Who Sang Dictator? The Clash

The Clash Cut the Crap cover art
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Bernard Rhodes, Joe Strummer
release date: 1985-11-4
genres: Rock Reggae Latin Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Alternative Rock/Garage Rock/Reggae/Punk/Ska/Rockabilly
length: 3:02
producer: Bernard Rhodes
Yes I am the dictator the more guns I got the better
Yes I am the liquidator I carry the old Beretta
You know there once was freedom
You know how dangerous that can be
The people used to dance and sing
And they used to run wild in the streets
But now I am the voice
Howling from your radio
From my armor plated Cadillac
You'll hear what I say goes

Yes I am the dictator I satisfy the U.S. team
I always do my killing in the woods and keep the city gutters clean
Cause I need a few more dollars
For my fighter pilot to be free
To dive bomb on the population
If they go running wild in the streets
Yes I am that voice, etc

Yes I am the crusader I spent twenty years in exile
But now I am the invader and I'm never never gonna die
Yes I am the dictator my name is on your ballot sheet
But until my box has your cross you know the form is incomplete
And you know, etc

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Dictator
  • 2 Dirty Punk
  • 3 We Are the Clash
  • 4 Are You Red..y
  • 5 Cool Under Heat
  • 6 Movers and Shakers
  • 7 This Is England
  • 8 Three Card Trick
  • 9 Play to Win
  • 10 Fingerpoppin’
  • 11 North and South
  • 12 Life Is Wild

  • Album Information
    label: CBS
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin