why do you have to force yourself with power and control
why do you have to live your life playing up a role
intimidating people with your wall of sight and sound
you and your kind destroy our underground
all the happiness you destroy
all the brutal tactics that you always employ
all the fucking bullshit when will it ever stop
the comparison is obvious: you're just a fucking cop
officer - you act like an animal you're out of control
officer - what the hell is wrong with you
wear a tie if you want to wear a uniform
join the army if you want to conform
tough guy asshole do what you can
whatever you destroy we'll create it again


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    General Commentultimate authority fuck you song
    theskagodon March 10, 2003   Link
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    General Commentyes. well, even though the song is called "Officer" I don't think it's about cops. I think it's more about those sort of people in a scene who try to control everything. Op Ivy usually writes about scene unity and such, and it says "the *comparison* is obvious..." so I think it makes more sense that they aren't talking about an actual cop.
    WelfareWalnutson June 26, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure it's about cops hey.
    I sung this to a cop when I was durnk and they were telling us to gome. They made my dad come get me. Asses.
    AnnettesGotTheHitson October 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's about cops, very straight forward. The 'comparison' is that of the cops behavior to the behavior of animals. "Officer, you act like an animal; you're out of control"
    Brutal tactics refer to pepper-spray, teargas, "non-lethal" weapons like bean-bag rounds, pepper balls, and rubber bullets.
    If you just google search "police brutality" , "Miami protest" , "G8 protest" , or look up Carlo Giuliani on wikipedia if you want to see the end result.
    stream.paranode.com/imc/portland/images/2004/08/…
    Thats a link to a portland indymedia picture of police "keeping the peace" on the streets.
    CHOOSE BRONZEon October 27, 2006   Link

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