Monday, February 29, 2016

this is the city of the dead...

In the Clash song, City of the Dead, the lyrics say “Don’t you know where to cop?  That’s what new york Johnny said. You should get to know your town just like I know mine.” It is referencing when Johnny Thunder’s came to England and needed heroin and asked the band where to get it and they did not know. For some reason it is a particular favorite of mine. I reminds me of that sharp, fucked up, jaded, junkie wit. And then of course the Joe Strummer appreciating it too and making it into a pretty great song. I love the phrasing of the line. Small things that are cool mean so much to me. I'm just not the blockbuster type.

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