If you wanna bleed, then come along with me
We're only half breeds but we'll be home free
So mark your territory, 'cause it's on

Put your badge on, we're gonna mow 'em down
We've got a feelin', it's even breathin'
We know how cheap our freedom is

Put on my best white shirt, walkin' down the street like a speed ball
Purrin', like a cat out on early parole
Well I'm taking them on, 'cause it's on

And every power abused, and every item consumed
Now it's on, 'cause it's on
The laws of history never led me on 'cause they're clear
'Cause it's on, and it's on

(It's on)
We are the police and now we're gonna start a riot
(It's on)
Now you'll see just how we're gonna start a riot
We are the police and now we're gonna start a riot

Don't know where to begin, it's all over again, and it's on, it's on
And if you think your free then you'd better believe, that it's on, and it's on
And we'll drink anything If it burns and it's strong 'cause it's on, and it's on
And the crop of the cream, ain't gonna fuck with me, 'cause it's on, and it's on
And we ain't gonna propagate for you, 'cause it's on, and it's on
We're gonna quit making money 'til it's taken care of, 'cause it's on, and it's on

It's on
We are the police and now we're gonna start a riot
Saw it on TV and now we're gonna start a riot
We are the police and now we're gonna start a riot
Saw it on TV and now we're gonna start a riot


Lyrics submitted by ruben, edited by blood is thin

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  • +1
    General Commentthis one kind of sounds like mr. bungle.
    flipdarkon April 01, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwho cares what it means its so goddamn cool... just corrupt police... this is pattons ego in a song haha
    danafunkymunkyon July 19, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationI think joed86 has the lyrics pretty much right on.

    The title basically is saying that as long as monetary system is in place, you can't fight the power and win...you can only trade places with those in power. The song is, on the one hand, a satirical presentation/analysis of an Alex Jones Info Warrior (for lack of a non-sickening term). The words are mostly spoken by someone who is pissed off that the New World Order is here. But their only answer is to basically join some group, protest/terrorize/whatever, and trade places with those in power (e.g. "we are the police, and now we're gonna start a riot").

    On the other hand, the lyrics are also indicative of a voice coming from a higher state of consciousness. The voice relates to the Info Warrior's feelings of disgust with the NWO, and how anger can be strengthening and constructive in a way. But it also recognizes that the monetary system is the overriding issue, and no amount of protest or anger will stop it. The only way is to stop spending/making too much money. Perhaps little by little, we can do that over time so that we don't keep propagating for the debt peddlers? I don't know, but I thought it was interesting to think about..

    rejesterdon September 07, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThe Lyrics above are pissing me off because they are way off. Here are the REAL lyrics.....

    If you wanna bleed, then come along with me, we're only half breeds but we'll be home free
    So mark your territory, 'cause it's on.
    Put your badge on, we're gonna mow 'em down, we've got a feelin', it's even breathin'
    We know how cheap our freedom is
    Put on my best white shirt, walkin' down the street like a speed ball
    Purrin', like a cat out on early parole
    Well I'm taking them on, 'cause it's on
    And every power abused, and every item consumed. Now it's on, 'cause it's on
    The laws of history never led me on 'cause they're clear. 'Cause it's on, and it's on
    (It's on)
    We are the police and now we're gonna start a riot
    (It's on)
    Now you'll see just how we're gonna start a riot
    We are the police and now we're gonna start a riot
    Don't know where to begin, it's all over again, and it's on, it's on
    And if you think your free then you'd better believe, that it's on, and it's on
    And we'll drink anything If it burns and it's strong 'Cause it's on, and it's on
    And the crop of the cream, ain't gonna fuck with me, 'cause it's on, and it's on
    And we ain't gonna propagate for you, 'cause it's on, and it's on
    We're gonna quit making money 'til it's taken care of, 'cause it's on, and it's on
    It's on
    We are the police and now we're gonna start a riot
    Saw it on TV and now we're gonna start a riot
    We are the police and now we're gonna start a riot
    Saw it on TV and now we're gonna start a riot
    joed86on January 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow joed86 I've been looking for something that close for alot of time. thanks alot, did a very good job there
    shibeyon May 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about the police and how you can't fight the power. Tomahawk themselves used to dress up as police officers.
    godddamon January 14, 2014   Link

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