If you want to make the move then you better come in
It's just the ability to reason that wears so thin
Living and dying and the stories that are true
Secrets to a good life is knowing when you're through

Black coat, white shoes, black hat, Cadillac, yeah
The boy's a time bomb
Black coat, white shoes, black hat, Cadillac, yeah
The boy's a time bomb

He's back in the hole where they got him living
Like a rat but he's smarter than that nine lives
Like a cat take him to the youth authority home
First thing you learn is that you got to make it in this world alone

Black coat, white shoes, black hat, Cadillac, yeah
The boy's a time bomb
Black coat, white shoes, black hat, Cadillac, yeah
The boy's a time bomb

Now he's gotten out he's gotten free he's gotta go, gotta car
He's twenty one years old he's runnin' from the bar
His pager's beepin' he's got in deep in
Whatever he can move on in you know that kid's a creepin'

Black coat, white shoes, black hat, Cadillac, yeah
The boy's a time bomb
Black coat, white shoes, black hat, Cadillac
The boy's a time bomb

Yeah, the boy's a time bomb

In tears come from the razor that's been tattooed below
His eye his mother cries she knows that he is strong enough to die
He's rollin' in the Cadillac it's midnight sunroof is down
Three shots rung out the hero's dead the new king is crowned

Black coat, white shoes, black hat, Cadillac, yeah
The boy's a time bomb
Black coat, white shoes, black hat, Cadillac, yeah
The boy's a time bomb
Black coat, white shoes, black hat, Cadillac, yeah
The boy's a time bomb
Black coat, white shoes, black hat, Cadillac, yeah
The boy's a time bomb, oh, time bomb


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Time Bomb Lyrics as written by Lars Frederiksen Timothy Armstrong

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  • +2
    General Commenti agree with whoever said it's about a guy who got involved in organized crime.
    sXeNiGhTMaREsXeon June 13, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commenter best songggg i love rancid..this just prooves their goodness
    Pretty in Punkon May 05, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think this song is awesome its cadillac by the way it doesn't even sound like clap hat
    Flyba11on July 19, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentinstead of blackhat could it be clap hat?
    punkass555on July 23, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song! :-)
    MuRdErDoLLz_PuNkon August 15, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is rad.
    NeWfOuNdGuRLyon August 16, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTHIS SONG ROX ASS!!! AND THE REST OF THEIR SONGS TOO!
    Toxikdvd86on August 17, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love Rancid the video for this is gr8! :) They kick the worlds ass!
    SavesTheDay010204on August 28, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment...and by the way i'm pretty sure that punk girl uk meant to substitute clap hat for black hat, not cadillac. i'm not agreeing with her, but that's what i think she meant...like this...

    ...black coat, white shoes, clap hat, cadillac...

    ok? whatever. anyway, this song is good...but they definitely have better.
    sXeNiGhTMaREsXeon June 13, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI wonder if I still own this CD
    kmk_natashaon August 04, 2008   Link

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