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Joe Strummer – Burnin' Streets lyrics

The siren's 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 it's feet
And the late news brakes early
Does the sun rise from the west of from the east?
An' if it takes everyday there'll be survivin' in the city

London is burnin' don't tell the queen
Somebody tried to garage and they burnt down Bethnal Green
Piccadilly's churning, like a reggae beat
Soon you're gonna be run down

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

An' if it takes everyday there'll 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' if it takes everyday there'll 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
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')



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/j/joe_strummer/burnin_streets.html

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