"Time Bomb" as written by and Salvatore P. Erna....
If you want to make the move
Then you better come in
It's just the ability to reason
That wears so thin
Living and dying and the stories that are true
Secrets to a good life is knowing when you're through

Black coat, white shoes, black hat, Cadillac
The boy's a time bomb

He's back in the hole where they got him living
Like a rat but he's smarter than that nine lives
Like a cat take him to the youth authority home
First thing you learn is that you got to make it
In this world alone

Now he's gotten out he's gotten free he's gotta go
Gotta car twenty one years old he's runnin' from the
Bar his pager's beepin' he's got in deep in
Whatever he can move on in you know that kid's a creepin'

In tears come from the razor that's been tattooed below
His eye his mother cries she knows that he is strong enough
To die he's rollin' in the Cadillac it's midnight sunroof is down
Three shots rung out the herd's deal
The new king is crowned.

Lyrics submitted by Kpizzle

"Time Bomb" as written by Salvatore P. Erna

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  • +1
    General Commenter best songggg i love rancid..this just prooves their goodness
    Pretty in Punkon May 05, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think this song is awesome its cadillac by the way it doesn't even sound like clap hat
    Flyba11on July 18, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentinstead of blackhat could it be clap hat?
    punkass555on July 22, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song! :-)
    MuRdErDoLLz_PuNkon August 15, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is rad.
    NeWfOuNdGuRLyon August 15, 2002   Link
  • +1
    Toxikdvd86on August 17, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love Rancid the video for this is gr8! :) They kick the worlds ass!
    SavesTheDay010204on August 27, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti agree with whoever said it's about a guy who got involved in organized crime.
    sXeNiGhTMaREsXeon June 13, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Comment...and by the way i'm pretty sure that punk girl uk meant to substitute clap hat for black hat, not cadillac. i'm not agreeing with her, but that's what i think she meant...like this...

    ...black coat, white shoes, clap hat, cadillac...

    ok? whatever. anyway, this song is good...but they definitely have better.
    sXeNiGhTMaREsXeon June 13, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI wonder if I still own this CD
    kmk_natashaon August 04, 2008   Link

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