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I'm Not Down

This song is by The Clash and appears on the album London Calling (1979).

This song has been covered by Thea Gilmore under the title "I'm Not Down (Bonus Track)".
This song is available as a downloadable track for the video games Rock Band 3, Rock Band 4 and Rock Band Blitz.
If it's true a rich man leads a sad life
That's what they say from day to day
Then what do all the poor do with their lives?
On Judgment Day with nothing to say?

I've been beat up, I've been thrown out
But I'm not down, I'm not down
I've been shown up, but I've grown up
And I'm not down, no I'm not down

On my own I faced a gang of jeering
In strange streets
When my nerves were pumping and I fought my fear in
I didn't run, I was not done

I've been beat up, I've been thrown out
But I'm not down, no I'm not down
I've been shown up, but I've grown up
And I'm not down, no I'm not down

And I have lived that kind of day
When none of your sorrows will go away
Go down and down and hit the floor
Down and down and down some more, depression

But I know there'll be some way
When I can swing everything back my way
Like skyscrapers rising up
Floor by floor, not giving up

So you rock around and think that you're the toughest
In the world, the whole wide world
But you're streets away from where it gets the roughest
You ain't been there

I've been beat up, I've been thrown out
But I'm not down, no I'm not down
I've been shown up, but I've grown up
And I'm not down, no I'm not down

I'm not down
No, I'm not down

Written by:

Joe Strummer and Mick Jones

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