Rumjacks, The - Spit In The Street Lyrics




Oh I lie awake, I'm fit to break
And my head won't leave me alone
I've to make my way through one more day
Strippin' knuckle to the glistenin' bone

Oh it's a shit-fight hell-right down to the Boulevarde
Crackles in the blisterin' heat
Where all the women they dress like high priced hookers
And the men all spit in the street

Oh I set out this mornin' in steel capped shoes
I paid a hard earned dollar for all the bad news
All to sell my soul to these ignorant mongrels
They can't stop me thinkin' of you

Oh, I shove aside the human tide
And I struggle just to keep control
Through the lines o cabs, the angry stabs
Of the traffic all split my skull

Where the railway cops lay into the drunks
And the people never seem to see
And all the posh kids roll to the soul-less drivel
Of a pissy little MP3

I've been wearin' my dreams like tattered old jeans
All beer soaked and bloodied, the arse showin' through
And if I come home tonight without a knife in the neck
What's left of me belongs to you

Follow me
And we can drown together in a smoky little room
Help carry me
By the light of the angry moon

A pocketful o' nails, the screechin' rails
Air thick enough to make ya choke
Five days o' grief for two relief
It doesn't ever seem enough, I know

I need my white-hot fix o' my teenage kicks
I gotta get back to me
Among the boys o' Hades and the painted Ladies
Of this city's where I've got to be





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  1. Dan Thompson

    Oh I lie awake, I’m fit to break,
    And my head won’t leave me alone,
    I’ve to make my way through one more day,
    Strippin’ knuckle to the glistenin’ bone,
    Oh it’s a shit-fight! hell-right! down to the Boulevarde,
    Crackles in the blisterin’ heat,
    Where all the women they dress like high priced hookers,
    And the men all spit in the street.
    Oh I set out this mornin’ in steel capped shoes,
    I paid a hard earned dollar for all the bad news,
    All to sell my soul to these ignorant mongrels,
    They can’t stop me thinkin’ of you.
    Oh, I shove aside the human tide,
    And I struggle just to keep control,
    Through the lines o cabs, the angry stabs,
    Of the traffic all split my skull,
    Where the railway cops lay into the drunks,
    And the people never seem to see,
    And all the posh kids roll to the soul-less drivel,
    Of a pissy little MP3.
    I’ve been wearin’ my dreams like tattered old jeans,
    All beer soaked & bloodied, the arse showin’ through,
    And if I come home tonight without a knife in the neck,
    Whats left of me belongs to you.
    Follow me & we can drown together in a smoky little room,
    Help carry me by the light of the angry moon.
    A pocketful o’ nails, the screechin’ rails,
    Air thick enough to make ya choke,
    Five days o’ grief for two relief,
    It doesn’t ever seem enough, I know,
    I need my white-hot fix o’ my teenage kicks,
    I gotta get back to me,
    Among the boys o’ Hades and the painted Ladies,
    Of this city’s where I’ve got to be…

  2. juddy

    love this

  3. it sounds like Ramones  to me..

  4. Adam richardson

    Brilliant.......more aggressive than the Murphys. But thats a good thing. Who cares if they are from Australia. Bloody brilliant music feom a fantastic band.

    bolder odensson

    +Adam richardson why would it matter where they are from?

    Paladin Grim

    Lead singer is from Ireland.

    Chris Sandoval

    there's words to be said for the murphys and mollys, but there's none better than the jacks.

  5. Michael Sharman

    fuck yeah love these blokes !!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Lucky Field

    they're not from Ireland? now they sound worse

  7. Russell Higgins

    ... The excessive amounts of Irish Pubs in Sydney Australia?

  8. Road_OW

    You do know what that song is about right?

    Kevin Frank

    what is it about

    Chan Dick

    i would like to know

  9. Hughes79x

    i dont care where there from love the music and if you dont like i will punch right in the soul

  10. Russell Higgins

    Australia here I come. Then again I'm in Buffalo, the American Mecca of Irish Pubs.

  11. josh Elwood

    and the others are Irish Australian

  12. Eoghan Todd

    Irish stock I would guess.

  13. Russell Higgins

    Anyone who makes a song called "An Irish Pub Song" is Irish in my book.

  14. Jay Cline

    i don't think he was born in Scotland though. Correct me if i'm wrong.

  15. 777azathoth

    these guys rock!!! i had no idea they were from australia!!!

  16. ShadowZIsGod

    Bashed an ex, apparently.

  17. LaBuse87

    And he is in jail actually ;)

  18. Tanel218

    they are from ireland?

  19. Patrick Rigsby

    Fosters Now thats Australian for Beer!!! or should i say RumJacks are Australian For Beer!!!!!!!!!!