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    General Commentthis song is great. i love the chorus. i think it's "and i sure don't want your respect" instead of aspect but i don't know it's a hard song to understand
    ryan_horstmanon June 15, 2003   Link
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    General Comment"Tompkins Square never changed"
    Tompkins Square is a park in Manhattan that is well known for being the place where a person can buy and sell drugs.
    " In a squat, down Avenue "C", Lord have mercy"
    Avenue "C" is a street in Manhattan
    Crocketton October 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYeah, its about a junkie girl that lives in Manhattan.
    One of my favorites songs by Rancid. The harmonica combines very well with the melody. And Tim voice´s do the rest.

    But the lyrics are incomplete.
    poker_cheateron February 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBroke toke toke, the line is choked,
    Smoked the last dollar to her name.
    Are you buying? Are you selling girl?
    Tompkins Square never changed.
    And if I really wanna know
    What it means for her to be free.
    Oh, she’s mixing cocktails
    In a squat down avenue C.

    Lord, have mercy!

    Yeah, the parasitic cling on, but mostly ___, yeah,
    Oh, they give her a fight.
    His ___ just covered shallow so I know
    There won’t be no fuckin’ rainbow in sight.
    And they deny allegations those juries make,
    Oh man, oh, get out the door!
    She was left ___ in a silent ___

    And I ain’t looking for answers,
    I don’t want nothing for free.
    And I sure don’t want your respect,
    I just wanna know who’s talking to me?

    I just wanna know who’s talking to me?

    I know she’s jacked on whore-girls smack,
    And trepidation ___
    So she ___ them, oh, and confuse them,
    Or annoy them ___
    ___ unstoppable for you and me.
    She won’t relinquish herself to you
    Unless it’s an emergency.

    Yeah, she can cry she can hide in the lower east side,
    There’s a loop in a fast lane curse.
    Oh, before they’re infamous,
    We get a circus, not of fools.
    And If I really want to know
    How the pernicious stay on top.
    Oh they don’t break, no they don’t think
    Then they don’t wake, they don’t stop.

    And I ain’t looking for answers,
    I don’t want nothing for free.
    And I sure don’t want your respect,
    I just wanna know who’s talking to me?

    I just wanna know who’s talking to me?

    Still not sure on a few details, but it's slightly better than what's above.
    skacore_dudeon March 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song has great structure with the Harmonica that adds a lot. And Tims vocals add more. One of my favourite songs.
    Punkerloserdrunkeron April 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti cant see how anyone wouldnt like this song. its rancid at their best.
    HANZmusteron May 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAhh first of all, fucking amazing song. Tim Armstrong can be pretty damn awesome.

    And I'll see what I can do for the lyrics, building off skacore_dude's entry.

    ___ can be shallow so, I know
    There won't be no fucking rainbow in sight
    And they deny allegations those journalists make
    Oh man, they'll get outta control
    She was left ___ in a silent anger
    So elegant and beautiful

    I know she's jacked on whore-girl smack
    And trepidation ain't nothing new
    So she ____ them to confuse them,
    To annoy them, that's what she'll do
    She regulates, she concentrates, she don't know [all the live versions say 'know', it sounds different on the CD]
    What's unstoppable for you and me
    She won't relinquish herself to you
    Unless it's an emergency

    Sorry I can't get everything, but I was listening to the CD and two videos of them live and figured out what I could.

    Some might say I have no life, since I just did that for a half hour. Some might be right.

    gimme_shelteron September 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentim surprised no ones mentioned Leftover Crack for this song. LOC and the whole crack rock steady crew originated on avenue c at C-Squat in new york. they've had some infamous shows (cracktoberfest) in tompkins square park.
    Sick Of Smilingon March 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's "She vexes them to confuse them"

    That's what it sounds like to me.
    mordechaion June 29, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think it's "she was left braced in a silent anger"
    numbandnumberon September 29, 2010   Link

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