All right, time's up, let's have you out of here
Okay, okay, don't push us when we're hot

The Clash - Armagideon Time lyrics meaning


When The Clash recorded “Armagideon Time” it was customary for songs to be under three minutes long, as radio stations would otherwise cut records off the air before they were over. Consequently the first voice you hear delivering the lines, “All right, time’s up, let’s have you out of here” are that of Kosmo Vinyl who was working with the band at the time. Joe Strummer’s response is the legendary, “Okay, okay, don’t push us when we’re hot!

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