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RANCID



  Adina

I want to go where the action is, I wanna fly through the urban blight
I wanna live like a shadow in the dark and only move at night
A story bought, a one story house that lets the winter bleed
21 years old and no money to read

How did she know the roof would cave in over and over again
Beat up bruised a record that's broken
Adina's crying again
Beat up chevy with a trailer in tow is what they call home now
One more hill or river to cross on the way to another town
Crying in her beer and always running away
Maybe not so much running, but hoping for better days

How did she know the roof would cave in over and over again
Beat up bruised a record that's broken
Adina's crying again

I want to go where the action is, I wanna fly through the urban blight
I wanna live like a shadow in the dark and only move at night
A story bought, a one story house that lets the winter bleed
21 years old and no money to read

How did she know the roof would cave in over and over again
Beat up bruised a record that's broken
Adina's crying again

Adina's crying again



  Hyena

I'm money broke and it's no joke
Can't cope, use the rope this time
Knuckle up, buckle up, the ride's getting rough
But I will not lose my mind
I asked them if I could come in
And the first thing they said was no
If I can't come in, that means I can't come back
I got nowhere to go

I'm a hyena fighting for the lion share
Sometimes the lion share ain't there
I'm a hyena fighting for the lion share
Sometimes the lion share ain't there

Absent from political authority, an animal I've become
Total disorder and confusion is the lifestyle that I run
Permit me to do what I want and I will I'm a nomad to travel
Concrete glass stone and gravel

I'm a hyena fighting for the lion share
Sometimes the lion share ain't there
I'm a hyena fighting for the lion share
Sometimes the lion share ain't there

Every time I turn around it's the same sad story
Getting ganked I wish it would end
And life's comisary, I'm a bad missionary with a wicked message I send
If I don't care to use that shit, is that the way what it is
Who could I trust in a world of green?
What I'm taught to take and not give

I'm a hyena fighting for the lion share
Sometimes the lion share ain't there
Sometimes the lion share ain't there



  Detroit

I didn't know what time it was when the sun went down
Detroit, mission the bus downtown
Last I was fighting on the street
But tonight I have a girl next to me on this cold world
She brings me heat

I gotta good feeling in a bad city tonite
I gotta good feeling that everything's gonna be alright
Some run, some fight
Detained in illegal custody spent the nite in jail
With a drunken priest and a hooker
$500 bill nobody know who was standing in the street
Like that I hit the ground to make a sound

I gotta good feeling in a bad city tonite
I gotta good feeling that everything's gonna be alright
Some run, some fight, I gotta good feeling in a bad city tonite

Bus dropped me off and I had to cough
I couldn't breath cuz I got ripped off
I couldn't realize by being satisfied cuz it runs so thin
And that's why I'm pissed off
We had no money, we had no time
She had the champagne, I had the cisco wine
She said "do you want to come, you better hurry
Because we'll have hell to pay

I gotta good feeling in a bad city tonite
I gotta good feeling that everything's gonna be alright
Some run, some fight, I gotta good feeling in a bad city tonite


  
Rats in the Hallway

Knock, knock come in if 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 the welfare state
My flat used to be section p
Now it's a rat infested cocaine run
My whole world plays like a broken drum

Drunken bum
Rats in the hallway again
Set up get put go away & ride away
Sit up our bed up your bed to lay
Kick up our rip up this place apart
Even when I finish I'm back at the start
I'm out of line on adeline st. heat
Don't keep this crooked beat
4 a.m. no waves breakin'
What's left of the p.m. the a.m. has taken

Outside my gate my crew is drinking a 40 oz.
They asked me if there's still rats in the hallway
I said some things 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 sleave and showed me the tracks on her arm
I said, "what's your name?" she said "I'm mya"
She said "Tim I wanna take you higher"

Junkie drunken bum
Rats in the hallway again

Zombie walking kid out on his own with no moral
Mr. high leave the body, in comes mr. withdrawal
Pain is the only thing the body will allow
The kid wants to dance, the gangster knows how

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
Junkie drunken bum
Rats in the hallway again


  
Another Night

In the dark with the oakland skyline
As I cross the city I avoid the landmines
All I wanna do is make it through without dyin'
All I wanna do is keep on tryin'

Another night in the streets for me
No sanctuary
Another night, come and watch me bleed
Another night in the streets for me
She wouldn't move until the coast was clear
She always knew the final battle was near
If you got a bag of dope she'll give it up for free
If you got a song of hope it will help her see

