Four Horsemen

Album: London Calling (1979)
  • Well they were given the grapes that go ripe in the sun
    That loosen the screws at the back of the tongue
    But they told no one where they had begun
    Four horsemen

    They were given all the foods of vanity
    And all the instant promises of immortality
    But they bit the dust screamin' insanity!
    Four horsemen

    One was over the edge, one was over the cliff
    One was lickin' 'em dry with a bloody great spliff
    When they picked up the hiker he didn't want the lift
    From the horsemen

    But you!
    You're not searching, are you now?
    You're not looking anyhow
    You're never gonna ride that lonely mile
    Or put yourself up on trial
    Oh, you told me how your life was so bad
    An' I agree that it does seem sad
    But that's the price that you gotta pay
    If you're lazing all around all day
    Four horsemen coming right through
    Four horsemen and they're pissing by you
    They make you look like you're wearing a truss
    Four horsemen and it's gonna be us

    Well they gave us everything for bending the mind
    And we cleaned out their pockets and we drank 'em blind
    It's a long way to the finish so don't get left behind
    By those horsemen

    And they gave us the grapes that went ripe in the sun
    That loosen the screws at the back of the tongue
    But we still told nothing 'bout what was to come
    Four horsemen

    We know, only rock and roll
    We know, got rock and roll
    We're in the park
    Or in the campus
    Cannot breathe
    We beat the thief, ae ohh ah
    Cannot breathe
    We beat the theft, ohh ah
    Cannot breathe

    We know, only rock and roll
    We know, got rock and roll
    We know, got rock and roll
    We know, got rock and roll Writer/s: Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, Topper Headon
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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