The Sound of the Sinners

Album: Sandinista! (1980)
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  • As the floods of God
    Wash away sin city
    They say it was written
    In the page of the Lord

    But I was looking
    For that great jazz note
    That destroyed
    The walls of Jericho

    The winds of fear
    Whip away the sickness
    The messages on the tablet
    Was valium

    As the planets form
    That golden cross Lord
    I'll see you on
    The holy cross roads

    After all this time
    To believe in Jesus
    After all those drugs
    I thought I was Him
    After all my lying
    And a-crying
    And my suffering
    I ain't good enough
    I ain't clean enough
    To be Him

    The tribal wars
    Burning up the homeland
    The fuel of evil
    Is raining from the sky
    The sea of lava
    Flowing down the mountain
    The time will sleep
    Us sinners by

    Holy rollers roll
    Give generously now
    Pass the hubcap please
    Thank you Lord Writer/s: JOE STRUMMER, MICK JONES, TOPPER HEADON
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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