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The Call Up Lyrics

Artist: The Clash
Album: Clash On Broadway

(The Clash)

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 hear 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 hear the call-up
'N' you must not act the way you were brought up
Who give you work an' why should you do it?
At fifty five minutes past eleven
There is a rose...
Yeah!

Comments/Interpretations

by sue on 8/22/2008 11:02pm
best song ever....
by justin on 9/29/2008 1:19am
Agreed!
by epek10 on 12/5/2008 4:56pm
Aguanten los Clash!!
by loxel on 7/28/2009 8:14pm
Best lyrics ever!
by Olof on 4/25/2010 5:42pm
epic song
by mary on 10/16/2010 7:40am
Perfect.
by sandia rose on 2/8/2011 1:30pm
This is n amazing song!
by Illwill on 2/9/2011 3:42pm
Forever the clash. Rest in Peace Joe strummer
by hierba on 6/30/2012 12:03am
Aguante The Clash!
by MFB on 7/4/2012 3:58am
I LOVE everything the Clash has done! And... this song makes me drool no matter how many times I've played it!
The simple fact is, that I would give almost anything to have been able to see them live just once! RIP, Joe! Your voice is missed tremendously!
by Strummerfan on 8/5/2015 7:39am
that's ok but it's on Sandinista (2)








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