"Hate Street Dialogue" as written by Gary Wayne Harvey, Dennis James Coffey and Mike Theodore....
Woman please be gone
You've stayed here much too long
Don't you wish that you could cry
Don't you wish I would die

Seamy, seesaw kids
Child woman on the skids
The dust will choke you blind
The lust will choke your mind

I kiss the floor, one kick no more
The pig and hose have set me free
I've tasted hate street's hanging tree
I've tasted hate street's hanging tree

I kiss the floor, one kick no more
The pig and hose have set me free
I've tasted hate street's hanging tree
I've tasted hate street's hanging tree

The inner city birthed me
The local pusher nursed me
Cousins make it in the street
They marry every trick they meet

A dime, a dollar they're all the same
When a man comes in to bust your game
The turn key comes, his face a grin
Locks the cell I'm in again

I kiss the floor, one kick no more
The pig and hose have set me free
I've tasted hate street's hanging tree
I've tasted hate street's hanging tree
I've tasted hate street's hanging tree
I've tasted hate street's hanging tree


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"Hate Street Dialogue" as written by Gary Wayne Harvey Dennis James Coffey

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    My InterpretationI'm pretty sure this is about living in a poor area of the city with a lot of minorities. There are some drug and prostitution references in here to paint the situation, and he mentions the police brutality.

    "Pig and hose" is probably the cops spraying minorities with fire hoses, and once he kisses the floor, which I'm guessing is accepting the bottom rung of society, the police let them be. I think the hanging tree is just emphasizing the racism.
    DubiousDoobieson May 08, 2014   Link

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