"The Badge" as written by and Jerry Lang Tom Roberts....
young and dumb, truth and justice, fantasy
fresh out of the academy
five-time loser bust his head, make your day
unless you're paid off then you look away
do you thimk this corruption will ever stop
what makes a person want to be a cop
ran a red light, storm the house and bust the guy
do you like to see his children cry

pick up a hooker and take her for a little ride
but get sucked off on the side
sworn to serve and protect, forget the killing
badge-wearing facist villain
pissed in the street, you bust the guy
do you like to see his children cry

the badge means you suck
a child lies there dead
as you look back, what goes through your head

young and tough, truth and justice, fantasy
fresh out of the academy
five-time loser bust his head, make your day
unless you're paid off then you look away
he burned a flag, storm the house and bust the guy
do you like to see his children cry
ran a red light, take her for a little ride
but get sucked off on the side

the badge means you suck
a child lies there dead
as you look back, what goes through your head

talk to them, you can work it out
you better not even try it
you make a play for his gun
they'll kill you say it was a riot
RIIIIIIIOOOOOOOOOOTTTTTT

what's behind the badge



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"The Badge" as written by Tom Roberts Jerry Lang

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    General Commenti think this pretty much speaks for itself
    Bulkyoneon September 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe sample at the beginning of this song is from one of the greatest movies ever made, namely "Taxi Driver".
    Pyrrhonon March 09, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThe sample at the beginning of this song is from one of the greatest movies ever made, namely "Taxi Driver".
    Pyrrhonon March 09, 2003   Link
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    General Commentits a poison idea cover its really good
    goeatdogshiton December 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentGreat song. It's from The Crow soundtrack if I'm not mistaken.
    Shadowbitchon May 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYep, a Poison Idea cover from The Crow soundtrack.
    On Vinnie's own words:

    "We grew up playing so many cover tunes and so many bands were our favorites. We would play all these songs in our rehearsal studio and finally decided we should record some of that stuff in case we ever had an opportunity to use it for something."
    Eliminationon February 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTwo Words: Phil Anselmo
    Death7991on May 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYep, it is from the Crow soundtrack...
    do i even need to say the meaning?
    Rocklovinggirlon December 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFor some reason most metal covers of punk songs miss the point completely, but this one is perfect. I think its because they pretty much left it alone (except for the extended guitar solo).

    I wonder why these lyrics aren't also listed under Poison Idea.
    underthemoochon September 27, 2008   Link

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