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The Clash

Know Your Rights

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“Know Your Rights” is a song by The Clash. It was released as a single prior to the release of the album, Combat Rock, on which it appears. The song was the first single from the album. The song begins with the words “This is a public service announcement...with guitars!” The structure of the song revolves around the rights held by the poor and disenfranchised, in which the speaker of the song, presumably a villainous civil servant (whose identity is assumed in the song by vocalist Joe Strummer), names the three actual rights. At the end, the notion that more rights should be granted is rebuffed by the speaker. The three are: # The right not to be killed. Murder is a crime, unless it is done by a policeman, or an aristocrat. # The right to food money, providing of course, you... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Know your rights ... These are your rights ... Number 3

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