1977
The Clash Lyrics


In 1977 I hope I go to heaven
'Cause I been too long on the dole
And I can't work at all
Danger stranger

You better paint your face
No Elvis, Beatles, or The Rolling Stones
In 1977
In 1977
Knives in West 11
Ain't so lucky to be rich
Sten guns in Knightsbridge
Danger stranger

You better paint your face
No Elvis, Beatles, or The Rolling Stones
In 1977
In 1977

You're on the never never
You think it can't go on forever
But the papers say it's better
I don't care 'cause I'm not all there

No Elvis, Beatles, or The Rolling Stones
In 1977
Sod the Jubilee
In 1978
In 1979

Stayed in bed
In 1980
In 1981
The toilet don't work

In 1982
In 1983
Here come the police
In 1984

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Written by: Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, Topper Headon

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Patrick Stocks

In 1977 I hope I go to heaven
‘Cause I been too long on the dole
And I can’t work at all
Danger stranger

You better paint your face
No Elvis, Beatles, or the Rolling Stones
In 1977
In 1977

Knives in West 11
Ain’t so lucky to be rich
Sten guns in Knightsbridge
Danger stranger

You better paint your face
No Elvis, Beatles, or The Rolling Stones
In 1977
In 1977

You’re on the never never 👎🏿
You think it can’t go forever ♾
But the papers say it’s better
I don’t care 🤷‍♀️’cause I’m not all there

No Elvis, Beatles, or The Rolling Stones
In 1977
Sod the Jubilee
In 1978
In 1979

Stayed in bed 🛌
In 1980
In 1981
The toilet 🚽 don’t work

In 1982
In 1983
Here come the police 👮‍♂️
In 1984



Smack MacDougal

Am I sure about what? I am sure that rock and roll wasn't born much less born in 1920. I'm also sure that Elvis was a cover artist. I'm also sure that about 10% of all songs Elvis recorded on his first five albums were songs written by the originators of rock and roll, Leiber and Stoller.

Rock and roll is an offshoot of Jump Blues, also known as West Coast swing.

Again, did you read the article? It doesn't seem so. 

Most have opinions about things and almost always most lack facts to support their opinions. Thus, their opinions are little more than superstition.

Good luck!



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Laurent75017

This track is summing up punk in less than 2 minutes. The Clash were genuises. Best punk track ever.

Blues Rocker 4 Life

The Clash defined the essence of the raw power of punk in the seventies. Their track 1977 also reminds me of The Kinks track All Day & All The Night. Gary Busey nailed it right on the spot.Cool that you recognized the similarity of the chord progression, Gary!!!

Alex Delarge

One of the first punk bands I got into, I was never the same after.

crowhillian58

1977. What a fucking great year to be a teen at art college.

Teddy Saginaw

No Elvis Beatles or the rolling stones lol love this song. Gauntlet thrown down.

Adrian J Smith

Except they then pastiched Elvis on the cover of London Calling (and covered old rock and roll) and this song plays on Kinks riffs.

Rob Jones

Fulham Broadway, October 1976. The Clash are playing support to cult band Roogalater,
so I go along to see them with my friend Gary. Joe Strummer is at the bar with Mick Jones
taliking about the setlist. I summon up my courage to speak to Joe, and I asked him when they were going bring out their album. He smiled at me, and said "When we are good
enough".
They came onstage and were fantastic, especially on "I'm So Bored With The USA".

Joe Strummer was a true gentleman. The Clash were a great, great live band.

Travis R.

i'm so bored with the USA right on Rob Jones

Adrian J Smith

Love the Clash but pity they signed with CBS and were stuffed with such a horrible production on the first album (whereas Damned Damned Damned and Rattus Norvegicus are superb) and then overproduction by Sandy Pearlman on the second. Oh well, the songs are good.

jfm215

i loved the Clash..spray painted there name in 5 foot letters on the school across from my house...and even got a clash t shirt auto'd by joe and paul but id trade it for meeting joe

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