A black man driving down the street one day
Pulled over by racist boys in blue in Brentwood, PA
There's no real reason, they don't have any right
It's just that in their eyes he's not the correct shade of white
Driving in a neighborhood that's reigned by whites
Ain't healthy for a black man trying to live a lengthy life
All those cops they walked off free, but him he's in a grave
His name is Johnny Gammage, on of thousands they have slain

[Chorus]
We've got no rights
when cops can kill
It's not right
we live in fear

Patrol man cruising in his car at night
Just looking for some homeys he can rough up in a fight
Pulled over 3 kids in a total rage
Next thing you know there's bodies all over the place
His back up came and they're all acting tough
3 kids vs. 6 or 7 cops all armed with billy clubs
The cops they did it just cause those kids color and their age
They say "that's not the truth", but this happens every fucking day!

[Chorus]

Fear of what you're gonna do, when a cop's talking shit to you
Fear of what you're gonna say, when the cops come gunning your way
Fear of what you shouldn't do, when the cops try to provoke you
Fear that on any given day, the cops should take your life away

They say they're here to keep the peace
What a bunch of fucking shit!

[Chorus]

Take back your rights!


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Police Story Lyrics as written by Patrick C. Bollinger Christopher Lee Barker

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    I dont know how you would not understand the meaning of this song, obviously its about police brutality, especially about cops being racist or ageist (however you spell that)...an awesome song with wicked lyrics.

    coolstuff25on July 31, 2002   Link
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    Believe what you want, but this speaks of truth!

    PunksAliveon August 10, 2002   Link
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    It's a sad world we live in.... but the system treats those who look different than the upper-class white male differently. An awesome song, with great lyrics as said before.

    Omnivoreon August 11, 2002   Link
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    amazing.

    baboonixon August 21, 2002   Link
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    I enjoyed this song

    prague51on September 29, 2002   Link
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    Anyone know who Johnny Gammage is?

    MusicEqualsLifeon April 07, 2003   Link
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    I don't know who Johnny Gammage is, but this song is so great. It is totally true, and I am getting really fed up with cops giving young and non-white people shit every chance they get.

    Madcappunkon April 17, 2003   Link
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    You don't know shit.

    Check out my dad's website. lowellpolicesuck.com

    Read a story of how the Lowell, MA Police force was doing a warrant search on his house and stole his shit and tried to take his 7000 dollar tv but dropped it and broke it on the way out. More than that. Check it for yourself.

    BrianLovesJennieon May 02, 2003   Link
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    fuck police brutality

    WouldItBeYouon October 13, 2004   Link
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    fucking pigs.

    WouldItBeYouon October 13, 2004   Link

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