1. Tuesday, December 24, 2002

    The Clash 

    Give ‘Em Enough Rope

    Sony Records

    Stay Free


    we met when we were in school

    never took no shit from no one, we weren’t fools

    the teacher says we’re dumb

    we’re only having fun

    we piss on everyone

    in the classroom

    when we got thrown out i left without much fuss

    an’ weekends we’d go dancing

    down streatham on the bus

    you always made me laugh

    got me in bad fights

    play me pool all night

    smokin’ menthol

    i practised daily in my room

    you were down the crown planning your next move

    go on a nicking spree

    hit the wrong guy

    each of you get three

    years in brixton

    i did my very best to write

    how was butlins?

    were the screws too tight?

    when you lot get out

    were gonna hit the town

    we’ll burn it fuckin’ down

    to a cinder

    cos years have passed and things have changed

    and i move anyway i wanna go

    i’ll never forget the feeling i got

    when i heard that you’d got home

    an’ i’ll never forget the smile on my face

    ‘cos i knew where you would be

    an’ if you’re in the crown tonight

    have a drink on me

    but go easy…

    step lightly…

    stay free