Knock, knock come in if you want to fight, I'm gonna win
I'll take you out in a minute
Step in my flat see what's in it
I live in the land of the welfare state
My flat used to be section p
Now it's a rat infested cocaine run
My whole world plays like a broken drum

Drunken bum
Rats in the hallway again
Set up get put go away & ride away
Sit up our bed up your bed to lay
Kick up our rip up this place apart
Even when I finish I'm back at the start
I'm out of line on adeline st. heat
Don't keep this crooked beat
4 a.m. no waves breakin'
What's left of the p.m. the a.m. has taken

Outside my gate my crew is drinking a 40 oz.
They asked me if there's still rats in the hallway
I said some things ain't like the weather
They never change for the better
This girl came up to me
She said she would do me no harm
Rolled up her sleave and showed me the tracks on her arm
I said, "what's your name?" she said "I'm mya"
She said "Tim I wanna take you higher"

Junkie drunken bum
Rats in the hallway again

Zombie walking kid out on his own with no moral
Mr. high leave the body, in comes mr. withdrawal
Pain is the only thing the body will allow
The kid wants to dance, the gangster knows how

Johnny bought some shit down on market st.
Shoot up boot up the human target
He hit the dirty spike when he hit the scene
It's easy to stay dirty when nothing is clean
Johnny's a writer who tags up jackal
Jackel just clamped on unclampable shackles
Rout up shoot up some dope to go like legal currency
It's money it's like that rat tat tat
Kid got shot point blank in the back
My land lord said not to be bumming
He was a cocaine stoop and he had it coming
He was only 12 years old
He was in the blizzard, he got shot for being cold
It don't seem right, tonight hit the lights alright
Watch the roaches run into the darkest room
Junkie drunken bum
Rats in the hallway again
Junkie drunken bum
Rats in the hallway again

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    General CommentMan Old school Rancid is fucking sweeeeeet!!!!!!! A very good punk rock tune........this whole album rocks !!!
    Skankin'InThePiton June 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis was my absolute favorite rancid song for the longest time. it fuckin rocks
    username_is_takenon June 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe song is good i first herd it of punk-0-rama 3 and i really like it good song and good band
    badreligionpigeonon July 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdude... kick ass... i have a lot of the rancid cd's..and jesus! woo!
    slitwristscoreon October 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentit is a kick ass fucking song and its sorta twisted
    twist3dkittenon March 16, 2003   Link
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    General CommentOk,its an amazing punk song from old bright rancid days,but about the lyrics, i think its an simple urban song,about living in the city/streets and all this emplie,I mean = violence,police,noise noise noise,drugs,bums, bat hahahah
    unity4peaceon May 23, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthe greatest rancid song!!! ya basically street stuff, tim is good at storytellin in his lyrics
    punxOmemphison May 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commenttim has said on stage it's about an appartment brett reed used to live in
    erik77on August 15, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe first verse is point of view of a cocaine addic the next is when the dealer wants to stop then it ends with a kid who is addicted and i think hes shot because he passed an infected needle, im not sure tho, i hope someone can clearify and elaberate more cause id really like to know
    madhouseon February 08, 2008   Link
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    General Commentanother song about bein a drunken drug addicted gutterpunk in berkly thats where adeline st. is at...
    bluntpunkon October 06, 2009   Link

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