Oi Oi Oi!
I figured out the problem and the problem is you,
You didn't see us comin' now there's nothing you can do,
Times are gonna change, change or step aside,
It's our point of view that took you by surprise,
The sun's coming up yea a new dawn arrives,
A generation standing stand with anger in their eyes,
No love in the city cause there's no connection,
Stricken by disease a racial infection.

I’m a battering ram coming through to you,
In every alleyway and every avenue Oi Oi Oi!

If actions could erase all the fear that we suffer,
People segregated no one understands each other,
He's a different colour but we're the same kid,
I treat him like my brother he'll treat me like his,
Well an eye for an eye yea a tooth for a tooth,
Brother against brother should be singing with the group,
The inner cities burning yea it’s screaming black & blue,
The power and the passion of a million youth.

I’m a battering ram coming through to you,
In every alleyway and every avenue, Oi Oi Oi!

Oi Oi Oi!
I figured out the problem the problem is you,
You didn't see us comin' now there's nothing you can do,
He's a different colour but we're the same kid,
I treat him like my brother he'll treat me like his,
Of all the blood that spills of all the guts that fly,
The media paints a picture that stains (all arise)
Pits the dogs against the cats now who is responsible,
The power and the issue the force is unstoppable.

I’m a battering ram coming through to you,
In every alleyway and every avenue Oi Oi Oi!

Oi Oi Oi!
I’m a battering ram coming through to you,
In every alleyway and every avenue Oi Oi Oi!
I’m a battering ram coming through to you,
In every alleyway and every avenue Oi Oi Oi!


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  • +1
    General Commentperhaps the best song ever written.
    lobstergirlon May 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree.
    scottlupon July 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGREAT song..good lyrics, and i like the oi's..nice touch ;o)
    ragegirl84on August 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat great great great great great great song
    tastelesscandyon August 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOi! Oi! Oi!
    Solidarity, Love, & Unity!
    Jokermanon September 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEMBRACE
    afi808on October 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit sounds to me like its about just accepting other people and how society pits people against each other. good song, especially the line "the power and the passion of a million youth"
    TheFedman2002on January 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, but my copy of And Out Come The Wolves is screwed up so halfway through it jumps straight to As Wicked.
    ArianeTheFoolon July 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMy favorite Rancid song, and maybe my favorite punk song.
    dcrudeboyon March 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI like how it's a song that deals with important social issues, but can still be played at a concert and people will pogo to it. Best song, IMO, on And Out Come The Wolves. It really, I think talks about race gang war and how it isn't just in the back alleys but even in everyday situations. Cheers.
    sXepunketteon November 04, 2007   Link

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