"Contact" as written by and Clarence Greenwood....
You're walking down the street
You've got this white Chevy Lumina undercover
Checking you to see
They're checking your I.D.
'Cause it's a fine time
It's a fine time
It's a fine time
Say just to run a name
'Cause you look the same

As the dude with the rebel in his veins
But while you're checking me
You've got them crooked politicians

Eating up the treasury
And taking our cash
To spend on the prisons
While the youth they fast
Now I'm waiting on the day
When we can all bring
Like Martin Luther King
This is why I sing

I want some contact contact
I want some contact contact
I want some contact contact
Contact contact
Only because my life depends on it

Lyrics submitted by pnkseashel

"Contact" as written by Jonathan D. Larson

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs off of his first album. It really captures the essence of the young, poor/working class relationship with police.

    Sometimes it feels like an officer is just making contact (contact being the first level, followed by detainment, and then arrest) only to bother you. I like the little part of politicians "eating" the treasury while the youth "fast".
    newCHIkid01on April 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think this song goes along with what don cheadle's character in crash said about people being so afraid to get close to each other that they just crash into each other. also seems to work with the cop pulling over the couple in that movie....but that's just me
    angeleyes07on October 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentPolice corruption in middle america...and the lack of effort on the part of our gov't to take care of real issues like education.
    Zunkon January 01, 2008   Link

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