"The Legend Of Pat Brown" as written by and Jan Nils Ackerman Steven Jensen....
Pat Brown
Tried to run the cops down
Pat Brown
Ran 'em into the ground
Pat Brown
Tried to run the cops down
Pat Brown
Ran 'em into the ground

Patrick Edward Brown
Tried to run the cops down
Patrick Edward Brown
Tried to run the mother fuckin cops into the ground

Pat Brown
Gets real mean, when he's in his machine
He's no zero, he's a fucking hero

Pat Brown
He didn't get too far
Pat Brown
He got holes in his car
Pat Brown
They threw him in jail
Pat Brown
Couldn't pay his bail

Patrick Edward Brown
Tried to run the cops down
Patrick Edward Brown
Tried to run the mother fuckin cops into the ground

Pat Brown
He's a crazy guy
and I'll tell you why
He's no clown, so don't fuck around
He's got a shotgun, yeah he thinks it's fun
To shoot at you

Patrick Edward Brown
Tried to run the cops down
Patrick Edward Brown
Tried to run the mother fuckin cops into the ground

Pat Brown
He's a crazy guy
Yeah I'll tell you why

On a hunting trip
the trigger slipped
someone almost died
Circle Massage got a shotgun barrage
He won't pay 50 bucks for head
Music shop got a midnight shopping stop
"Hello Marshal Amps"
Stereo store got hit for even more
But Pat got caught
At the Cuckoo's Nest, he did his best
To waste some pigs

Patrick Edward Brown
Tried to run the cops down
Patrick Edward Brown
Tried to run the mother fuckin cops into the ground

Pat Brown
He don't fuck around
Pat Brown
He's got a shotgun
Yeah you better run
Me and Joey know

Here he comes
down your street
Sawed-off shotgun
in his seat
Better look around
cause here comes Pat Brown
Gonna run you down
Now don't fuck around
with Pat Brown
Don't fuck around
with Pat Brown
with Pat
Bra-rown


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"The Legend of Pat Brown" as written by Steven Jensen Jan Nils Ackerman

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    General CommentTrue story of the now deceased Pat Brown. Around 1980, Pat Brown freaked out at a party and ran over 3 undercover cops (if my memory serves me correctly). Pat was hardcore.
    TheLocustReignon June 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdamn seriously, thats crazy! but a good song!
    cherrypunkker07on June 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWhen I first heard this song, I thought he had said "circ-uh-muh-size" which made absolutely no sense. XP
    Sheepmaster3000on September 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentPat Brown was a real guy and was good friends with the early members of the Vandals and was a legend in the early OC punk/skater scene. Here is the story I heard about him. He was a notorious punker back in the day that pulled some harcore shit, including trying to run over some cops. The song memorializes some of his finer moments. He blasted the storefront of an asian massage parlor named "Cirlcle Massage" with a shotgun after they charged him $50 for a BJ. He burglarized a music store. "Hello marshal amps" implies that some of the equipment he stole was later used by the band. On a hunting trip the trigger slipped and someone almost died. Pretty self-explanatory. He was apparently pretty reckless and pretty harcore. He rolled with a shotgun on his seat and wasn't shy about using it. "Me and joey know" -- he was really good buds with Joe Escalante, Vandals bassist. Who knows whether he actually drove around with a sawed-off shotgun on his seat, or that he would regulary shoot said shotgun. Legends have a way of growing over time. But one fact is clear -- the guy tried to run over some cops with his car. The details of this story vary, but this was what made him legendary. I was always under the impression that after he burglarized a stereo store he was at the cuckoo's nest [an now-defunct Costa Mesa bar that the punkers frequented and brawled with the cowboys from the nearby Zubies bar -- all of which is memorialized in the song Urban Struggle] when two [not three] undercover cops dressed up as punks rolled up on him and he tried to run them over with his car. I don't know why the cops were at the cuckoo's nest undercover but it seems like from the song that perhaps it was to investigate pat for the stereo store break-in. I heard that all of this transpired in the parking lot at the Cuckoo's nest. I also understood the line about him having holes in his car to imply that the cops shot at him. Either way, he certainly tried to run over some undercover cops and was in fact sent to jail for it [attmepted murder]. I also heard that he was a skinhead. Now this is suspect for a couple of reasons. First off, the guy who told me this was a skinhead and he said that Pat was a legend in his own right with their boys. The bias is obvious. But secondly, he was a skater and a punker and he could have been labeled a skinhead by association, especially to an outsider who knows nothing about skinheaads or punkers. He hung around with some crazy guys and they all caused alot of shit. Perhaps there were some skinheads or just some punkers with shaved heads, but I doubt that he was a member of an organized skinhead gang. He died in 1996 from head injuries sustained in a biking accident.
    haywoodon April 06, 2006   Link

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