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The Clash lyrics

Album: Sandinista! [1980]

Tracks36
 01 The Magnificent Seven
 02 Hitsville U.K.
 03 Junco Partner
 04 Ivan Meets G.I. Joe
 05 The Leader
 06 Something About England
 07 Rebel Waltz
 08 Look Here
 09  The Crooked Beat
 10 Somebody Got Murdered
 11 One More Time
 12 One More Dub
 13 Lightning Strikes (Not Once But Twice)
 14 Up in Heaven (Not Only Here)
 15 Corner Soul
 16 Let's Go Crazy
 17 If Music Could Talk
 18 The Sound of Sinners
 19 Police on My Back
 20 Midnight Log
 21 The Equaliser
 22  The Call Up
 23 Washington Bullets
 24 Broadway
 25 Lose This Skin
 26  Charlie Don't Surf
 27 Mensforth Hill
 28 Junkie Slip
 29 Kingston Advice
 30 The Street Parade
 31 Version City
 32 Living in Fame
 33 Silicone on Sapphire
 34 Version Pardner
 35 Career Opportunities
 36 Shepherds' Delight
all The Clash lyrics



The Crooked Beat
Title: The Crooked Beat


Start the car lets make a midnight run
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 cymbal splash, a word of truth
And a rocking bass and drum
Seeking out a rhythm that can take the pressure on
Stepping in and out of that crooked crooked beat

So one by one they come on down
From the tower blocks of my home town
Stepping with the rhythm of the rockers beat
Drowning out the pressure of the crooked beat
Seeking out a rhythm that can take the tension on
Stepping in and out of that crooked crooked beat

It has crooked past this crooked street
Where cars patrol this crooked beat
Badges flsh and sirens wail
They'll be taking one and all to jail

Prance! Prance! You want a law to dance?back to top
The Call Up
Clash - The Call Up




it's up to you not to heed the call up
'n' you must not act the way you were brought up
who knows the reasons why you have grown up?
who knows the plans or why they were drawn up?

it's up to you not to heed the call up
i don't wanna die!
it's up to you not to heed the call up
i don't wanna kill!

for he who will die
is he who will kill

maybe i wanna see the wheatfields
over kiev and down to the sea
all the young people down the ages
they gladly marched off to die
proud city fathers used to watch them
tears in their eyes

there is a rose that i want to live for
although, god knows, i may not have met her
there is a dance an' i should be with her
there is a town-unlike any other

it's up to you not to heed the call up
'n' you must not act the way you were brought up
who gives you work an' why should you do it?
at fifty-five minutes past eleven
there is a rose....
yeah!back to top
Charlie Don't Surf
(the clash)

Chorus
Charlie donít surf and we think he should
Charlie donít surf and you know that it ainít no good
Charlie donít surf for his hamburger momma
Charlieís gonna be a napalm star

Everybody wants to rule the world
Must be something we get from birth
One truth is we never learn
Satellites will make space burn

Weíve been told to keep the strangers out
We donít like them starting to hang around
We donít like them all over town
Across the world we are going to blow them down

Chorus

The reign of the super powers must be over
So many armies canít free the earth
Soon the rock will roll over
Africa is choking on their coca cola

Itís a one a way street in a one horse town
One way people starting to brag around
You can laugh, put them down
These one way people gonna blow us down

Chorus

Charlie donít surf heíll never learn
Charlie donít surf though heís got a gun
Charlie donít surf think that he should
Charlie donít surf we really think he should
Charlie donít surf

Charlie donít surf and we think he should
Charlie donít surf and you know that it ainít no good
Charlie donít surf for his hamburger momma
Charlie donít surfback to top
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