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January 10, 2009

I’m all lost in the supermarket
I can no longer shop happily
I came in here for the special offer
A guaranteed personality
I wasn’t born so much as I fell out
Nobody seemed to notice me
We had a hedge back home in the suburbs
Over which I never could see
I heard the people who lived on the ceiling
Scream and fight most scarily
Hearing that noise was my first ever feeling
That’s how it’s been all around me
I’m all tuned in I see all the programmes
I save coupons from packets of tea
I’ve got my giants hit discoteque album
I empty a bottle I feel a bit free
I kick through halls and the pipes in the walls
Making noises for company
Long distance callers make long distance calls
And the silence makes me lonely

– The Clash (1979). “Lost In The Supermarket“, written by Joe Strummer and Mick Jones, album London Calling.

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