Rusty James lyrics Green Day

Rusty James lyrics by Greenday

Rust James is from Green Day's Uno album. This song used to be called Last Gang in Town. It's the last track on the album and a fun closing song.

Green Day Authority notes that title is based on a character from the book Rumble Fish, however the song is about the group of people Green Day spent time with in their early years at Gilman and the Bay Area music scene.

 Billie has mentioned the song is "probably the most bitter song I've ever written." The "last gang in town" referenced in the song is Green Day, and they're still out there going strong, while all their early critics who held Green Day in contempt for their popularity have all disappeared.

Lyrics:

This whiskey sour, amateur hour
Raise your glass and toast your friends
Someday we will fight again

Well, your enemies, your tragedies
Pocket knives and rusty chains
Where the hell is the old gang at?

And all the losers, can't even win for losing
And the beginners don't even know what song they're singing

When there's no one left around
And you're the last gang in town
And your heart can't even break
When it doesn't even pound

This broken scene is turning green
A brass knuckles left in the rain
Death wish kids among the living

I wanna ride on the divided
Anything but the mainstream
Where the fuck is your old gang man?

And all the losers, can't even win for losing
And the beginners don't even know what song they're singing

When there's no one left around
And you're the last gang in town
And your heart can't even break
When it doesn't even pound

So long
Didn't even say goodnight
So long
There's no where to go when you're hiding in plain sight

When there's no one left around
And you're the last gang in town
And your heart can't even break
When it doesn't even pound

3 comments:

  1. This whiskeys sour
    Amateur hour
    Raise your glass and toast your friends
    Someday we will fight again, well

    Your enemies
    Your tragedies
    Pocket knives and rusty chains
    Where the hell is the old gang at

    And all the losers
    Can't even win for losing
    And the beginners
    Don't even know what song their singing


    When there’s no-one left around
    And you’re the last gang in town
    And your heart can't even radiate
    It doesn't even pound

    When there’s no-one left around
    And you’re the last gang in town
    And your heart can't even radiate
    It doesn't even pound

    This broken scene
    Is turning green
    And brass knuckles left in the rain
    The devilish kids among the living

    I wanna ride
    On the divided
    Everything but the mainstream
    Where the fuck is your old game at

    And all the losers
    Can't even win for losing
    And the beginners
    Don't even know what song their singing


    When there’s no-one left around
    And you’re the last gang in town
    And your heart can't even radiate
    It doesn't even pound

    When there’s no-one left around
    And you’re the last gang in town
    And your heart can't even radiate
    It doesn't even pound

    So long
    Didn't even say goodnight
    So long
    There's nowhere to go when your hiding in plain sight

    When there’s no-one left around
    And you’re the last gang in town
    And your heart can't even radiate
    It doesn't even pound

    When there’s no-one left around
    And you’re the last gang in town
    And your heart can't even radiate
    It doesn't even pound

    When there’s no-one left around
    And you’re the last gang in town
    And your heart can't even radiate
    It doesn't even pound

    When there’s no-one left around
    And you’re the last gang in town
    And your heart can't even radiate
    It doesn't even pound

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  2. thank you anonymous

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  3. Some corrections. I thought everything was right at first, but after listening to the song some more I got some wrong.

    First it's "This whiskey sour". My finger slipped and I put an S at the end of Whiskey and didn't notice

    Second is during the second verse "Death Wish kids among the living" This part, at first was so hard to understand that I almost didn't bother adding it in.

    Third is "Where the fuck is your old gang man", but it does sound like what I could have up there.

    Fourth is during the chorus "And you're heart can't even break" It really sounds like he's saying radiate but it's break.

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