"Rusty James" as written by and Billie Joe/pritchard Armstrong....
This whiskey sour, amateur hour
Raise your glass and toast your friends
Some day we will fight again, well
Your enemies, your tragedies
Pocket knives and rusty chains
Where in the hell is the old gang, yeah?

And all the losers
Can't even win for losing
And the beginners
Don't even know what song they're singing

Well there's no one left around
And you're the last gang in town
And your heart can't even break
When it doesn't even pound

Well there's no one left around
And you're the last gang in town
And your heart can't even break
When it doesn't even pound
Alright

This broken scene is turning green
Brass knuckles left in the rain
Death wish kids among the living
I want to ride on the divided
Anything but the mainstream
Where the fuck is your old gang, man?

And all the losers
Can't even win for losing
And the beginners
Don't even know what song they're singing

Well there's no one left around
And you're the last gang in town
And your heart can't even break
When it doesn't even pound

Well there's no one left around
And you're the last gang in town
And your heart can't even break
When it doesn't even pound

So long
Didn't even say goodnight
So long
There's nowhere to go
When you're hiding in plain sight

Well there's no one left around
And you're the last gang in town
And your heart can't even break
When it doesn't even pound

Well there's no one left around
And you're the last gang in town
And your heart can't even break
When it doesn't even pound

Well there's no one left around
And you're the last gang in town
And your heart can't even break
When it doesn't even pound

Well there's no one left around
And you're the last gang in town
And your heart can't even break
When it doesn't even pound


Lyrics submitted by mike, edited by Ryder556, xcaver123

"Rusty James" as written by Frank Edwin Iii Wright Billie Joe Armstrong

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentI know this song's title comes the SE Hinton book and 1983 Francis ford Coppola movie, rumble Fish starring Matt Dillon, Mickey rourke, and Diane Lane. The name Rusty James is the main Character of the story, played by matt Dillon. This song really runs parallel with that story because Rusty james' brother used to be the president of his local gang, and Rusty James thought gangs really meant something back then but he learns gangs really weren't anything and while he wants to be just like his brother, he doesn't have the brains to be a gang president. he'd only be the second lieutenant. Hope this gives you some perspective where the title and under meaning of the song comes from. i highly recommend you check out this amazing book and equally amazing and beautiful movie. One of my favorites and one of FFC's best!
    bridgetmwon June 10, 2013   Link

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