"Midnight Log" as written by Topper Headon, Joe Strummer and Mick Jones....
Working for the devil
You'll have to pay his tax
That means going to see him
Down among the racks
You do his work so fine
He'll remember you

Worried for my friend
As he shows me round the flat
Where I don't want to find him
His lips an' eyelids black
He don't believe my speech
That lines can and should be drawn
Like if he had a shotgun
The barrels would be sawn

Swallowed by the river
Swollen by the rains
That leakin' ol' computer
Of fingerprints and names
Swimming in the river
That floods the neighborhood
I would call to you
But it would do no good

Voting for the law
That's the general occupation
First comes the public safety
Second comes the nation
You won't believe me now
But there's been some illumination
The wisest cops have realized
They fucked the operation

Cooking up the books
A respected occupation
The anchor and foundation of multi-corporations
They don't believe in crime
They don't know that it exists
But to understand
What's right and wrong
The lawyers work in shifts

'N speaking of the devil
He ain't been seen for years
'Cept every twenty minutes
He zooms between me ears
I don't believe in books
But I read all the time
For ciphers to the riddles
An' reasons to the rhymes


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"Midnight Log" as written by Mick Jones Joe Strummer

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    General CommentI can't believe that there are no comments for this song. It is so catchy! I believe that they are talking mostly about the stupidity in blindly swallowing the government line and how this can endanger the country.
    rosalyn-1943on August 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWHAT, ONE COMMENT!
    you guys...., come on!

    classic lines.

    'N speaking of the devil
    He ain't been seen for years
    'Cept every 20 mins
    He zooms between me ears
    I don't believe in books
    But I read all the time
    For ciphers to the riddles
    An' reasons to the rhymes


    how awesome is that?
    RettAlexison October 12, 2008   Link
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    General Comment::missed lines #5 & 6
    /you don't believe in him
    /but he can wait for you
    SLC_Veganon October 12, 2008   Link

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