1. Monday, October 21, 2002

    London Calling 

    Columbia Records, 1979


    (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


    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?


    I can’t see so clearly