"Rudie Can't Fail (Clash Cover)" as written by Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon....
Sing, Michael, sing-on the route of the 19 Bus
Hear them sayin'
How you get a rude and a reckless?
Don't you be so crude and a feckless
You been drinking brew for breakfast
Rudie can't fail

So we reply
I know that my life make you nervous
But I tell you that I can't live in service
Like the doctor who was born for a purpose
Rudie can't fail

I WENT TO THE MARKET TO REALIZE MY SOUL
'CAUSE WHAT I NEED I JUST CAN'T HAVE
FIRST - THEY CURSE, THEN THEY PRESS ME TILL I HURT
WE SAY RUDIE CAN'T FAIL

Say you must cure your temper
Then you find a job in the paper
You need someone for a saviour
Rudie can't fail, oh no

We reply
Now we get a rude and a reckless
We been seen lookin' cool an' speckless
We been drinking brew for breakfast
Rudie! can't fail

I WENT TO THE MARKET TO REALIZE MY SOUL
'CAUSE WHAT I NEED I JUST CAN'T HAVE
FIRST - THEY CURSE, THEN THEY PRESS ME TILL I'M HURT
WE SAY RUDIE CAN'T FAIL

Rudie can't fail
Rudie Can't fail

Are you happy with the trend?
Or would you like to see it end?
You look pretty smart
In your father's old suit

You think you're pretty hot
Is that a pork pie hat?

Rudie can't fail!
Rudie can't fail!
Rudie can't fail!
Rudie can't fail!


Lyrics submitted by BeautifulDisaster

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    General Commentthis song is on the Clash tribute album, Burning London. It's a great album...there are lots of different bands on it...something for everyone.
    BeautifulDisasteron May 01, 2002   Link

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