Who Sang Bankrobber? The Clash

The Clash Bankrobber cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, Topper Headon
Release Date: 1980-8-8
Genre: Rock Reggae
Style: Dub
length: 4:34
producer: Mikey Dread
Some other versions of "Bankrobber"

My daddy was a bank robber
But he never hurt nobody
He just loved to live that way
And he loved to steal your money

Some is rich, and some is poor
That's the way the world is
But I don't believe in lying back
Sayin' how bad your luck is

So we came to jazz it up
We never loved a shovel
Break your back to earn your pay
An' don't forget to grovel

The old man spoke up in a bar
Said I never been in prison
A lifetime serving one machine
Is ten times worse than prison

Imagine if all the boys in jail
Could get out now together
Whadda you think they'd want to say to us?
While we was being clever

Someday you'll meet your rocking chair
'Cause that's where we're spinning
There's no point to want to comb your hair
When it's grey and thinning

Run rabbit run
Strike out boys, for the hills
I can find that hole in the wall
And I know that they never will

7" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Bankrobber
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  • Release information
    label: CBS
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 7" Vinyl
    script: Latin