Rancid!?


Yeah!
Here's the new face of rock-n'-roll!
It's about fightin' toe to toe...
Hard times come,
Yeah the hard times go.
When I say, come on, come on.


Well all the hooligans and rudeboys know one thing for sure,
Scars been stricken on their face.
Well all the hooligans and rudeboys know one thing for sure,
scars been stricken on their face.


One man's decision,
Brings anothers opposition,
Completely unbound.
Down on the flats,
Where the seaside meets,
My lonely young town
Well all the rudies and skins,
Well they're out on the streets,
Making the way on the dole,
Between the bottles and sex,
They smash and they wreck,
For something to live.


Well all the hooligans and rudeboys know one thing for sure,
scars been stricken on their face.
Well all the hooligans and rudeboys know one thing for sure,
scars been stricken on their face.


Sometimes you know there's no place to go,
But to a long life of crime.
Yeah but its so wrong to steal,
Someone's very last meal
To profit up a dime.
Your poe poes and greys,
Sell they end up in jail,
Gonna swing the cowboys.
Well you took a bite,
Outta the apple of decision,
That got ya there boy.


Well all the hooligans and rudeboys know one thing for sure,
scars been stricken on their face.
Well all the hooligans and rudeboys know one thing for sure,
scars been stricken on their face.


Hooligans and rudeboys,
I don't want no racial hatred.


"Black and white, who are for change, without violence,
These are the people whose voice I want to be..."


I said the hooligans!
Rancid.
Rudeboys!
Rancid.
Hooligans!
Rancid.
Rudeboys!
Rancid.


Well all the hooligans and rudeboys know one thing for sure,
scars been stricken on their face.
Well all the hooligans and rudeboys know one thing for sure,
scars been stricken on their face.


ahhh ahhhh ahhhhhh...


Lyrics submitted by Kpizzle, edited by joop

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    General CommentWhat a great song. Patented Rancid and delivers nothing but the best
    afi808on October 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is such a touching song. i thought it was "ska's been stricken on their face"...and "black and white, who are for change without violence"...still...awesome song
    BlackLungFeveron April 19, 2003   Link
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    General Commentisn't it bootboys and not rudeboys?
    bananaon June 27, 2003   Link
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    General CommentUmmm..excuse me.Banana is right.They say "Bootboys" not rudeboys.Bootboys as in skinheads.Rudeboys does kind of fit in with this song but trust me, it is bootboys.Plus if you listen to the song very close you'll understand it says bootboys.And that part "making the way on the dole" is actually "making the way on the rift."To me (I could be wrong)I think this song is about the tension between rudeboys(hooligans) and the skinheads(bootboys) but they all have they're own way of life.Ok I'm done.
    skagirlieon June 27, 2003   Link
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    General CommentYes it is bootboys, i always thought i was rudeboys until now. I think skagirlie has it all figured. Although I cant believe no one has mentioned anything about "The Specials" yet. The song features vocals from Lynval and Neville and guitar from Roddy Radiation. How cool is that?
    skacore_dudeon October 10, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti dont thihnk so, rudeboys were what kids who were into the 2nd wave ska in coventry and then the rest England called themselvs. this song is clerly (to me) a tribute to the specials and the genre they kicked off, and yeah i think the guest appearance kind-of proves that.
    not only that but if you speak/hear in english then its pretty clear he says rudeboys, not bootboys.
    hooligans and rudeboys are supposed to be opposites. like the hooligans who turned up to 2tone gigs and caused trouble.
    joeytheboyon February 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commentar ehsur this song isnt bout hooligans^o)
    drummerdude666on March 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commentactually i went and listened to it again and it sounds like tim is saying "bootboys" and lynval is saying "rudeboys" which makes sense.
    joeytheboyon March 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song makes me happy.
    the King of shiton April 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's Rancid and The Specials right?
    dottedwithheartson October 16, 2006   Link

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