Well, it was Friday night last week we got pulled over with an O
53 and Ogden by a condescending po
Tried to fill his quota book
Stopped us no reason just the way we look
We would not let him search the car he said he'd call his dogs
But we were not worried cause
It was under 30 grams of 40/80 shit
Costly, it was good bud though, I admit
But I don't wanna be a part of it
I will not give in
We must change from within… the system
They call us hopeless dreamers
They don't know what we are
Imposing their ancient values
I wonder if they care, I wonder if they care
Then they pulled us out of Cockboy's Caddy—"Hands on the hood!"
But the piggies didn't find it cause we hid it so good
Pat down I knew he had a wood
Touching me only where my girl should
Yeah, to fuck with the system you need much wisdom
But first, but first you gotta work with them
Probable cause has definite flaws
It's up to us to change the laws
Your word against mine is your policy
Now, show me where's the legality
When you use your authority
To just instill fear in me
What's up with your power trip?
It was later on that night before they finally let us go
Off to the donut shop and then we blazed half that O
So tough with your fake authority
Some day you'll learn you’re the same as me

Lyrics submitted by WrathofCarnage

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    General Commentclassic song about stupid suburb cops with nothin better to do than bust a bunch of kids for blazin up
    senorreverteon May 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commentexactly right, senorreverte. this song cracks me up. it makes me think of my bf :S
    .lbpoundon June 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentsweet song!
    CarpetCleaneron August 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthese kids went to my high school. the line where it says "53 and ogden by a condecending po" 53 and ogden is the major intersection by my house hehehe :) im famous!
    punkchik28on April 08, 2003   Link
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    General Commenthey punkchik, where did LBC go to high school? I heard Downers Grove South, but I thought they were from Naperville.
    sublime_fanon April 19, 2003   Link
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    General CommentStubhy and Ryan went to Downers South, Jason went to Downers North, and then Adam and Joe went to Naperville Central...awesome band. But their best song is the first they ever wrote, "Back Then..."
    kaskomm09on July 03, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwhat's up with your power trip, Officer Roger Otto...ah good song
    alymaxon February 24, 2006   Link
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    Song Factfrom Stubhy:

    "This song reminds me of Joe - before the band officially started he used to pick me up regularly from my parents house in his busted up Cadillac to hang out. We used to just drive around, look for parties and talk - he turned me on to Parliament cigarettes (before they were cool) and Bob Dylan (he was already cool). We were the best of friends then. I miss those times more than any others that we shared. Just two book obsessed punks that didn't have a clue what they were doing with their lives but didn't give a quarter of a fuck what anyone thought.

    Joe was never very involved in the songwriting - he was always the guy that just knew what needed to be added to make a good song great. However, "40/80" was different - I shouldn't even have to mention the frantically beautiful solo he added but he was also responsible for the best line in the song. Honestly, looking back, I think he just got sick of hearing Adam and I fumble over what the third line in the chorus should be and yelled, "Just say, "Imposing their ancient values"!!" It was funny how his ideas came out so eloquently when he got annoyed. We should've annoyed him more.

    - Kaustubh"
    toocoolrahulon October 20, 2017   Link

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