"Long Time Jerk" as written by Joe Strummer, Paul Simonon and Mick Jones....
Gonna scrape the trouble off my boots!

As they were dancing in the evening
And the light shone through the trees
This girl my eye was following
Asked the band to play her a beat

Singin' she'd do that long time jerk
She hit me where it hurts
Ohhh your heart
Now my heart will burst
Oh no

Ah, but it took me back to that wonderland
I witnessed long ago
Babbling words of preachers
Sayin'- "Don't bury me no more"

Ohh...

And I've forgotten how to worry
And I don't know how to run
Against the odds I realize
This struggle could be won!

We dance

Long time jerk
She did it to me first
Ohhh my heart
With that long time jerk

Ah! Say..... Do that long time jerk.

Bring on those tapes from the past
They make you look better in a mirror
Feel that long time jerkin'
Between the taker and the giver

Feel that...

Long time jerk
She hit me where it hurts
Oh I felt my heart
Now my heart will burst

I've forgotten how to worry
And I don't know how to run
Against the odds I realize
This struggle could be fun!

Oh, through lanes and streets and houses
And reversing rush of time
She made me re-invent the world
Before inventing time
(Before inventing time)

Long time jerk
Oh, she hit me where it hurts
Ohhhhh my heart
Long time jerk

Long, long, long, long, long
Long time
Long time jerk


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"Long Time Jerk" as written by Mick Jones Joe Strummer

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    General Commentummm duh
    aceospades91on April 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentUh... sex probably. Good song.
    spork542on December 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGood song.... Totally surprised when I realized it was by Paul.
    pittsburghgirl92on April 07, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWild guess here but think it may be about trying to chat up a woman and getting the knock-back from her, and her being the one your heartis set on and how her rejection makes him feel like his heart will burst (or something)
    Omen1972on August 20, 2010   Link

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