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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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

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



All 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.

Blue Gregory

@2nd_snideelf All killer, no filler. It's a rare album that can pull that off.

Talorc MacAllan

Sing Micheal Sing!!

Bruce Albert

fuckin a right!!! this record rocks

Marc Nelson

Can completely relate! Hands down my favourite r&r record ever! Still!

Chaz Seymour

It is the greatest rock album of all time…

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Dwyer Smyth

I’m only 18 years old, but the clash have been an extremely influential part of my life since i was born. Thank you dad, thank you.

Frank Metzner

good choice

Talorc MacAllan

top man, the clash.... stranglers, acdc , its like ambrosia for the nippers, suck it up bro

Nick Cs

Dad's music don't fail.

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