I Wanna Riot
Rancid Lyrics


I saw a man get the beat down
Took his money and his wallet left him dead on the ground
I saw them gather celebrate the crime
Teaching us the laughter another lesson of mankind
I raise my hand, I've got another question:
"If I start a riot, will I get protection?
Cause I'm the kid whose got a lot of problems
And if I throw a brick maybe the brick will go and solve them."

Oh...yeah...I want to riot
Oh...yeah...I want to riot

I'm boiling up the city's on heat
Red alert tension you know it's on the street
Code blue city of the dead
Sirens in the night with the lights bloody red
See how we do this (hell yeah) see how we ride
Throw a brick light the fuse dodge a bullet duck inside
It's a statistic hammered on my brain
Branded with a number another pawn in the game

Oh...yeah...I want to riot
Oh...yeah...I want to riot

Oi! Oi! Oi! Oi! Oi! Oi!
In front of me the misery
Crying in line and dying burning debris
My face is burning...oh so quick...so quick
Like a candle at the end of its wick
Well, I turn the dial, I turn the channel
I turn into a monster fighting the eternal battle
I need some help and, there is no doubt
If I'm gonna go down I'm gonna take somebody out

Oh...yeah...I want to riot
Oh...yeah...I want to riot
Oh...yeah...I want to riot
Oh...yeah...I want to riot
Riot!

Lyrics © Wixen Music Publishing
Written by: BRETT REED, LARS FREDERIKSEN, ROGER M. FREEMAN, TIMOTHY ARMSTRONG

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Connor Behr

I saw a man get the beat down
Took his money and his wallet, left him dead on the ground
I saw them gather, celebrate the crime
Teaching us the laughter, another lesson of mankind
I raised my hand, I got another question
If I start to riot, will I get protection
'Cause I'm a kid who's got a lot of problems
If i throw a brick maybe the brick will go and solve them
Oh, yeah, I wanna riot
Oh, yeah, I wanna riot
I'm boiling up, the city's on heat
Red alert tention, you know it's on the street
Code blue, the city of the dead
Sirens in the night with the lights bloody red
See how we do this, see how we ride
Throw a brick, light the fuse, dodge a bullet, duck inside
A statistic hammered on my brain
Branded with another nother pawn in the game
Oh, yeah I wanna riot
Oh, yeah I wanna riot
In front of me, perpetuated
Crying in line, I got a burning to be
My face is burning, burning so quick
Burning like a candle at the end of its wick
Well, I turn the dial, I turn the channel
I turn it to a monster fighting the eternal battle
I need some help man, there is no doubt
If I'm gonna go down I'm gonna take somebody out
Oh, yeah, I wanna riot
Oh, yeah, I wanna riot
Riot
Riot
Riot
Riot
Riot



All comments from YouTube:

Live N Loco

This song aged well. Like a fine wine

Mm Munick

Wine taste like piss, "fine" or not.

SeventhStudofaSeventhStud

And it only continued to age well.

K M

@James Boulger *feat Stubborn All Stars. My teens were from late 90's early 00's - I dig the BRASS!

James Boulger

@K M I like both versions, but actually I don't think this is the ska version, because I just listened to that one after this one. That version is typically credited as Rancid featuring (some other group or person).

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ScottAlmighty

As a 16 year old kid who never knew there was music that didn't come on the radio, this blew my mind. Changed my life. Good times.

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The best music is hidden from the radio

Joel Vrobel

Keep it goin young blood. Rancid nofx bad religion. All classic

Brandon Sergeon

A punk rock song won't ever change the world but I can tell you about a couple that changed me..

Dave Gnarly

OMG😃. I love. Rancid

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