Crime Song of the Week

April 4, 2017

In Bankrobber, the Clash tell the story of a father’s influence.

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
an’ don’t forget to grovel

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;

 

 

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