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Rudie Can't Fail
by The Clash

Now, sing, Michael, sing
On the route of the nineteen bus
We hear them sayin'

How you get a rude and a reckless?
Don't you be so crude and feckless
You been drinking brew for breakfast
Rudie can't fail (no, no)

We reply

I know that my life make you nervous
But I tell you I can't live in service
Like the doctor who was born for a purpose
Rudie can't fail (ok)

I went to the market to realize my soul
What I need I just don't have (oh no)
First they curse, then they press me 'til I hurt
They say, Rudie can't fail

First you must cure your temper
Then find a job in a paper
You need someone for a savior
Rudie can't fail

We reply

Now we get a rude and a reckless
To be seen lookin' cool an' speckless
And drinking brew for breakfast
Rudie can't fail (no, no, no)

I went to the market to realize my soul
'Cause what I need I just don't have
First they curse, then they press me 'til I hurt
Rudie can't fail

Okay! Okay!
So where you want to go today?
Hey, boss man!
You're looking pretty smart
(Chicken skin suit) with your chicken skin suit
You think you're pretty hot
(Pork pie hat) In the pork pie hat

Rudie can't fail
Rudie can't fail
Rudie can't fail
Rudie can't fail
Rudie can't fail
Rudie can't fail
Rudie can't fail
Rudie can't fail
Rudie can't fail
Rudie can't fail
Rudie can't fail
Rudie can't fail

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

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Comments from YouTube:

kloggmonkey

this was the first record i ever bought and i remember thinking it was a 'greatest hits' album, seeing as every track was an absolute hit.

2nd_snideelf

No filler there. American rock bands would do that. Get one or two hit tracks and put it on an album with filler crap music. So that a rock band might have a whole album of good music, but they spread that music out over several albums to make good money from loyal fans.

Patrick Rogers

haha yup

I have a leg

london calling is a very good album

Lars Vargas

The album is number 8 on the Rolling Stone magazine top 500 albums of all time...

Leslie Michael Boom

I had the same thought! Also because it sounded quite deverse I suppose?

Ali

Still brilliant right now in a virus afflicted, surreal 2020. RIP Joe, badly f**** missed.

Stevie Bunch

A think the great man would have had plenty to say about these lying bastards an the there fake virus. We 'Revolution,Rock'

Ayden Mcmillen

cheers to that still in fucking quarantine

Joshua Stephens

The Clash have made some of the best music in the history of Popular music

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