Something stirring in the air
A victory?
A time-bomb ticking to explode
3-2-1 and go
Something passive, something not
Billy clubs out, call the S.W.A.T.
Rabid dogs without a leash,
Is this how you keep the peace?

You want riots?
Wear your riot gear
You want violence?
Then shoot some tear gas in the air.

It is written on your badge
*To serve and protect*
It seemed you only served yourselves
Protecting your own neck

Controlling with fear
Menacing and threatening
You want my respect?
You better start respecting me.

Go and get your riotgear
Swing your girlie all around
We'll be dancing on the cinders
As the town is burning down
Swing her around
Burn it all down

Something smelled of power tripping
Crowd control was rank
Tear gas everyone downtown
What you did really stank

Never made you judge and jury
Marshal law now
Beat the kids down with no worries.



Lyrics submitted by ThreeMilesDown, edited by zehnra

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    "Does he say saomething at the very end if you play it backwards?? This is after the music stops also."

    I once reversed it and I believe it said something like "Brad is dead, let's kill brad.", a reference to the song that follows, "The Untimely Death of Brad". This was a long time ago, though. I may be remembering it wrong.

    endianxon December 21, 2007   Link
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    No one's posted yet? Wierd, I love this song. I especially like the part "Legislation, never made you judge and jury. Marshal law now, beat the kids down with no worries!"

    Radicaldreameron June 08, 2003   Link
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    i'd like to know the whole story behind the song, i love it too

    odnarbiaon July 26, 2005   Link
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    In the Quantity booklet, Reese says the song is about riots in Denver after the Super Bowl.

    ShesMyAlcatrazon December 28, 2005   Link
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    yeah i also love that part, it kinda sticks inside your head..

    absoluteniklason April 06, 2007   Link
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    Does he say saomething at the very end if you play it backwards?? This is after the music stops also.

    Sirmarksaloton October 01, 2007   Link
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    Undoubtedly one of my favourite FIF songs. Gets stuck in your head big time!

    socialengineeron January 03, 2008   Link
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    the ending does say "Brad is dead. Let's kill Brad." they like putting in sayings in reverse

    cf33092on February 20, 2008   Link
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    amazingly giddy song, one of my favorites of theirs. that said, a lot of their songs are my favorites :)

    yeerk86on November 07, 2009   Link

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