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​Time Bomb

This song is by Rancid and appears on the album ...And Out Come the Wolves (1995) and on the compilation CBGB Forever (2007).

This song is available as a downloadable track for the video games Rock Band, Rock Band 2, Rock Band 3, Rock Band 4, Rock Band Blitz and Rocksmith 2014.
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If you wanna make the move, then you better come in
It's just the ability to reason that wears so thin
Living and dying and the stories that are true
The secret to a good life is knowing when you're through

Black coat, white shoes, black hat, Cadillac, yeah
The boy's a time bomb
Black coat, white shoes, black hat, Cadillac, yeah
The boy's a time bomb

Well, he's back in the hole where they got him
Living like a rat, but he's smarter than that
Nine lives like a cat, they take his soul
Take him to the youth authority home
First thing you learn: you gotta make it in this world alone

Black coat, white shoes, black hat, Cadillac, yeah
The boy's a time bomb
Black coat, white shoes, black hat, Cadillac, yeah
The boy's a time bomb

Now he's gotten out, he's gotten free, he gotta go, got a car
He's 21 years old, he's running numbers from the bar
His pager's beeping, he's getting deep in
Whatever he can move on in, you know that kid's a creepin'

Black coat, white shoes, black hat, Cadillac, yeah
The boy's a time bomb
Black coat, white shoes, black hat, Cadillac
The boy's a time bomb
Yeah, the boy's a time bomb!

Tears come from the razor that's been tattooed below his eye
His mother cries, she knows that he is strong enough to die
He's rollin' in the Cadillac, it's midnight, sunroof is down
Three shots rung out, the hero's dead, the new king is crowned

Black coat, white shoes, black hat, Cadillac, yeah
The boy's a time bomb
Black coat, white shoes, black hat, Cadillac, yeah
The boy's a time bomb
Black coat, white shoes, black hat, Cadillac, yeah
The boy's a time bomb
Black coat, white shoes, black hat, Cadillac, yeah
The boy's a time bomb

Ooh, time bomb!

Written by:

Tim Armstrong, Lars Frederiksen and Matt Freeman