Among the dead
We will rise

If you count me out you better think again
You better realize, nah I’m not stopping
This is where I start, this is where I begin
This is where I stop, this is where it ends
Woke up in a downtown street
Tough lifestyle living in rubble
Broken bones broken homes
Broken kid’s living in the jungle
It’s about seven in the east bay cold as hell, middle of the summer
Me and Jesse Matt and Dave Mello - he was the drummer
My momma said you better watch your back boy
Keep your head up and be a shot blocker
On the outside looking in wit the freaks and the thugs and all the punk rockers
They say I’m outta step in this world just step back man I ain't gonna warn ya
Here's a message for the disenfranchised of East bay California

Let me tell you something about the Eastbay its California but it ain’t sunny
All my dreams came crashing down I’m outta home my street got no money
And got no band, and got no one around, the music is gone man
No where to sleep on the ground wondering what the fuck went wrong now
Know what it’s like to walk among the dead?
I’m alone in total isolation
No ones there this is my final destination.
Old man preaching bout war and peace and the path and total damnation
I always seem to get up get out and survive in every situation

Than one day Matt says let's get the band together let's do this one more time
So I’m, ok that sounds good, let’s give it a try, let’s give it one more run
They got no rides
we got drums
we got guitars
we got the songs all night long

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    General CommentThe above post is pretty much accurate but although Matt Freeman was in Rancid with Tim the band they refer to as "lets do this one more time" was called Downfall which included all of Op Ivy except Jesse. After they broke up Tim and Matt went to form arguably the greatest punk band ever, Rancid.
    scandoscotton May 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about what Tim did from the end of Operation Ivy to the beginnig of Rancid.

    I love how most of Tim's/Rancid's songs tell a story besides just the song, so if you read the lyrics for the right songs you've already got youself a story there about what happened in Tim's life (besides just this one) between -89 when Op Ivy split up and -92 (right?) when Rancid started playing. And then there are of course songs that describe particular situations a bit better, like Stand Your Ground, where they tell about the life on the streets in LA.
    Nurtzion May 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's amazing how much the fans know about the history of these guys, because they are absolute legends, not to mention Tim is such a great songwriter.
    Pointofgravityon March 14, 2008   Link

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