"This Is Radio Clash" as written by Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon....
Interrupting all programs

This is radio clash from pirate satellite

Orbiting your living room,
Cashing in the bill of rights
Cuban army surplus or refusing all third lights
This is radio clash on pirate satellite

This sound does not subscribe
To the international plan
In the psycho shadow of the white right hand
Then that see ghettology as an urban Vietnam
Giving deadly exhibitions of murder by napalm

This is radio clash tearing up the seven veils
This is radio clash please save us, not the whales
This is radio clash underneath a mushroom cloud
This is radio clash
You don't need that funeral shroud

Forces have been looting
My humanity
Curfews have been curbing
The end of liberty

Hands of law have sorted through
My identity
But now this sound is brave
And wants to be free - anyway to be free

This is Radio clash on pirate satellite
This is not free Europe
Not an armed force network
This is Radio Clash using audio ammunition
This is Radio Clash can we get that world to listen?
This is Radio Clash using aural ammunition
This is Radio Clash can we get that world to listen?
This is Radio Clash on pirate satellite
Orbiting your living room,
Cashing in the bill of rights
This is radio Clash on pirate satellite
This is radio Clash everybody hold on tight

A-riggy diggy dig dang dang

Go back to urban 'nam

Lyrics submitted by aebassist, edited by FogButton, williammckern

"This Is Radio Clash" as written by Mick Jones Joe Strummer

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

This Is Radio Clash song meanings
Add your thoughts


sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentBasically, he is trying to wake people up to tell them the truth about "the man". The "Radio Clash" is informing all about the ills of the planet and how we need to act.
    cactusdaveon August 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentis this called "radio clash" or "this is radio clash" ?
    ClashPepperson March 22, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRIP Joe Strummer RIP
    Me and the world of punk will miss you
    SoldMySoulForPRon June 22, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is radio clash
    queenjaneon September 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBrilliant!

    Ever see the video for this tune filmed with some of the footage from when they were at Bonds in NYC? I was at one of the concerts in 1981 when I was a sphmore in High School. They oversold the tickets and there was complete mayhem leading up to the original shows due to fire codes, etc.

    My folks freaked and wouldn't let me go when they saw what was going on on the news. I said I was going to sleep at a friends house and wouldn't bother getting involved with the mess at the theater (yeah right...) and went anyway and got other tickets to added show dates. There was NO WAY I was missing The Clash. (The band added extra shows to accomodate all the people who would have been screwed anyway. It was awesome). Still, it was bedlam, but it was WORTH it!

    When people say The Clash are the only band that matters, they KNOW what they are talking about!
    LolaBaton November 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis some funky white boy shit...amazing how far this sounds from earlier material, yet somehow it's still The Clash.
    The first "intelligent dance" song?
    I once stopped my car in the middle of the street, turned up the stereo and street-danced with a friend to this.
    Chinupon December 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentClashPeppers There are two different versions of Radio Clash. Same for Capitol Radio.
    Armegideonon December 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhere does this song apperar someone please help me out is this only on story of the clash vol. 1? i blew like 30$ for a 2 disc set and this was the only new song i got...
    where is this on original albums pst me
    Punker_Kenon February 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentXcellent song, what a good beat too.
    -IheartBeanieBoy-on March 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpunker_ken,
    this song wasnt on any studio album, it was only released separately as a single and on the compilation albums Clash On Broadway and The Singles
    tricksinesson April 23, 2008   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top