Somebody Got Murdered

Album: Sandinista! (1980)
  • Someone lights a cigarette
    While riding in a car
    Some ol' guy takes a swig
    And passes back the jar
    But where they were last night
    No-one can remember
    Somebody got murdered
    Goodbye, for keeps, forever

    Somebody got murdered
    Somebody's dead forever

    And you're minding your own business
    Carrying spare change
    You wouldn't cosh a barber
    You're hungry all the same
    I been very tempted
    To grab it from the till
    I been very hungry
    But not enough to kill

    Somebody got murdered
    His name cannot be found
    A small stain on the pavement
    They'll scrub it off the ground
    As the daily crown disperses
    No-one says that much
    Somebody got murdered
    And it' left me with a touch

    Somebody got murdered
    Somebody's dead forever
    Sounds like murder!
    Those shouts!
    Are they drunk down below?

    It's late, and my watch stopped
    Some time ago
    Sounds like murder!
    Those screams!
    Are they drunk down below? Writer/s: JOE STRUMMER, MICK JONES
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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