The Call Up
The Clash

(sotto voce) To the Right Face! (yells)
Hup 2 3 4 Hup 2 3 4 Hup 2 3 4 (fades) Hup 2 3 4

It's up to you not to heed the call-up
You must not act the way you were brought up
Who knows the reasons why you have grown up?
Who knows the plans or why they were drawn up?

It's up to you not to heed the call-up
I don't wanna die!
It's up to you not to heed the call-up
I don't wanna kill!

For he who will die
His hero killed

Maybe I wanna see the wheatfields
Over Kiev and down to the (chorus) sea

It's up to you not to hear the call-up
I don't wanna die!
It's up to you not to hear the call-up
I don't wanna kill!

All the young people down the ages
They gladly marched... off to die
Proud city fathers used to watch them
Tears in their eyes

It's up to you not to heed the call-up
I don't wanna die!
It's up to you not to hear the call-up
I don't wanna kill!

For he who will die
His hero killed

(break)

There is a rose that I want to live for
Although, God knows, I may not have met her
There is a dance and I should be with her
There is a town - unlike any other

It's up to you not to hear the call-up
'Nnnn' you must not act the way you were brought up
Who gives you work an' why should you do it?
Fifty five minutes past eleven

There is a rose...

(chorus)
Hup 2 3 4 I love the Marine Corps!
Hup 2 3 4 I love the Marine Corps!
Hup 2 3 4 I love the Marine Corps!
Yeah...

It's up to you not to hear the call-up
It's up to you not to hear the call-up
Don't wanna die!
Don't wanna die!

There is a rose that I want to live for
It's up to you not to heed the call-up


Mark Diaz
Boston, MA
Markdiaz@juno.nospam.com
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The Call Up Lyrics

Clash – The Call Up Lyrics

Songwriters: STRUMMER, JOE / JONES, MICK / HEADON, TOPPER
The Call Up lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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