Rudie Can't Fail
The Clash Lyrics


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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Stephen Coomer

[Intro - Joe Strummer]
Sing, Michael, sing
On the route of the 19 Bus
We hear them sayin'

[Verse 1 - Mick Jones]
How you get so rude and'a reckless?
Don't you be so crude and'a feckless
You been drinkin' brew for breakfast
Rudie can't fail, no, no
(We reply)
I know that my life makes you nervous
But I tell you that I can't live in service
Like the doctor whose born for a purpose
Rudie can't fail

[Chorus - Jones & Strummer]
(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
Rudie can't fail

[Verse 2 - Mick Jones]
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 been seen looking cool and speckless
An' drinking brew for breakfast
Rudie can't fail (oh no)

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

[Bridge - Joe Strummer]
Ok, ok
So where you wanna go today?
Hey boss man, huh, yeah
So you're looking pretty smart (Chicken skin suit) with a chicken skin suit
You think you're pretty hot (Pork pie hat) in your pork pie hat

[Outro]
Rudie can't fail (x13)



joey manson

Its like four days from another anniversary of losing Joe Strummer in our musical world.
I was blessed and so impressed when i saw him preform this cut with the Mescaleros.
He was supprting Global a Go Go ....house of blues Anaheim.
Amazing show. Joey Ramone had just passed i remeber and they covered Blitzkrieg Bop?
I got so wasted that night. Remeber like %95 of it all. Tymon Dogg was talking to young Punkx outside before the show and....drank a lot of free Patron after the show and tried to get a threesome together with my girl amd her gf.
Missed it by that much.
The tequila was from some schmuck buying my old lady and her gfs drinks .
Pirates life.
RIP Joe



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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.

Hayden Clark

Ee

Jeremy Falkner

I thought the same thing when it came to Cosmo's Factory...

Nataly DavidSmith

Greatest album ever produced.

TheAstronomyFloyd

First time I bought this album I only knew the song London Calling, not long after having it for a while, London Calling ended up being my least favourite on it

esteban embroglio

in some sense youre not wrong, they do a lot of standards. but they do them so well! top 5 all time album for me

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Gaudd 1888

In 82 in Petticoat Lane, Hackney.. no money, split with girlfriend, sat against a wall and heard this playing from a shop and everything seemed better, not great, but better.

Dwellerz

Dude, I came here to say almost the same thing. This song always improves my mood. Not necessarily good, but always better.
....Can’t fail😉

Joshua Stephens

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

Luciano Figueiredo

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