"Cheat" as written by Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon....
I get violent when I'm fucked up
I get silent when I'm drugged up
Want excitement, don't get none, I go wild

I don't know what can be done about it
If you play the game you get nothing out of it
Find out for yourself try bein' a goody-goody

You better cheat-cheat
No reason to play fair
Cheat-cheat or don't get anywhere
Cheat-cheat if you can't win

Nobody knows what they are doing
It's beyond your control, an' Friday night's a ruin
If you want to survive you better learn how to lie

You better cheat-cheat
No reason to play fair
Cheat-cheat or don't get anywhere
Cheat-cheat if you can't win

Don't use the rules
They're not for you, they're for the fools
And you're a fool if you don't know that
So use the rules, you stupid fool


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"Cheat" as written by Mick Jones Joe Strummer

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  • +1
    General CommentThat's a valid statement Spam

    But you gotta love the first two lines!

    I think this is a pro cheating song personally.
    TheCoolestGuyEveron December 16, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI think the term 'cheat' is used a metaphor for growing up and witnessing the harsh reality of life. 'A Cheat'; a name, usually by a child to another child, is usually a derogatory term but here it is glorified and a must to be used to gain an advantage in this world.
    mmid999on May 19, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHell yeah..great jam.
    jadedconformiston December 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentclearly stating their negative opinion of cheaters
    marxon March 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song inspired bill belichick....lol jk..
    malleyon January 06, 2010   Link
  • -2
    General CommentI like this song but the lyrics, especially the last verse, are laughable.
    spamuellon June 10, 2006   Link

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