Rock The Casbah Lyrics by Clash, The

Rock The Casbah Lyrics

    Now the king told the boogie men
    You have to let that raga drop
    The oil down the desert way
    Has been shakin' to the top
    The sheik he drove his cadillac
    He went a' cruisnin' down the ville
    The muezzin was a' standing
    On the radiator grille

    The shareef don't like it
    Rockin' the casbah
    Rock the casbah
    The shareef don't like it
    Rockin' the casbah
    Rock the casbah

    By order of the prophet
    We ban that boogie sound
    Degenerate the faithful
    With that crazy casbah sound
    But the bedouin they brought out
    The electric camel drum
    The local guitar picker
    Got his guitar picking thumb
    As soon as the shareef
    Had cleared the square
    They began to wail


    Now over at the temple
    Oh! they really pack 'em in
    The in crowd say it's cool
    To dig this chanting thing
    But as the wind changed direction
    The temple band took five
    The crowd caught a wiff
    Of that crazy casbah jive


    The king called up his jet fighters
    He said you better earn your pay
    Drop your bombs between the minarets
    Down the casbah way

    As soon as the shareef was
    Chauffeured outta there
    The jet pilots tuned to
    The cockpit radio blare

    As soon as the shareef was
    Outta their hair
    The jet pilots wailed


    He thinks it's not kosher
    Fundamentally he can't take it.
    You know he really hates it.