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Rubber Bullets
The Vindictives Lyrics


I went to a party at the local county jail
All the cons were dancing and the band began to wail
But the guys were indiscreet
They were brawling in the street
At the local dance at the local county jail

Well the band were playing
And the booze began to flow
But the sound came over on the police car radio
Down at Precinct 49
Having a tear-gas of a time
Sergeant Baker got a call from the governor of the county jail

Load up, load up, load up with rubber bullets
Load up, load up, load up with rubber bullets

I love to hear those convicts squeal
It's a shame these slugs ain't real
But we can't have dancin' at the local county jail

Sergeant Baker and his men made a bee-line for the jail
And for miles around
You could hear the sirens wail
There's a rumor goin' round death row
That a fuse is gonna blow
At the local hop at the local county jail

Whatcha gonna do about it, whatcha gonna do
Whatcha gonna do about it, whatcha gonna do

Sergeant Baker started talkin'
With a bullhorn in his hand
He was cool, he was clear
He was always in command
He said "Blood will flow;
Here Padre
Padre you talk to your boys..."
"Trust in me -
God will come to set you free"

Well we don't understand
Why you called in the National Guard
When Uncle Sam is the one
Who belongs in the exercise yard
We all got balls and brains
But some's got balls and chains
At the local dance at the local county jail

Load up, load up, load up with rubber bullets
Load up, load up, load up with rubber bullets

Is it really such a crime
For a guy to spend his time
At the local dance at the local county jail
At the local dance at the local county jail

Whatcha gonna do about it, whatcha gonna do
Whatcha gonna do about it, whatcha gonna do

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: GRAHAM GOULDMAN, KEVIN GODLEY, LOL CREME

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Comments from YouTube:

itsnow2am

I’m only 16 but I wish I grew up in the 80’s for rock

Spiral Scratch

pop punk was kinda clever (covering 10cc) in the 90s.  what went wrong??

Dave Anchovies

i LIKE 10 cc and this is not like other 10cc songs...good thing it was $1 record. Blink 282 made music for their fanbase---these guys didnt. Plus...theres a million Blink 182's that never made it outta town

We Remotely Low

It still can be kinda clever. You just have to remember that at the end of the 90's, it got way more popular. And the more bands that are doing something, the more bad ones there will be.

Standing The Gaff

Good question. Blink 182 rounded out the edges, got rid of the passion and desperation, and got big.

Kyrrin Vinnicombe

Piss on beach boys for vocal harmony s the vindictives rocked everything they touched peace and love lloydy

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