"Overpowered by Funk" as written by Joe Strummer, Mick Jones and Topper Headon....
If you ain't reggae for it, funk out
No-one knocking at your door, funk out
Overpowered by funk, funk out
It's combatative, repetitive
Don't life just funk you out?
Asinine, stupefying
Can the clone-line dry you out?
Part of the swarming mass, funk out
Slugged by the new increase, funk out
Scared of the human bomb, funk out
Overpowered by funk, funk out
Buy dog food, rogue elephants
Tarzan on a ticker tape
Breakfast cereals
You know you can't escape
Overpowered by funk
Don't you love our Western ways?
Car crashed by funk
Don't you love our Western ways?
Benny Goodman, trial by jury
A phone box-full of books
"It's morning, you know!"
Dustcarts at sunrise
No-one gets off the hooks
Car crashed

Food for the hungry millions, funk out!
Home for the floating people, funk out!
Over-drunk on power
This is a message from Futura, don't prophisize the future
I liven up the culture because I'm deadly as a vulture
I paint on civilization, I had this realization
It's environmentally wack, so presenting my attack
You know, I'll brighten up your shack
I'm down by law and that's a fact
Just give me a wall, any building, dull or tall
I spray clandestine night subway
I cover with red-purple on top of grey, hey
No slashing cause it ain't the way, the T.A. blew forty mil' they say
We threw it down by night and they scrubbed it off by day
OK tourists, picture frame, tickets here for the graffiti train
Funk power
Funk-funk-funk, funk-funk-funk-funk-funk
Funk-funk-funk, funk-funk-funk-funk-funk, ha
Funk power, ha!
Funk power

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"Overpowered by Funk" as written by Mick Jones Joe Strummer

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    General CommentFunk Off
    Armegideonon December 05, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"Is her name in there?"

    Catchy, driving beat...

    "Graffiti train" refers to refers to the NYC subway and the 'artists' (some may disagree with that term) who clandestinely spray painted their work on the trains.

    The "T.A." is the NYC Transit Authority who spent a substantial portion of their budget trying to remove the paint... "blew 40 mil, they say".
    BubbaHoTepon April 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is crazy I mean if you aint reggae for it that rules.
    Cpt-Sensibleon December 21, 2005   Link

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