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Gangsterville
(Strummer)

Lyrics

Nows the time your visions and your shreds
Turned out to be the cheap imported threads
The flag reeled out in a cotton kite
Flying miles above the wheatland in a single stripe
The revolution came the Revolution went
The chemical rain left the message on the tent
Wanted: one man to lead the crusade
Payment: a bullet on a big parade

Down in Gangsterville
Where any sane people already crawled under the house
Yeah Gangsterville: the television is always thinking about
Real people: especially when its hungry

Final decisions are made by the club
And inplemented by the shadow of a glove
And sitting in a coffee house reading words
We got popcorn salesmen for protection from the world
Went through extensive preparations
I learned all about the other nations
When freedom was defined as a word in a book
I learned if you're plugged into something then baby you're hooked

Into Gangsterville
I searched for a rose or some sweet juice of water
Gangsterville: people are giving
A black lady sobbed on a step: God bless the little born

On the other hand sitting next to the evil crew
They just got down from floor eighty: two
Been selling Indian reservations
Coming in looking for some jazz and a little libations
I like the same kind of beer
I gotta get right out of here
I'm going to New Orleans: gonna buy me a prayer
Gonna call somebody form a call box there

Hello this is Gangsterville
Bring your money to the shore
No automatic weapons on the jetty
Oh Gangsterville: electro shields on the phalanx
Club the Mayor in the streets: its chewable fecie

My kind, we are the worst kind
Got enough shrinks working on us
To defy paralysis Identify analysis
Just wanna hold my carburettor bible
Snapping to attention: eyes on the horizon
Keep your filter clean: wipe the oil from your dreams
Keep your hopes pinned on the Southern Cross
You got to believe in something or you feel a sense of loss

Down in Gangsterville
Pelicans dying strangling on a six can strap
Gangsterville shut off all power burn out all gasoline
Stop writing things on screens

Musicians

Joe Strummer: Vocals & Rythym Guitar
Zander Schloss: Lead Guitar & Vocals
Lonnie Marshall: Bass Guitar & Vocals
Willie MacNeil: Drums
Jack Irons: Drums

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