A lie once heard...
We are innocent until proved guilty
But the truth absurd
We are poor until proved rich
But the scales of justice are fixed by lying pigs!

A plot of human terror unfolds behind the precinct door
To cage all the minorities, the immigrants, and poor
Next they hunt the handicap, disabled, blind and deaf
And what will all theses piggies do when there's no one left?

Swat police in riot gear are bombing us tonight
And all our civil liberties will die by morning's light
While crooked politicians lie and rig the ballot book
We whitewash fake democracy and paint another coat

We'll keep ya here to stay
You'll never get away
Your property ain't mine
Until your dying day
We'll crush your soul inside
There is no easy ride
The hotel's never free
...and the room are always occupied

Nice of you to join us welcome to the prison age
Financial quest for new frontiers to build a bigger cage
Surface population's growing all around the world
Capitols invests quick to cage these boys and girls

We'll bomb the police state
Assassinate the magistrate
We'll go to every town and
Burn them fucking prisons down!

We'll keep ya here to stay
You'll never get away
Your property and mine
Until your dying day
The court pretenders fake
The judge is on the take
And if you wanna find a cop
...You're gonna have to drag the lake!

Lyrics submitted by walken

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    General Commentfor one thats not how the song goes, your a fucking dumbass. make sure your shits right before you post it to the world.
    punk18on March 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentsomeone tell me how to fix this fuckers mistakes...
    punk18on March 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentreport it here: songmeanings.net/…
    youvandalon March 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthaha thats soo far off, what a loser
    the4leggedfiendon January 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah well was a great song until somebody came along and FUCKED THAT SHIT UP!
    Rubberbandon May 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis reads like it was written by a 7th grader. There are homonym mistakes, errors in word use, spelling etc etc.

    Suicide, kthx
    protogodon October 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commenta friend requested them and it was a fucking good job for a live recording of an unreleased song.
    walkenon November 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe prison industrial complex: what happens when you privatize the prison industry, and then the prisons make a deal with surrounding companies to supply them with prisoners they've threatened into "daytime work leaves" or whatever - AKA cheap labor, because prisoners arent governed by the same laws other workers are - and then on top of that you have a racist law enforcement/criminal justice system that supplies the prisons with a steady stream of fresh bodies.

    And you say we abolished slavery...
    Tig45on October 27, 2014   Link
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    General CommentHA the fact that this guy posted the wrong lyrics really makes no difference because this song is shit anyways.
    ieatpunkon June 01, 2006   Link

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