City of the Dead

Album: Super Black Market Clash (1977)
  • This is the city of the dead
    As we lie side by side in bed
    I'd do something else instead
    But it is the city of the dead

    We went out kickin' around
    But you got drunk an' fallen down
    An' I wished I could be like you
    With the Soho River drinking me down

    In the city of the dead
    Fall in love an' fall in bed
    It wasn't anything you said
    Except I know we both lie dead

    Don't you know where to cop
    That's what New York Johnny said
    You should get to know your town
    Just like I know mine

    While all the windows stare ahead
    An' the streets are filled with dread
    Every nation in the world
    Slinks through the alley after girls

    What we wear is dangerous gear
    It'll get you picked on anywhere
    Though we get beat up we don't care
    At least it livens up the air

    But someday's we hide inside
    All courage gone and paralyzed
    Sniff that wind of ugly tension
    Today the jerks have got aggression

    It is the city of the deadWriter/s: JOE STRUMMER, MICK JONES, PAUL SIMONON, TOPPER HEADON
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind
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