Sublime - Jailhouse Lyrics

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And I won't give it up to you
And I feel love, feel love

Jailhouse gets empty
Rudy gets plenty
The baton stick gets shorter
Rudy gets taller
Can't fight against the youth
'Cause we're strong and we're rude rude people
Can't fight against the youth
'Cause we're strong and we're rude rude people

When I was a youth in 1983
Was the best day of my life, had the 89 vision
We didn't fuss or no fight
When all the little daughters wanna be my wife
It was playin' on my guitar, on my guitar

I had to be there
I had to be there
I had to be there
I had to be there

When the rhythm playin'
I know that I'm gonna be there yeah
Bud Gaugh will be singing there
And Eric Wilson will be bangin' up there, yeah
Oh and we'll be all singin', with version, with version, reggae version, reggae version, version, oh

What has been told to the wise and up-rooted
Yeah, it's gonna be revealed unto, and Sublime
Rudy Rudy Rudy
Can't fight against the youth, right now
Them are rude, rude people
Can't fight against the resistance, oh right now
Them are rude, rude people

We gonna rule this land among children
We gonna rule this land

'Cause when that rhythm it was playin' on my guitar
On my guitar

I had to be there
I had to be there
I had to be there
I had to be there

When I was a youth it was the best day
It was the best day of my life
We had the 89' vision

We didn't fuss or no fight
When all the little daughters wanna be my wife
When that rhythm it was playin' on my guitar
On my guitar

I had to be there
I had to be there
I had to be there
I had to be there
I had to be there
Had to be there

Jailhouse gets empty
Rudy gets plenty
Baton stick gets shorter
Rudy gets taller, taller
And fight against the youth
'Cause we're strong, and we're rude, rude people
Can't fight against the youth
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Garden Grove
  • 2 What I Got
  • 3 Wrong Way
  • 4 Same in the End
  • 5 April 29, 1992 (Miami)
  • 6 Santeria
  • 7 Seed
  • 8 Jailhouse
  • 9 Pawn Shop
  • 10 Paddle Out
  • 11 The Ballad of Johnny Butt
  • 12 Burritos
  • 13 Under My Voodoo
  • 14 Get Ready
  • 15 Caress Me Down
  • 16 What I Got (reprise)
  • 17 Doin’ Time


  • Credits
    publisher: ©THIRD SIDE MUSIC INC.
    writers: Warren Williams, John Holt, Clement Dodd
    album: Track 8 in album Sublime
    release date: 1996-7-30
    popularity : 151 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Reggae
    styles: Alternative Rock/Ska/Punk
    length: 4:54
    producer: Paul Leary
    mixer: Paul Leary
    engineer: Stuart Sullivan
    percussion: Marshall Goodman
    writer: Neville Livingston, Clement "Coxsone" Dodd, Bob Marley
    Album Information
    label: Gasoline Alley
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 008811141325
    script: Latin