Straight To Hell (song)

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Lyrics

If you can play on the fiddle

How's about a British jig and reel?

Speaking King's English in quotation

As railhead towns feel the steel mills rust water froze

In the generation

Clear as winter ice

This is your paradise


There ain't no need for ya

There ain't no need for ya

Go straight to Hell boys

Go straight to Hell boys


Y'wanna join in a chorus

Of the Amerasian blues?

When it's Christmas out in Ho Chi Minh City

Kiddie say papa papa papa papa papa-san take me home

See me got photo photo

Photograph of you and Mamma Mamma Mamma-san

Of you and Mamma Mamma Mamma-san

Lemme tell ya 'bout your blood bamboo kid.

It ain't Coca-Cola it's rice.


Straight to Hell, boys

Go straight to Hell, boys

Go straight to Hell, boys

Go straight to Hell, boys

Oh Papa-san

Please take me home

Oh Papa-san

Everybody they wanna go home

So Mamma-san said


You wanna play mind-crazed banjo

On the druggy-drag ragtime U.S.A.?

In Parkland International

Hey! Junkiedom U.S.A.

Where procaine proves the purest rock man groove

and rat poison

The volatile Molotov says


Straight to Hell, boys

Go straight to Hell, boys

Go straight to Hell, boys

Go straight to Hell, boys


Credits

Performances

This song is unreleased by Elvis Costello, but he performed it with Jakob Dylan on an episode of Spectacle: Elvis Costello with... recorded 2008-09-09.

Recordings

  • The Clash, on Combat Rock, 1982
  • Moby & Heather Nova, on Burning London: The Clash Tribute, 1999

Bootlegs

  • This section is incomplete.

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