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Burnin Streets (London Is Burning)

This song is by Joe Strummer.

The sirens' risin'
There's a distant blues dance
On a crowded street
The temperature's a-risin'
Soon you're gonna be runnin' down

Those burnin' streets, come on
The century that's hardly on its feet
And the late news breaks early
Does the sun rise from the west
Or from the east? An' it takes every day
To be survivin' in the city

London is burnin', don't tell the Queen
Somebody tried to speak garage
And they burnt down Bethnal Green
Piccadilly's yearnin' like a reggae beat
Soon you're gonna be runnin' down

Those burnin' streets, come on
And you're waitin' for your flag to be unfurled
And the late news breaks early
So how should life be lived around the world?
(If London is burnin')

An' it takes every day
To be survivin' in the city
Ready to face that dawn
With no pity, come on

Yeah, ah-come on
(London is burnin')
Yeah, ah-come on
(London is burnin')

(Soon you're gonna be run down)
(Soon you're gonna be run down)
Those burnin' streets, come on

Does the universal cop have a beat?
And the late news breaks early
Did you ever buy that bar on Lucky Street?

An' it takes every day
To be survivin' in the city
Ready to face that dawn
With no pity, come on

Yeah, ah-come on
(London is burnin')
Yeah, ah-come on
(London is burnin')

Too many guns in this damn town
At the supermarket, you gotta duck down
Baby flak jackets on the merry-go-round
(London is burnin')

There's too many guns in this damn town
(London is burnin')
Baby flak jackets on the merry-go-round
(London is burnin')

Too many guns in this damn town
(London is burnin')
Baby flak jackets on the merry-go-round
(London is burnin')

Credits

Written by:

Topper Headon; Mick Jones; Paul Gustave Simonon; Joe Strummer

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