"Southwest Song" as written by and Joseph Bruce....
Southwest Song

"Good people sometimes think bad things
Good people dream bad things, don't you
Good people even do bad things
Once in a while, we do"

[Violent J]
Factory smoke and choke in pain
'cause Del Ray funk is in my brain
So I break the law but I'm not to blame
You only know my place, you don't know my name

[Shaggy 2 Dope]
Well, I grip the fence and bent the steal
And I steal a car and I grip the wheel
And I park the car then I steal it again
'cause I really don't know what's happening

[Violent J]
I wait for night to fall then I walk outside
And then I run back in 'cause I don't want to die
You see, the air alone, it can corrupt your brain
As smoke fills the sky enough to block the rain

[Shaggy 2 Dope]
And I pray to God to help me justify
Look over me 'cause my brain is fried
And I don't have a name, I don't have a home
I just lay alone on my bed of stone

[Violent J]
You see, death awaits me on my narrow path
And when I stop to think I can only laugh
Because I'm not alone, it didn't take me long
To see everybody singing that southwest song

[Chorus (2x)]
Wooooooo Oh We-oh
Everybody singing that southwest song

[Violent J]
Some say I'm real and some say I'm fake
But I really don't care 'cause it's all too late
You see, my mind is weak and I'm losing breath
As I crawl along I can feel the death

[Shaggy 2 Dope]
Everywhere I go I bring with me pride
And then I pay the carny and I take a ride
But see, the wheel is wicked and it spins me death
So I try it again with what pride is left

[Violent J]
If we have to go then you can take me fast
You see, I started under and I'm sinking fast
And when the joker's card is missing from your deck
Then you know the road has finally caught my neck

[Shaggy 2 Dope]
Eh, yo, don't look, now, there we go again
It's me and the grim reaper, best of friends
He's always hanging round waitin for me to die
We shot a game of pool, he's not a bad guy

[Violent J]
I feel him in the corner of a circled room
At about thirteen in the afternoon
And then I see the strain as I walk along
I notice everybody singing that southwest song

[Chorus (2x)]

What does seem bad to you?
I'm angry...
What does seem bad to you?
I'm angry...
Everybody singing that southwest song

[Violent J]
If my time has come, then I'm ready to go
Shoot me in the face with your forty-four
And when I'm falling down to my soury death
I'll laugh with my very last breath (hahaha)

[Shaggy 2 Dope]
Lose some, win some, that's how it goes
I've been down and out, I took many blows
And there ain't nothing here I ain't seen before
I'm just a jugglin juggla jugglin more

[Violent J]
You want to see the world, you want to run the town
You want to meet a girl and want to settle down
You want to start a family and ya own a home
I want to run with a set from the ghetto zone

[Shaggy 2 Dope]
You see the forks up, I see the forks down
But I'm a wicked clown, so don't fuck around
'cause my brain is gone and it's on it's way
I'm exploding, so get off me, dog!!!

[Violent J]
And I could be right and I could be wrong
And if I ain't dead now then it won't be long
But it does not matter what set you on
Tonight everybody sings that southwest song

[Chorus (6x)]

"What seems bad to you?
Is hitting other kids?"

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"Southwest Song" as written by Joseph Bruce

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  • +1
    General Commentno one's commented?

    whatever, this song's about trying to live in southwest detroit.

    which, i hear, blows.
    shoebox725on September 04, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLiving in Detroit period kinda blows. I grew up on the southeast side and while it was relatively safe in the 80s, it turned into a sh*thole after I left in '89.

    Totally off topic, sorry. I don't listen to Insane Clown Posse. :p
    SageSoulon September 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about death and how it is inevitable.
    Portilloizayon January 01, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThey paint a pretty vivid and poor state of conditions in south west Detroit. I have no personal experience with Detroit but given the recent bankruptcy and issues in Detroit I can imagine that the situation has been on a slow decline for a few decades (which provides a reference for this song that was released in 1997).

    I personally enjoy the beat on this track, and the lyrical themes are overly juvenile ... so nearly 20 years after first hearing this song I still don't mind giving it a spin every now and then.
    sokornyon March 04, 2016   Link

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