Who Sang Washington Bullets? The Clash

The Clash Sandinista! cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Joe Strummer, Mick Jones
Release Date: 1980-12-12
length: 3:52
producer: The Clash
lead vocals: Joe Strummer
Some other versions of "Washington Bullets"

Lyrics
Oh! Mama, Mama look there!
Your children are playing in that street again
Don't you know what happened down there?
A youth of fourteen got shot down there
The Kokane guns of Jamdown Town
The killing clowns, the blood money men
Are shooting those Washington bullets again

As every cell in Chile will tell
The cries of the tortured men
Remember Allende, and the days before,
Before the army came
Please remember Victor Jara,
In the Santiago Stadium,
Es verdad - those Washington Bullets again

And in the Bay of Pigs in 1961,
Havana fought the playboy in the Cuban sun,
For Castro is a color,
Is a redder than red,
Those Washington bullets want Castro dead
For Castro is the color...
...That will earn you a spray of lead

For the very first time ever,
When they had a revolution in Nicaragua,
There was no interference from America
Human rights in America

Well the people fought the leader,
And up he flew...
With no Washington bullets what else could he do?

'N' if you can find a Afghan rebel
That the Moscow bullets missed
Ask him what he thinks of voting Communist...
...Ask the Dalai Lama in the hills of Tibet,
How many monks did the Chinese get?
In a war-torn swamp stop any mercenary,
'N' check the British bullets in his armory
Que?
Sandinista!

Tracklist
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

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