X-Ray Style

Rock Art & The X-Ray Style, Joe Strummer And The Mescaleros

Contributors
Percussion, Drums, Backup Vocals: Pablo Cook
Pedal Steel: BJ Cole
Synthesizer, Guitar, Piano, Bass, Strings, Beats, Backup Vocals, Programming: Antony Genn
Keyboards, E-Bow, Drum Programming: Richard Norris
Drums: Steve Barnard
Hammond Organ, Wurlitzer, Melodica, Saxophone: Martin Slattery
Acoustic Guitar: Dave Stewart
Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Electric Guitar, Backup Vocals: Scott Shields
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar: Joe Strummer
Drums: Ged Lynch
Lyrics

I see a million walk the city mile
The tickertape kings and the juveniles
Will anybody tell me which way to go?
Will anybody come back on the C.B radio?

And I'm counting the stars, and the telegraph poles
And each one represents the hope of a soul
You'd think that god wouldn't be so hard
When you see all the little children running,
Running in the backyard

On a Mississippi gourd, with a Sub-Sahra song
Somebody is wailing in the financial district sun
Can anybody feel the distance to the Nile?
I wanna live, and I wanna dance awhile

Gonna make like Eddie on my rockabilly train
Gonna beat out the blues on my ball and chain
Oh you cant pull a hold-up with a Be-Bop gun
There's People living now, who ain't got no heart,
And ain't never had none

Down on the border they crawl all the way
To get a clip of living with a clean-all spray
Can anybody feel the distance to the Nile?
I wanna live, I wanna dance awhile

You cant pull a hold-up with a Be-Bop gun
There's People living now, who ain't got no heart,
And ain't never had none

I hear a payphone ringing out on murder mile
And the sucker who picks up, gets his number dialed
And all the sparkling waters that ever flowed
Could never wash down this town
So clean that it glowed
And I need to see in an X-Ray style
I need some rock art that don't come in phial
Can anybody feel the distance to the Nile?
I wanna dance, I wanna dance awhile

Artist Bio

Joe Strummer And The Mescaleros

Joe Strummer And The Mescaleros

To celebrate the extraordinary life and career of musician Joe Strummer, Hellcat Records proudly announces the digital release of Joe Strummer and The Mescaleros, The ...

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