"Cool Confusion" as written by Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon....
Between cool confusion
And kung fu in the car park
Could the weekend be losing
That reactive spark

Even in the shebeen
Or down in the meat rack
Longtime I feel cold
To send Cinderella's shoe back

Along the length of the wire
Party jam on the line
I can't hear a thing
Can't get no number nine

Now we must get in touch
If the night is to burn
Someone out there in luck
Lend me your star for a turn

As heroes fix their hair
Some are saving their breath
Just on the walkways tonight
For a glue bag death

Screens flick in unison
Some gaze at the soul
From the tiers and the heights
Go for the fifteenth floor stroll

It's immediately obvious;
Anybody star-gilt
Would have left this club
Way before it was built

This strikes you so late
As the guy with the broom
Sweeps you and the bottles
Right out of the room

Now I wash in the factory
Confess in the tile house
I don't need to bleed anybody
To strike out

Today my godfather
He sent a note from the jail
Said go get 'em kid
But don't get chained to the rail

Between cool confusion
And kung fu in the car park
Could the weekend be losing
That romantic spark

Even in the shebeen
Or down in the meat rack
Long time I feel cold
To send Cinderella's shoe back


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"Cool Confusion" as written by Mick Jones Joe Strummer

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    General CommentMaybe this was about the Apartheid in South Africa. Phrases such as "shebeen" and "meat rack" sound like they aret alking about the Apartheid. I don't really know, the rest doesn't point to much.
    spork542on December 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit sounds like a song about just getting really drunk. cool confusion, falling off buildings, kung fu in a car park, being swept out of a room with bottles. But there's something else there too with glue bag deaths and what not. a good song though with a real pronounced rythym guitar.
    brettonknighton August 15, 2007   Link
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    General Commentaccording to joe strummer in the clash on broadway booklet, "i started to notice that stars with big egos would always swan into places, make an appearance, and swan out again, whenever we went out, we'd always be in a place for the duration".

    im assuming the song has somehting to do wih that.
    tricksinesson May 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think the meaning of this song is simply like the title indicates: it's a cool confusion.
    Cool guitar line, and really good song in general.
    Mushion October 06, 2013   Link

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