"Submission" as written by Glen Matlock, Paul Thomas Cook, Steve (gb 1) Jones and John Lydon....
I'm on a submarine mission for you baby
I feel the way you were going
I pictured you up on my TV screen
I feel your undercurrent flowing
Submission going down down
Dragging me down
Submission I can't tell ya what I've found

You've got me pretty deep baby
I can't figure out your watery love
I gotta solve your mystery
You're setting it out in heaven above

Submission going down down
Dragging me down
Submission I can't tell ya what I've found

For there's a mystery
Under the sea
And an octopus rock
Under the water

Submission going down down
You're dragging me down
Submission I can't tell ya what I've found

An underwater secret
Baby! oh, share it!

I'm on a submarine mission for you baby
I feel the way you were going
I pictured you up on my TV screen
I feel your undercurrent flowing
Submission I'm going down down
Dragging me down
Submission I can't tell ya what I've found

What I've found
Submission
Submission
Submission
I'm falling down
You're dragging me down
Under the sea


Lyrics submitted by black_cow_of_death

"Submission" as written by Paul Thomas Cook Glen Matlock

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  • +1
    General CommentMy favorite song by Sex Pistols.So deep.Pure Jungian stuff,really.And I like 'em when they play slooow, punk is not a matter of speed (no pun intended.)
    dorareeveron April 16, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmalcolm thought it would be cool to write a song called Submission, and it would be about S+M and bondage and be very contraversial. the rest of the band, thinking malcolm was a tosser decided to write about a submarine mission just to piss him off.
    petethefoolon June 18, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMalcolm McLaren was a dick
    bkat004on February 15, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentand he still is...
    Bratton May 14, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFor there's a mystery
    Under the sea
    Under the water
    cos it's a secret

    Is it about when you're shitting in WC??
    Catalonia ISNT_Spaon July 15, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't care if somebody else played the same riff in another song, its friggin' rock and roll, everybody borrows a little from everybody. I'm not a big punk fan but I love this song a lot. I love the attitude of the Sex Pistols, or I should say I did when I was a kid. Ha, ha for some reason I always get riled up when I hear this one. Anybody want a punch in the face? ;)
    Roadhouseon November 27, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSupposedly, the Sex Pistols' manager told them to write a song about submission, expecting a song about S&M type stuff. Instead, they wrote about a submarine mission just to piss him off.
    elcapitanlocoon April 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentis not my fav but yess its a great slow song and yeah i agree that punk is not a matter of speed...
    awakenpunkon October 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI find myself singing this bloody song every day.
    Pocket_fishon February 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI find myself singing this bloody song every day.
    Pocket_fishon February 06, 2005   Link

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