He was an artist and a writer
And a poet and a friend
In a man's life he will take a fall
But how low he goes it just depends

He's shooting dope in the men's room
At the station Daly City train
Have you ever seen an angel well I know I have
They'll stay here for a while and then they'll fly away

Jackyl had a beer in his hand last time I seen him
When he rolled the dice he never thought twice
Never thought twice about being

Jackyl had a beer in his hand last time I seen him
When he rolled the dice he never thought twice
Never thought twice about being

Some grown up and some grow old
But what about the kid who never learned the rules
Spent all these years on this earth
When you look back it's just a flicker of time

Jackyl was one of the one's that perished
Yeah, he was one of the one's that was already saved
Through all this evil and wreckage, yeah
He maintained a sense of himself, yeah

Jackyl had a beer in his hand last time I'd seen him
But when he rolled the dice he know he never thought twice
Never thought twice about being

Jackyl had a beer in his hand last time I'd seen him
But when he rolled the dice he know he never thought twice
Never thought twice about being

Take it Some men are in prison even though They walk the streets at night
Other men who got the lock down Are free as a bird in flight
How about the hourIn the system that ended
In a one-way line Our measures could not stand it

Jackyl had a beer in his hand last time I'd seen him
But when he rolled the dice he know he never thought twice
Never thought twice about being him

Jackyl had a beer in his hand last time I'd seen him
But when he rolled the dice he know he never thought twice
Never thought twice about being him


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Daly City Train Lyrics as written by Roger M. Freeman Lars Frederiksen

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    While I can't say for sure, it's most likely about someone that Armstrong personally knew. His lyrics are usually very literal.

    My best guess is that it is about someone who was a drug addict and shunned by the general public but who Armstrong developed a personal relationship with and found to be a very beautiful person.

    He says how low he goes it just depends, and follows that with shooting dope in the mens room. That's a pretty low moment moment in most people's opinions. However he follows that up with Have you ever seen an angel?...

    I believe the song is about a real person who either died or disappeared, and Armstrong is writing a sort of homage to this person.

    jhxetcon March 23, 2007   Link
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    anyone ever notice that the solo sounds liek it is the theme from E.T. or something it sounds really familiar to me but i cant pin piont what it sounds liek it came from. but i think it might be E.T. or am i just hearing things.

    dinnerdogon April 02, 2003   Link
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    fuck, man. what ever happened to unity and love...ease up rejekt. we all love you.

    onemindtohearon June 06, 2003   Link
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    Jackyl is mentioned again in the lyrics for Rats in the Hallway

    Johnny bought some shit down on market st. 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 jackal Jackel just clamped on unclampable shackles 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 a cocaine stoop and he had it coming He was only 12 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 Junkie drunken bum Rats in the hallway again

    chiefwiggumon March 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
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    Rancid kicks Fuckin ASS YEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Skankin'InThePiton June 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    The lyrics to this song are awesome i love it. rancid are punk they blink 182 and sum 41 look like stupid year 7's or freshmans to those great americans

    terraryzinon September 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    maybe i'm just really dumb and unhip, but who is jackyl?

    PooPooInfernoon March 12, 2003   Link
  • 0
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    yeah, who's this song about? is it about some specific person or just like some character who is known only as Jackyl? this is a beautiful song. and even know you posted last september, terraryzin, dont insult blink182. you say they seem like they're in 7th grade, but you seem like you're in fifth grade when you purposely bring them up just to insult them. grow up, you're lame. woo hoo, go rancid.

    theoddfooton March 14, 2003   Link
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    i dunno i kinda think the solo sounds like the pulp fiction theme song. you know that little thing on the guitar thats like a surfer thing... difficult to explain. but pulp fiction theme.

    theoddfooton April 15, 2003   Link
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    idiots. just because it says jakyl doesnt mean hes an actual person. he may be a fictional character

    RejEkTon April 22, 2003   Link

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