The Clash – Red Angel Dragnet Lyrics
I come from a long way away
And I know a fine thing when I 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?
Not even five enforcement agencies can save their own
Never mind the people
Tonight it's raining on the Angels of the City
Did anyone prophesize these people?
Come in, Travis
"One of these days I'm gonna get myself organized
All the animals come out at night
Queens, fairies, dopers, junkies, sick venal
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 screwheads
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 bubbies on bicycles 2x2
Can stop the blood and feathers flying"
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
I hear you
Snappy on the air
Hang in their
Wall to wall
You saved the world
What else? You saved the girl
Chmpagne on ice
No stranger to Alcatraz
Or strip it down
Chop it a little
Just freedom to move
For women to take a walk in the park at midnight
Hey, but this is serious
She can't even get back home
I come from a long way off
And I know a lifegiver over a lifetaker
For the same reason no-one ever pointed
A gun at a policeman
Talking about the Red Angels of New York City
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