This song is about a guy who is ordering up a hitman to kill his wife, as she's become a drag. It's a sardonically humorous song that plays up the various "dial-a" services, which would allow you to ring for just about anything: a maid, a ride, even a song
The No. 10, Upping St.
album (a play on 10 Downing St., where some British government officials reside) takes place in London and is filled with songs about crime and mayhem in the city. True to form for Strummer and Jones, there is lots of rebellion and plenty of colorful characters.