Well all the junkies they know my name
And every city looks the fuckin' same
And the derilects who rule the street are all insane
And the scum surges up and there's no one to fuckin' blame

Game over, it's no fun
Got me on the run
I'm gonna go get my gun
Blam, blam, blam you're done

All the prostitutes who run around midnight
And the junkies and hypes are all trying to get tight
They're all trying to find some fuckin' hope for sale
But there's no fuckin' way out of this hell

Alleigence to scum promising nothing to a world that's lost, strife and conflict
Encounters with the devil incarnate, destruction and annihilation in the city
Aquaducts of blood, alleyways extort and uproot the forgotten dead
Polluted and incapasatated crippled masses, POLLUTED AND INCAPASATATED MASSES!

You're fuckin' done!



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Travis Bickle song meanings
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    General CommentTravis Bickle was the main character in Taxi Driver, and this song is sung from his POV. BTW, Taxi Driver is one of the best movies ever made, and if you haven't seen it yet, you really should go rent it.
    freehat17on April 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYeah, i think it's probably De Niro's best movie, either that or The Deer Hunter. Great song, it's basically about the frustration you feel seeing the dark underbelly of a city and being unable to get out. You kinda have to watch the movie to really get it the way they meant.
    shadowwiththeeyeson June 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYes, a song about the protagonist from Robert DeNiro's Taxi Driver. Anyone else find a similarity betwween this song and the Clash's Red Angel Dragnet?
    UnionBloodon November 03, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti love red angel dragnet. i love taxi driver, too. best movie.
    maggotbrainon December 11, 2004   Link
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    General Commentfuck yea that was a kick ass movie. just about him and cross the streets alone at night in the dark and how it is when your a punk and youll know exactly how he felt
    cryandsmileon March 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFUCK YEAH, this song gets me pumped. This song is about how Travis Bickle (the badass psychopathic protagonist from the film Taxi Driver) lashes out after he can no longer stomach all the crime and corruption in the streets of New York and goes on a shooting spree against some pimp-"suck on this" and he shoots him in the gut.

    Taxi Driver is a phenomenal film (in my opinion it should have won best picture, De Niro-a really gifted actor-should have won best actor, and Scorsese should have won best director but the oscars are bullshit and they gave it to Rocky. Shows what the academy knows, I'm an actor so I do know film and acting).

    "You talkin to me."
    River Wolfon April 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti actually just watched that movie for the first time yesterday (yeah, b/c of the song) and i liked it. it was good but different then other movies. idk, u have to watch it to get what they ment you have to watch the movie like shadow said.
    Alyssa1224on February 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentJoe Strummer loved Taxi Driver (and for a time had a Travis Bickle mohawk). So, yeah, I do see a similarity with Red Angel Dragnet.
    cardcheaton May 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm going to have to watch this movie, it sounds amazing.
    DJgifon June 03, 2009   Link

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