Riot Van
Arctic Monkeys Lyrics


Up rolls a riot van
And sparks excitement in the boys
But the policemen look annoyed
Perhaps these are ones they should avoid

Got a chase last night
From men with truncheons dressed in hats
We didn't do that much wrong
Still ran away though, for the laugh
Just for the laugh
And please just stop talking
'Cause they won't find us if you do
Oh, those silly boys in blue
Well, they won't catch me and you

"Have you been drinking, son?
You don't look old enough to me"
"I'm sorry, officer
Is there a certain age you're supposed to be?
'Cause nobody told me"
And up rolls the riot van
And these lads just wind the coppers up
They ask why they don't catch proper crooks
They get their address and their names took
But they couldn't care less

Thrown in the riot van
And all the coppers kicked him in
And there was no way he could win
Just had to take it on the chin

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Written by: Alex Turner

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Joseph Melgarejo

Up rolls a riot van
And sparks excitement in the boys
But the policemen look annoyed
Perhaps these are ones they should avoid

Got a chase last night
From men with truncheons dressed in hats
We didn't do that much wrong
Still ran away though, for the laugh
Just for the laugh
And please just stop talking
'Cause they won't find us if you do
Oh, those silly boys in blue
Well, they won't catch me and you

"Have you been drinking, son?
You don't look old enough to me"
"I'm sorry, officer
Is there a certain age you're supposed to be?
'Cause nobody told me"
And up rolls the riot van
And these lads just wind the coppers up
They ask why they don't catch proper crooks
They get their address and their names took
But they couldn't care less

Thrown in the riot van
And all the coppers kicked him in
And there was no way he could win
Just had to take it on the chin



All comments from YouTube:

JustGame

Underage drinking on a field dodging coppers, nothing more British than that

son Sonic

@wildmercuryfilms dont forget to drink wotaa on thr boo'aaa

wildmercuryfilms

@Francis Agu driving a 1981 Honda Accord in 1988 in Omaha Nebraska on the way to soccer practice while Vicar In A Tutu blasts from the cassette deck: Nothing more British than that

Francis Agu

Awesome, tell us more.

Tragedy Has Found Us

when you see the title "Riot Van" you think that this is going to be a loud and funky song but this is such a beautiful,calm story :)

NSR Productions

Yes, so true

Vibin' Bryan

i dont want this song to end

Francis Agu

Abso freaking lutely, brother.

Carly Redmond

My thoughts literally every time i listen to it

nnnn818

most underrated arctic monkeys song

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