The Horror Honeys: Murder Monday Jam ~ 'Somebody Got Murdered'

Murder Monday Jam ~ 'Somebody Got Murdered'

And you're minding your own business
Carrying spare change
You wouldn't cosh a barber
You're hungry all the same
I been very tempted
To grab it from the till
I been very hungry
But not enough to kill
Somebody got murdered
His name cannot be found
A small stain on the pavement
They'll scrub it off the ground

From their classic album Sandinista!, The Clash's song "Somebody Got Murdered," is, rather unsurprisingly, about the time lead singer Joe Strummer saw a parking attendant get shot in the head. In typical Clash style, though, "Somebody Got Murdered" is bigger than just a single incident; it's a song about the human nature of disregarding death when it isn't hugely important or deemed "meaningful" by the press. It may be one of their darkest songs, but with question, it's one of my favorites. ~RH