The Clash Lyrics
10. Ghetto Defendant
[/ - Allen Ginsberg lyrics] / starved in metropolis / hooked on necropolis / addict of metropolis / do the worm on the accropolis / slamdance the cosmopolis / enlighten the populace hungry darkness of living who will thirst in the pit? / hooked in metropolis she spent a lifetime deciding how to run from it / addicts of metropolis once fate had a witness and the years seemed like friends / girlfriends her babies can dream but dreams begin like the end / shot into eternity / methadone kitty / iron serenity ghetto defendant it is heroin pity not tear gas nor baton charge that stops you taking the city / strung out committee walled out of the city clubbed down from uptown sprayed pest from the nest run out to barrio town /the guards are itchy forced to watch at the feast then sweep up the night flipped pieces of coin / broken bottles exchanged for birthright / grafted in a jiffy / strung out committee / sitting pretty / graphed in a jiffy / no pity, pretty the ghetto prince of gutter poets was bounced out of the room / jean arthur rimbaud by the bodyguards of greed for disturbing the tomb / 1873 his words like flamethrowers / paris commune burnt the ghettos in their chests his face was painted whiter and he was laid to rest / died in marseille / buried in charleville / shut up soap floods oil in water all churn in the wake on the great ship of progress the crew can't find the brake klaxons are blaring the admiral snores command submarines boil in oceans while the armies fight with suns
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