“April 26, 1992” (1996) by Sublime

Written by: Marshall Goodman, Bradley Nowell, Michael Happoldt

I don’t know if you can
But can you get an owner for ons, that’s o-n-s
Junior market, the address is 1934 East Anaheim
All the windows are busted out, and it’s like a free-for-all in here
And uh the owner should at least come down here
And see if he can secure his business, if he wants to

April 26th, 1992
There was a riot on the streets, tell me where were you?
You were sitting home watching your tv
While I was participating in some anarchy

First spot we hit it was my liquor store
I finally got all that alcohol I can’t afford
With red lights flashing time to retire
And then we turned that liquor store into a structure fire

Next stop we hit it was the music shop
It only took one brick to make that window drop
Finally we got our own P.A.
Where do you think I got this guitar that you’re hearing today

Hey

(Call fire, respond Mobil Station
Alamitos & Anaheim
It’s uhh flamin’ up good
10-4 Alamitos & Anaheim)

Homicide, never doin’ no time

When we returned to the pad to unload everything
It dawned on me that I need new home furnishings
So once again we filled the van until it was full
Since that day my living room’s been much more comfortable
Cause everybody in the hood has had it up to here
It’s getting harder and harder each and every year
Some kids went in a store with their mother
I saw her when she came out she was getting some pampers
They said it was for the Black man
They said it was for the Mexican, and not for the White man
But if you look at the streets it wasn’t about Rodney King
It’s about this fucked up situation and these fucked up police
It’s about coming up and staying on top
And screaming 187 on a motherfuckin’ cop
It’s not written on the paper it’s on the wall
National Guard?? Smoke from all around

Bo! bo! bo!

(Units be advised there is an attempt to arrest now at 938 Temple 938 Temple, 30 subjects with bags trying to get inside the Cb’s house)

Let it burn, wanna let it burn
Wanna let it burn, wanna wanna let it burn
(I’m feeling’ sad and blue)
Riots on the streets of Miami
Oh, riots on the streets of Chicago
Oh, on the streets of Long Beach
Mmm, and San Francisco (Boise, Idaho)
Riots on the streets of Kansas City
(Salt lake, Hunnington Beach, CA)
Tuscaloosa, Alabama (Arcada, Clarkston, Michigan)
Cleveland, Ohio
Fountain Valley (Texas, Barstow let’s do this every year)
Bear Mountain, Victorville (twice a year)
Eugene, or Eureka, CA (let it burn, let it burn)
Hesperia (oh, ya let it burn, won’t’cha won’t’cha let it burn)
Santa Barbara, Cuyamca, Nevada, (let it burn)
Phoenix, Arizona
San Diego, Lakeland, Florida (let it burn)
Fuckin dreadnaught punks! (wontcha let it burn)

Any units assist, 334 Willow
Structure fire, and numerous subjects looting
10-15 to get rid of this looter
10-4

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