Another night in the streets for me
No sanctuary
Another night, come and watch me bleed
Another night in the streets for me

In the dark lookin' up at the skyline
As I cross the city I avoid the landmines
All I wanna do is make it through without dyin'
All I wanna do is keep on tryin'

Another night in the streets for me
No sanctuary
Another night, come and watch me bleed
Another night in the streets for me



  Animosity

Break down the fear, I got my animosity
Break down the fear, I got my animosity
I'm gonna break it down
Armegeddon is comin'
So you better start runnin' 'cause the big wave is comin' to the shore
No surprise that you see thru the lies of the system that's rotten to the core
High tech surveilance, paranoia & violence, keeping the city at a calm
Break down, break down, tear it apart
The thing'g going off like a bomb

Break down the fear, I got my animosity
Break down the fear, I got my animosity
I'm gonna break it down

Helicopter's come down on me tonight
My brother's sellin' cocaine, he knows how to fight
Hounded and harrassed, in a power elite bought
Sun ain't arise, so I abide by my route

Break down the fear, I got my animosity
Break down the fear, I got my animosity
I'm gonna break it down

I remember a cold december when I heard the revolution rock
Didn't hear what they were saying
I ran thru the mayhem of a police state
On my back high tech surveilance

Break down the fear, I got my animosity
Break down the fear, I got my animosity
I'm gonna break it down
I'm gonna break it down



  Outta My Mind

You're workin' like a monkey who's been trained by a sick junkie
On a mission to get money for a new suit and tie
To wear to a reception where they envy your deception
And one compliments and praises to the ones they despise
Practicing your smile in the mirror
All the while try to cultivate the style of the bastards in power
I know what they're sellin' cuz their nervous twitch is tellin'
You're comin' off smellin' like the pig of the hour
I've got a lot of people tellin' me I'm out of my mind and I don't know why
I've got a lot of people tellin' me I'm out of my mind and I don't know why

My brain was bleeding and my fingers were proceeding through a notebook
I was keeping since the dawning of time
Senses were coroaded you know that I was loaded like a sign
You were dealing
I was reeling from the feeling and the madness was concealing like a siren song
People that I trusted would surely have me busted if they ever had a clue
What was really going on
I got alot of people telling me I'm out of my mind and I don't know why
I got alot of people telling me I'm out of my mind and I don't know why

I don't know why

You're workin' like a monkey who's been trained by a sick junkie
On a mission to get money for a new suit and tie
To wear to a reception where they envy your deception
And give one compliments and praises to the ones they despise
I see you smiling in the mirror
All the while try to cultivate the style of the bastards in power
I know what they're sellin' cuz their nervous twitch is tellin'
You're comin' off smellin' like the pig of the hour
I've got a lot of people tellin' me I'm out of my mind and I don't know why
I've got a lot of people tellin' me I'm out of my mind and I don't know why



  Whirlwind

Every cities got an artery where the blind breaks down
An avenue or a boulevard and a boy who wears a crown
Indignant life styles implies simply lack of means
Dognatical authoritarians dictate the cities remain

A promise to go to heaven won't put salvation in sight
Whirlwind is coming, whirlwind is coming
A promise to go to heaven won't put salvation in sight
Whirlwind is comin' down on me

When the factory shut down so did the place he lived
Blood money for junk bonds by a white collar fugitive
All the tax free incentives ain't goin' to help him now
Generations of job security gone out like the horse and plow

A promise to go to heaven won't put salvation in sight
Whirlwind is coming, whirlwind is coming
A promise to go to heaven won't put salvation in sight
Whirlwind is comin' down on me

My old man worked his troubled life in a nowhere dead end
He drank the pain away, I'll be damned if that's me having my dreams robbed
The working class carries a country that has been rotting inside for years
The rigs cuffed my old man in the front yard, I saw through my eyes of tears

Whirlwind is coming, whirlwind is coming
A promise to go to heaven won't put salvation in sight
Whirlwind is comin' down on me



  Rejected

I could not fit in, I was the one who got caught
I was the one who got realized, I was the one who got dropped
Shut out banished and locked away
The knife that did me in I carry to this day

Rejected, rejected
Crossing bridges in the land of the forgotten
Rejected

I could not fit in, I was the one who got caught
I was the one who got realized, I was the one who got dropped
Distrust existed that I never saw
Deep seated distrust I was victim of

