The Clash Lyrics


Mick Jones had a band called London S.S. with Bernard
Rhodes who would become later The Clash's manager. Paul
Simonon joined the London S.S. at its last legs. After,
they decided to start all over again in a new band. Mick
Jones decided to teach Paul Simonon how to play guitar, but
as Paul had never played that instrument, it was too
difficult for him. So they decided he should play bass,
"because it's easier and has only four strings", as Paul
said once.

They got Keith Levene as another guitarist and Terry Chimes
as drummer. More...




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you are intellectualising a great dance track | Reviewer: nasty goyam bitch
    ------ About the song Rock The Casbah performed by The Clash

great dance tune performed by one of the best punk bands ever... I love how the chorus sounds like "fuck the casbah fuck the casbah" & "as soon as the shariff was outa their hair they began to wail..." joe strummer is a force in his own right in that with minimal education &, as a working class lad, he is able to get to the heart of social issues...& why? Because "Julie's workin' for the drug squad..."

Guys seriously?? | Reviewer: An Indian who loves The Clash!
    ------ About the song Career Opportunities performed by The Clash

Hey let me give you guys a word of advice. From one Indian to another. Those who have posted comments here wanting to become a lyricist in Bollywood-

This is a song called "Career Opportunities" by The Clash. It's not a frikkin' career guidance center! -_-

Joe Strummer | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song Straight to Hell performed by The Clash

An amazingly true and touching song. Joe Strummer was a genius song-writer as well as performer and player. I would have loved to see these guys live and wish I could have talked to Joe. When he died, I called my brother, Jerry and told him because he also loved their music. Now my brother is gone too and I just know that the both of them are having some good talks there in the next world and it comforts me. R.I.P. Jerry and Joe

Fucked up | Reviewer: Johnny Rotten
    ------ About the song Rock The Casbah performed by The Clash

This song talks about opressed people having fun and playing music when the radicals leave them alone. It does not talk shit about muslims or jews or americans, so stop bragging about stupid shit and FUCK OFF. Me myself, travel a lot to muslim countries, and i see what radicalism does to people, turns them agressive snd rude to foreigners, which is, being realistic, very retarded, if you understand that tourism is the only way they can make money without their corrupt governments taking it from them. This doesn't mean there aren't polite and nice people in there, but if you keep on protecting radicals who blow up cities and beat women up, that's what you'll get, and now shut the fuck up all of you.

Alrighty then | Reviewer: Miranda
    ------ About the song Rock The Casbah performed by The Clash

I was innocently trying to educate myself when I read this page and the trash comments it contains. Knowing when and by whom the song was written are obvious starting points. Either way, reading through these comments make me wonder how many of the commenters were even able to open a web browser to see the page.

Oh & .... "Islamic chick".... You're English isn't actually that great. Americans don't all believe you guys live in the desert. We know you're not all Muslims. There's a reason we haven't blown you to absolute shit. There are Christians, innocents and material items of value there. Even if you, your fashion job, and your terroristic, egotistical culture don't matter - we actually do have common sense. Which seems to be one of the things your "men" you brag on so much don't have. Considering they jump into planes and run them into buildings full of innocent people. But since they're not your innocents, who cares; right ?

As any true punk rocker would say - fuck you guys. I'm out.

Opportunity in Hindi song | Reviewer: Maneesh Kr. Shukla
    ------ About the song Career Opportunities performed by The Clash

i have extreme talent to write hindi songs for all types. till now i had written 50 songs. i wanna be a lyricist in bollywood. i need your help to guide me that hw can i send them to a music director with proof self quality.
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Lyrics change | Reviewer: Rob
    ------ About the song Radio Clash performed by The Clash

1) It's not "evil will abate" nor is it "evil will await." It is "EAGERLY AWAIT", as in "eagerly awaiting" (sarcastically) the next crumb of misinformation (i.e. "illumination", which is a correct lyrics) "from" (which is also correct) the Ministry of White Wash.

2) It's not "stealing all" nor is it "resuming our" transmission, but rather "ZOOMING YOUR transmissions." I know "zooming" is a odd word choice, but that's what Strummer sings.

3) Not on the high priority, but (and I could be wrong on this one), I've always thought they sang "HOME GOT 44", not "home yard 44." ... again, I could be wrong on this one.

4) "With extreme prejudice THEY MIGHT terminate our mission", not "on a terminator" or "we're gonna terminate." Consider the Reagan/Thatcher-paranoia that spurned this song.

5) The "like buckets of venom" is clearly wrong. I have no idea what Strummer saying, but the next lines are definitely "They've got a mater plan... You build walls over there... And we'll come and knock 'em down." Putting this string of lyrics together, it is clear that "like buckets of venom" is out of place. (If it were Sting singing, I'd go with "Like the Greek gods tormenting Sisyphus" - LOL!)

Whatever the case, the string of logic within this and the next lines, in which the person who rises above the 'circle of destruction' is merely rewarded with a "job in the dirty old town" (which is clearly an antiquated vision of Industrial-age capitalism... but I digress) should be taken into account when attempting to determine the "buckets of venom" line.

6) The "by his will" sounds more to me like "by his word." Either way, it comes off sound like "by HIS", as in God, which doesn't jive with the overall theme of this song.

Argh! Somebody e-mail Mick Jones, Topper, or Paul S. for the lyrics to this one!


hindi song lyrics/rap lyrics and punjabi song | Reviewer: deepak kumar
    ------ About the song Career Opportunities performed by The Clash

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I want to Join Bollywood as a Lyricist | Reviewer: Nirnall Valecha
    ------ About the song Career Opportunities performed by The Clash

Dear Sir/Madam, I am a Song writer n m writing since last 6 Odd years and keenly waiting for just an opportunity,till date i've made more than 60 Songs, which are still in shape of a poem, I too tried lot and beg by contacting, Letters n mailing to Our B'wood Producers ,Directors n Music Directors for their kind Help,but i did not get any reply from anyone side, I know its all depend on Luck too, Sir if You please can do some thing for me please send me your kind reply, i assure you that you'll like my work, my Geets. Please Help Me... Please Please

spiritual allegory | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song Gates Of The West performed by The Clash

it's also a fairly obvious spiritual allegory, the east and the west, the sun rises and sets, birth to death, and standing in the shadow alone. they were transforming from being a garage band, as they put it in another song about the same thing, to being rock stars with obligations to a record company and fans.


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