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​Somebody Got Murdered

This song is by The Clash and appears on the album Sandinista! (1980) and on the box set Clash on Broadway (1991).

Someone lights a cigarette while riding in a car
Some old guy takes a swig and passes back the jar
But where they were last night, no one can remember
Somebody got murdered -- goodbye, for keeps, forever

Somebody got murdered
Somebody's dead forever

And you're minding your own business, carrying spare change
You wouldn't cosh a barber, you're hungry all the same
I've been very tempted to grab it from the till
I've been very hungry, but not enough to kill

Somebody got murdered
Somebody's dead forever

Somebody got murdered, his name cannot be found
A small stain on the pavement, they'll scrub it off the ground
As the daily crowd disperses, no one says that much
Somebody got murdered and it left me with a touch

Somebody got murdered
Somebody's dead forever

Sounds like murder
Those shouts
Are they drunk down below?
Sounds like murder
Those screams
Are they drunk down below?
It's late, and my watch stopped
Some time ago
Sounds like murder
Those screams
Are they drunk down below?

Written by:

The Clash