“If I go there will be trouble, and if I stay it will be double,” sings The Clash’s Mick Jones, “so you’ve got to let me know, should I cool it or should I blow?”
The song was first recorded in 1981, but in 2016 Britain, the sentiment could not be more fitting. On Thursday, the U.K. asks itself the same question as The Clash: “Should I Stay or Should I Go?”
More than 46 million Britons are registered to vote in what is expected to be a tight race to decide if the country remains in the European Union, or leaves — an option that’s been dubbed “Brexit.”
The band’s politically outspoken front-man, the late Joe Strummer — perhaps fittingly in the modern context — delivers the song’s backing vocals in Spanish.