Death is a Star

Album: Combat Rock (1982)
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  • And I was gripped by that deadly phantom
    I followed him through hard jungles
    As he stalked through the back lots
    Strangling through the night shades

    Oh, the thief of life
    Moved onwards and outwards to love

    In a one-stop only motel
    A storm bangs on the cheapest room
    The phantom slips in to spill blood
    Even on the sweetest honeymoon

    The killer of love
    Caught the last, late Niagara bus

    By chance or escaping from misery
    By suddenness or in answer to pain
    Smoking in the dark cinema
    See the bad go down again

    And the clouds are high in Spanish mountains
    And a Ford roars through the night full of rain

    The killer's blood flows
    But he loads his gun again

    Can make a grown man cry like a girl
    To see the guns dying at sunset

    In vain, lovers claimed
    That they never had met

    Smoking in the dark cinema
    See the bad go down again Writer/s: JOE STRUMMER, MICK JONES
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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  • Droogy from Columbus OhioWow, what great insight into one of my favorite obscure songs from The Clash. Thank you for this informative piece.
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