Me and Billy like to sleep all day
On the floors where we decay
Mohawks in disarray
From Cutleridge to motherfucking Biscayne Bay

The gangs tried to kill us but we wouldn't
take flight
Brass knuckles and rusty knives
Keep the wolves at bay
And we play in traffic downtown
Turn it up and take me away

What do you do when there's nowhere to go?
Empty pools and punk rock shows
After that nobody knows
And the sun goes down and the streetlights glow

We rolled through the city in a bucket of rust
With the punk rock south bay girls screaming lyrics at us
From the backseat kicking up dust
To the sound of the only people we can trust

Out of control and you've shivered my timbers
I'm all fucked up, the moon's just a sliver
Silence is golden but duct tape is silver
Like the lining of the clouds that conceal the killers

The streets aren't safe when the winds start blowing
In the eye of the storm the blood starts flowing
We're gathering bricks and we're gonna start throwing them at you
We'll throw them at you

The streets aren't safe when the winds start blowing
In the eye of the storm the blood starts flowing
We're gathering bricks and we're gonna start throwing them at you
We'll throw them at you

Me and Billy like to sleep all day
On the floors where we decay
Mohawks in disarray
From Cutleridge to motherfucking Biscayne Bay

The gangs tried to kill us but we wouldn't take flight
Brass knuckles and rusty knives
Keep the wolves at bay
And we play in traffic downtown
Turn it up and take me away

What do you do when there's nowhere to go?
Empty pools and punk rock shows
After that nobody knows
And the sun goes down and the streetlights glow

Out of control and you've shivered my timbers
I'm all fucked up, the moon's just a sliver
Silence is golden but duct tape is silver
Like the lining of the clouds that conceal the killers

The streets aren't safe when the winds start blowing
In the eye of the storm the blood starts flowing
We're gathering bricks and we're gonna start throwing them at you
We'll throw them at you

The streets aren't safe when the winds start blowing
In the eye of the storm the blood starts flowing
We're gathering bricks and we're gonna start throwing them at you
We'll throw them at you

Kick us when we're down
We're not going away
We're the stray dogs that chase you
The ones you betray

We run wild through the streets
And sleep with the decay
Of all that you have left us
Life in disarray

Out of control
And you've shivered my timbers
Tell us to shut up
And we'll give you the finger

Yeah silence is golden
But duct tape is silver
Obey


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    General Commenti think this song is about the ultimate life. where you kick back with your punk buddies and have the good times. when the system try to skrew you. riot. and when gangs try to take you out. stand your ground.
    severity7on August 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti agree. i love this song. it's about living the good life, just chilling with all your friends, going crazy and having an amazing time. just saying a big "fuck you" to the system.
    ill stylieon September 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI dont think this song is about chillin', at all. It's full of references to poverty and street life, as well as gang fighting and maybe cops?
    Tig45on December 12, 2016   Link

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