"48 Hours" as written by Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon....
Friday or Saturday, what does that mean?
Short space of time needs a heavy scene
Monday is coming like a jail on wheels

Forty-eight hours needs forty-eight
Forty-eight hours needs forty-eight
Forty-eight hours needs forty-eight
Thrills
Forty-eight thrills

So tell me an' I'll take the tube
You know a girl, yeah well she's bound to be rude
Can't get nothing at the places I've been

Forty-eight hours needs forty-eight
Forty-eight hours needs forty-eight
Forty-eight hours needs forty-eight
Thrills
Thrills

I've combed this town from top to bottom
Try to get around but my legs are broken
Every time I miss it 'cause I ain't got a ticket

Forty-eight hours needs forty-eight
Forty-eight hours needs forty-eight
Forty-eight hours needs forty-eight
Thrills
The forty-eight thrills
Cheap thrills
Any kind of thrill
Kicking for kicks

Forty-eight hours needs forty-eight
Forty-eight hours needs forty-eight
Forty-eight hours needs forty-eight
Thrills


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"48 Hours" as written by Mick Jones Joe Strummer

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    General CommentOne of my favorite the Clash tracks. Very underrated. It's just about trying to find something to do on Saturday and Sunday, and hating going back to your "jail cell" on Monday.
    waveofmutilationon July 30, 2008   Link
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    General Commentjust about the weekend, trying to get into a good gig or getting your leg over. trying to cram it all into 48hours.
    NEWROSEon July 06, 2007   Link

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