Hangin' out with Lars on 6th street
He knew that I was in trouble
I was feeling much like the devil
There was something burnin' deep inside of me
Ran into three Puerto Ricans
These girls took us to the funhouse
Where we played a lonely pinball machine

Hangin' on the corner of 52nd and Broadway
Cars passin' by but none of them seem to be goin' my way
New York City, well I wish I was on a highway
Back to Olympia...

I'm having a hard time understanding
It gets all too demanding
She's all gone and I'm stranded
Something burning deep inside of me
All I know it's 4'o'clock and
She ain't never showed up and
I watched a thousand people go home from work

Hangin' on the corner of 52nd and Broadway
Cars passin' by but none of them seem to be goin' my way
New York City, well I wish I was on a highway
Back to Olympia...

How many times will it take me
Before I go crazy
Before I lose everything
Something burning deep inside of me
Ran into three Puerto Ricans
Those girls took us to the funhouse
I don't wanna be alone again.

Hangin' on the corner of 52nd and Broadway
Cars passin' by but none of them seem to be goin' my way
New York City, well I wish I was on a highway
Back to Olympia...


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  • +2
    General CommentThat damn Tobi Vail... This song gets written about her... like half of Nevermind by Nirvana was written about her..

    Anyway, I live in Olympia... and it's not all that great. So shut up.
    TheSpecialistInHopeon March 30, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is my favorite song... well ever. Of course I am from Olympia, WA and was a part of the punk rock scene in my adolescence so I could be biased...

    The feeling I get from this song is mostly about how Tim feels out of place in a big city such as New York. The Olympia punk rock scene was much like the east bay scene at the time. The Capitol Theatre in Olympia would pack out every weekend for a 3 dollar punk rock show and that feeling of belonging just couldn't be beat.
    jhxetcon March 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOi! my favorite Rancid song. this song is exelent and contains one of there few but exelent guitar solos. this song kicks ass
    RancidHooliBootBoyon September 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song! And the solo kicks ass.
    Oi! Oi! Oi!
    Jokermanon September 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentretard...there's a lot of stuff we SHOULD do, isn't there? you phrased that so moronically, it makes me almost hate you. don't tell us what we should and shouldn't listen to. you could say that you recommend stuff, or that we should check it out...but god you sound like an asshole. and i'm sure that right now, i do too. whatever.
    bittersweeton September 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentassholes aside, this is a kickass song. It's pretty melodic which is good. Sounds like a song about not being comfortable with your surroundings. like homesickness or being in the business of a city like NY just depresses you seeing how needlessly hectic some people's lives can be and it makes you appreciate your lifestyle and where you're from. and the NOFX cover just killed the melancholy mood :(
    Tsk8rKFFon October 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFirst off I like both versions they are both great!. but the nofx version i believe capture the true feeling of the song and it is the one cover they did justice too. and your a moron if you think that this version sux i bet if this one came out first you would have just the opposite feelings. fat mike made the song sadder exspecially the end of the last verse where he says i dont want to be alone again, it truelly conveyed alot of feelign in it. but i think the song is about being away from home and how sometimes when you are homesick you feel alone because nothing around you is familiar to you. and you feel a sense of being out on your own. and the only person that you can depend on is yourself, life on the road gets depressing exspecially seeing people doing their job and being able to go home after they are done. its a truelly great song and conveys a sense of lonelieness. and both versions do justice to the song they are both great but just because fat mike added more melody and emotion to it doesnt warrant it for a "it sux" label. cause then you are just being nieve just because it isnt the original
    dinnerdogon April 02, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is one of my favorite rancid songs.. it just all around awesome.. I love my hometown but live all far as shit from it and all my friends and shit so i can relate to this song about homesickness and other shit on tons of different levels. Rancid's playin warped this summer and i cant wait
    bouncing_jon April 02, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is obviously about loneliness.

    It's hard to say what everything means. However, one thing is clear, Tim isn't actually alone in the song. Lars is there. So are three Puerto Ricans. It's not that kind of loneliness. You could be in a room with a hundred people and feel lonely. You could be in a city, watching a thousand people go home from work, and feel lonely. One could say that you feel even more lonely that way.

    However, Tim is still with Lars. So the song isn't just about being lonely. It's about that unexplainable loneliness. The best he can do to describe it is say that there's "something burning deep inside of [him]." He knows he feels alone, but he doesn't really know why. Though he does know that the city isn't making him feel any less lonely.
    nephoson December 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwe're all idiots, you idiot. we're not computers, and no, nofx not for life, but they are a great band. -people are idiots
    bonesIIon April 02, 2005   Link

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