I'm Not Down

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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, rhythm guitar), Mick Jones (lead guitar, vocals), Paul Simonon (bass guitar, vocals) and Nicky "Topper" Headon (drums, percussion). Headon left the group in 1982, and internal friction led to Jones's departure the following year. The group continued with new members, but finally disbanded in early 1986. more »


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2012
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If it's true a rich man leads a sad life
That's what they from day to day
Then what do all the poor do with their lives
On Judgement Day with nothing to say?

I've been beat up, I've been thrown out
But I'm not down, no, I'm not down
I've been shown up, but I've grown up
And I'm not down, no, I'm not down

On my own I faced a gang of jeering in strange streets, oh oh
When my nerves were pumping and I
Fought my fear in, I didn't run
I was not done

I've been beat up, I've been thrown out
But I'm not down, no, I'm not down
I've been shown up, but I've grown up
And I'm not down, no, I'm not down

'Cause I have lived that kind of day
When none of your sorrows will go away
It goes down and down and hit the floor
Down and down and down some more
Depression
But I know there'll be some way
When I can swing everything back my way
Like skyscrapers rising up
Floor by floor, I'm not giving up

So you rock around and think
That you're the toughest
In the world, the whole wide world
But you're streets away from where
It gets the roughest
You ain't been there

I've been beat up, I've been thrown out
But I'm not down, no, I'm not down
I've been shown up, but I've grown up
And I'm not down, no, I'm not down (hey)

No, I'm not down, no, I'm not down
No, I'm not down, no, I'm not down
No, I'm not down, no, I'm not down
No, I'm not down, I'm not down

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Written by: Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, Topper Headon

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