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(get a) grip (on yourself)


composers
Hugh Cornwell / Jean Jacques Burnel / David Greenfield / Jet Black


publisher
Complete Music


background
This Stranglers cover was recorded during the Graffiti Soul sessions.




lyrics
Didn't have the money round to buy a Morry Thou,
Been around and seen a lot to shake me anyhow.
Begged and borrowed sometimes I admit I even stole,
The worse crime that I ever did was play some rock 'n roll.

But the money's no good.
Just get a grip on yourself.
But the money's no good.
Just get a grip on yourself.

Suffering convictions on a two-way stretch inside,
The air in here is pretty thin, I think I'll go outside.
Committed for insanity and crimes against the soul,
The worst crime that I ever did was play some rock 'n roll.

But the money's no good.
Just get a grip on yourself.
But the money's no good.
Just get a grip on yourself.

And you should know.

Now I find from week to week the sentence sticking fast,
Turn the corner, rub my eyes and hope the world will last.
Stranger from another planet welcome to our hole,
Just strap on your guitar and we'll play some rock 'n roll.

But the money's no good.
Just get a grip on yourself.
But the money's no good.
Just get a grip on yourself.

And you should know.





discography
Album Version (3:53)
Produced by: Jez Coad and Simple Minds
Engineers: Arjen Mesinga, Simon Dawson
Assistant Engineer: Ben Cunningham
Mixed by: Jez Coad

Graffiti Soul Promo Bonus CD Graffiti Soul Deluxe CD Graffiti Soul Limited Edition LP

Single Version (4:06)
Produced by: Andy Wight and Gavin Goldburg
Mixed by: Gavin Goldburg
Mastered by: Jean-Pierre Chalbos at La Source Mastering

(Get A) Grip (On Yourself) Promo CD (Get A) Grip (On Yourself) Limited Edition 7"