Arctic Monkeys - Riot Van 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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Arctic Monkeys Riot Van Comments
  1. Foshi

    Here I am, slow dancing at midnight with my imaginary boyfriend to a song about underage drinking

  2. JEEP McCann

    I miss 2006 and I was born in 2005

  3. Bruna Rocha

    Eu vibro

  4. Token_Stoner_Kid

    0:56 and https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin/399131585720245719/

  5. rafi aljero

    love u sooo much aly

  6. Carolina Sinchich

    I miss those times.. Please take me back there

  7. Francesca Daltri

    God I'm so in love with this

  8. Ethan Teale

    Not just me who stills listen to this

  9. Mega Xenu

    peace out

  10. Ank Sonic

    Cheers 🍻🍻🍻

  11. Josh

    2019 ??

  12. IT Fan

    We had this song in drama lol

  13. Christian Magalhães

    Someone listening in 2019? I begin listening Arctic Monkeys when i was 13 and now i'm almost 20... This band was literally my whole adolescence

    Ethan Teale

    Christian Magalhães I am mate dw

  14. Emerson Rodrigues

    Whatever

  15. Simenzss

    This song reminds me a rainy day

  16. gatito negro

    1:33 to 1:50 heaven...

  17. yan santos hipolito

    The demo version is better than original

  18. vilson silva

    Nostalgic bro

  19. Cameron Tran

    took me ages to find

  20. Unordinary Olivia

    i remember having this song on repeat and laying on the floor in the middle of my room just crying... highschool was so much fun

  21. welliwonder

    One of my favourites. Alex don't write em like this anymore.

  22. steve silvester

    Reminds me so much of my childhood

  23. Shai Connor

    Esta no es la real, no no.

  24. kieron blake

    It’s the story of my youth put into a song lol

  25. Stewy Lewy

    Flashbacks of rainy days, smoking under bridges with a bottle of cheap crumpton oak cider, blasting this song with the boys, having laughs. Memories i'll never forget!

  26. aunthau MV

    I wish they would perform these classics now. But then again im afraid if they do, itd be disappointing.

  27. Tall Blake

    My favorite kariyokee song

  28. Esra Rüzgar Koç

    2018 November..

  29. Gabriel Machado Paz

    i miss the good ol days, being just an indie kid, wearing skinny jeans and dirty chuck taylors.... live was so much easier....

  30. Maestro Tao pai pai

    I remember that the songs from this album were one of the first that i learned on the electric guitar. :´)

  31. Stewart James

    Epitome of nostalgia

  32. Imperfect Girl

    Lyrics

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

    Got chased 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 a 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

  33. Ally Winchester

    i love so much when Alex says "and please just stop talking cause they won't find us if you do"

  34. Fade BOI

    we got a chase last night

  35. Keno Reeves

    when the ad takes longer than the actual AM music

  36. Valery Klipp

    This song will forever hold a place in my heart. I will use it on my channel playlist!

  37. Oscar Braddy

    gives me a sense of nostalgia i didnt know i had

  38. Jacqueline Payne

    Reminiscing and this has to be part of the best album ever! Revolutionary and poetic catches everything perfect. Wish that they returned to this style of writing. Quests we all grow up😞

  39. Huumbug

    coming here after hotel blabla whatever, no hate it's just not my shit anymore, miss these golden days 😳😳

    Huumbug

    i mean please slow down on the crooner voice dear lord its tough to grow up i suppose

  40. tony623

    what TBH&C shouldve sounded like

  41. Duru Oktay

    This is way too short..

  42. DamjanBelic

    all those silly boys in blue

  43. Vred

    Hopefully AM is done..

  44. iFoundsparkles 1

    The AM fans can’t find us here!

    juliaa

    beebjank it’s shit compared to their first two albums tho.

    mattfrostii

    VintageLazer SAYS THE MAC DEMARCO BOI

    mattfrostii

    VintageLazer facts I actually like him

    FluxTavern

    @juliaa Hating an album and claiming to be the better fan makes you seem more pretentious than people who dick ride.

    neхт day

    What if I love AM and their debut album too?

  45. Duru Oktay

    i appreciate my music taste

  46. Zeroxous

    I wouldn't be surprised if Cage the Elephant listened to a lot of Arctic Monkeys when making Tell Me I'm Pretty. There is clearly a lot of influence in the lyrics

  47. Reshabh Sharma

    anyone here 2018 ? <3

  48. Samantha

    who else is stoked for the 2018 album??

  49. Lauty

    Piola la cancion pero guada está mas buena ahre

  50. Ziggy ‘S

    Bonjourrrr

  51. Manuel Mar

    For the laugh, just for the laugh...