Rejected, rejected
Crossing bridges in the land of the forgotten
Rejected

Unspoken among the more privelaged or the so-called
I was not good enough, not good enough at all
At first out of loneliness I tried to conform
But all that bullshit just left me all alone
Left me all alone, yeah

Rejected, rejected, rejected, rejected



  Injury

Excuse me while I pull a knife out of my back
How could I ever trust a person like that
Alongside the slow is someone moving faster
Behind the warm image is a cold cold bastard

Corporate liberal bullshit
Ruling fucking class take your fucking money and shove it up your ass
Take your fucking lies, I've had enough of you
Of all the fucking shit that you put me through

I'm injured, injury, yeah yeah, I'm injured, injury
I look for the truth, it's getting hard to find
Money grabbin' dragon and the tie you hide behind
I'm so fucking stupid, with you I was a buyer
I believed in you, you deceiving liar

Excuse me while I pull a knife out of my back
How could I ever trust a person like that
Corporate liberal bullshit
Ruling fucking class take your fucking money and shove it up your ass

I'm injured, injury, yeah yeah, I'm injured, injury

Set me fucking free

I'm injured, injury, yeah yeah, I'm injured, injury



  The Bottle

Climb in, climb in, climb inside of me, pain
Climb in, climb in, climb inside of me, pain
Another night of drinkin'
Another night of being out of my head and I don't know where I was last night
Drinkin' on an empty stomach or an empty mind
It makes no difference when I'm way out of line

Things I can't remember come back to haunt me
Alot of people out there who seem to want me
Climb in the bottle and never come out

Climb in, climb in, climb inside of me, pain
Climb in, climb in, climb inside of me, pain

I made no nothin' but I'm good at something
I would drink until the sun comes up no more
One of these days gonna come outta my haze
Better hurry up , it's getting harder to come back

Things I can't remember come back to haunt me
Alot of people out there who seem to want me
Climb in the bottle and never come out

Climb in, climb in, climb inside of me, pain
Climb in, climb in, climb inside of me, pain

Climb in, climb in, climb inside of me, pain
Climb in, climb in, climb inside of me, pain



  Trenches

1987, at a 7-11, police out lookin' for problems
But I'm no average hoodlum
Still runnin from the pigs so it seems to me
This is not the land of love and liberty
It's more like a waiting room in hell
Drink a quart and watch me dwell

I got it right, out in the trenches tonight
I got it right, out in the trenches tonight
Glass towers rise above the filth and the pain
I'm a moral degenerate feel my pain
Passed out on a squat on a mission
That night I was shocked in to submission
Straight down, straight down to hell I head
System of sewers is where I lay my head
People on their way are like on a different dimension
I need no correction

I got it right, out in the trenches tonight
I got it right, out in the trenches tonight

Some of my friends moved on, a simple domestic life
They're all gone, only a few of us remain
Only a few of us want to keep it the same
Want to keep it the same

I got it right, out in the trenches tonight
I got it right, out in the trenches tonight



  Holiday Sunrise

So I packed everthing I owned
Midnight christmas eve, a kid could feel alone
I drink my scotch, my mind goes away
Midnight christmas eve starts out in a way

I cried when I had no shoes till' I met the man with no feet
It's just a holiday sunrise
I suddenly realized I got no alibis
Holiday sunrise
Relatives of mine said they were born again
Fucked up world has made me born against
I'm a sinner and my soul should be cleansed
I'll take my chances when I'm dead

I cried when I had no shoes till' I met the man with no feet
It's just a holiday sunrise
I suddenly realized I got no alibis
Holiday sunrise

I cried when I had no shoes till' I met the man with no feet
It's just a holiday sunrise
I suddenly realized I got no alibis
Holiday sunrise



  Unwritten Rules

Kick the kick drum
Increase the weight of the sound
The dialogue of maximum decibles is enough to move the fucking ground
I'm gonna amplify the rage of a class that's not inferior
The message in the volume this song's a carrier

Unwritten rules, rules understood
Unwritten rules, boomin' out the speakers and amps in the hood
I like to drink beer play music and go to shows
It's not about paying your dues if you do it out of love
I'm not no jaded junkie runnin' dry
I don't know anything else, I'll be playing until I die

Unwritten rules, rules understood
Unwritten rules, boomin' out the speakers and amps in the hood

Unwritten rules, rules understood
Unwritten rules, boomin' out the speakers and amps in the hood
Unwritten rules, rules understood
Unwritten rules, boomin' out the speakers and amps in the hood



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