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The Clash

The Guns of Brixton (3:09)

"The Guns of Brixton" is a song by The Clash on their third album, London Calling, released in 1979. It was written and sung by bassist Paul Simonon, who grew up in Brixton, south London. It has a strong reggae influence, reflecting the culture of the area, with a knowing nod to the classic reggae gangster film, The Harder They Come. A somewhat heavier, faster version than the one found on London Calling appeared on…

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When they kick at your front door
How you gonna come?
With your hands on your head
Or on the trigger of your gun

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