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Career Opportunities Lyrics

Artist: The Clash
Album: Clash

(Strummer/Jones)

The offered me the office, offered me the
shop
They said I'd better take anything they'd got
Do you wanna make tea at the BBC?
Do you wanna be, do you really wanna be a cop?

Career opportunities are the ones that never knock
Every job they offer you is to keep you out the dock
Career opportunity, the ones that never knock

I hate the army an' I hate the R.A.F.
I don't wanna go fighting in the tropical heat
I hate the civil service rules
And I won't open letter bombs for you

Bus driver....ambulance man....ticket inspector

They're gonna have to introduce conscription
They're gonna have to take away my prescription
If they wanna get me making toys
If they wanna get me, well, I got no choice

Careers
Careers
Careers

Ain't never gonna knock
Comments/Interpretations
by rodri on 6/4/2008 2:36pm
que cancion tan piola..
by ticket inspector on 2/13/2009 9:21am
recontra piola
by parajuan on 10/30/2009 1:59pm
Unas de las letras mas punk que lei en mi vida...
by Naveen on 12/2/2009 8:29pm
Great song man! thanks for the lyrics!!!
by Rich on 7/13/2010 10:04am
The version on Sandinista with the kids is brilliant
by Donatas on 6/4/2011 8:31am
Best song ever.
by sexyboi on 3/20/2012 4:10am
:)
by bird on 5/11/2012 9:19am
work is the blackmail of survival...
by Gargoyle on 8/20/2012 2:24pm
These lyrics are not completely correct.

First line:

"They offered me the office of the meter shop"

Middle line of refrain:

"Every job they offer is to kick you off the dock"

Penultimate line:

"If they want to get me makin' noise"

The lyrics are on the album liner.


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