Reconcile to the belief
Consumed in sacred ground for me
There wasn't always a place to go
But there was always an urgent need to belong, yeah
All these bands and all these people, all these frieds and we were equals
But what you gonna do when everyone goes on without you

To the end, to the end, I'll journey to the end
To the end, to the end, I'll journey to the end
To the end, to the end, I'll journey to the end

Started in '87 ended in '89, you got a garage or an amp, we'll play anytime
It was just the four of us, yea the core of us ,too much attention unavoidably destroyed us
Four kids on tour three thousand miles in a four door car not knowing what was going
Years it would turn out like this
Hell, no no preminition could have seen for

To the end, to the end, I'll journey to the end
To the end, to the end, I'll journey to the end
To the end, to the end, I'll journey to the end

My friend came from far away, from New Orleans into the East Bay
He said this is a Mecca
I said: "This ain't no mecca, man, this place is fucked"
Three months go by he had no home, he had no food, he was all alone
Matty said: "Fool me once. shame on you"
He said: "Fool me twice, he went back to New Orleans"

To the end, to the end, I'll journey to the end
To the end, to the end, I'll journey to the end
To the end, to the end, I'll journey to the end


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  • +1
    General Commentthis song is about how operation ivy came to be and how widley they impacted the punk sceen and the demise of operation ivy
    rancidsoulon July 18, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwell this song is great it is about operation ivy breaking up
    ryanilano11on March 22, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song summing up the late operation ivy... Why hasn't anyone posted on the rancid lyrics?
    Starloreon March 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentinteresting third verse summing up the attitude of outsiders to the east bay punk scene, and it was great of the guys to remind everyone of operation ivy, great song.
    J.
    GrimFanon April 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song seems to be more about closure rather than the greatness of operation ivy. tim reflects about his previous band and asks himself what went wrong with such a great thing. he doesnt glorify operation ivy so much as he describes the foolishness of the group of kids that tried to take on the world. their mixed feelings of ambition and exhaustion as their fans became more and more demanding were part of what drove the band apart. tim seems to look back his earlier days with mixed emotions and realize the lessons to be learned
    mbc4nyon April 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentNo NO nO....the song is aobut the hourney to the end of there FRIENDSHIP and the verse "Started in '87 ended in '89, you got a garage or an amp, we'll play anytime

    It was just the four of us, yea the core of us ,too much attention unavoidably destroyed us" os all about opt ivy....i really liked the band......i didnt know them then cuz i was just born when they started and i was 2 when they ended! so dont know much about them!
    xRANCIDXon June 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is probably one of my favorite rancid song's....but then again, they are all great. it is a song that you can sing along to
    iwannarioton June 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentagreed, this is a great song, about opt ivy, another great band which will go down in thee history books of us all
    empty_satireon June 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, this song is about Operation Ivy...Kick ass band!
    foreignmanon July 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentso what are sum other good songs by rancid?
    Dprincess1220on July 27, 2002   Link

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