Overpowered By Funk

Album: Combat Rock (1982)
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  • If you ain't reggae for it, funk out
    No-one knocking at your door, funk out
    Overpowered by funk, funk out
    It's combatative, repetitive
    Don't life just funk you out?
    Asinine, stupefying
    Can the clone-line dry you out?
    Part of the swarming mass, funk out
    Slugged by the new increase, funk out
    Scared of the human bomb, funk out
    Overpowered by funk, funk out
    Buy dog food, rogue elephants
    Tarzan on a ticker tape
    Ooo-ooh
    Breakfast cereals
    You know you can't escape
    Overpowered by funk
    Don't you love our Western ways?
    Car crashed by funk
    Don't you love our Western ways?
    Benny Goodman, trial by jury
    A phone box-full of books
    "It's morning, you know!"
    Dustcarts at sunrise
    No-one gets off the hooks
    Car crashed

    Food for the hungry millions, funk out!
    Home for the floating people, funk out!
    Over-drunk on power
    This is a message from Futura, don't prophisize the future
    I liven up the culture because I'm deadly as a vulture
    I paint on civilization, I had this realization
    It's environmentally wack, so presenting my attack
    You know, I'll brighten up your shack
    I'm down by law and that's a fact
    Just give me a wall, any building, dull or tall
    I spray clandestine night subway
    I cover with red-purple on top of grey, hey
    No slashing cause it ain't the way, the T.A. blew forty mil' they say
    We threw it down by night and they scrubbed it off by day
    OK tourists, picture frame, tickets here for the graffiti train
    Funk power
    Over-and-out
    Funk-funk-funk, funk-funk-funk-funk-funk
    Funk-funk-funk, funk-funk-funk-funk-funk, ha
    Funk power, ha!
    Funk power Writer/s: JOE STRUMMER, MICK JONES, TOPPER HEADON
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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