Stop the World

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The Clash

The Clash were an English punk rock band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk. Along with punk, their music incorporated elements of reggae, ska, dub, funk, rap, dance, and rockabilly. For most of their recording career, the Clash consisted of Joe Strummer (lead vocals, … more »

The panorama of the city is wrong 
In fact the city seems to be gone!
 Burning rubber and smoke in my eyes
There's a flat burning junkheap
For twenty square miles!
They took it into the nuclear mine
 Judging by this, they left nothing behind
Down in the bunkers in the crust of the earth 
Now crouch the wealthy and the noble of birth 

If I could a ride a train around the city
That holds this as our fate
I'd hide from electro-circuit central 
To the shock inducer gate
Not forgetting the by-pass
 Across the Washington hooks
 Through the phones and desks and screens 
Of the Kremlin's crook of crooks 

There's some panel in a circuit board
 Destination of the override  Scanning the wild wind
 Blowing through the Berlin corridor
 Spotlit in a palace, shielded from dust
 Malfunction or not, the fail safe is the crux
So far away from us,
 Shaking with the mystery tears
One lonely night in Ladbroke Grove
Far away in the deserts of Omaha!
They got it nailed down-Swiss tight!
The bank notes of Europe 
The emperors and kings 
Curl in the autumn as the burning of leaves 
And I've cleaned my black guitar


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