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Sound Of Da Police - LP Version

This song is by KRS-One.

Woop, woop, that's the sound of da police
Woop, woop, that's the sound of the beast
Woop, woop, that's the sound of da police
Woop, woop, that's the sound of the beast

Woop, woop, that's the sound of da police
Woop, woop, that's the sound of the beast
Woop, woop, that's the sound of da police
Woop, woop, that's the sound of the beast

Stand clear, Don man a-talk
You can't stand where I stand, you can't walk where I walk
Watch out, we run New York
Police man come, we bust him out the park

I know this for a fact, you don't like how I act
You claim I'm sellin' crack but you be doin' that
I'd rather say see ya, 'cause I would never be ya
Be a officer? You wicked overseer

Ya hotshot, wanna get props and be a Saviour
First show a little respect, change your behavior
Change your attitude, change your plan
There could never really be justice on stolen land

Are you really for peace and equality?
Or when my car is hooked up, you know you wanna follow me
Your laws are minimal
'Cause you won't even think about lookin' at the real criminal
This has got to cease
'Cause we be getting hyped to the sound of da police

Woop, woop, that's the sound of da police
Woop, woop, that's the sound of the beast
Woop, woop, that's the sound of da police
Woop, woop, that's the sound of the beast

Now here's a little truth, open up your eye
While you're checking out the boom-bap, check the exercise
Take the word overseer like a sample
Repeat it very quickly in a crew for example

Overseer, overseer, overseer, overseer
Officer, officer, officer, officer
Yeah, officer from overseer
You need a little clarity? Check the similarity

The overseer rode around the plantation
The officer is off patrolling all the nation
The overseer could stop you what you're doing
The officer will pull you over just when he's pursuing

The overseer had the right to get ill
And if you fought back, the overseer had the right to kill
The officer has the right to arrest
And if you fight back they put a hole in your chest

Woop, they both ride horses
After 400 years, I've got no choices
The police them have a little gun
So when I'm on the streets, I walk around with a bigger one
Woop-woop, I hear it all day
Just so they can run the light and be upon their way

Yes, indeed, yes, indeed
Yes, indeed, yes, indeed

Woop, woop, that's the sound of da police
Woop, woop, that's the sound of the beast
Woop, woop, that's the sound of da police
Woop, woop, that's the sound of the beast

Check out the message in a rough stylee
The real criminals are the C-O-P
You check for undercover and the one PD
But just a mere black man, them want check me

Them check out me car for it shine like the sun
But them jealous or them vexed 'cause them can't afford one
Black people still slaves uptil today
But the black police officer, nah, see it that way
Him want a salary, him want it
So he put on a badge and kill people for it

My grandfather had to deal with the cops
My great, grandfather dealt with the cops
My great grandfather had to deal with the cops
And then my great, great, great, great, when it's gonna stop?

Woop, woop, that's the sound of da police
Woop, woop, that's the sound of the beast
Woop, woop, that's the sound of da police
Woop, woop, that's the sound of the beast

Woop, woop, that's the sound of da police
Woop, woop, that's the sound of the beast
Woop, woop, that's the sound of da police
Woop, woop, that's the sound of the beast

Yes, indeed, yes, indeed
Yes, indeed, yes, indeed

Woop, woop, that's the sound of da police
Woop, woop, that's the sound of the beast
Woop, woop, that's the sound of da police
Woop, woop, that's the sound of the beast

Credits

Written by:

Eric Victor Burdon; Bodie Chandler; Rodney Lemay; Alan Lomax; Lawrence Parker

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