God damn it man I almost had it
Stuck in the sewer beneath all the maggots
I ain't foolin' I've been pursuing
A way to get out of these dirty old ruins

I'm checkin' out I'm never comin' back again
I'm checkin' out I'm listed M.I.A.

God damn it man I almost had
It threw me out the door and called me a faggot
I ain't done I've only yet begun
West Oakland is the place where I'm comin' from

I'm checkin' out I'm never comin' back again
I'm checkin' out I'm listed M.I.A.

Oh yeah, oh yeah

God damn it man I almost had it
Well I did it again yeah I do it outta habit
Well I'm numb it ain't no fun I'm less than zero
When you add up the sum

I'm checkin' out yeah
It ain't no doubt yeah
A courtship built from anger is what it amounts
I almost had it I almost had it I came so close
Man I almost had it

I'm checkin' out I'm never comin' back again
I'm checkin' out I'm listed M.I.A.

I'm checkin' out I'm never comin' back again
I'm checkin' out I'm listed M.I.A.


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Listed M.I.A. Lyrics as written by Roger M. Freeman Lars Frederiksen

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  • +1
    General Comment

    Sounds like Tim probably went to some red neck conservative town and was treated like shit for the way he dressed and Tattoos:

    "Stuck in the sewer beneath all the maggot" "Threw me out the door, callin me a faggot"

    so hes leaving the shit town, talking about Oakland is where hes from and thats how they roll hes never going back to that place.

    hes doesnt want to go back hes listed M.I.A MIA = MISSING IN ACTION

    BrandyRageon March 06, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    yeah last time I checked it was listed M.I.A you know missing in action let me just check again hmmmm yep still th same

    terraryzinon April 14, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    shutup you loser. yeah the song really would have been about mia, your friend that is buddies with your ex..... the guy that said listen mia probably just messed up give him a break. i don't think i wanna mohawk messed up though. i think she's (or he's) just fuckign stupid

    ryan_horstmanon June 15, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Missing in Action. like in the military. and what the fuck are the rest of you guys talking about?

    Bender is greaton November 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretation

    God damn it, man, I almost had it Well I did it again, yeah I do it outta habit Well I'm numb, it ain't no fun I'm less than zero when you add up the sum

    Maybe it's about Lars/Tim trying to get out of Oakland so he could get clean. He probably kept going back because it's his hometown only to get stuck in the same rut of hanging out in the wrong place with the wrong people doing the wrong things.. He is saying Listed MIA because he wanted to disappear and just get the fuck outta there without any of it following him.

    The_Washouton May 19, 2017   Link
  • -1
    General Comment

    That is not the name of the song. It's "LISTED M.I.A".

    foryoutonoticeon July 25, 2002   Link
  • -1
    General Comment

    i love this song im listening to it right now!! really great i think anyway!! i love rancid!!!

    -emelie

    losersrock11on April 15, 2005   Link
  • -2
    General Comment

    MIA? what does thta mean/stand for??

    roppaon July 27, 2008   Link
  • -3
    General Comment

    Awww... if it hada been Mia then it would be about my friend Mia... she's nice but she's buddies with my ex...

    I_wanna_mowhawkon June 05, 2003   Link

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