"Death or Glory" as written by Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon....
Every cheap hood strikes a bargain with the world
And ends up making payments on a sofa or a girl
Love 'n' hate tattooed across the knuckles of his hands
The hands that slap his kids around 'cause they don't understand

How death or glory becomes just another story
Death or glory is just another story

'N' every gimmick hungry snob digging gold from rock 'n' roll
Grabs the mike to tell us he'll die before he's sold
But I believe in this-and it's been tested by research
That he who fucks nun will later join the church

Death or glory is just another story
Death or glory becomes another story

We're gonna march a long way, we're gonna fight a long time
We're gonna travel over mountains, we're gonna travel over seas
We're gonna fight you brother, we're gonna fight until you lose
We're gonna raise a lot trouble, we're gonna raise a lot of hell

From every dingy basement on every dingy street
Every dragging handclap or every dragging beat
That used to be the time-it's just the beat that must go on
And if you tried for years- we already heard your song

Death or glory is just another story
Death or glory becomes another story

Death or glory becomes another story
Death or glory becomes is another story

Lyrics submitted by Xemnas

"Death or Glory" as written by Mick Jones Joe Strummer

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentOne of my all-time favorite Clash songs, Social D did an excellent job with this one.
    nnn69247on July 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song, particularly the Social D version, strikes a chord with me because it represents something that's all too real in everyone's lives, especially if you're outspoken and if you're ruled by internal fire and not so prone to thinking to the future... it's a special kind of feeling when you realize that you've gone from standing hand-in-hand with who you thought were fellow revolutionaries pledging to eachother death or glory, only to wake up a year or two later to find you've become just another story.
    Tig45on March 20, 2013   Link

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