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London Calling
























*
London calling to the faraway towns
Now that war is declared - and battle come down
London calling to the underworld
Come out of the cupboard,all you boys and girls
London calling,now don't look to us
All that phoney beatlemaina has bitten the dust
London calling see we ain't got no swing
'Cept for the ring of that truncheon thing

The ice age is coming,The sun is zooming in
Meltdown expected, the wheat is growing thin
Engines stop running, but I have no fear
London is drowning - and I live by the river

London calling to the imitation zone
Fortget it brother an'go it alone
London calling upon zombies of death
Quit holding out - and take another breath
London calling - and I don't wanna shout
But when we were talking - I saw you nodding out
Lomdon calling,see we ain't got no highs
Except for that one with the yellowy eyes

The ice age is coming,The sun is zooming in
Engines stop running and the wheat is growing thin
A nuclear error,but I have no fear
London is drowning - and I live by the river

* repeat

London calling,yeah,I was there too
An'you know what they said?
Well some of it was true!
London calling at the top of the dial
After all this,won't you give me a smile?

I never felt so much alive...





 

Brand New Cadillac

Driiiiiiiive!!!
Driiiiiiiive!!!

My baby drove up in a brand new Cadillac
Yes she did!
My baby drove up in a brand new Cadillac
She said, "Hey, come here, Daddy!"
"I ain't never comin' back!"

Baby, baby, won't you hear my plea?
C'mon, sugar, just come on back to me
She said, "Balls to you, Big Daddy."

Baby, baby, won't you hear my plea?
Oh c'mon, just hear my plea
She said, "Balls to you, Daddy."
She ain't coming back to me

Baby, baby drove up in a Cadillac
I said, "Jesus Christ! Where'd you get that cadillac?"
She said, "Balls to you, Daddy."
She ain't never coming back!





 

Jimmy Jazz

The police walked in for Jimmy Jazz
I said, he ain't here, but he sure went past
Oh, you're looking for Jimmy Jazz

Sattamassagana for Jimmy Dread
Cut off his ears and chop off his head
Police came looking for Jimmy Jazz

So if you're gonna take a message 'cross this town
Maybe put it down somewhere over the other side
See it gets to Jimmy Jazz

So tell me now
Police come in they said
Now, Where's Jimmy Jazz?
I said, hmm he was here but uh,
He said he went out
Who is it they're looking for?
Jimmy Jazz, Jazz, Jazz, Jazz eh

Sattamassagana for Jimmy Dread
Cut off his ears and they'll chop off his head
Oh you're looking for
Jimmy Jazz, Jazz...

What a relief!
I feel like a soldier,
But I look like a thief!

Don't you bother me, not anymore
I can't take this tale, oh, no more
It's all around, Jimmy Jazz

J-a-zee zee J-a-zed zed
J-a-zed zed Jimmy Jazz
And then it sucks
He said, suck that!

So go look all around, you can try your luck, brother
And see what you found
But I guarantee you that it ain't your day
Your time, it ain't your day

Chop! Chop!





 

Hateful









*
Well, I got a friend who's a man
What man?
The man who keeps me from the lonely, the only

He gives me what I need
What you need? What you got?
I need it all so badly

Oh, anything I want he gives it to me
Anything I want he gives it, but not for free
It's hateful
And it's paid for and I'm so grateful to be nowhere

This year I've lost some friends
Some friends? What friends?
I dunno, I ain't even noticed

You see, I gotta go out again
Again? My friend
I gotta see that main man

* repeat

* repeat

I killed all my nerves
My nerves? What swerves?
And I can't drive so steady

I've lost my memory
My mind? Behind!
I can't see so clearly

Anything I want he gives it to me
Anything I want he gives it, but not for free
Anything I want he gives it to me
Anything I want he gives it, but not for free





 

Rudie can't fail















*
Sing Michael sing - on the route of the 19 bus!
Hear them sayin'

How you get a rude and a reckless?
Don't you be so crude and a feckless
You been drinking brew for breakfast
Rudie can't fail

So we reply
I know that my life make you nervous
But I tell you that I can't live in service
Like the doctor who was born for a purpose
Rudie can't fail

I went to the market to realize my soul
'Cause what I need I just don't have
First they curse, then they press me till I hurt
We say Rudie can't fail

We hear them sayin'
Now first you must cure your temper
Then you find a job in the paper
You need someone for a saviour
Oh, Rudie can't fail

So we say
Now we get a rude and a reckless
We been seen lookin' cool an' a speckless
We been drinking brew for breakfast
So Rudie can't fail

* repeat

Okay!
So where you wanna go today?
Hey boss man!
You're looking pretty smart
In your chicken skin suit

You think you're pretty hot
In your pork pie hat
But...
Look out, look out...
Sky juice!...10 cents a bottle!

