"Sean Flynn" as written by Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon....
You know he just heard
The drums of war
When the past
Was a closing door

The drums beat into the jungle floor

[Chorus:]
Closing door
Closing door

Rain on the leaves
Soldier sing
You never hear anything

They filled the sky with a tropical storm.

[Chorus:]

You know he head the drums of war
Each man knows what he's looking for


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"Sean Flynn" as written by Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, Topper Headon

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    General CommentThe song is somehow referencing the son of Actor Errol Flynn, Sean Flynn, who was captured and most likely killed in a Vietnamese POW camp when he was there for journalistic purposes.
    Bubthezombieon February 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFor some reason this reminds me of when I was younger in training ops in Okinawa... back when I was 22-23 in the Corps, don't know why that is
    kampjaegeron October 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe instrumentals remind me of a jungle, and before I came here I didnt realize that the lyrics had that theme too....they totally captured the mood.

    It's probably about The Vietnam War
    rockstothebasson September 16, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"You know he heard the drums of war / Each man knows what he's looking for"

    It's probably saying that some men, in this case war reporters/photographers, are not born for safety, they head out to where they know they might get killed. But they go, because they must.
    Heinrichon September 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSean Flynn (born Sean Rio Amir; July 14, 1989) is an American actor and singer best known for playing Chase Matthews on Nickelodeon's Zoey 101 for all four seasons but was credited as a guest in the first episode of season 4, as well as the series finale, Chasing Zoey.
    WOXvonWubbinson March 29, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWOXvonWubbins, I really hope you're trolling here. Obviously that boy changed his name due to the song, The Clash didn't write a song about a person who hadn't been born yet. Are you seriously so stupid as to not realize that?
    thisbericon January 04, 2011   Link

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