Haji was a punk just like any other boy
And he never had no trouble 'til he started up his Oi band
Safe in the garage or singing in the tub
'Til Haji went too far and he plugged in at the pub
'Twas a cold Christmas Eve when Trevor and the skins
Popped in for a pint and to nick a bag of crisps
Trevor liked the music but not the Unity
He unwound Haji's turban and he knocked him to his knees
If God came down on Christmas Day
I know exactly what He'd say
He'd say "Oi to the punks and Oi to the skins
But Oi to the world and everybody wins"
Haji was a bloody mess, he ran out thru the crowd
he said "We'll meet again we are bloody but not unbowed"
Trevor called his bluff and told him where to meet
Christmas day on the roof down at 20 Oxford Street
If God came down on Christmas Day
I know exactly what He'd say
He'd say "Oi to the punks and Oi to the skins
But Oi to the world and everybody wins"
On the roof with the nun chucks Trevor broke a lot of bones
But Haji had a sword like that guy in Indiana Jones
Police sirens wailing, a bloody dying man
Haji was alone and abandoned by his band
Trevor was there fading and still so full of hate
When the skins left him there and went down the fire escape
(Oi! Oi!)
But then Haji saw the north star shining more then ever
So he made a tourniquet from his turban saving Trevor
They repelled down the roof with the rest of the turban
and went back to the pub where they bought each other bourbon
If God came down on Christmas Day
I know exactly what He'd say
He'd say "Oi to the punks and Oi to the skins
But Oi to the world and everybody wins"
If God came down on Christmas Day
I know exactly what He'd say
He'd say "Oi to the punks and Oi to the skins
But Oi to the world and everybody wins"
(Oi! Oi!)


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    General Commentthis isn't really a NO DOUBT song its by THE VANDALS it's fron the c.d. Oi to the World
    saves_the_day_girlon April 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI like the Vandals version much more.
    antagoniston May 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree. Dave's more fun than Gwen.
    starsRsoradon June 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell, it's covered by No Doubt and they made a video for it too so it's under the No Doubt section
    Logon June 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno doubt is the definition of sellout...ska gone pop, my friends.
    lessthanjasonon July 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfinally! i thiought i was the only one who hated their new style!!!
    readysteadygo321on July 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHahaha, no. Most people hate their new stuff. They started to crap when Eric Stefani left the band. But whatever, I like this cover - I think that the Vandals version is really good, but this one is cool too because they made it more ska. =Þ
    -=TiedToTheTracks=-on August 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyes, their new stuff is worse than i thought they'd ever get, and usually covers aren't as good as the original.
    Aloha_Turtleon August 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentMost people don't hate their new stuff.

    No Doubt, esp. Gwen, have always been known to be highly influenced by the music and culture around them. It's really silly to bash them. At least I can count on No Doubt's style & lyrics to be non-pornographic, non-political, non-controversal, and almost entirely non-religious.
    Gwen Stefanion May 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThough I'm sure you'll consider my opinion bias.
    Gwen Stefanion May 16, 2004   Link

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