"Jail Guitar Doors" as written by Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon....
Let me tell you 'bout Wayne and his deals of cocaine
A little more every day
Holding for a friend till the band do well
Then the D.E.A. locked him away

Clang clang, go the jail guitar doors
Bang bang, go the boots on the floor
Cry cry, for your lonely mother's son
Clang clang, go the jail guitar doors

An' I'll tell you 'bout Pete, didn't want no fame
Gave all his money away
"Well there's something wrong, it'll be good for you, son"
And so they certified him insane

And then there's Keith, waiting for trial
Twenty-five thousand bail
If he goes down you won't hear his sound
But his friends carry on anyway
Fuck 'em!
Jail guitar doors
Fifty four/forty six was my number
Jail guitar doors
Right now someone else has that number


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"Jail Guitar Doors" as written by Mick Jones Joe Strummer

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    General Commenti cant believe no one has commented on THE BEST clash song ever. I love the way they sing it. THis song is obviously about people going to jail. Im pretty sure Wayne, Pete, and Keith are just random names.
    Bleachisthebombon June 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou can tell that this along with I Fought the Law were recorded with the same producer as Give 'Em Enough Rope. It sounds like it could've been put on that album (which I thought was rushed).
    Balleron August 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI don't believe Sandy Perlman produced this. I believe Mick wrote new lyrics for this to a tune by the 101ers (Joe old group).
    cardcheaton May 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAlso, I think Keith in the third verse refers to Keith Richards. Anyone know who the others are?
    cardcheaton May 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWayne Kramer (MC5) and Peter Green (fleetwood Mac)
    cornersoulon May 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThanks
    cardcheaton May 30, 2007   Link

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