Arctic Monkeys Riot Van Lyrics

Up rolls a riot van

And sparks excitement in the boys

But the policemen look annoyed

Perhaps these are ones they should avoid

Got a chase last night from men with truncheons dressed in hats

We didn’t do that much wrong, still ran away though for the laugh, just for the laugh

“And please just stop talking

‘Cause they won’t find us if you do.

Oh, those silly boys in blue.

Well, they won’t catch me and you.”

“Have you been drinking, son? You don’t look old enough to me.”

“I’m sorry, officer, is there a certain age you’re supposed to be? ‘Cause nobody told me.”

And up rolls the riot van

And these lads just wind the coppers up

They ask why they don’t catch proper crooks

They get their address and their names took

But they couldn’t care less

Thrown in the riot van

And all the coppers kicked him in

And there was no way he could win

Just had to take it on the chin