Revolution Rock

Album: London Calling (1979)
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  • Revolution rock, it is a brand new rock
    A bad, bad rock, this here revolution rock

    Careful how you move, Mac, you dig me in me back
    An' I'm so pilled up that I rattle
    I have got the sharpest knife, so I cut the biggest slice
    I got no time to do battle, hey

    Everybody smash up your seats and rock to this
    Brand new beat
    This here music mash up the nation
    This here music cause a sensation
    Tell your ma, tell your pa everything's gonna be all right
    Can't you feel it? Don't ignore it
    Gonna be alright

    Revolution rock, I am in a state of shock
    So bad, bad rock, this here revolution rock

    Careful how you slide, Clyde, all you did was glide
    You poured your beer in me hat
    Keep my good eye on the beat, living on fixation street
    I ain't got no time for that, hey

    Everybody smash up your seats and rock to this
    Brand new beat
    This here music mash up the nation
    This here music cause a sensation
    Tell your mama, tell your pa everything's gonna be all right
    Can't you feel it? Don't ignore it
    Gonna be alright

    Revolution rock
    Get that cheese-grater going, against the grain
    Wearing me down
    Pressure increaase

    (Everybody!) Everybody smash up your seats and rock to this
    Brand new beat
    This here music mash up nations
    This here music cause a sensation
    Tell your mama, forgive your papa, everything's gonna be all right
    Can't you feel it? Don't ignore it
    Gonna be alright

    Revolution rock

    To the cruelest mobsters in Kingstown
    With the hardest eyes and the cruelest tongue
    Is your heart so made of rock
    That the blood must run 'round the block?
    Are you listening mobsters? Hey!
    All people grow old, gotta die
    While those kinda fools go rolling by
    It's food for thought, mobsters
    Young people shoot their days away
    I've seen talent thrown away
    All you loan sharks!

    The organ plays
    And they're dancing to the brand new beat
    This here music mash up nation
    This here music cause a sensation
    Tell your ma-ma-ma-ma, tell your pa-pa-pa-pa everything's gonna be all right
    Can't you feel it? Don't ignore it
    Everything's gonna be alright
    I say, revolution rocks

    There's that old cheese grater
    Rubbing me down
    This must be the way out

    Here's the cheap bit
    Ooh la ooh la ooh la

    Any song you want
    Playing requests now on the bandstand
    El Clash Combo
    Paid fifteen dollars a day
    Weddings, parties, anything
    And Bongo Jazz a speciality Writer/s: D. Ray, J. Edwards
    Publisher: Red Brick Music Publishing
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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