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The Clash


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“Clampdown” is a single and a song by The Clash from their album London Calling. The song began as an instrumental track called “Working and Waiting”. It is sometimes called “Working for the Clampdown” which is the main lyric of the song, and also the title provided on the album’s lyric sheet. Its lyrics comment on people who forsake the idealism of youth and urges young people to fight the status quo. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Working for the clampdown ... Work ... Ha! Gitalong! Gitalong

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More songs by The Clash (See Charts): Death Or Glory, Rudie Can’t Fail, Police On My Back, Armageddon Time, Lost In The Supermarket, (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais, Long Time Jerk, Spanish Bombs, I'M So Bored With The Usa, and Complete Control.

Popular in Rock (See Charts): Bohemian Rhapsody, Stairway To Heaven, Beat It, Give In To Me, Wherever You Will Go, Stigmatized, Nothing'S Changed, Hotel California, Imagine, and Nothing Else Matters.


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