"Police on My Back" as written by and Eddy Grant....
Well, I'm running
Police on my back
I've been hiding
Police on my back
There was a shooting
Police on my back
And the victim
Well, he won't come back

I been running Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Runnin' Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

What have I done?
What have I done?

Yes, I'm running
Down the railway track
Could you help me?
Police on my back
They will catch me
If I dare drop back
Won't you give me
All the speed I lack?

I been running Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Runnin' Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

What have I done?
What have I done?

Yes, I'm running
I am running
I'm running

Yes, I'm running
Down the railway track
Could you help me?
Police on my back
They will catch me
If I dare drop back
Won't you help me
Find the speed I lack?

I been running Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Runnin' Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

What have I done?
What have I done?

And I'm running
Police on my back
Hiding
Police on my back
Running
Police on my back
Hiding
Police on my back

Running
Down the railway track
Could you help me?
Police on my back
They will catch me
If I dare drop back
So you'll give me
All the speed I lack?
I've been running
I've been running


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"Police on My Back" as written by Eddy Grant

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  • +2
    General CommentI just want all of you people to know that this song was an Equals cover.


    Ultrasleazeon July 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis verison of this song is so tight, so great.
    poohblueskyon June 29, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentClassic. Best song on Sandinista.
    freehat17on May 28, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyea well its not one of the best clash songs thats why its just a cover and not one of thier original songs... b/c those are all the best.
    dormouseon October 05, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAre you kidding? This song is classic. So underrated; it shows once again that The Clash can do kick ass covers (same as "I Fought the Law"). The blaring siren-like guitars, the simple song construction yet relentless hooks, it all did it for me. Definitely, best song on Sandinista.
    Balleron May 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love "What Have I Done." Yikes. Darn.
    benjyedwardson July 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commenta great cover by the CLASH. it's just about being frustrated from constant bombardment by the police.

    i love the way the lead guitar sounds like a siren, and the way mick jones violently spits the phrase, "what have i done!".

    great song.
    sgt.peppperon December 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, awesome. daaamn good job on this one.
    RettAlexison October 12, 2008   Link

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