Rudie can't fail...




 

Spanish Bomb










*
Spanish songs in Andalucia
The shooting sites in the days of '39
Oh, please, leave the vendanna open
Fredrico Lorca is dead and gone
Bullet holes in the cemetery walls
The black cars of the Guardia Civil
Spanish bombs on the Costa Rica
I'm flying in a DC 10 tonight

Spanish bombs, yo te quiero y finito
Yo te querda, oh mi corazon
Spanish bombs, yo te quiero y finito
Yo te querda, oh mi corazon

Spanish weeks in my disco casino
The freedom fighters died upon the hill
They sang the red flag
They wore the black one
But after they died it was Mockingbird Hill
Back home the buses went up in flashes
The Irish tomb was drenched in blood
Spanish bombs shatter the hotels
My senorita's rose was nipped in the bud

* repeat

The hillsides ring with "Free the people"
Or can I hear the echo from the days of '39?
With trenches full of poets
The ragged army, fixin' bayonets to fight the other line
Spanish bombs rock the province
I'm hearing music from another time
Spanish bombs on the Costa Brava
I'm flying in on a DC 10 tonight

* repeat

Oh mi corazon
Oh mi corazon

Spanish songs in Andalucia, Mandolina, oh mi corazon
Spanish songs in Granada, oh mi corazon

Oh mi corazon
Oh mi corazon





 

The Right Profile







*
Say, where did I see this guy?
In Red River?
Or a place in the sun?
Maybe the Misfits?
Or From Here to Eternity?

Everybody say, "Is he all right?"
Everybody say, "What's he like?"
Everybody say, "He sure look funny."
That's...Montgomery Clift, honey!

New York, New York, New York, 42nd Street
Hustlers rustle and pimps pimp the beat
Monty Clift is recognized at dawn
He ain't got no shoes and his clothes are torn

* repeat

I see a car smashed at night
Cut the applause and dim the light
Monty's face is broken on a wheel
Is he alive? Can he still feel?

* repeat

* repeat

Nembutol numbs it all
But I prefer alcohol

* repeat

He said go out and get me my old movie stills
Go out and get me another roll of pills
There I go again shaking, but I ain't got the chills

* repeat





 

Lost in the Supermarket

* I'm all lost in the supermarket
I can no longer shop happily
I came in here for that special offer
Guaranteed personality

I wasn't born so much as I fell out
Nobody seemed to notice me
We had a hedge back home in the suburbs
Over which I never could see

I heard the people who lived on the ceiling
Scream and fight most scarily
Hearing that noise was my first ever feeling
That's how it's been all around me

* repeat

I'm all tuned in, I see all programmes
I save coupons from packets of tea
I've got my giant hit discotique album
I empty a bottle and I feel a bit free

The kids in the halls and the pipes in the walls
Make me noises for company
Long distance callers make long distance calls
And the silence makes me lonely

* repeat

And it's not here
It disappear

* repeat





 

Clampdown

What are we gonna do now?

Taking off his turban, they said, is this man a Jew?
'Cause they're working for the clampdown
They put up a poster saying we earn more than you!
When we're working for the clampdown
We will teach our twisted speech
To the young believers
We will train our blue-eyed men
To be young believers

The judge said five to ten-but I say double that again
I'm not working for the clampdown
No man born with a living soul
Can be working for the clampdown
Kick over the wall 'cause government's to fall
How can you refuse it?
Let fury have the hour, anger can be power
D'you know that you can use it?

The voices in your head are calling
Stop wasting your time, there's nothing coming
Only a fool would think someone could save you
The men at the factory are old and cunning
You don't owe nothing, so boy get runnin'
It's the best years of your life they want to steal

You grow up and you calm down
You're working for the clampdown
You start wearing the blue and brown
You're working for the clampdown
So you got someone to boss around
It makes you feel big now
You drift until you brutalize
You made your first kill now

In these days of evil presidentes
Working for the clampdown
But lately one or two has fully paid their due
For working for the clampdown
But ha! Gitalong! Gitalong!

And I've given away no secrets
Who's barmy now?





