"Willesden To Cricklewood" as written by Joe Strummer and Anthony Genn....
From Willesden to Cricklewood
I tell you the town looked good
Walking lonely avenues
Where rhinestone cowboys find the blues
There's people in doing their thing
Gettin' all the mozzarella in
And the passing time and phassing moons
Words flying in cloudy rooms
Plastic bags, milk and eggs
The poor old crone's got aching legs
How I would love to speak
To everybody on the street
Just for once to break the rules
I know it would be so cool

From Willesden to Cricklewood
From Willesden to Cricklewood

From Willesden to Cricklewood
Come with me and be no good
Be a mad man on the street
Sing something out like reet petite
Let's hip-hop at traffic lights
Ten thumbs up and smilin' bright
Crossing all the great divides
Color, age and heavy vibes

From Willesden to Cricklewood
I tell you the town looked good
From Willesden to Cricklewood
From Willesden to Cricklewood

Oh, let's go down to Al Rashid's
All the Aussie lagers are on me
Now you've got the Absinthe out
Your old mother, she wants a stout

From Willesden to Cricklewood
As I went it all looked good
Thought about my babies grown
Thought about going home
Thought about what's done is done
We're alive and that's the one
From Willesden to Cricklewood
From Willesden to Cricklewood

Oh, let's go down to Al Rashid's
All the Aussie lagers are on me
Now you've got the Absinthe out
Your old mother, she wants a stout

From Willesden to Cricklewood
I tell you the town looked good
From Willesden to Cricklewood
From Willesden to Cricklewood


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"Willesden to Cricklewood" as written by Joe Strummer Antony Genn

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    General CommentEasy one this, its mentioned in his Biography Redemption song. He was on his way to meet his drug dealer (for cannabis) and this is just a song about his journey on foot from Willesden to Cricklewood, both of them are neighbourhoods in London.
    Fozzy89on May 27, 2011   Link
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    General CommentWell it's a lot more than just visiting his drug dealer. He is walking through his old neighborhood reminiscing. "thought about my babies grown, thought about going home, thought about what's done is done, we're alive and that's the one" he's letting go of all the crap in the past and enjoying being in the here and now.

    So sad. I choke up when I hear this song. Seems he had reached the point where he was at peace with himself only to be taken too early.
    ((Joe))
    batongalon December 23, 2012   Link

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