"One More Time" as written by Joe Strummer and Mick Jones....
Must I get a witness? for all this misery
There's no need to, brothers everybody can see
That its one more time in the ghetto you know
One more time if you please now
One more time to the dying man
They say one more time if you please

The old lady kicks karate
For just a little walk down the street
The little baby he knows kung fu
He tries it on those he meets
'Cause its a one more time!

You don't need no silicone to calculate poverty
Watch when Watts town burns again
The bus goes to Montgomery

'Cause it's a one more time in the ghetto
One more time if you please
One more time for the dying man
One more time to be free


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"One More Time" as written by Windel Edwards Linton White

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    General CommentThis song is about the "misery", that happens again and again (one more time).

    "The little baby he knows kung fu
    he tries it on those he meets"
    Means: The little baby already learned kungfu. It's all the people he knows, because this misery and violence made him aggressive.

    You can read in the lyrics, that the song is about poverty too.
    It's easy to understand.
    sidewalk91on December 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt also has references to the civil rights movement in America "The bus goes to Montgomery"
    Cpt-Sensibleon December 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it's making a request of the people in povety to rise up. Kinda saying protest and riot one more time. The way Joe talks behind the chorus (push). Like when it says "Watch when Watts town burns again" Watts being of course the site of the protest by blacks in America. It is asking them to do it again.
    Cpt-Sensibleon February 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWattstown is in Wales, where they suffered two mining disasters (1887 and 1905) .
    Is there no reference to that?
    nomusician1on January 09, 2012   Link
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    General CommentMontgomery too is in Wales, west of Birmingham, guys.
    nomusician1on January 09, 2012   Link
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    General CommentTwo-and-a-quarter hour drive between Wattstown and Montgomery, mate.
    nomusician1on January 09, 2012   Link
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    General Commentwatch when wattstown burns again was about the riots in the Watts section of Los Angeles
    rb3868on March 20, 2013   Link
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    General Commentwatch when wattstown burns again was about the riots in the Watts section of Los Angeles
    rb3868on March 20, 2013   Link

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