"Ruby Room" as written by and Billie Joe/wright Iii Armstrong....
Fourteenth street, booze and swallow
I'm gonna drown my sorrow.
Dirty floors and sticky tables.
For the willing and the able.

All the zombies on a hot Friday night.
Going down to the Ruby Room.
I'm gonna meet my doom.
By the name of Rosie May.
She's the night pick of the day, yeah.

Lucky Strike and I will travel.
As a Pabst Blue Ribbon unravels.

Gonna drink my hard earned pay.
'Cause it doesn't matter anyway, yeah.
Seeing double on a one last one night stand.

Goin' down to the Ruby Room.
I'm gonna meet my doom.
By the name of Rosie May.
She's the midnight pick of the day, yeah!

Going down to the Ruby Room.

Going down to the Ruby Room.
I'm gonna meet my doom.
By the name of Rosie May.
She's the midnight pick of the day, yeah, yeah!

Going down to the Ruby Room.
Going down to the Ruby Room.


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"Ruby Room" as written by Frank E. Billie Joe Armstrong

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    General Commentthe ruby room is a local rocker bar in oakland ca on 14th st.
    the drink of choice is pabst, the walls are painted red and the very dim lights are red. It's a bit of a dive and the tables definently do get sticky.
    Illegal somoking is a regular occurance and adds to the heat when it gets packed on Fridays.fridays were once the local Motorcyle clubs' (the East Bay Rats)hang out night.
    Rosie May was a bartender at another bar that's part of that down town scene. One night stands are a regular at the ruby.....
    mrmcmillanon July 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIs there actual story in it or is it just about drinking like Hitchin' A Ride?
    MissNeuroticon January 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMaybe he's talking about a girl who's messed him up a little, so he's going to drink to ease the pain, but he knows she'll be there. Which maybe he wants her to be..

    'Fourteenth street, booze and swallow
    I'm gonna drown my sorrow..
    I'm gonna meet my doom.
    By the name of Rosie May'

    Maybe not though...
    Forget..Regreton March 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYeah... well, I guess that would make sense. At least can't think of anything better.

    Wasn't Ruby Room actually a bar in Berkeley? I think it's pretty cool they use references to their hometown.
    MissNeuroticon March 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTo MissNeurotic-
    posthoc.com/…

    I wonder if this is about a girl the narrator is interested in? Sacking up and heading to the place where he always sees her. He knows that she could be bad news, but wants to find out for himself.
    rage.loveon April 21, 2008   Link

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