"I Fought The Law (Dead Kennedys Cover)" as written by and Sonny Curtis....
Drinkin’ beer in the hot sun
I fought the law and I won
I needed sex and I got mine
I fought the law and I won
The law don’t mean shit if you’ve got the right friends
That’s how the country’s run
Twinkies are the best friend I’ve ever had
I fought the law
And I won
I blew George & Harvey’s brains out with my six-gun
I fought the law and I won
Gonna write my book and make a million
I fought the law and I won
I’m the new folk hero of the Ku Klux Klan
My cop friends think that’s fine
You can get away with murder if you’ve got a badge
I fought the law
And I won
I am the law
So I won

(i think...cuz this is the dead kennedys song, but its hard to make out wut these chicks are sayin)


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    General Commenti think thug murders a funny band cuz their all japanese and chicks. they have a hardcore accenton this song but its pretty bad
    KidOfTheBlkHoleon July 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThug murder kicks ass.
    emoJustinon July 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt was orignally a Clash song named "I fought the law (and the law won)". DK covered it and changed the lyrics around.
    DeadKennedy67on August 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe original song was performed by Bobby Fuller Four. The Clash later covered the song with immense success. The Dead Kennedys than did there rewrite of the song.
    Oooskaon August 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti'm pretty sure the original was by johnny cash, but i could be wrong....and thug murder are a great band, too bad more of their lyrics aren't up....i guess no one can understand what they are saying! haha.
    MeganBon September 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commentand those lyrics are all wrong...the law won, so thug murder was breaking rocks in the hot sun, not drinking beer.
    MeganBon September 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentNo, MeganB, YOU'RE wrong, it is "I fought the law and I won" not to be confused with "I fought the law and the law won", this is actually a Cover of a Cover, the song "I fought the law and the law won" was originally written by the Bobby Fuller Four, the Clash later covered it with immense success like Oooska said, and then the Dead Kennedys covered the song..But changed the lyrics around, the DK song is about a politician who murdered the openly gay Mayor of San Francisco and another person ( Hence, I blew Harvey & George out with my six-gun ), and got away with only 6 years in prison, his defense was that he went temporarily insane from eating too many Twinkies...When the cops heard of the murder, they cheered and clapped and supported him, anyway..I just wanted to get things straight - the lyrics are correct.
    punkintendedon September 08, 2002   Link

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