"Clampdown" as written by Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon....
Taking off his turban, they said is this man a Jew
'Cause they're working for the clampdown
And they put up a poster saying
We earn more than you when we're working for the clampdown
We will teach our twisted speech
To the young believers
Train our blue-eyed men
To be young believers

Judge said five to ten I said, double that again
I'm not working for the clampdown
Well, no one born with a living soul
Could be working for the clampdown
Kick over the wall, 'cause governments to fall
How can you refuse it?
Let fury have the hour, anger can be power
Don't you know that you can use it

The voices in your head are calling
Stop wasting your time, there's nothing coming
Only a fool would think someone could save you

The men at the factory are old and cunning
You don't owe nothing, so, boy, get running
It's the best years of your life they want to steal

You grow up and you calm down
'Cause you're working for the clampdown
And you start wearing the blue and the brown
'Cause you're working for the clampdown
So you got someone to boss around
Does it makes you feel big now?
And you drift until you brutalize
You've made your first kill now

I say, in these days of evil presidentes
Working for the clampdown
I said, lately one or two have fully paid their dues
Working for the clampdown

Working for the clampdown
Hey, you are now
Working for the clampdown
Hey, you are now (working for the clampdown)
Kick over the wall (working for the clampdown)
'Cause governments to fall (working for the clampdown)
How can you refuse it? (working for the clampdown)
Hey, get along now (working for the clampdown)
Giving away no secrets


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"Clampdown" as written by Mick Jones Joe Strummer

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