The common man doesn't suffer pain like this
Only the soul that has never been kissed
Let us adore our beautiful son
He's ridin' on the River of Babylon
Bootin' up, shootin' up, bring on the brightness
See the son of god is comin'up and I see a likeness
Internalize the lunacy of the misery is showin'
When you're brought up you're caught up in a system that's goin'

No one answers no one takes that call from you
No one answers no one takes that call from you
No one answers no one takes that call from you, you, you
Junkyman tell me what your story is
Junkyman tell me what your story is
Junkyman tell me what your story is

Water, water, water I desire
Some parents house is on fire
Slowly the house gonna burn to the ground
The neighborhood will watch, bridge out of town
Will someone be a witness
Please tell me that he's crazy, but he's not, and they know that
And they can't get him cause he's not crazy
Beat him, lock him, knock him, take him away his authority, hit 'em,
Ship 'em, club 'em submitted conformity

No one answers no one takes that call from you
No one answers no one takes that call from you
No one answers no one takes that call from you, you, you
Junkyman tell me what your story is
Junkyman tell me what your story is
Junkyman tell me what your story is

My hand went blind
Clairvoyant
My hand went blind
I make love to my trance sister
My trance sister went on and my trance parents see from the balcony
I looked out on the big field
The big field, it opens like the cover of an old bible
And out come the wolves
Out come the wolves
Their paws trampling the snow, the alphabet
I stand on my head and watch it all go away,

Bootin' up, shootin' up bring on the brightness
See the son of god is comin' up and there's a likeness
Internalize the lunacy the misery is showin'
When your brough up and caught up in a system that is goin'

No one answers no one takes that call from you
No one answers no one takes that call from you
No one answers no one takes that call from you, you, you
Junkyman tell me what your story is
Junkyman tell me what your story is
Junkyman tell me what your story is


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    General Commenti love tim armstrong's vioce its awsome and cool lol that doesn't make sense but oh well
    losersrock11on April 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis was the first punk song i ever liked my bf let me borrow the cd now I love rancid this song is the shit.
    blinksbabe12686on June 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwho does the speaking part, where it says "and out come the wolves" ? is it from something?
    somewhat_damagedon July 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentTim does the speaking part, but I don't know if its from anything. All it really sounds like to me is something someone on drugs would see or think up. Hence the song's title; Junky Man.
    rudetteon July 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentTim doesn't do the speaking part tim talks how he sings he's dislexic.
    They found that part in an old poem book dating back to the 1800's.
    Bret does the speaking.
    terraryzinon August 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe talking part is actully writen and spoken by jim carroll who is a singer/poet whos life is the insparation 4 basket ball diaries o and terraryzin just cos some1 i DYSLEXIC(spell it rite) doesn't mean they can't speak well
    bloodsledon August 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentActually I'm pretty sure the speaking part was done by Artie from Pete and Pete. That man is awesome, and talented.
    DaveyHavokEBHCon March 28, 2003   Link
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    General CommentTim doesn't talk like he sings, sorry, he has a weird accent/speach pattern thing......but it has nothing to do with his being dyslexic................and the speaking part is done by JIM CARROLL sorry every thats who does it......its not any of the randoms you said it was it is 100% Jim Carroll I think he even has a websiteso if you don't belive me Im sure it is there..........Im right you are all wrong sorry..... this song rules by the way.
    alk3matt_skibaon June 12, 2003   Link
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    General CommentDUH this is about the meanings not all the crap your talking about. Its obviously about a druggie for those of you who cant figgure that out, whose parents house burnt down and he went homeless and got hooked on drugs. And teh lyrics are off. The speaking part is not "trance sisters" and "trance parents see" its a play on words! the words are transistor and transparency. Its definitly written and read by jim caroll, a quote from his website, "Meanwhile, Rancid invited Carroll to write part of their song "Junky Man" and record it with them. "Junky Man" earned Carroll a gold record." terraryzin is a bullshitter
    etaNcixelsyDon March 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commentum the word are trance sister and trans parents see cause i have the cd and it even says so get yoour words right before you put something but u were right on everything else well i love this song!!! i didn't know he was dyslexic!! well thats probably cause im stupid or someting like that but yeah i love this song its really awsome
    losersrock11on April 11, 2005   Link

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