Category: CLASH THE

Safe European Home – Clash

Who dat Martian arrival at the airport yeah? (Where’d you go?) How many local dollars for a local anaesthetic? (Where’d you go?) The Johnny on the corner was very sympathetic (where’d you go?) I went to the place where every white face is an invitation to robbery An’ sitting here in my safe European home […]

Ivan Meets G. I. Joe – Clash

Think you can last – at the Palace Does your body go to the to and fro? But tonight’s the night – or didn’t you know That Ivan meets G. I. Joe He tried his tricks – that Ruskie bear The United Nations said it’s all fair He did the radiation – the chemical plague […]

Somebody Got Murdered – Clash

While riding in a car Some ol’ guy takes a swig And passes back the jar But where they were last night No-one can remember Somebody got murdered Goodbye, for keeps, forever Somebody got murdered Somebody’s dead forever And you’re minding your own business Carrying spare change You wouldn’t cosh a barber You’re hungry all […]

Up In Heaven (Not Only Here) – Clash

rocks Reality estates that the hero’s got And every hour’s maked by the chime of a clock And whatcha gonna do when the darkness surrounds? You can piss in the lifts which have broken down You can watch from the debris the last bedroom light We’re invisible here just past midnight The wives hate their […]

Hateful – Clash

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 oh so badly Oh, anything I want he gives it to me Anything I want he gives it, but not for free Hateful And it’s paid for […]

Death Or Glory – Clash

world And ends up making payments on a sofa or a girl Love ‘n’ hate tattooed across the knuckles of his hands 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 […]

Radio Clash – Clash

Stealing all transmissions Beaming from the mountaintop Using aural ammunition With extreme prejudice On a terminator mission This is Radio Clash Consider your position Step it up, get down low Breaking news flash Assassination The whole country has been shot Evil will abate In Revelation In the Ministry of Whitewash Wait, wait Don’t switch off […]

Guns On The Roof – Clash

To tell the whole truth And nothing but the truth Guns guns They torture all the women and children Then they’ve put the men to the gun ‘Cos they crossed the human frontier Freedom’s always on the run Guns guns a-shaking in terror Guns guns killing in error Guns guns guilty hands Guns guns shatter […]

Fingerpoppin’ – Clash

This here finger of mine Is gonna point to the beat, right on time This finger points in a brand new dance This finger points for a new romance This here finger’s got no ring It’ll point at anything This finger points gonna pop tonight Gonna point at the best girl in sight Don’t talk […]

All The Young Punks (New Boots and Contracts) – Clash

(Strummer/Jones) Hanging about down the market street I spent a lot of time on my feet When I saw some passing yabbos We did chance to speak I knew how to sing y’ know an They knew how to pose An’ one of them had a Les Paul Heart attack machine All the young punks […]

The Card Cheat – Clash

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! 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 […]

Every Little Bit Hurts – Clash

Every little bit hurts Every night I cry Every night I sigh Every night I wonder why You treat me cold Yet I can’t let you go Every little hurt counts Every little hurt counts You say you’re coming home But you never phone Leave me all alone My love is strong for you I […]

Wrong ‘Em Boyo – Clash

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 […]

One More Time – Clash

There’s no need to, brothers everybody can see That its one more time in the ghetto you know One more time if you please now One more time to the dying man They say one more time if you please The old lady kicks karate For just a little walk down the street The little […]

Ghetto Defendant – Clash

/ ALLEN GINSBERG LYRICS / DO THE WORM ON THE ACCROPOLIS / SLAMDANCE THE COSMOPOLIS / ENLIGHTEN THE POPULACE HUNGRY DARKNESS OF LIVING WHO WILL THIRST IN THE PIT? / HOOKED IN METROPOLIS SHE SPENT A LIFETIME DECIDING HOW TO RUN FROM IT / ADDICTS OF METROPOLIS ONCE FATE HAD A WITNESS AND THE YEARS […]

Lightning Strikes (Not Once But Twice) – Clash

New York It may be dark but I wanna talk It might rain, it might snow Too many things I got to know If this is spring than it’s time to sing Never mind the l’il birdies wing Look out, look out, old New York New York’s coming an’ New York talks Hey! Strike! Not […]