 

The Guns of Brixton

*









**
When they kick at your front door
How you gonna come?
With your hands on your head
Or on the trigger of your gun

When the law break in
How you gonna go?
Shot down on the pavement
Or waiting in death row

You can crush us
You can bruise us
But you'll have to answer to
Oh, the guns of Brixton

The money feels good
And your life you like it well
But surely your time will come
As in heaven, as in hell

You see, he feels like Ivan
Born under the Brixton sun
His game is called survivin'
At the end of the harder they come

You know it means no mercy
They caught him with a gun
No need for the Black Maria
Goodbye to the Brixton sun

You can crush us
You can bruise us
Yes, even shoot us
But oh-the guns of Brixton

* repeat

** repeat

Shot down on the pavement
Waiting in death row
His game is called survivin'
As in heaven as in hell

* repeat





 

Wrong'em Boyo

Stagger Lee met Billy and they go down to gambling
Stagger Lee throwed seven
Billy said that he throwed eight
So Billy said, hey Stagger! I'm gonna make my big attack
I'm gonna have to leave my knife in your back

Why do you try to cheat?
And trample people under your feet
Don't you know it is wrong?
To cheat the trying man
To cheat the trying man
So you better stop, it is the wrong 'em boyo

You lie, steal, cheat and deceit
In such a small, small game
Don't you know it is wrong
To cheat the trying man
To cheat the trying man
So you better stop, it is the wrong 'em boyo

Billy Boy has been shot
And Stagger Lee's come out on top
Don't you know it is wrong
To cheat the trying man
To cheat Stagger man
So you better stop, it is the wrong 'em boyo

So you must start all over again-all over again
You got to play it, Billy, play, you got to play it, Billy, play
And you will find it is the right 'em boyo

But if you must lie and deceit
And trample people under your feet
Don't you know it is wrong
To cheat the trying man
To cheat the trying man
So you better stop, it is the wrong 'em boyo





 

Death or Glory







*
Now every cheap hood strikes a bargain with the world
And ends up making payments on a sofa or a girl
Love 'n' hate tattooed across the knuckles of his hands
The hands that slap his kids around 'cause they don't understand how...

Death or glory becomes just another story
Death or glory becomes just another story

'n' every gimmick hungry yob digging gold from rock 'n' roll
Grabs the mike to tell us he'll die before he's sold
But I believe in this-and it's been tested by research
That he who fucks nuns will later join the church

* repeat

Fear in the down sex
They say lie low
You say ok
Don't wanna play a show
No other thinking
Would you get that boy now
Playing the blues of kings
Sure looks better now

* repeat

From every dingy basement on every dingy street
I hear every dragging handclap over every dragging beat
That's just the beat of time-the beat that must go on
If you've been trying for years - then we already heard your song

* repeat

Gotta launch long way
Fight a long time
Get to travel over mountains
Got to travel over seas
We gonna fight your brother
We gonna fight til you loose
We gonna raise trouble
We gonna raise hell
We gonna fight your brother
We gonna raise hell

* repeat

* repeat





 

Koka Kola








*
Elevator! Going up!

In the gleaming corridors of the 51st floor
The money can be made if you really want some more
Executive decision - a clinical precision
Jumping from the windows - filled with indecision

I get good advice - from the advertising world
Treat me nice - says the party girl
Koke adds life - where there isn't any
So freeze, man, freeze

It's the pause that refreshes in the corridors of power
When top men need a top up long before the happy hour
Your snakeskin suit and your alligator boot
You won't need a launderette, you can send them to the vet!

* repeat

Koka Kola advertising and kokaine
Strolling down the Broadway in the rain
Neon light sign says it
I read it in the paper - they're crazy!

Suit your life, maybe so
In the White House - I know
All Over Berlin (they've been doing it for years)
And in Manhattan!

Coming through the door is a snub nose 44
What the barrel can't snort it can spatter on the floor
Your eyeballs feel like pinballs
And your tongue feels like a fish
You're leaping from the windows-saying don't
Give me none of this!

* repeat

Hit the deck!





 

The Card Cheat

There's a solitary man crying, "Hold me."
It's only because he's lonely
If the keeper of time runs slowly
He won't be alive for long!

If he only had time to tell of all of the things he planned
With a card up his sleeve, what would he achieve?
It means nothing!

From the opium den and the barroom gin
And the Belmont chair playing violins
The gambler's face cracks into a grin
As he lays down the king of spades

But the dealer just stares - There's something wrong here, he thinks
The gambler is seized and forced to his knees and shot
Dead

He only wanted more time away from the darkest door
But his luck it gave in as the dawn light crept in and he lay
On the floor

From the Hundred Year War to the Crimea
With the lance and the musket and the Roman spear
To all of the men who have stood with no fear
In the service of the King

Before you met your fate be sure you
Did not forsake... your lover...may not be around
Anymore

There's a solitary man crying, "Hold me."
It's only because he's a-lonely
If the keeper of time runs slowly
He won't be alive for long





 

Lover's Rock

* Yeh, you must treat your lover girl right -
If you wanna make lover's rock
You must know a place you can kiss - to make lover's rock
'Cause everybody knows it's a crying shame
But nobody knows - the poor babie's name
When she forgot that thing - that she had to swallow...

