Echos of reggae comin' through my bedroom wall
Havin' a party up next door
But I'm sittin here alone
Two lovers in the bedroom
And the others start to shout
All I got is this blank stare
And that don't carry no clout at all

Destination unknown
Ruby, ruby, ruby, ruby soho
Destination unknown
Ruby, ruby, ruby, ruby soho

He's singin' and she's there to lend a hand
He's seen his name on the marquee
But she will never understand
Once again he's leavin' and she's there with a tear in her eye
Embraces with a warm gesture, it's time
Time to say good-bye

Destination unknown
Ruby, ruby, ruby, ruby soho
Destination unknown
Ruby, ruby, ruby, ruby soho

Ruby's heart ain't bleedin'
'Cause she knows the feeling is gone
She's not the only one who knew there's somethin' wrong
Her lover's in the distance
As she wipes a tear from her eye
Ruby's fading out, she disappears - it's time
Time to say good-bye

Destination unknown
Ruby, ruby, ruby, ruby soho
Destination unknown
Ruby, ruby, ruby, ruby soho

Ruby, ruby, ruby, ruby soho!


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  • +2
    General CommentThe 'guy in the band' is actually Rancid's own bassist Matt Freeman (fucking best bassest in the world) and he didn't know it was about him until a few years ago.
    Rancidpunxon April 29, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI shall name my child Ruby Soho. =)
    Mojowillon September 09, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about a girl who is in love with a guy who's in a band that's making it big. They get in fights about it, and he has to leave her again to go tour or whatever, and she's upset. He feels that this time their goodbye is for good.
    BeautifulDisasteron April 18, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti read this song was about how one of them (im guessing matt due to the previous post) met someone on tour but had to keep on playen.... i forgot cus i read it awhile ago.... good video.... great song....
    NOFXJuggaloGirgoon May 01, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsoho is also in london..I know ive woken up in the gutter in soho before
    Biggleson April 22, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYa same here, it it wouldn't surpirse me if this was based on a true story because rancids "let go" album was their breakthrough "and out comes the wolves" got them huge recognition globably
    hansdude84on April 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYa guys you are right..the song is about Matt's ex-girlfriend. This song is one of my favorite ones!!!
    DXTRon May 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is tight ass....And I agree with what everyone is saying cuz its true...
    PullingTeethGDon May 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI heard that It was Lars who wrote it, that it was about him and his g/f andhe dind't tell the band 'till like a few years after
    out of rangeon May 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentya i heard that too...that it was Lars who wrote it ... n e ways this song is sick i love it
    *drummergirl*on June 09, 2002   Link

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