the rich control the world's economic state
creating poverty for their own sake.
poverty breeds crime, that threatens you,
so you support the police in what ever they do.

you give up your rights, don't you know the truth?
it makes no difference, they...

don't protect you,
don't protect you,
don't protect you,
don't protect you,
don't protect you,
and that's the Goddamn fucking truth!

this police state only benefits the rich
because the cops give them power
to keep us all quiet.
with police disguised as
the guardians of the masses,
we'll never suspect their role is
to save the rich bastards!

you're all complacent, you're totally fucked!
you bought the system's lies, but they...

don't protect you!
don't protect you!
don't protect you!
don't protect you!
don't protect you!

you've been taught to eat the "complacency brand",
fed to you by your rich slave master's hand.
you don't need to stand against this covert class war
because you're brainwashed in the laws
some old rich bastards wrote,
and the police would kill you if they could.
that's their job. No, they...

don't protect you!
don't protect you!
don't protect you!


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    General Commentthey make so much sense. way too true, it almost makes me cry...i did cry when i saw them live...damn.
    MisfitGirl00on September 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commentactually i think i've been brainwashed into hating rich people and the police by my parents:s even though they're kinda middle class themselves, lol. they just like to pretend their working class cause they're commies.
    evil_killer_phoneon April 29, 2003   Link

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