"Riot Van (Demo)" as written by and Alex Turner....
So up rolls a riot van
And sparks excitement in the boys
But the policemen look annoyed
Perhaps these are ones they should avoid

Got chased last night
From men with truncheons dressed in hats
We didn't do that much wrong
Still ran away though for the laugh
Just for the laugh
And please just stop talking cause they won't find us if you do
Oh those silly boys in blue
Well they won't catch me and you

Have you been drinking son, you don't look old enough to me
I'm sorry officer, is there a certain age you're supposed to be, cause nobody told me

And up rolls the riot van
And these lads just wind the coppers up
They ask why they don't catch proper crooks
They get their address and their names took
But they couldn't care less

Thrown in a riot van
And all the coppers kicked him in
And there was no way he could win
Just had to take it on the chin

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"Riot Van" as written by Alex Turner

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    General Comment"Smoked a bong last night and stole somebody's telephone
    He thinks it's all alright but they've left him on his own, on his own"

    haha i loove the first line in that :]
    fuuuuucking alex :D
    alex STOCKon June 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis seems to be written as the 2nd half to the origianal Riot Van. and i think he dies at the end because he says he "Pinched a car with one headlight and lost control the passengers were screaming
    Made him shut his eyes rate tight and think of you and hope that he was dreaming" so hes nicked a car, gone too fast (probably drunk), lost control and crashed into something. Then he says "Up rolled the riot van and called the fire brigade" so the police called the fire brigade probably because he smashed the car up so much they need to cut him out of the car, "but it was already too late
    and there was no arrest to make" this means that it was too late and he was already dead so they obviously could'nt arrest him. great song along with the first one.
    will10000on August 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agreee tht with the comment above
    it seems to carry on from the album verson of riot van.
    its really sad at the end though.
    missinghim17on July 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis was wrote and recorded way befor the 1st album.....

    ...it was on a CD they gave out at my local club when they played....

    ...i reckon they just spruced it up abit for t' album,

    ....made it less sad and more funny.
    Juahon November 27, 2008   Link

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