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(Strummer)

Lyrics

I see a million walk the city mile
The tickertape kings and the juveniles
Will anybody tell me which way to go?
Will anybody come back on the C.B radio?

And i'm counting the stars, and the telegraph poles
And each one represents the hope of a soul
You'd think that god wouldn't be so hard
When you see all the little children running,
Running in the backyard

On a Mississippi gourd, with a Sub-Sahra song
Somebody is wailing in the financial district sun
Can anybody feel the distance to the Nile?
I wanna live, and I wanna dance awhile

Gonna make like Eddie on my rockabilly train
Gonna beat out the blues on my ball and chain
Oh you cant pull a hold-up with a Be-Bop gun
There's People living now, who aint got no heart,
And ain't never had none

Down on the border they crawl all the way
To get a clip of living with a clean-all spray
Can anybody feel the distance to the Nile?
I wanna live, I wanna dance awhile

You cant pull a hold-up with a Be-Bop gun
There's People living now, who aint got no heart,
And ain't never had none

I hear a payphone ringing out on murder mile
And the sucker who picks up, gets his number dialled
And all the sparkling waters that ever flowed
Could never wash down this town
So clean that it glowed
And I need to see in an X-Ray style
I need some rock art that dont come in phial
Can anybody feel the distance to the Nile?
I wanna dance, I wanna dance awhile

Release Date: 1999
Label: Hellcat Records

MUSICIANS
Joe Strummer: Vocals, Acc Guitar
Antony Genn: Guitar, Bass & Orphan Choir
Martin Slattery: Spanish Guitar
Pablo Cook: Percussion, Urdhu

Mixed by Richard Flack & Antony Genn

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