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Altered Lyrics : The Clash : Why Riot?
All altered lyrics by Zoe O'Brien zobrien@rocketmail.com

Why Riot?
(White Riot , from The Clash)

Okay, the folks who told me "I shouldna wreck a good song like this", I'd like to say that this version shows that drugs & violence don't solve anything.

Why riot?
Don't wanna riot
Why riot?
I wanna go home

Black people get a lotta hassles
But they got enough friends to form a mob
I had to stand alone
And throw a traffic cone at a cop

And everybody's looting
Acting pretty bold
But I don't want
To pay the bail

Why riot?
Don't wanna riot
Why riot?
I wanna go home

All the powder's up my nose
Paranoia starting to bug me
Want to walk the streets
But people are trying to mug me

And everybody's looting
Acting pretty bold
But I don't want
To pay the bail

Why riot?
Don't wanna riot
Why riot?
I wanna go home!


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