Never made it to the shows at Bonds,
but was I even in NYC in the spring of ’81?
Never slept on Damien Hirst’s houseboat.
Never took to heart what Lorca wrote.
Never sat round a Glastonbury campfire.
Never drank champagne with Joe Strummer.
Who else could confuse Johnny Cash with a song?
Or prefer busking over a stadium?
Saw him once on local TV
describe the band’s music with a sudden scream.
Joe wanted the fame but not the dough.
When his time was up he had to go.
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