The Clash:Rudie Can't Fail

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“Rudie Can't Fail”
Artist: The Clash
Albums: London Calling (1979)
Composers: Jones/Strummer
Lyricists: Joe Strummer


Now sing Michael, sing
On the route of the 19 bus
We hear them saying

How you get rude and reckless?
Don't you be so crude and feckless
You've 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 'till I hurt (press me)
Rudie can't fail

First you must cure your temper
Then you find a job in the paper
And you need someone for a savior
Rudie can't fail

We replay

Now we get rude and reckless
We been seen lookin' cool and speckless
We've been drinking brew for breakfast
Rudie can't fail
Oh 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 'till I hurt
Rudie can't fail

Ok!
So where you wanna go today?
Hey boss man!

So you're looking pretty smart
In your chicken skin suit
You think you're pretty hot
In your pork pie hat
But...
Look out, look out...
Sky juice!...10 cents a bottle!

Rudie can't fail
Rudie can't fail
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Rudie can't fail

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Rudie can't fail
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