The Call Up – Clash

The Clash (sotto voce) To the Right Face! (yells) Hup 2 3 4 Hup 2 3 4 Hup 2 3 4 (fades) Hup 2 3 4 It’s up to you not to heed the call-up You must not act the way you were brought up Who knows the reasons why you have grown up? Who […]

Spanish Bombs – Clash

the shooting sites in the days of ’39. Oh, please leave, the VENTANA open. Federico 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 on in a DC-10 tonight. Spanish bombs; yot’ quierro y finito. Yote querda, […]

We Are The Clash – Clash

Punk rockers, hip-hoppers Brit poppers, show stoppers Beboppers, hair droppers Are you ready to sing? Right wing, left wing I want something To see me through (???) Bout what do you think We ain’t gonna be treated like trash We got one thing We are the Clash What? We are the Clash It’s like a […]

Complete Control – Clash

But we didn’t want it on the label They said, “Fly to Amsterdam” The people laughed but the press went mad Ooh ooh ooh someone’s really smart Ooh ooh ooh complete control, yeah that’s a laugh On the last tour my mates couldn’t get in I’d open up the back door but they’d get run […]

Kingston Advice – Clash

No razor blades but you can get knife In these days see the people run They have no food but the boy have gun In these days they don’t throw the stone Nor use the voice they use the gun alone In these days to be an oddity Be hunted down like a scarcity In […]

The Crooked Beat – Clash

Across the river to South London To dance to the latest hi-fi sound Of bass, guitar and drum Seeking out a rhythm that can take the pressure off Stepping in and out of that crooked crooked beat Take a piece of cloth, a coin for thirst For the sweat will start to run With a […]

48 Hours – Clash

FRIDAY OR SATURDAY, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN SHORT SPACE OF TIME NEEDS A HEAVY SCENE MONDAY IS COMING LIKE A JAIL ON WHEELS 48 HOURS NEEDS 48 48 HOURS NEEDS 48 48 HOURS NEEDS 48 THRILLS 48 THRILLS SO TELL ME AN’ I’LL TAKE THE TUBE YOU KNOW A GIRL, YEAH WELL SHE’S BOUND TO […]

First Night Back In London – Clash

The driver is black This time of night You better sit in the back Got a few smokes Under your hat The cops are lookin’ out For the petrol on the black This time I think So what the hell There’s that female I know too well Why should I lean Get out my mind […]

White Riot – Clash

White riot – a riot of my own White riot – I wanna riot White riot – a riot of my own Black man gotta lot a problems But they don’t mind throwing a brick White people go to school Where they teach you how to be thick An’ everybody’s doing Just what they’re told […]

Armagideon Time – Clash

I stayed around and played around This old town too long Seems like I got to… travel on! A lotta people won’t get no supper tonight A lotta people won’t get no justice tonight The battle is getting harder In this iration, Armagieon time A lotta people running and hiding tonight-ah! A lotta people won’t […]

Capital Radio (One/Two) – Clash

Yes, it’s time for the Dr. Gobbles Show! There’s a tower in the heart of London With a radio station right at the top They don’t make the city beat They’re making the action stop A long time ago there were pirates Beaming in waves from the sea But now all the stations are silent […]

English Civil War – Clash

When Johnny comes marching home again, hurrah, tala He’s coming by bus or undergound, hurrah, tala A woman’s eye will shed a tear To see his face so beaten in fear And it was just ’round the corner in the English Civil War It was still at the stage of clubs and fists, hurrah, tala […]

Midnight To Stevens – Clash

I SEARCHED THROUGH THE DRINKERS EACH PROPPED OVER HIS GLASS I RAN THROUGH EACH BAR UNTIL I FOUND GUY AT LAST GUY YOU’VE BEEN TO THE DOCTOR NO I DON’T THINK IT WISE TOOK ONE OF HIS PILLS BOILED THE BLOOD IN MY EYES. WHEN YOU PLAYED THE MASTER MIX TO THE COMPANY MAN TOOK […]