught firexxxon December 30, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyeah...I live 10 minutes from Blackhawk and I'm pretty sure I've never encountered a more pathetic neighborhood in my life. These people are the epitome of degenerate. 50 plus % of the teenagers are 'ghetto'. 50% of the moms are more plastic than skin. It is the haven of mid-life crisises. The people simply believe that if they live there, nothing unfortunate could ever possibly happen to them.-which is what makes it fun to piss them off. Good for them for being rich. Screw them for thinking the key to happines is greed. Go RANCID
    imnotasluton February 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI remember reading an interview with Tim many years ago and he said (at the time) this is the only song he ever wrote out of anger
    Kerouac2002on January 31, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is great, just realizing how much money rich people spend on their drinks or hotels and shit, while others are dying each day.
    I am not one of those idiots that blames rich people for being rich, i just thing that if you have thta much money, share it with someone who doesnt.
    foreignmanon September 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is probably my favorite Rancid song...it's about getting all the rich peoples hand-me-downs....
    no_seatbelt_girlon April 19, 2003   Link
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    General Comment"come one baby, show me what you got, yeah" not here, kpizzle should die
    RejEkTon April 22, 2003   Link
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    General CommentTrue don't blame the rich for being rich.Blame them for wasting on useless peices of shit and being greedy.DOnt blame them for being rich.Blame them for their greed.
    Dogsweaton October 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI WANT YOUR SALVATION!! wOOOOOOOH.
    tHIS SONG ROX ITS SOOOOOOOO BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE IT!!! i LOVE mATT AS WELL. dONT WORRY. nUN OF USE NO WHO HE IS. bUT i DO
    novacainefilldpunkon December 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI live in the Easy Bay and the people who live in blackhawk are so fucking annoying. They really do live like kings and all the kids think they're ghetto.
    DubC4Lifeon January 23, 2005   Link

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