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I'm Not Down
by The Clash

If it's true a rich man leads a sad life
That's what they from day to day
Then what do all the poor do with their lives
On Judgement Day with nothing to say?

I've been beat up, I've been thrown out
But I'm not down, no, I'm not down
I've been shown up, but I've grown up
And I'm not down, no, I'm not down

On my own I faced a gang of jeering in strange streets, oh oh
When my nerves were pumping and I
Fought my fear in, I didn't run
I was not done

I've been beat up, I've been thrown out
But I'm not down, no, I'm not down
I've been shown up, but I've grown up
And I'm not down, no, I'm not down

'Cause I have lived that kind of day
When none of your sorrows will go away
It goes down and down and hit the floor
Down and down and down some more
Depression
But I know there'll be some way
When I can swing everything back my way
Like skyscrapers rising up
Floor by floor, I'm not giving up

So you rock around and think
That you're the toughest
In the world, the whole wide world
But you're streets away from where
It gets the roughest
You ain't been there

I've been beat up, I've been thrown out
But I'm not down, no, I'm not down
I've been shown up, but I've grown up
And I'm not down, no, I'm not down (hey)

No, I'm not down, no, I'm not down
No, I'm not down, no, I'm not down
No, I'm not down, no, I'm not down
No, I'm not down, I'm not down

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, Topper Headon

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Fëin Hückërshiëken

This is one of my favorite clash songs

navyskaterdude

It is My Favorite too.

William Weedface

me too, Marz, best album ever

dread true

When you'll learn to play bass, this will be your favorite song of all times.

Brad Godin

Its funny I'm a bass player and this is my favorite song. Long live The Clash!

disownedpear

It already is.

Amquacktador

Underrated song! One of the best from the only band that matters!

Felipe Reck Benato

Clash is almost art punk...jazzy things that drive my mad

brian beveridge

I tend to like the mick jones clash songs

Stephen Coomer

If it's true a rich man leads a sad life
That's what say from day to day
Then what do all the poor do with their lives
On judgment day, when nothin' is saved?

I've been beat up, I've been thrown out
But I'm not down, no I'm not down
I've been shown up, but I've grown up
And I'm not down, no I'm not down

On my own I faced a gang of jeering
In strange streets, oh
When my nerves were pumping and I fought my fear in
I didn't run, I was not done

I've been beat up, I've been thrown out
But I'm not down, no I'm not down
I've been shown up, but I've grown up
And I'm not down, no I'm not down

'Cause I've lived that kind of day
When none of your sorrows will go away
It goes down and down and hit the floor
Down and down and down some more
Depression
But I know there'll be some way
When I can swing everything back my way
Like skyscrapers rising up
Floor by floor, giving up

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So you rock around and think that you're the toughest
In the world, the whole wide world
But you're streets away from where it gets the roughest
You ain't been there

I've been beat up, I've been thrown out
But I'm not down, no I'm not down
I've been shown up, but I've grown up
And I'm not down, no I'm not down

I'm not down
No, I'm not down
No, I'm not down
No, I'm not down
No, I'm not down
No, I'm not down
No, I'm not down

I'm not down

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