"Police & Thieves" as written by Junior Murvin and Lee Perry....
We're going through a tight wind

Police and thieves in the streets, oh yeah
Scaring the nation with their guns and ammunition
Police and thieves in the street, oh yeah
Fighting the nation with their guns and ammunition

From genesis to revelation
The next generation will be, hear me
From genesis to revelation
The next generation will be, hear me
And all the crowd comes in, day by day
No one stops it in any way
All the peacemaker, turn war officer
Hear what I say, he-e-ey

Police and thieves in the streets, oh yeah
Scaring the nation with their guns and ammunition
Police and thieves in the street, oh yeah
Fighting the nation with their guns and ammunition

From genesis to revelation
The next generation will be, hear me
Throw it up, throw it up, throw it up, throw it up, throw it up
Oh yeah
Throw it up, throw it up, throw it up, throw it up, throw it up
Oh yeah

And all the crowd come in, day by day
No one stop it in anyway
All the peacemaker, turn war officer
Hear what I say, he-e-ey

Police, police, police and thieves, oh yeah
Police, police, police and thieves, oh yeah
From genesis-is-is-is-is-is-is-is-is-is, oh yeah
Police, police, police, police and thieves, oh yeah

And I'm scaring, I'm fighting the nation, oh yeah
Shooting, shooting their guns and, guns and ammunition, oh yeah
Oh yeah, police, police, police and thieves, oh yeah
I'm scaring, oh yeah
I'm scaring the nation, police, police, police, police, oh yeah

Here come, here come, here come
The station is bombed, oh yeah
Get out, get out, get out you people
If you don't want to get blown up, oh yeah
The police, the police and the thieves, oh yeah
You got an extra grand
But you got trapped in the middle of police, police, police
Police, police, police, police
Police, police, police, police
Police, police, police, police
Police, police, police, police


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"Police & Thieves" as written by Lee Perry Junior Murvin

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  • +2
    General CommentThis is a cover of a song by reggae artist
    Junior Murvin
    JeffKaos71on July 08, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis actually a cover song By Junior Murvin.
    Steppingrazoron December 10, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti always felt that this song was about how there is such a similarity between police and thieves, eventhough society likes to feel differently. alot of clash songs are about ironic comparisons like this.
    Brewnette420on April 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song makes me wanna dance
    SelfPityMeSoPitifulon June 12, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat guitar arrangement.
    Aneurysm1985on June 22, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentallmusic.com/cg/…
    sacrifice_for_life1on June 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI know and it's great song.
    Painbeareron December 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe lyrics printed here, are not the actual lyrics, they are a combination of juniour murvin, and a live clash cut of this song. Whoever printed the lyrics needs to listen to the original clash songs to get the words right, so their can be an accurate discussion on this awesome song
    drake34on January 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't believe there is only 7 comments on this song. i think it's one of the best clash songs... even if it's like a half-cover
    benulitronon January 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's "And all the crimes comitted day by day"
    Treadstoneon September 07, 2007   Link

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