Who Sang Stay Free? The Clash

The Clash Give ’Em Enough Rope cover art

Some other versions of "Stay Free"
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, Topper Headon
release date: 1978-11-10
length: 3:40
producer: Sandy Pearlman
mixer: Corky Stasiak
recording engineer: Corky Stasiak
We met when we were in school
Never took no **** 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 ****in' 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



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Safe European Home
  • 2 English Civil War
  • 3 Tommy Gun
  • 4 Julie’s Been Working for the Drug Squad
  • 5 Last Gang in Town
  • 6 Guns on the Roof
  • 7 Drug‐Stabbing Time
  • 8 Stay Free
  • 9 Cheapskates
  • 10 All the Young Punks (New Boots and Contracts)

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