Ghetto Defendant Lyrics by Clash, The

Ghetto Defendant Lyrics

    Clash lyrics

    / allen ginsberg lyrics

    / 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