Who Sang Borstal Boys? The Business

The Business Mob Mentality cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Ian Mc Lagan, Rod Stewart, Ron Wood
Release Date: 2000-5-9
length: 2:44
Lyrics
Cell block five, how I hate Bromide
With your coffee in the morning makes you so sterile
The corner gang never made a man of me boys

You know the walls are taller and the inmates scheme
There's no one here that's more than seventeen
Bet your life there's a riot tonight in the mess hall

A letter from your home town makes you sad
You read it when the warden's had a second laugh
He said sentimental rubbish ain't got no place in here
Boy

See the years roll on by
Such a senseless waste of time
What a way to reform
Call out your number
Who's a nonconformer

Shakey Brown didn't hang around
When a Molotov didn't do it's stuff
He went back in there and said it with a sawed-off
Shotgun

You know Poker Sam couldn't lose a hand
If he did you was hit by a downtown tram
Or crushed in the path of a moving elevator

See the years roll on by
Such a senseless waste of time
What a way to reform
Call out your number
Who's a nonconformer

When I get out I'll get straight
If this old world gives me half a break
But, if you see me in the corner with a chip on my
Shoulder
Don't blame me

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Mob Mentality
  • 2 In the Streets of London
  • 3 Informer
  • 4 Going Strong
  • 5 Keep the Faith
  • 6 Freedom
  • 7 Boys on the Dock
  • 8 Borstal Boys
  • 9 The Kids Are Alright
  • 10 Hang Up Your Boots
  • 11 Knock Me Down
  • 12 Mob Mentality (7 inch version)

  • Release information
    label: Taang! Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 722975014324
    script: Latin