Lost In The Supermarket

Album: London Calling (1979)
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  • I'm all lost in the supermarket
    I can no longer shop happily
    I came in here for that special offer
    A guaranteed personality

    I wasn't born so much as I fell out
    Nobody seemed to notice me
    We had a hedge back home in the suburbs
    Over which I never could see

    I heard the people who lived on the ceiling
    Scream and fight most scarily
    Hearing that noise was my first ever feeling
    That's how it's been all around me

    I'm all lost in the supermarket
    I can no longer shop happily
    I came in here for that special offer
    A guaranteed personality

    I'm all tuned in, I see all the programs
    I save coupons from packets of tea
    I've got my giant hit discotheque album
    I empty a bottle and I feel a bit free

    The kids in the halls and the pipes in the walls
    Make me noises for company
    Long distance callers make long distance calls
    And the silence makes me lonely

    I'm all lost in the supermarket
    I can no longer shop happily
    I came in here for that special offer
    A guaranteed personality

    And it's not hear
    It disappear
    I'm all lost the supermarket
    I can no longer shop happily
    I came in here for that special offer
    A guaranteed personality

    I all lost the supermarket
    I can no longer shop happily
    I came in here for that special offer
    A guaranteed personality

    (I all lost) I all lost the supermarket
    (I all lost) I can no longer shop happily
    (I all lost) I came in here for that special offer
    A guaranteed personality

    (I all lost) I all lost the supermarket
    (I all lost) I can no longer shop happily
    (I all lost) I came in here for that special offer
    A guaranteed personality

    I all lost the supermarket
    I can no longer shop happily
    I came in here for that special offer
    A guaranteed personality

    I all lost
    I all lost
    I all lost
    I all lost the supermarket
    I can no longer shop happily
    I came in here for that special offer
    A guaranteed personality

Comments: 5

  • Tony from San DiegoOne of rock's most under rated cuts. Try and play what Topper does on drums cleanly and with that slick cut groove.
  • Jeff from London, United KingdomStrummer once described this song as the best song Paul Weller never wrote.
  • Ross from Leicester, United KingdomStrummer said he wrote it about Jone's childhood but supposedly it's actually more about his own growing up in suburbia. I've read a lot of Clash/Strummer interviews over the years and stories and explanations tended to change from inerview to interview! I even saw an interview where he claimed to remember chanting "Thatcher!Thatcher! Milk snatcher!" in the school playground (a reference to Margaret Thatcher as education secretary stopping free school milk). Strummer would have been about 20 years old at the time!!
  • Scott from Boston, MaThis is my favorite Clash song along with "Straight to Hell". Such an awesome song.
  • Brad from Long Island, Ny"I wasn't born, so much as I fell out". Classic
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