Now let me tell you a story of a big ol' skinhead
On a tragic and fateful day
He put 10 cents in his pocket
Kissed his wife and family
And went to ride on the M.B.T.A.

Did he ever return?
No, he never returned
And his fate is still unknown
He may ride forever 'neath the streets of Boston
He's a skinhead who never returned

Skinhead goes down to the Kendall Square Station
And he changes for Jamaica Plain,
The conductor says, "Skinhead, I need a nickel"
Skinhead punches him in the brain

Did he ever return?
No, he never returned
And his fate is still unknown
He may ride forever 'neath the streets of Boston
He's a skinhead who never returned

Now all night long skinhead drives through the station
Wondering who can I go and see
Can't afford to buy crack in Chelsea
Or a bundle in Roxbury

Did he ever return?
No, he never returned
And his fate is still unknown
He may ride forever 'neath the streets of Boston
He's a skinhead who never returned

Skinhead's wife goes to the Scollay Square Station
Every day about a quarter past two
And through the open window she throws skinhead a grenade
As the train comes a-rumbling through

Did he ever return?
No, he never returned
And his fate is still unknown
He may ride forever 'neath the streets of Boston
He's a skinhead who never returned

Now you citizens of Boston
Don't you think it's a scandal
How the skinhead stole the train
So what about that fucking skin
You fucking bum
Let me drive that fucking train

Did he ever return?
No, he never returned
And his fate is still unknown
He may ride forever 'neath the streets of Boston
He's a skinhead who never returned

Did he ever return?
No, he never returned
And his fate is still unknown
He may ride forever 'neath the streets of Boston
He's a skinhead who never returned

He's the skinhead who never returns
He's the skinhead who never returns


Lyrics submitted by oofus, edited by Mellow_Harsher

Skinhead on the MBTA song meanings
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    General Commentthis is the original skinheads who date back to the late 60s/70s had nothing to do with race. not the neo-nazi's that came about in the late 80s. they represented the working class who got shit out of life for all that they did for work in the middle class. they eventually became SHARPs (skinheads against racial prejudice) out of respect for the reggae music that they loved, created by and introduced by the jamaican immigrants that came to england. they then got into punk and created oi and ska together. there are many different skinheads of different race/color. this is the type of skinhead that this song is talking about.
    JustinLWFAon October 21, 2011   Link

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