"Strummerville" as written by and Jake Burns....
You lit a flame in my heart
And it is burning still
And every time I hear you shout
It still gives me a thrill
I can see you up there
With your right leg pumping

Goodbye inspiration
Voice of a generation
Goodbye Inspiration
I won't be playing Strummerville again

You wore your heart on your sleeve
With honesty and pride
You gave me hope,made me believe
That what I did was right
You brought out a passion
That had long been missing
Yeah you brought out a passion
That you never stopped giving

[Chorus x2]

And if music seems mundane
It's 'cause the companies get their own way
And all the young bands seem to say
Please turn our rebellion into money

So thanks for giving me my creed
I'll try to stay onside
Why'or helping me to dare to dream
After all this time
'cause I still see you up there
On a stage and playing
Yeah I still see you up there
I still agree with what your saying

[Chorus x2]






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"Strummerville" as written by Jake Burns

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    General Commentobviously, stiff little fingers were highly influenced by the clash..so in response to joe strummer's death (RIP) they made this song as a tribute..the line "all the young bands seem to say please turn our rebellion into money" really striked a lot of bands today..i hope it hurts..
    strummervilleon July 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentand that line you mentioned "all the young bands seem to say please turn our rebellion into money" relates a bit to The Clash song White man in Hammersmith "Huh you think it's funny..turnin' rebellion into money"
    Rebeckoon March 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYes, definitely a reference to White Man. I love the line "I still see you up there with your right leg pumping". I picture Joe that way too. And I like the Clash City Rockers reference at the end of the song too.
    cardcheaton October 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentRIP JOE.

    THIS SONG IS SUCH A GREAT TRIBUTE TO JOE STRUMMER .
    HE WAS TRULY THE VOICE OF A GENERATION.
    DuLc3on June 25, 2008   Link

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