  52. Hayden Cooper

    The nostalgic feeling of this song im crying

  53. Josh Ravenscroft

    Criminally underrated

  54. Harky

    Chillin song

  55. teaspoon54

    But the police men look annoyed
    Perhaps these are ones they should avoid

  56. morgan xoxo

    omg how the fuck was i about 4 when this came out it seems like yesterday

  57. Ryen Sol

    Most songs that are 2 min long are usually some of the most best songs. Love these guys

  58. ALEXANDER DUNNACHIE 1998

    Chilling

  59. Uğur Güneş

    I miss my girlfriend :(

    McCake

    She gone chief

  60. METalGod66

    masterpiece cant wait for the new album

  61. Will Davison

    I think anyone can relate to this song

  62. Yoda Gaming

    This kind of music makes me nostalgic

  63. Finlay Tait

    Sadly 1 of the only reasons I'm proud to be from Sheffield

  64. Thea Ysabelle Solis

    love their old music so much..

  65. evilpants

    drunken Fridays pissing off cops and feeling invincible and omnipotent....this song captures that feeling flawlessly

    Asshole

    I'm gonna go crash a plane while listening to this song!

  66. Philip Gray

    brilliant

  67. Sygg, River Guide

    This song sums up our childhood days a little too well...

  68. Maiza Vinhort

    muito amazing mas dura pouco, pena :(

  69. kingprincess24

    too bad this song would not be played at AM gigs

  70. Valentin Idk

    This is perfection... <3

  71. Alliah Concepcion

    I'm only 15 and this song is better than any shit songs today

    z ⸒

    i'm a fetus

    Varsha Patel

    I'm glad you say this. And I agree, songs like this are better than modern songs with their shitty lyrics.

    Sygg, River Guide

    No one cares, I'm only 3 and i have been listening to this shit for 45 and a half year. So piss off you loser.

  72. mr robot

    Seus gringo aki em Br na veia huehuehuehue

    Futuro mestre

    mr robot kkk

    Alex Vasylyev

    Jajajajajaja

    blackwolf 07

    Akakaksjsk vdd

  73. Greenock Catman

    This song gives me a raging erection.

    Roberto Igor

    WTF HAHA

    Greenock Catman

    McLovin A lot of songs do that.

  74. Hannah Lawrencium

    Normally Sheffield and Hull accents make my ears bleed although his isn't too bad maybe...

    Melvin Doo

    Hannah Lawrencium Lol

  75. Myrto Zacharopoulou

    I came here because of my excellent taste in music :3

    Cole

    Myrto Zacharopoulou bragging much

  76. Daxsen Music Group [DMG International]

    WE ARE GETTING OLD :(

    thomas gilling

    Daxsen Music Group [DMG International] 11 years!

    life of harry Webster

    You said it

  77. Prithvi Prakash

    David Beckham red card vs Argentina. Anybody?

    Manny Lasso

    Prithvi Prakash what?

    Prithvi Prakash

    @Manny Lasso there was this video which had Beckham getting a red card vs Argentina. It had this very song in the background. I think it got taken down though.

  78. James Gilbert

    this ant the original!

  79. marwan betmen

    who came here because Cigarette daydreams?

    Susieeg

    From CTE? What's the link between the songs? I must know ._.

    Lara Curutchet

    i think it´s because they sound similar in some places

    Jonathan Kim

    They both have that distinct Dmaj7 chord

    H LL

    marwan betmen meeeeee

    Kelpy

    marwan betmen ME

  80. my favorite color is eggs

    If you listened to the demo version you can easily understand what I'm saying. I have a theory about the song. I think Alex's had a group of friends. They were underage but drinking. Cops were trying to catch them because of little crimes they commited. But they didn't give a fuck and were having fun. At the end of the song, cops caught one of them. I think he was Alex. In demo version the story continues. His other friends managed to run away with a van. But they lost control and died. It makes sense..

    Greenock Catman

    the monkeys Congrats! You know how to look up a song on Genius.com.

    my favorite color is eggs

    @Not True Scotsman That's just my idea?

    Nasu Smiley

    The last verse made me think his friend was beat up by cops but maybe I've watched too much tv

    WhoaSav

    Nasu Possu yeah they beat him up, that’s actually common in most places round Britain especially South Yorkshire where they’re from, police are brutal

  81. my favorite color is eggs

    this song gives me weird feelings but in a good way

  82. Christopher Hunt

    Fuck yes...

  83. RubiNeira

    me recuerda a los viejos tiempos, buenísima

  84. Benjamin Lebidineuse

    10000th like. Just saying, I would give all those 9999 other likes for this song. And while I'm at it, I'll do all the likes for the band.

  85. ScottishObserver

    Ahh takes me back to the young team days

    Chris Davis

    Dannybhoy1 defo mate yaldy here we....

  86. rarethen9

    but i couldn't care less...

  87. sabarsk0rp10n

    This reminds me of the weeknd

    Cristian Acosta

    how tho...

    rarethen9

    haha indeed, how the f