Clampdown is a song interpreted by The Clash, released on the album London Calling in 1979.

Clampdown lyrics

Jimmy's outside but you can't take him back
For the drama of design
They hit him in the back and see the long arm
Dropped over the school cuisines
They say now back and hands facing the sidewalk
As they slowly click on

What are we gonna do now?
Taking off his turban, they said, "Is this man a Jew?"
They're working for the clampdown
They put up a poster saying,"We earn more than you"
We're working for the clampdown

We will teach our twisted speech
To the young believers
We will train our blue-eyed men
To be young believers

The judge said five to ten-but I say double that again
I'm not working for the clampdown
No man born with a living soul
Can be working for the clampdown

Kick over the wall 'cause government's to fall
How can you refuse it?
Let fury have the hour, anger can be power
Do you know that you can use it?

The voices in your head are calling
Stop wasting your time, there's nothing coming
Only a fool would think someone could save you

The men at the factory are old and cunning
You don't owe nothing, boy get runnin'
It's the best years of your life they want to steal

You grow up and you calm down
You're working for the clampdown
You start wearing the blue and brown
And working for the clampdown

So you got someone to boss around
It makes you feel big now
You drift until you brutalize
You made your first kill now

In these days of evil presidentes
Working for the clampdown
But lately one or two has fully paid their due
For working for the clampdown
Gitalong, gitalong

Working for the clampdown
Gitalong, gitalong
Working for the clampdown

Yeah I'm working hard in Harrisburg
Working hard in Petersburg
Working for the clampdown
Working for the clampdown

Gitalong, gitalong
Begging to be melted down
Gitalong, gitalong
And I've given away no secrets
Who's barmy now?

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