The Guns of Brixton
The Clash Lyrics


When they kick at your front door
How you gonna come?
With your hands on your head
Or on the trigger of your gun?

When the law break in
How you gonna go?
Shot down on the pavement
Or waiting in death row
You can crush us
You can bruise us
But you'd have to answer to
Oh, the guns of Brixton

The money feels good
And your life you like it well
But surely your time will come
As in heaven, as in hell

You see, he feels like Ivan
Born under the Brixton sun
His game is called survivin'
At the end of "The Harder They Come"

You know it means no mercy
They caught him with a gun
No need for the Black Maria
Goodbye to the Brixton sun

You can crush us
You can bruise us
But you'll have to answer to
oh, the guns of Brixton

When they kick at your front door
How you gonna come?
With your hands on your head
Or on the trigger of your gun?

You can crush us
You can bruise us
And even shoot us
But oh, the guns of Brixton

Shot down on the pavement
Waiting in death row
His game was survivin'
As in heaven as in hell

You can crush us
You can bruise us
But you'd have to answer to
Oh, the guns of Brixton
Oh, guns of Brixton
Oh, guns of Brixton
Oh, guns of Brixton

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Paul Gustave Simonon

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Comments from YouTube:

Scott Witt

My favorite line: "when they knock on your front door how you gonna come with your hands on your head or the trigger of your gun

Untiltomorrow9

I like the Black Maria. Find Mattiel, Guns of Brixton. She does a fantastic cover.

n3rds3y3vi3w

damn they were so ahead of their time it blows my mind.

Ben Howe

incredible band

chadbot 01

Worse: things never really changed, so their music still resonates

TheBigScat

Music that matters.

CrapGamingHD

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Jeremie Chavez

Discovered Beats International in a record store bargain bin twenty-some years ago. I heard this song for the first time about a decade later and instantly recognized the beat and bass line. The same thing happened with Jane Jenson's More Than I Can Give and Metallica's The God That Failed.

Mark Mitchell

Must be getting old only just realised where beats International got the tune from

Lyri Metacurl

@Jason Todd I heard of the controversy from Dub Be Good To Me which made me discover Guns of Brixton (though I already knew about the Clash way before Norman Cook, didn't know all of their songs).

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