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Clampdown Lyrics

Artist: The Clash
Album: Clash On Broadway

(Strummer/Jones)

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?
Comments/Interpretations
by hECTOR on 6/21/2008 2:53pm
This song is f%$#@ AWSOME
by Wayne on 6/28/2008 4:29pm
hECTOR is right
by Garth on 7/30/2010 2:40pm
Wayne is also right
by bill on 8/12/2010 2:26pm
Garth has a point.
by Ted on 10/29/2010 11:42am
damn right bill
by X man on 12/7/2010 5:22pm
idiots
by b. fierce on 2/24/2011 10:33pm
bloody right x man.


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