"London Dungeon" as written by and Glenn Danzig....
They called us walking corpses
Unholy living dead
They had to lock us up
Put us in their British hell

Make sure your face is clean now
Can't have no dirty dead
All the corpses here are clean, boy
All the Yanks in British hell

I don't want to be here in your London Dungeon
I don't want to be here in your British hell
Ain't no mystery why I'm in misery in Hell
Here's hoping you're swell

They called us walking corpses
Unholy living dead
They had to lock us up
Put us in their British hell

I don't want to be here in your London Dungeon
I don't want to be here in your British hell
Ain't no mystery why I'm in misery in Hell
Here's hoping you're swell

Make sure your face is clean now
Can't have no dirty dead
All the corpses here are clean, boy
All the Yanks in British hell

I don't want to be here in your London Dungeon
I don't want to be here in your British hell
Ain't no mystery why I'm in misery in Hell

Here's hoping you're swell
Here's hoping you're swell
Here's hoping you're swell
Here's hoping you're swell



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"London Dungeon" as written by Glen Danzig

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    General CommentGlenn and Bobby went to see The Jam play at The Rainbow in London. A group of skinheads started a fight with them before the show so Glenn grabbed a piece of glass from a nearby broken window to fight them off while Bobby ran to get the police. Both Glenn and Bobby were arrested by the Metropolitan Police for threatening behavior, as documented on their record: "ON SUNDAY THE 2nd OF DECEMBER, AT HORNSBY ROAD N7 USING THREATENING BEHAVIOUR, WHEREBY A BREACH OF THE PEACE MAY HAVE BEEN OCCASIONED." CITING TO SECTION 54(b)METROPOLITAN POLICE ACT 1839 They were thrown in Brixton jail for two days, at which time Glenn wrote "London Dungeon."

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    Rapala46on January 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDanzig wrote this song while spending some time in a London Jail after getting into a bar brawl.
    SpinalRemainson February 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is one of my favorite misfits songs. it belongs in a movie with that guitar part in the beginning. ooo... i can just picture it now...
    thiscrowninganguishon June 23, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti am totally agreeing with the crowning anguish person with the movie thing, i always get this picture in my head of all the 'fits suiting up to go bust some heads in the ol' graveyard. I also love listening to this when i get ready to go to a show, getting the boots, wristbands and leather jacket on, fuck, feelin like a 50's zombie greaser, makes me crazy.
    leather&spikeson May 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHell yeah I agree with leather&spikes
    BlacklightSistinason September 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI LOVE the line "Make sure your face is clean now...can't have no dirty dead" Not sure why. I just really think that's cool.
    tylenol-addicton January 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBobby has a funny description of what went down in American Hardcore. Great song.
    comixscetcheron August 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think he's saying the real reason they were locked up was because of the way they dressed and the make up they wear.
    Violentpacifiston December 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAfter posting my comment I remembered that old nazi-skin motto, "Punk's dead, you're next." I assume that's what he's referencing when he says, "They call us walking corpses". Just a thought.
    Pathetic_Billon January 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat an awesome fu#$#ing song!
    sugar magnoliaon July 13, 2008   Link

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