London Calling

Columbia Records, 1979

“Hateful”

(M. Jones, J. Strummer)

Well, I got a friend who’s a man

What man?

The man who keeps me from the lovely

He gives me what I need

What you need?

What you got?

I need it all so badly

Oh, anything I want he gives it to me

Anything I want he gives it,

but not for free

It’s hateful

And it’s paid for and I’m so grateful to be nowhere

This year I’ve lost some friends

Some friends?

What friends?

I dunno, I ain’t even noticed

You see, I gotta go out again

Again?

My friend

I gotta see that main man

I killed all my nerves

My nerves?

What swerves?

And I can’t drive so steady

I’ve lost my memory

My mind?

Behind!

I can’t see so clearly