Knock knock
Come in
You want to fight
I'm gonna win
I'll take you out
In a minute
Step in my flat
See what's in it

I live in the land of welfare state
My flat used to be section eight
Now it's a rat infested cocaine run
My whole worlds plays like a broken drum

Drunken bum
Yeah yeah yeah
Rats in the hallway again

Get up get out go ahead and ride away
Sit up our bed up your bed to lay
Kick up our rip up this place apart
Even when I'm finished I'm back at the start I'm out of line
At Adeline St. heat don't keep the crooked beat four am
No waves breaking what's left of the pm the am has taken

Drunken bum
Yeah yeah yeah
Rats in the hallway again

Outside my gate my crew is drinking a forty
Oz the asked my if there's still rats in the hallway
I said somethings ain't like the weather
They never change for the better
This girl came up to me she said she would do me no harm
Rolled up her sleeve and shoved me the tracks on her arm
I said what's your name she said Mya
She said Tim, want to take you higher

Junkie drunken
Yeah yeah yeah
Rats in the hallway again

Zombie walking kid out on his own with no morals
Mr. High leaves the body in comes mr withdrawal
Pain is the only thing the body will alow
The kid wants to dance the gangsters knows how

Johnny bought some shit down on market
Street shoot up boot up the human target
He hit the dirty spike when he hit the scene
It's easy to stay dirty when nothing is clean johnny´s a writer

Who tags up jackel jackel just clamped on unclampable shackels
Rout up shoot up some dope to go
Like legal currency it's money it's like that
Rat tat tat kid got shot point blank in the back my land lord said
Not to be bumming he was on cocaine stoop and he had it coming he had it coming?
He was only twelve years old he was in the blizzard he got shot for being cold
It don't seem right tonight hit the lights alright
Watch the roaches run into the darkest room

[Repeat x2]
Drunken bum
Yeah yeah yeah
Rats in the hallway again


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Rats in the Hallway Lyrics as written by Timothy Armstrong Roger M. Freeman

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    Man Old school Rancid is fucking sweeeeeet!!!!!!! A very good punk rock tune........this whole album rocks !!!

    Skankin'InThePiton June 10, 2002   Link
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    this was my absolute favorite rancid song for the longest time. it fuckin rocks

    username_is_takenon June 11, 2002   Link
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    the song is good i first herd it of punk-0-rama 3 and i really like it good song and good band

    badreligionpigeonon July 23, 2002   Link
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    dude... kick ass... i have a lot of the rancid cd's..and jesus! woo!

    slitwristscoreon October 14, 2002   Link
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    it is a kick ass fucking song and its sorta twisted

    twist3dkittenon March 16, 2003   Link
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    Ok,its an amazing punk song from old bright rancid days,but about the lyrics, i think its an simple urban song,about living in the city/streets and all this emplie,I mean = violence,police,noise noise noise,drugs,bums,dirt...baseball bat hahahah Peace

    unity4peaceon May 23, 2004   Link
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    the greatest rancid song!!! ya basically street stuff, tim is good at storytellin in his lyrics

    punxOmemphison May 17, 2007   Link
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    tim has said on stage it's about an appartment brett reed used to live in

    erik77on August 15, 2007   Link
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    the first verse is point of view of a cocaine addic the next is when the dealer wants to stop then it ends with a kid who is addicted and i think hes shot because he passed an infected needle, im not sure tho, i hope someone can clearify and elaberate more cause id really like to know

    madhouseon February 09, 2008   Link
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    another song about bein a drunken drug addicted gutterpunk in berkly thats where adeline st. is at...

    bluntpunkon October 06, 2009   Link

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