At school the choices I made were rock and roll bands and getting good grades.
But brains and wearing all black, to some of these guys, it's like a red flag.

The taste of anyone's fist is not a good vibe, or something I've missed.
I was intimidated, assaulted, and for what? I hope they choke, choke, choke, choke.

Shrugged off the shit in my youth like growing up pains or loosing a tooth, but it's not a matter of age.
They're everywhere. These people don't change.

When I was in New York a woman tried to start a fight with me because she thought I was Jewish,
and somehow it felt wrong to tell her the truth that I wasn't.

I pray to god she chokes, choke, choke, choke, choke, choke, choke, choke.

You're going home in a fucking ambulance, you're going home in a fucking ambulance,
you're going home in a fucking ambulance, WE'RE ALL GOING HOME IN A FUCKING AM-BUL-ANCE".

I once saw a man
With blood on his face
From beating up black kids
I could hardly breathe

Your race, your faith, just your clothes incite. They drink, they fight, it's not safe out tonight.

Your race, your faith, just your clothes incite. They drink, they fight. So don't go out tonight.

Don't run!

If your Mum and Dad hit you as a child
I feel sad for you, but that's no excuse for it
Who says it's ok to behave in this way? I can't help but feel it's us
For the sake of our own skin we walk away,
And it's like we all say 'that's alright, that's alright, that's alright'.

That's alright, that's alright, that's alright,
That's alright, that's alright.

I wish I had the guts to stand up for myself,
and for others as well, against these fuckers.

SHIT!


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    General CommentThis was a hard one to transcribe, so if you spot any mistakes feel free to correct me.

    I'm pretty sure this song is commenting about the current state of affairs in our culture today where nothing is being done about violence and forms of bullying, or / and racism, and although he wishes he could do something about it, the best thing to do would just be to lock yourself inside and be safe than sorry.
    homiesessualon June 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis was a hard one to transcribe, so if you spot any mistakes feel free to correct me.

    I'm pretty sure this song is commenting about the current state of affairs in our culture today where nothing is being done about violence and forms of bullying, or / and racism, and although he wishes he could do something about it, the best thing to do would just be to lock yourself inside and be safe than sorry.
    homiesessualon June 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwell iv been listening to this song on myspace all week and iv got a few corrections,

    At school, the choices are made, we're rock 'n roll bands, and getting good grades, but brains, who're wearing all black, to some of these guys, it's like a red flag.

    The taste of anyones fist is not a good vibe or something i've missed, I was intimidated, for something, and for what?, I hope they choke, choke, choke, choke.

    Shrugged off, the shit of my youth, like going unpaid or losing a tooth, it's not a matter of age, that everywhere, these people dont change.

    "when I was in new york woman tried to start a fight with me because she thought I was jewish, and somehow it felt wrong to tell her the truth, that I wasn't"

    And I prayed to god she chokes, choke, choke, choke, choke, choke, choke, choke.

    "you're going home in a fucking ambulance, you're going home in a fucking ambulance, you're going home in a fucking ambulance,WE'RE ALL GOING HOME IN A FUCKING AM-BU-LANCE".

    "I SAW A MAN"
    "WITH BLOOD ON HIS FACE"
    "FROM BEATING UP BLACK KIDS"
    "I CAN HARDLY BREATHE"

    Your race, your faith, just your clothes, inside, they drink, they fight, it's not safe out, tonight.

    Your race, your faith, just your clothes, inside, they drink, they fight, so don't go out, tonight.

    "DON'T RUN"
    "If your mum and dad,hit you as a child, I feel sad for you, but that's no excuse for it"

    "Who says it's okay, to behave in this way, I can't help but feel [unknown] for the sake of our own skin, we walk away, it's like we are saved, that's alright, that's alright, that's alright, that's alright, that's alright, that's alright, that's alright, that's alright.

    "I WISH I, HAD THE GUTS"
    "TO STAND UP, FOR MYSELF"
    "AND FOR OTHERS ASWELL"
    "AGAINST THESE FUCKERS"

    "SHIT"

    i cant figure out that last unknown. but im pretty sure the rest is 99% right.

    as to what it means, i think its about racism/discrimination in general, more specifically britains binge drinking culture.

    in nothing we trust is gonna rock!
    benno2000on June 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAt school, the choices I made were rock and roll bands and getting good grades.
    But "brains" and 'wearing all black', to some of these guys is like a red flag.

    The taste of anyone's fist is not a good vibe, or something I've missed.
    I was intimidated, assaulted; and for what? I hope they choke.

    shrugged off the shit of my youth - like growing up late or losing a tooth. But it's not a matter of age - they're everywhere, these people don't change.

    [spoken] When I was in New York a woman tried to start a fight with me because she thought I was Jewish! And somehow it felt wrong to tell her the truth, that I wasn't. And I point the guns at you. [/spoken]

    "You're going home in a fucking ambulance"
    We're all going home in a fucking ambulance.

    I saw a man with blood on his face from beating up Black kids. I can hardly Breathe!

    Your race, Your faith, Just your clothes inside. They drink, They fight, it's not safe out tonight.
    Your race, Your faith, Just your clothes inside. They drink, They fight, so don't go out tonight.

    And if your Mum and Dad hit you, as a child - I feel sad for you, but that's no excuse for it.
    Who says it's OK, to behave in this way? I can't help but feel exhaust.

    For the sake of of our own skin, we walk away. And it's like we are saying "that's alright, that's alright, that's alright."

    I wish I had the guts to stand up for myself and for others as well, against these fuckers.

    Shit!


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    I'm uncertain about alot of that - but word on the street is that the lyrics are on the inlay, so I should probably just buy the album and find out (y)
    toshon July 03, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"You're going home in a fucking ambulance"

    i love this song!
    adr11ianoon January 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure it is 'incite'. As in your race, faith,clothes incite their violence.
    Toby2001on August 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentRIP Sophie.....i feel blessed to be in Australia where it doesn't happen like this :(

    Amazing song <3
    liintuon February 28, 2010   Link

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