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from Essential Clash

"Bankrobber" is track #16 on the album Essential Clash. It was written by Strummer, Joe / Jones, Mick / Simonon, Paul / Headon, Topper.
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My daddy was a bankrobber
But he never hurt nobody
He just loved to live that way
And he loved to steal your money

Some is rich, and some is poor
That's the way the world is
But I don't believe in lying back
Sayin' how bad your luck is

So we came to jazz it up
We never loved a shovel
Break your back to earn your pay
And don't forget to grovel

My daddy was a bankrobber
But he never hurt nobody
He just loved to live that way
And he loved to take your money
But now

The old man spoke up in a bar
Said, "I never been in prison
A lifetime serving one machine
Is ten times worse than prison"

Imagine if all the boys in jail
Could get out now together
What do you think they'd want to say to us?
While we was being clever

Someday you'll meet your rocking chair
'Cos that's where we're spinning
There's no point to wanna comb your hair
When it's gray and thinning, yeah

Yeah, my daddy was a bankrobber
But he never hurt nobody
He just loved to live that way
And he loved to steal your money

So we came to jazz it up
We never loved a shovel
Break your back to earn your pay
And don't forget to grovel, yeah

Get away, get away, get away
Get away, get away, get away
Get away

My daddy was a bankrobber
But he never hurt nobody
He just loved to live that way
And he loved to steal your money

Run rabbit run
Strike out boys, for the hills
I can find that hole in the wall
And I know that they never will

Daddy was a bankrobber
But he never hurt nobody
He just loved to live that way

Songwriters
STRUMMER, JOE / JONES, MICK / SIMONON, PAUL / HEADON, TOPPER

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