Rock the Casbah – The Clash

Published April 11, 2014 by ladyserenity92

Now the king told the boogie men
You have to let that raga drop
The oil down the desert way

Has been shakin’ to the top

The sheik he drove his Cadillac
He went a-cruisin’ down the ville
The muezzin was a’ standing

On the radiator grille

CHORUS:

The shareef don’t like it
Rockin’ the Casbah
Rock the Casbah

The shareef don’t like it
Rockin’ the Casbah
Rock the Casbah

By order of the prophet
We ban that boogie sound
Degenerate the faithful

With that crazy Casbah sound
But the Bedouin they brought out
The electric camel drum

The local guitar picker

Got his guitar picking thumb
As soon as the shareef

Had cleared the square

They began to wail

CHORUS

Now over at the temple

Oh! They really pack ‘ern in
The in crowd say it’s cool
To dig this chanting thing

But as the wind changed direction
The temple band took five

The crowd caught a whiff

Of that crazy Casbah jive

CHORUS

The king called up his jet fighters
He said you better earn your pay

Drop your bombs between the minarets
Down the Casbah way

As soon as the shareef was

Chauffeured outta there
The jet pilots tuned to
The cockpit radio blare

As soon as the shareef was
Outta their hair

The jet pilots wailed

CHORUS

He thinks it’s not kosher
Fundamentally he can’t take it
You know he really hates it

 

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