We met when we were in school Never took no shit from no one, we weren't fools The teacher says we're dumb We're only having fun We piss on everyone In the classroom
When we got thrown out I left without much fuss An' weekends we'd go dancing Down Streatham on the bus You always made me laugh
Got me in bad fights Play me pool all night Smokin' menthol
I practiced daily in my room You were down the crown planning your next move Go on a nicking spree Hit the wrong guy Each of you get three Years in Brixton
I did my very best to write How was butlins? Were the screws too tight? When you lot get out Were gonna hit the town We'll burn it fuckin' down To a cinder
'Cause years have passed and things have changed And I move anyway I want to go I'll never forget the feeling I got When I heard that you'd got home An' I'll never forget the smile on my face 'Cause I knew where you would be An' if you're in the crown tonight Have a drink on me But go easy...step lightly...stay free
Writer/s: JOE STRUMMER, MICK JONES, PAUL SIMONON, TOPPER HEADON
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
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Ian from Isle Of Wight I believe the Crown and Sceptre, in Streatham mentioned in the lyrics (“I practiced daily in my room , you were in the crown planning your next move” and “If your in the Crown tonight have a drink on me “ ) has closed down . Pretty popular pub too . Should have had some sort of preservation on it as part of UK music history ! Mick Jones grew up in the area hence the reference .
Emma from Adelaide, Australiawhat a great story...this sort of thing hasn't stopped in schools today, i would know
Kwiklip from St. Paul, MnI always thought it was about a girl. It's so much more meaningful knowing the real story!
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