Monday, June 9, 2008

Advice: Know Your Rights



The Clash: Know Your Rights
The Clash: Know Your Rights - Live

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"This is a public service announcement... with guitar"

Apparantly, there are only three rights you need to know:

1. You have the right not to be killed (unless by police or aristocrat)
2. You have the right to food (provided you don't mind investigation/ humiliation)
3. You have the right to free speech (so long as youre not dumb enough to actually try it.)

Cheery, huh? (Full Lyrics)

The live version is from 1983's US Festival.

2 comments:

dean said...

I love the Clash - they were at their best when they were political. This is one of my favorite songs, great choice.

mary jo said...

Most of the lyrics in the song are so heavy-handed, they make me eyeroll, but I absolutely love that opening line.