God damn, man, I almost had it
Stuck in the sewer beneath all the maggots
I ain't foolin', I've been pursuing
A way to get out of these dirty old ruins

I'm checkin' out, I'm never comin' back again
I'm checkin' out, I'm listed M.I.A.

God damn it, man, I almost had it
Threw me out the door and called me a faggot
I ain't done , I've only yet begun
West Oakland is the place where I'm comin' from

I'm checkin' out, I'm never comin' back again
I'm checkin' out, I'm listed M.I.A.

God damn it, man, I almost had it
Well I did it again, yeah
I do it outta habit
Well I'm numb, it ain't no fun
I'm less than zero when you add up the sum
I'm checkin' out, yeah
It ain't no doubt, yea
A courtship built from anger is what it amounts
I almost had it
I almost had it
I came so close man
I almost had it

I'm checkin' out, I'm never comin' back again
I'm checkin' out, I'm listed M.I.A.
I'm checkin' out, I'm never comin' back again
I'm checkin' out, I'm listed M.I.A.


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Listed M.I.A. song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentSounds like Tim probably went to some red neck conservative town and was treated like shit for the way he dressed and Tattoos:

    "Stuck in the sewer beneath all the maggot"
    "Threw me out the door, callin me a faggot"

    so hes leaving the shit town, talking about Oakland is where hes from and thats how they roll hes never going back to that place.

    hes doesnt want to go back
    hes listed M.I.A
    MIA = MISSING IN ACTION
    BrandyRageon March 06, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah last time I checked it was listed M.I.A you know missing in action let me just check again hmmmm yep still th same
    terraryzinon April 14, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentshutup you loser. yeah the song really would have been about mia, your friend that is buddies with your ex..... the guy that said listen mia probably just messed up give him a break. i don't think i wanna mohawk messed up though. i think she's (or he's) just fuckign stupid
    ryan_horstmanon June 15, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMissing in Action. like in the military. and what the fuck are the rest of you guys talking about?
    Bender is greaton November 26, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationGod damn it, man, I almost had it
    Well I did it again, yeah
    I do it outta habit
    Well I'm numb, it ain't no fun
    I'm less than zero when you add up the sum

    Maybe it's about Lars/Tim trying to get out of Oakland so he could get clean. He probably kept going back because it's his hometown only to get stuck in the same rut of hanging out in the wrong place with the wrong people doing the wrong things.. He is saying Listed MIA because he wanted to disappear and just get the fuck outta there without any of it following him.
    The_Washouton May 18, 2017   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThat is not the name of the song. It's "LISTED M.I.A".
    foryoutonoticeon July 25, 2002   Link
  • -1
    General Commenti love this song im listening to it right now!! really great i think anyway!! i love rancid!!!

    -emelie
    losersrock11on April 15, 2005   Link
  • -2
    General CommentMIA? what does thta mean/stand for??
    roppaon July 26, 2008   Link
  • -3
    General CommentAwww... if it hada been Mia then it would be about my friend Mia... she's nice but she's buddies with my ex...
    I_wanna_mowhawkon June 05, 2003   Link

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