[–] deployable 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Saw them in about 83 at ancient StL opera house/theatre. Mick had quit tour a bit over spat with Joe. Heard that was gonna be replacement drummer, so didn't know what I was in for. Might be a bit foggy on all that as far as specif details. But all four showed up, mostly sober and guitars fairly tuned. Even though I was 40 yds away, I felt much closer, seeing every expression and finger on instrument. They really projected, live. Took me years to decipher the meaning/backstory of this one, but still one of my favs. Oh, huh, just realized it's the 4th o July and this is "Stay Free." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ffIO2l-lTA

[–] enginedriver13 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Crazy to think that if this song came out today it’d be slammed for being “racist”.

[–] Mayhawk [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Safe European Home
The Clash

Well, I just got back and I wish I'd never leave now (where'd ya go?)
Who dat Martian arrival at the airport, yeah? (where'd ya go?)
How many local dollars for a local anesthetic? (
where'd ya go?
)
The Johnny on the corner wasn't very sympathetic (where'd ya go?)

I went to the place where every white face
Is an invitation to robbery
And sitting here in my safe European home
Don't want to go back there again

Wasn't I lucky, wouldn't it be loverly? (where'd ya go?)
Send us all cards, have a laying-in on Sunday (where'd ya go?)
I was there for two weeks, so how come I never tell, now? (
where'd ya go?
)
That natty dread drink at the Sheraton hotel, yeah (where'd ya go?)

I went to the place where every white face
Is an invitation to robbery
And sitting here in my safe European home
Don't want to go back there again

They got the sun, and they got the palm trees (where'd ya go?)
They got the weed, and they got the taxis (where'd ya go?)
Whoa, the harder they come, the home of ol' bluebeat (
where'd ya go?
)
I'd stay and be a tourist but I can't take the gunplay where'd ya go?)

I went to the place where every white face
Is an invitation to robbery
And sitting here in my safe European home
Don't want to go back there again

What?
Rudie come from Jamaica, Rudie can't fail
Rudie come from Jamaica, Rudie can't fail
Rudie come from Jamaica, 'cause Rudie can't fail
Rudie come From Jamaica, Rudie can't fail (European home)
Rudie, Rudie, Rudie, Rudie, Rudie, Rudie can't fail (European home)
Rudie, Rudie, Rudie, Rudie, Rudie, Rudie can't fail (
European home
)
Rudie, Rudie, Rudie, Rudie, Rudie, Rudie can't fail (European home)
Rudie, Rudie, Rudie, Rudie, Rudie, Rudie can't fail (European home)
Rudie, Rudie, Rudie, Rudie, Rudie, Rudie can't fail (
European home)
Rudie, Rudie, Rudie, Rudie, Rudie, Rudie can't fail (European home)
Rudie, Rudie, Rudie, Rudie, Rudie, Rudie can't fail (
European home)
Rudie come From Jamaica, Rudie can't fail (
explosive European home
)
Rudie, Rudie, Rudie, Rudie, Rudie, Rudie can't fail (twenty-four track European home)
Elder come and a-Rudie go, no one knows where the policeman's go

Songwriters: Joe Strummer / Mick Jones / Paul Simonon / Topper Headon
Safe European Home lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group