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The Call Up

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

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The Call Up
It's up to you not to heed the call-up
'N' you must not act the way you were brought up
Who knows the reasons why you have grown up
Who knows the plans or why they were drawn up

It's up to you not to heed the call-up
I don't wanna die!
It's up to you to hear the call-up
I don't wanna kill

For he who will die is he who will kill

Maybe I wanna see the wheatfields
Over Kiev and down to the sea

All the young people down the ages
They gladly marched off to die
Proud city fathers used to watch them
Tears in their eyes

There is a rose that I want to live for
Although, God knows, I may not have met her
There is a dance an' I should be with her
There is a town unlike any other

It's up to you not to hear the call-up
'N' you must not act the way you were brought up
Who give you work an' why should you do it?
At fifty five minutes past eleven
There is a rose...
Yeah

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