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"Red Angel Dragnet" Lyrics

The Clash

I come from a long way, away
And I know a fine thing when I see it, see it
For the same reason no one ever, pointed a telescope at the sun
Talking about the Red Angels of N.Y. City

Who shot the shot?
Who got shot tonight?
Who shot the shot?
Who got shot tonight?

Not even five enforcement agencies can save their own
Never mind the people
Tonight it's raining on the angels of the city (Who got shot tonight?)
Did anyone prophesize these people?
Only Travis (Who got shot tonight?)
Come in Travis

All the animals come out at night
Queens, fairies, dopers, junkies, sick venal (Who got shot tonight?)
Some day a real rain will come and wash all the scum off the streets

Thank God for the rain to wash the trash off the sidewalk
Listen you screw-heads, here is a man who would not take it anymore
A man who stood up against the scum, the filth
Now I see clearly

Personally, I know the alley
Where Jack feeds on the birds of night
Not even Bobby's bicycling two by two
Can stop the blood and feathers flying

Who got shot tonight?
Who got shot tonight?
Who got shot tonight?

Wearing overalls and for once and for all
What is the dream? I'll tell it
To live like they do in the movies
San Juan you listening? Yeah, I bet you are
Hands up for Hollywood, hooray!
I hear you Snappy on the air hang in their wall to wall
You saved the world, what else?
You saved the girl

Champagne on ice
No stranger to Alcatraz to boot
Or strip it down chop it a little
Being reasonable, just freedom to move to live (Who got shot tonight?)
For women to take a walk in the park at midnight (Who got shot tonight?)
Hey, but this is serious
She can't even get back home (Who got shot tonight?)

Who shot the shot that caught the cop
And chopped the cop and made him drop?

One of these days, I'm gonna get myself organizized
This song was submitted on May 27th, 2005 and last modified on January 3rd, 2013.
Copyright with Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group.
Written by Joe Strummer, Paul Simonon.
Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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