"Dictator" as written by Joe Strummer and Bernard Rhodes....
Yes I am the dictator the more guns I got the better
Yes I am the liquidator I carry the old Beretta
You know there once was freedom
You know how dangerous that can be
The people used to dance and sing
And they used to run wild in the streets
But now I am the voice
Howling from your radio
From my armor plated Cadillac
You'll hear what I say goes

Yes I am the dictator I satisfy the U.S. team
I always do my killing in the woods and keep the city gutters clean
Cause I need a few more dollars
For my fighter pilot to be free
To dive bomb on the population
If they go running wild in the streets
Yes I am that voice, etc

Yes I am the crusader I spent twenty years in exile
But now I am the invader and I'm never never gonna die
Yes I am the dictator my name is on your ballot sheet
But until my box has your cross you know the form is incomplete
And you know, etc

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"Dictator" as written by Joe Strummer Bernard Rhodes

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    General CommentI can't believe what the producer of this album did to the songs. I would love to hear the album remade by the original Clash using the already recorded lyrics by Strummer. This song would be great, as would the others on this album, had actual instruments been used...instead of synthesizers...bastard producer.
    directorspenceon March 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWell it was Bernie Roads who took over the producing of the album, he was the one who put in al the synthesizeing music, and the drum machines, that's why Joe called the album 'out of control' but just before the release Bernie changed the name, and we all know the story from there...
    Fozzy89on May 27, 2011   Link

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