You Western man, you're free with your seed -
When you make lover's rock
But woops! there goes the strength that you need -
To make real cool lover's rock
'Cause a genuine lover - takes off his clothes
And he can make a lover in a thousand go's
An' she don't need that thing - that she had to swallow

* repeat




 

Four Horseman

Well they were given the grapes that go ripe in the sun
That loosen the screws at the back of the tongue
But they told no one where they had begun - Four horsemen

They were given all the foods of vanity
And all the instant promises of immortality
But they bit the dust screamin' insanity! - Four horsemen

One was over the edge, one was over the cliff
One was lickin'em dry with a bloody great spliff
When they picked up the hiker
He didn't want the lift from the horsemen

But you!
You're not searching are you now?
You're not looking anyhow
You're never gonna ride that lonely mile
Or put yourself up on trial
Oh, you told me how your life was so bad
An' I agree that it does seem sad
But that's the price that you gotta pay
If you're lazing all around all day
Four horsemen coming right through
Four horsemen and they're pissing by you
They make you look like you're wearing a truss
Four horsemen and it's gonna be us

Well they gave use very thing for bending the mind
And we cleaned out their pockets and we drank'em blind
It's a long way to the finish so don't get left behind -
By those horsemen

And they gave us the grapes that went ripe in the sun
That loosen the screws at the back of the tongue
But we still told nothing 'bout what was to come -
Four horsemen





 

I'm Not Down






*
If it's true that a rich man leads a sad life
N' that's what they - from day to day
Then what do all the poor do with their lives?
Have nothing to say - on judgment day?

I've been beat up, I've been thrown out
But I'm not down, I'm not down
I've been shown up, but I've grown up
And I'm not down, I'm not down

On my own I faced a gang of jeering - in strange streets
When my nerves were pumping and I
Fought my fear in - I did not run,
I was not done

* repeat

And I have lived that kind of day
When none of your sorrows will go away
It goes down and down and hit the floor
Down and down and down some more
Depression
But I know there'll be some way
When I can swing everything back my way
Like skyscrapers rising up
Floor by floor - I'm not giving up

So you rock around and think that
You're the terfest
In the world, the whole wide world
But you're streets away from where
It gets the roughest
You ain't been there

* repeat





 

Revolution Rock









*
Revolution rock, it is a brand new rock
A bad, bad rock, this here revolution rock

Careful how you move, Mac, you dig me in me back
An' I'm so pilled up that I rattle
I have got the sharpeest knife, so I cut the biggest slice
But I have no time to do battle

Everybody smash up your seats and rock to this
Brand new beat!
This here music mash up the nation
This here music cause a sensation!
Tell your ma, tell your pa everything's gonna be all right
Can't you feel it? Don't ignore it
Gonna be Al-right

Revolution rock, I am in a state of shock
So bad, bad rock, this here revolution rock

Careful how you slide, Clyde, all you did was glide
And you poured your beer in me hat
With my good eye on the beat, living on fixation street
And I ain't got no time for that

* repeat

Revolution Rock...

* repeat

Revolution Rock...





 

Train in Vain











*
You say you stand by your man
Tell me something
I don't understand
You said you loved me
And that's a fact
And then you left me
Said you felt trapped
Well somethings you can't explain away
But the heartache's in me till this day

You didn't stand by me
No, not at all
You didn't stand by me
No way

All the times when we were close
I'll remember these things the most
I see all my dreams come tumblin'down
I can't be happy without you around
So alone, I keep the wolves at bay
And there's only one thing I can say

* repeat

You must explain why this must be
Did you lie when you spoke to me?
Did you stand by me?
No, not at all

Now I got a job
But it don't pay
I need new clothes
I need somewhere to stay
But without all of these things I can do
But without your love, I won't make it through
But you don't understand my point of view
I suppose there's nothing I can do

* repeat

You must explain why this must be
Did you lie when you spoke to me?

Did you stand by me?





 


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The Clash [UK]

白い暴動
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動乱
Give'em Enough Rope

ロンドンコーリング
LONDON CALLING

サンディニスタ!
SANDINISTA!

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COMBAT ROCK

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