The Sound of the Sinners Lyrics - The Clash

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As the floods of God
Wash away sin city
They say it was written
In the page of the Lord
But I was looking
For that great jazz note
That destroyed
The walls of Jericho

The winds of fear
Whip away the sickness
The messages on the tablet
Was valium
As the planets form
That golden cross Lord
I'll see you on
The holy cross roads

After all this time
To believe in Jesus
After all those drugs
I thought I was Him
After all my lying
And a-crying
And my suffering
I ain't good enough
I ain't clean enough
To be Him

The tribal wars
Burning up the homeland
The fuel of evil
Is raining from the sky
The sea of lava
Flowing down the mountain
The time will sleep
Us sinners by

Holy rollers roll
Give generously now
Pass the hubcap please
Thank you Lord

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Sinners... | Reviewer: An Old Punk | 6/6/13

... actually, I don't think this refers to Bob Dylan, but rather to Joe Strummer himself and his struggle of faith and identity. Rumor has it that the Narcs once did a drug raid on his hotel room and found him reading the Bible... and no drugs.

An overlooked Clash song | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/27/10

I always thought this was one of the best Clash songs and one of the most underrated.

Back in 1981 a friend of mine was convinced that the line "after all this time/to believe in Jesus/after all those drugs/I thought I was Him", was a dig at Bob Dylan's born again Christianity,which was controversial at the time.

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