"Old Friend" as written by and Gretchen/ford Cryer....
Look up you're in Cleveland again
A solid line that never ends
I've got stories you'll never realize
And I know it I wear it on my sleeve

There must be somethin' about you that I liked but
Right here in the rain you know it just don't seem right
I always go out I never hide but in Cleveland
I should have stayed inside

Good morning heartache
Your like an old friend

Come and see me again testify my love
For you I know it runs deep through your body too
From the cold blacktop to the hot concrete
The old tan van it ain't so sweet

Somewhere in America in the city at night
We were far from home but you know it was gonna be alright

The unfortunate get prayed on by vultures eyes
Eight six cents in these pockets of mine


Lyrics submitted by Kpizzle, edited by theClyde

"Old Friend" as written by Roger M. Freeman Timothy Armstrong

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    General CommentKinda a punk rock love song type of thing.....fucking awesome tho......being on the road and missin someone or some shit.
    Skankin'InThePiton May 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is fucking sic! about falling for a person that you didnt want to fall for but did and ended up liking it i guess....i dont know!
    kilda!on July 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commentawesome =)
    fabulousdisaster125on August 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favourite if not my favourite rancid song i love them all hardcore or soft from disgruntled to Time bomb but when i first heard this i fell in live with it , at the time i fancied this girl and you know last thing you think of before you go to sleep first when you wake that first line did it for me 'good mornin heartache your like an old friend come and see me again'
    Anywho i think it's about tim playing in cleaveland and liking this girl but she treats him bad i.e the last verse 'you take my money and you can take my time' etc but thats what i think you guys may know different but hey we all know rancid rule.
    terraryzinon August 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthm....
    yeah. no. i always thought it was about a girl one of them met on tour.
    needafixon October 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis songs great, I don't listen to much of rancid's stuff but I love the way the lyrics are quite sad n the tunes really happy! I think its probably about him missing people when he's on tour too but the 'Good morning hearache...' line could mean anything 2 most people
    dirty_magicon December 08, 2004   Link
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    General Commentsuch a radical song
    Logan55on February 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commenttcan be taken 2 ways,
    either its a personal story of one of the band meeting a girl in cleveland and then having to leave because they were on tour
    "you can take my money, you can take my time, but you cant take my heart its in the city behind"
    as well as that, its just a general song about falling in love with someone that you shouldnt, even though you know u shouldnt and how you cant control that.
    ninjamonkeyson April 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is a great song all of their songs change me when i listen to them i get hyper and act like a big spaz lol its very true i love rancid its one of the best bands ever
    losersrock11on April 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commentah this song is one of their more poetic ones, and one of their better ones from UNDOUBTEDLY one of, if not THE best of their albums.

    i think its great how he compares heatache to an old friend. its clever cos when you've got some heartache going on its painful but there's a small glimmer of hope because its pain over something good, if u get what i mean.

    anyway im posting here cos its appropriate to me right now :s god i feel like such an emo fucking net-nerd...ah fuck it!
    joeytheboyon July 24, 2005   Link

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