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"Tommy Gun" was London punk rock band The Clash's seventh single, and the first single taken from their second album Give 'Em Enough Rope'

Joe Strummer said that he got the idea for the song when he was thinking about terrorists, and how they probably enjoy reading about their killings as much as movie stars like seeing their films reviewed. While Topper Headon mimics the sound of gangster movie shootings with quick snare hits and the guitars are full of… read more

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Tommy gun, you ain't happy unless you got one
Tommy gun, ain't gonna shoot the place up just for fun
Maybe he wanna die for the money
Maybe he wants…

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