The Crooked Beat

Album: Sandinista! (1980)
  • Start the car lets make a midnight run
    Across the river to South London
    To dance to the latest hi-fi sound
    Of bass, guitar and drum
    Seeking out a rhythm that can take the pressure off
    Stepping in and out of that crooked crooked beat

    Take a piece of cloth, a coin for thirst
    For the sweat will start to run
    With a cymbal splash, a word of truth
    And a rocking bass and drum
    Seeking out a rhythm that can take the pressure on
    Stepping in and out of that crooked crooked beat

    So one by one they come on down
    From the tower blocks of my home town
    Stepping with the rhythm of the rockers beat
    Drowning out the pressure of the crooked beat
    Seeking out a rhythm that can take the tension on
    Stepping in and out of that crooked crooked beat

    It has crooked past this crooked street
    Where cars patrol this crooked beat
    Badges flash and sirens wail
    They'll be taking one and all to jail

    Prance! Prance! You want a law to dance? Writer/s: JOE STRUMMER, PAUL SIMONON
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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