The Mighty Mighty Bosstones:Rudie Can't Fail

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“Rudie Can't Fail”
Artist: The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Albums: Burning London: The Clash Tribute (1999)
Composers: Jones/Strummer
Lyricists: Joe Strummer


Sing, ,sing, sing
On the route of the 19 Bus

Hear them sayin'
How you get a rude and a reckless?
Don't you be so crude and feckless
You've been drinking brew for breakfast
Rudie can't fail

So we reply
I know that my life makes you nervous
But I tell you I can't live in a service
Like the doctor who was born for a purpose
Rudie can't fail

I went to the market to realize my soul
'Cause what I need I just can't have
First they curse, then they press me 'till I'm hurt
Rudie can't fail

Say you must kill your temper
Then you find a job in the paper
And you need someone for a savior
Rudie can't fail, oh no

We reply
Now we get rude and a reckless
We been lookin' cool and speckless
We been drinkin' brew for breakfast
Rudie can't fail, oh no

I went to the market to realize my soul
'Cause what I need I just can't have, no way
First they curse, then they press me 'till I'm hurt (Rudie)
Rudie can't fail, ho!
Rudie can't fail
Rudie can't fail

Ok, so where you gonna go?

Are you happy with the trend?
Or would you rather see it end?
You're looking pretty smart
In your father's old suit
You're lookin pretty hot
Is that a pork pie hat?
Rudie, no way, no way

Rudie can't fail
Rudie can't fail
Rudie can't fail
Oh, Rudie can't fail