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Should I Stay or Should I Go
The Clash Lyrics


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Darling, you got to let me know
Should I stay or should I go?
If you say that you are mine
I'll be here 'til the end of time
So you got to let me know
Should I stay or should I go?

It's always tease, tease, tease
You're happy when I'm on my knees
One day it's fine and next it's black
So if you want me off your back
Well, come on and let me know
Should I stay or should I go?

Should I stay or should I go now?
Should I stay or should I go now?
If I go, there will be trouble
And if I stay it will be double
So come on and let me know

This indecision's bugging me (esta indecisión me molesta)
If you don't want me, set me free (si no me quieres, líbrame)
Exactly whom I'm supposed to be (dime, ¿qué tengo ser?)
Don't you know which clothes even fit me? (¿Sabes qué ropa me queda?)
Come on and let me know (me tienes que decir)
Should I cool it or should I blow? (¿Me debo ir o quedarme?)

Split

(¿Soplo, enfrío lo soplo?)

Should I stay or should I go now? (¿Enfrío o lo soplo?)
Should I stay or should I go now? (¿Enfrío o lo soplo?)
If I go there will be trouble (si me voy va a haber peligro)
And if I stay it will be double (si me quedo será el doble)
So you gotta let me know (me tienes que decir)
Should I cool it or should I blow? (¿Enfrío o lo soplo?)

Should I stay or should I go now? (¿Enfrío o lo soplo?)
If I go there will be trouble (si me voy va a haber peligro)
And if I stay it will be double (si me quedo será el doble)
So you gotta let me know me tienes que decir (me tienes que decir)
Should I stay or should I go?

Overall Meaning

The Clash's song Should I Stay or Should I Go is one of their most popular and recognizable tracks that explores the themes of love, relationships, and commitment. The song's lyrics revolve around the singer's indecision whether to stay in a relationship where things are not clear or leave for something else. The repeated refrain "Should I stay or should I go?" highlights the confusion and frustration of the singer. The lyrics also touch on themes of power dynamics within a relationship, where the person in power is often teasing and manipulative, leaving the other person feeling confused and powerless.


Throughout the song, the singer is asking for clarity and communication from their partner in order to make a decision. They talk about how the teasing and mixed signals are confusing and that they need to know where they stand. The lyrics "One day it's fine and next it's black" showcase the volatile nature of the relationship, where things can switch from good to bad in a matter of moments.


The lyrics in Spanish add a layer of complexity to the song, with the phrase "esta indecisión me molesta" meaning "this indecision's bugging me." This line adds another dimension to the singer's situation, as they feel like they are being toyed with and are unable to make a decision due to their partner's constant teasing and indecisiveness.


Overall, Should I Stay or Should I Go is a relatable song that tackles universal themes of love and relationships in a catchy and energetic way, making it a timeless classic and a staple in The Clash's discography.


Line by Line Meaning

Darling, you got to let me know
I need to know if you want our relationship to continue or end.


Should I stay or should I go?
I'm asking you to make a decision about our relationship's future.


If you say that you are mine / I'll be here 'til the end of time
If you commit to me, I will stay with you forever.


So you got to let me know / Should I stay or should I go?
I'm asking you once again to make a decision about our relationship.


It's always tease, tease, tease / You're happy when I'm on my knees
You enjoy playing games with me and having power over me.


One day it's fine and next it's black / So if you want me off your back
Your behavior towards me is unpredictable, and if you want me to leave you alone, let me know.


Well, come on and let me know / Should I stay or should I go?
Once again, I'm asking you to decide whether you want me or not.


This indecision's bugging me (esta indecisión me molesta) / If you don't want me, set me free (si no me quieres, líbrame)
I'm tired of being in limbo about our relationship. If you don't want to be with me, let me go.


Exactly whom I'm supposed to be (dime, ¿qué tengo ser?) / Don't you know which clothes even fit me? (¿Sabes qué ropa me queda?)
I don't know who you want me to be and what you find attractive about me.


Come on and let me know (me tienes que decir) / Should I cool it or should I blow? (¿Me debo ir o quedarme?)
Please tell me what you want me to do with our relationship, whether to continue taking it slow or speed things up.


Should I stay or should I go now? (¿Enfrío o lo soplo?) / If I go there will be trouble (si me voy va a haber peligro) / And if I stay it will be double (si me quedo será el doble) / So you gotta let me know (me tienes que decir) / Should I cool it or should I blow? (¿Enfrío o lo soplo?)
I'm once again asking you to make a decision about our relationship because there are consequences either way.


Should I stay or should I go now? (¿Enfrío o lo soplo?) / And if I stay it will be double (si me quedo será el doble)
I'm reminding you that if you want me to stay, our relationship would be more intense and complicated.


So you gotta let me know me tienes que decir (me tienes que decir) / Should I stay or should I go?
I'm asking you one last time to make a decision about our relationship.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Joe Strummer, Mick Jones

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Comments from YouTube:

@andresdiaz8701

R.I.P. jesse y shurastey.
Alegrabam mi corazon verlos viajar juntos. Seran recordados siempre

@idkmateus_

Goats

@heavymetalnf

nunca mais ouvirei essa música sem lembrar do Jesse e shurastey.
uma história linda de amizade entre humano e um cão.
infelizmente dia 23/05/2022 a viagem de ambos se tornou enterna.
descanse em paz

@jonatasluciano208

O que aconteceu , acidente de carro ?

@vincensi1

@@jonatasluciano208 Infelizmente sim o nome do cão
Shurastey foi inspirado nessa musica

@divyanshu4456

Love this song from farcry 4......

@nyyppaeee

Stranger Things says hi. Awesome track!

@Wubbzy8

Heck’s yeah

@leakatrinvillareal4680

Here to our last season 😁😁🥰

@randywhite3947

@@leakatrinvillareal4680 there’s one season left

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