Something stirring in the air, a victory? A time-bomb ticking to explode, Something passive, something not. Billy clubs out, call the S.W.A.T. Rabid dogs without a leash, is this how you keep the peace? You want riots? Wear your riot gear. You want violence? Then shoot some tear gas in the air. It is written on your badge, *To serve and protect*, it seemed you only served yourselves, protecting your own neck. Controlling with fear, menacing and threatening. You want my respect? You better start respecting me. Go and get your riotgear, swing your girlie all around, we*ll be dancing on the cinders, as the town is burning down. Swing her around, burn it all down. Something smelled of power tripping, crowd control was rank. Tear gas everyone downtown, what you did really stank. Legislation, never made you judge and jury. Marshal law now, beat the kids down with no worries.

:note from Reese Roper--

Just in case you were thinking this song was intended to be *cop-bashing*, it*s not. It*s about the riot after the Superbowl this year here in Denver. (Yes, we live in Denver, not California or Nashville!) It*s a true story. If you don*t like it, make all complaints to the Denver Police Department, they*d love to hear from you. - Roper:


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    General CommentNo one's posted yet? Wierd, I love this song. I especially like the part "Legislation, never made you judge and jury. Marshal law now, beat the kids down with no worries!"
    Radicaldreameron June 08, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti'd like to know the whole story behind the song, i love it too
    odnarbiaon July 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIn the Quantity booklet, Reese says the song is about riots in Denver after the Super Bowl.
    ShesMyAlcatrazon December 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeah i also love that part, it kinda sticks inside your head..
    absoluteniklason April 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDoes he say saomething at the very end if you play it backwards?? This is after the music stops also.
    Sirmarksaloton October 01, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Does he say saomething at the very end if you play it backwards?? This is after the music stops also."

    I once reversed it and I believe it said something like "Brad is dead, let's kill brad.", a reference to the song that follows, "The Untimely Death of Brad". This was a long time ago, though. I may be remembering it wrong.
    endianxon December 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentUndoubtedly one of my favourite FIF songs. Gets stuck in your head big time!
    socialengineeron January 03, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthe ending does say "Brad is dead. Let's kill Brad."
    they like putting in sayings in reverse
    cf33092on February 19, 2008   Link
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    General Commentamazingly giddy song, one of my favorites of theirs.
    that said, a lot of their songs are my favorites :)
    yeerk86on November 06, 2009   Link

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