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The Clash - Rock The Casbah (1982)

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The Clash - Rock The Casbah lyrics


Now the king told the boogie men
You have to let that raga drop
The oil down the desert way
Has been shakin' to the top
The Sheik he drove his Cadillac
He went a-cruisin' down the ville
The muezzin was a-standing
On the radiator grille

Shareef don't like it
Rock the Casbah, rock the Casbah
Shareef don't like it
Rock the Casbah, Rock the Casbah

By order of the prophet
We ban that boogie sound
Degenerate the faithful
With that craazy Casbah sound
But the Bedouin they brought out the electric camel drum
The local guitar picker got his guitar-picking thumb
As soon as the Shareef had cleared the square
They began to wail

Shareef don't like it
Rock the Casbah, rock the Casbah
Shareef don't like it
Rock the Casbah, Rock the Casbah

Now, over at the temple
Oh, they really pack 'em in
The in-crowd say it's cool
To dig this chanting thing
But as the wind changed direction
Then the temple band took five
The crowd caught a wiff
Of that crazy Casbah jive

Shareef don't like it
Rock the Casbah, rock the Casbah
Shareef don't like it
Rock the Casbah, Rock the Casbah

The king called up his jet fighters
He said you better earn your pay
Drop your bombs between the minarets
Down the Casbah way

As soon as the Shareef was chauffeured outta there
The jet pilots tuned to the cockpit radio blare
As soon as the Shareef was outta their hair
The jet pilots wailed

Shareef don't like it
Rock the Casbah, rock the Casbah
Shareef don't like it
Rock the Casbah, Rock the Casbah

Shareef don't like it, he thinks it's not kosher
Rock the Casbah, rock the Casbah
Shareef don't like it, fundementally can't take it
Rock the Casbah, Rock the Casbah

Shareef don't like it, you know he really hates it
Rock the Casbah, rock the Casbah
Shareef don't like it, really, really hates it


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