Should I Stay or Should I Go Lyrics

Should I Stay or Should I Go Lyrics
Should I Stay or Should I Go Lyrics

Should I Stay or Should I Go” by The Clash, featured in their 1982 album Combat Rock, is a reggae-influenced rock hit penned by Mick Jones, who also takes the lead vocals.

The song portrays a man grappling with the decision to stay in or depart from a relationship. Though often linked to relationship struggles, Jones clarified it’s not tied to any specific individual or scenario. The track achieved commercial triumph, topping the UK Singles Chart in 1991, and has become a timeless punk rock classic synonymous with The Clash’s legacy.

Should I Stay or Should I Go Lyrics

[Intro]

Oh! Hola!

[Verse 1]

Darling, you got to let me know
Should I stay or should I go?
If you say that you are mine
I’ll be here ’till the end of time
So you got to let me know
Should I stay or should I go?

[Verse 2]

It’s always tease, tease, tease
You’re happy when I’m on my knees
One day it’s fine and next it’s black
So if you want me off your back
Well, come on and let me know
Should I stay or should I go?

[Chorus]

Should I stay or should I go now?
Should I stay or should I go now?
If I go, there will be trouble
And if I stay it will be double
So come on and let me know

[Verse 3]

This indecision’s bugging me (Esta indecisión me molesta)
If you don’t want me, set me free (Si no me quieres, librarme)
Exactly whom I’m supposed to be (Dígame que tengo ser)
Don’t you know which clothes even fit me? (Sabes que ropa me “quedrá”?)
Come on and let me know (Me tienes que decir)
Should I cool it or should I blow? (Me debo ir o quedarme?)
Split

[Bridge]

(Doble! ¿Me frio o lo soplo?)
(Esperda, rrattarrattattaa…)

[Chorus]

Should I stay or should I go now? (Yo me enfrío o lo soplo)
Should I stay or should I go now? (Yo me enfrío o lo soplo)
If I go there will be trouble (Si me voy va a haber peligro)
And if I stay it will be double (Si me quedo sera el doble)
So ya gotta let me know (Me tienes que decir)
Should I cool it or should I blow? (Tengo frío por los ojos)
Should I stay or should I go now? (Tengo frío por los ojos)
If I go there will be trouble (Si me voy va haber peligro)
And if I stay it will be double (Si me quedo será el doble)
So ya gotta let me know (Me tienes que decir)
Should I stay or should I go?

Here are some additional details about the song:

  • The song was inspired by a number of different sources, including the reggae music of Bob Marley and the Wailers, the rockabilly music of Elvis Presley, and the ska music of The Specials.
  • The song’s lyrics are ambiguous and open to interpretation. Some people believe that the song is about a relationship on the rocks, while others believe that it is about a more general feeling of uncertainty and restlessness.
  • The song’s music video was directed by Julien Temple and features the band performing the song in a variety of different settings, including a desert, a nightclub, and a beach.
  • “Should I Stay or Should I Go” has been covered by a number of different artists, including The Police, Bruce Springsteen, and Green Day.

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