That's the sound of da police!
That's the sound of the beast!

[Verse One:]

Stand clear! Don man a-talk
You can't stand where I stand, you can't walk where I walk Watch out! We run New York
Police man come, we bust him out the park
I know this for a fact, you don't like how I act You claim I'm sellin' crack
But you be doin' that
I'd rather say "see ya" Cause I would never be ya
Be a officer? You WICKED overseer!
Ya hotshot, wanna get props and be a saviour
First show a little respect, change your behavior
Change your attitude, change your plan
There could never really be justice on stolen land
Are you really for peace and equality?
Or when my car is hooked up, you know you wanna follow me
Your laws are minimal
Cause you won't even think about lookin' at the real criminal
This has got to cease
Cause we be getting HYPED to the sound of da police!


[Verse Two:]

Now here's a likkle truth
Open up your eye
While you're checking out the boom-bap, check the exercise
Take the word "overseer," like a sample
Repeat it very quickly in a crew for example
Officer, Officer, Officer, Officer!
Yeah, officer from overseer
You need a little clarity?
Check the similarity!
The overseer rode around the plantation
The officer is off patroling all the nation
The overseer could stop you what you're doing
The officer will pull you over just when he's pursuing
The overseer had the right to get ill
And if you fought back, the overseer had the right to kill
The officer has the right to arrest
And if you fight back they put a hole in your chest!
(Woop!) They both ride horses
After 400 years, I've _got_ no choices!
The police them have a little gun
So when I'm on the streets, I walk around with a bigger one
(Woop-woop!) I hear it all day
Just so they can run the light and be upon their way


[Verse Three:]

Check out the message in a rough stylee
The real criminals are the C-O-P
You check for undercover and the one PD
But just a mere Black man, them want check me
Them check out me car for it shine like the sun
But them jealous or them vexed cause them can't afford one
Black people still slaves up til today
But the Black police officer nah see it that way
Him want a salary
Him want it
So he put on a badge and kill people for it
My grandfather had to deal with the cops
My great-grandfather dealt with the cops
My GREAT grandfather had to deal with the cops
And then my great, great, great, great... when it's gonna stop?!


Lyrics submitted by Apathetic Tragedy

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    General CommentHey im from Australia and ive never heard this song before, did they put it on a cd? Was it not released in Australia or something? is this a KRS-1 song?
    RenegadeOfFunkon June 26, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is a krs-one song.
    Overlordon December 09, 2004   Link
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    General Commentits about dirty cops that think they have big enough dicks to stand over us when there lower then us...

    goddamn pigs....i understand the IDEA of a police man...and thats kool...but thats not what they are and everyone knows it...there like the president...only difference is their closer to home and honest about the bad shit they do
    GypsyRoseon February 15, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think it means that the civil war did not really stop anything, it is kinda way too racists, but the officer/overseer thing is pretty cool
    Jonah 33on March 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYou can find this song and other rare RATM tracks at unknowne.freehostia.com/home/ then go to downloads link.
    Theghouston September 04, 2007   Link

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