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The Right Profile
The Clash Lyrics


Say, where did I see this guy?
In "Red River"?
Or a "Place In The Sun"?
Maybe "The Misfits"?
Or "From Here To Eternity"?

And everybody say, "Is he all right?"
And everybody say, "What's he like?"
And everybody say, "He sure looks funny"
That's Montgomery Clift, honey

New York, New York, 42nd Street
Hustlers rustle and pimps pimp the beat
Monty Clift is recognized at dawn
He ain't got no shoes and his clothes are torn

And everybody say, "Is he all right?"
And everybody say, "What's he like?"
And everybody say, "He sure look funny"
That's that Montgomery Clift, honey

I see a car smashed at night
Cut the applause and dim the light
Monty's face is broken on a wheel
Is he alive? Can he still feel?

And everybody say, "Is he all right?"
And everybody say, "Shine a light"
And everybody say, "It's not funny"
That's Montgomery Clift, honey

Shoot his right profile

And everybody say, "Is he all right?"
And everybody say, "What's he like?"
And everybody say, "He sure look funny"
That's Montgomery Clift, honey

Nembutol numbs it all
But I prefer alcohol

And everybody say, "What's he like?"
And everybody say, "Is he all right?"
And everybody say, "He sure look funny"
That's Montgomery Clift, honey!

He said go out and get me my old movie stills
Go out and get me another roll of pills
There I go again shaking, but I ain't got the chills

And everybody say, "What's he like?"
And everybody say, "Is he all right?"
And everybody say, "He sure looks funny"
I was trapped, Montgomery Clift, honey

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

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Jonouchi - Kun

This song is so underrated!

Eblison Grun

So true.

mikesitzler1106

Basically, this is The Clash going through Montgomery Clift's IMDB page.

Paul Shaw

And it's a decent song which was written because Guy was a huge Monty fan -

Paul Shaw

hah... yeah... but decades before IMDB existed.

Talorc MacAllan

hes a luck boy....they are more than welcome to go through mine.....anyway the clash, best of the old bands , i remembering them in 75 playing Aberdeen music hall......old.com , i feel old ........wait i am old, dam it!

Cherry Garcia

such a masterpiece. had this song stuck in my head all day. that's Montgomery clift honey!! just saw from here to eternity for first time. him and donna reed are awesome

EGirl62

About ten years ago, I was watching a screening of The Misfits at the Ohio Theatre Summer Movie Series. When Clift first appeared on screen, about 20 people in the audience yelled out "THAT'S MONTGOMERY CLIFT, HONEY!" and the audience cracked up. This album is that well-known. I can't believe it's been 40 years since it was released.

Eugene the Philostopher

The movie is amazing.
As well as this song.

UNagJac

Damn, he sound pretty drunk when recording this.

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