The Clash - The Crooked Beat Lyrics


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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?



Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Magnificent Seven
  • 2 Hitsville U.K.
  • 3 Junco Partner
  • 4 Ivan Meets G.I. Joe
  • 5 The Leader
  • 6 Something About England
  • 7 Rebel Waltz
  • 8 Look Here
  • 9 The Crooked Beat
  • 10 Somebody Got Murdered
  • 11 One More Time
  • 12 One More Dub
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Lightning Strikes (Not Once but Twice)
  • 2 Up in Heaven (Not Only Here)
  • 3 Corner Soul
  • 4 Let’s Go Crazy
  • 5 If Music Could Talk
  • 6 The Sound of Sinners
  • 7 Police on My Back
  • 8 Midnight Log
  • 9 The Equaliser
  • 10 The Call Up
  • 11 Washington Bullets
  • 12 Broadway
    12" Vinyl 3
  • 1 Lose This Skin
  • 2 Charlie Don’t Surf
  • 3 Mensforth Hill
  • 4 Junkie Slip
  • 5 Kingston Advice
  • 6 The Street Parade
  • 7 Version City
  • 8 Living in Fame
  • 9 Silicone on Sapphire
  • 10 Version Pardner
  • 11 Career Opportunities
  • 12 Shepherds Delight