"Hate & War" as written by Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon....
Hate and war
The only things we got today
An' if I close my eyes
They will not go away
You have to deal with it
It is the currency
Hate, hate, hate, the hate of a nation
A million miles from home
And get war from the junkies
Who don't like my form
I'm gonna stay in the city
Even when the house fall down
I don't dream of a holiday
When hate an' war come around
Hate and war
The only things we got today
Hate and war
The only things

I have the will to survive
I cheat if I can't win
If someone locks me out
I kick my way back in
An' if I get aggression
I give 'em two times back
Every day it's just the same
With hate an' war on my back

Hate and war, I hate all the English, man
Hate and war, they're just as bad as wops
Hate and war, I hate all the politeness
Hate and war, I hate all the cops
Hate and war, I want to walk down any street
Hate and war, looking like a creep
Hate and war, I don't care if I get beat up
Hate and war, by any rotten Greek


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"Hate & War" as written by Mick Jones Joe Strummer

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  • +2
    General Commentgreat song, i'm surprised there's only one other comment.

    anyway, i've always seen this song as the clash trying to say the hippy years failed and are over, and 'peace and love' have been replaced with 'hate and war'.
    Bigson February 19, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Commentpunk rock as hippie-counterpoint. Peace and Love? No, Hate and War!
    chowfun18on November 27, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm gonna stay in the city
    Even when the house fall down

    Doesn't everybody the world over think this? The best song words ever.

    ALSO - I hate all the English - just as bad as wops : the perfect definition of being British, you hate everybody and you hate yourself as well hahahahahaha.
    wombat99on August 10, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentbut only because peace and love never really had a chance and John Lennon, great as he was, only kidded himself
    chowfun18on November 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti would stay in the city when my house fell down... IF I WASN'T ALREADY IN THE STUPID SUBURBS!!!
    will5on July 08, 2007   Link

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