The Clash

Give ‘Em Enough Rope

Sony Records

Stay Free

(Jones/Strummer)

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