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Long Arm of the Law

This song is by Looptroop and appears on the album Modern Day City Symphony (2000) by Looptroop Rockers.

Yaya, yayaya, yayaya, yayaya
Yo, when the long arm of the law
Is grabbing you, backstabbing you
Policecars passing you on dark avenues
Mag-lights flashing you, pigs harassing you
Breaking you down, smashing you (smashing you)

On the concrete, you find out you can't compete
With the number one thief on the street
I tried to tell you that back on the biggest hustle track
It's OK to sell crack if the cops got your back
And they certainly will if they're on your payoff
They know that if they fuck around, they're getting laid off
And to cops as to the average citizens, a clean conscience
compared to a steady income is nonsense
That's why I stay getting busted for bullshit charges
More than one time, one time, came around
This what went down
När jag och Tommy var i Burlöv, du kommer ihåg, eller hur bög?
-Jorå schlook, vi hade just fotat pieces
Now we're getting fucked by the long dick of the law
Inflict social diseases cause they use no protection
Judge slam the hammer, D.A. got an erection
Wouldn't even give me a public defender
For such a small case, not paying on the train
Still they wanna four thousand kronors from my bank account
I thought that was a too big amount
But the judge didn't had no sympathy on me
All on his mind, a conviction or a fine like Junior Ried
But I wasn't fighting no war (no waaar)
So why they wanna send a mailman with a ticket to mi door -ah to mi doooor
I was only trying to make a whole car - A whole car
The Bigfoot beast wanna arrest dej, and put dej behind bars -In just a blur, in just a blur
Free Mumia Abu Jamal

(Check it out ya, yayaya)
Yo, when the long arm of the law
Is grabbing you, backstabbing you
Policecars passing you on dark avenues
Mag-lights flashing you, pigs harassing you
Breaking you down, smashing you
Yo, when the long arm of the law
Is grabbing you, backstabbing you
Policecars passing you on dark avenues
Mag-lights flashing you, pigs harassing you
Breaking you down, smashing you

Asking you "what", "why", "when"
And "Where at were you?"
"And with whom", so you is innocent till proved (yea, yea)
They're in the wrong mood, you're in the wrong goove
Or you might look kinda rude, eitherways you're getting screwed
Told what not to do, how to improve the system
By not making moves, not questioning rules
Not being concerned with who's getting beat and bruised
Who's being abused, well, well
I got news for those who belive the police doing their work right
My man from back home killed this kid in a fight
Had to do social-work, he got arrested a few times
But never had to do time, never paid no fines
This other cat, he kill trace with fiscal violence
Which equals a loss of cash/money for the government
They couldn't prove his guilt, as he stood in silence
But since that crime was economical
They bent every law and paragraph they could find to lock him up
Now what does that teach us - They don't give a fuck
If you hurt flesh and blood that don't cross nothing
But you'll get like twelve months for material destruction
Yo, that's disgusting
So when the long arm of the law's trying to get it's grip
Give'em your middle finger, then split
(yo, split)

Ya, wa wa
Yo, when the long arm of the law
Is grabbing you, backstabbing you
Policecars passing you on dark avenues
Mag-lights flashing you, pigs harassing you
Breaking you down, smashing you

It's like this, I'm opressed by the whole system
That's why I diss 'em, no fake ass-kissing
Yo listen, recently I had to pay a visit
To Malmoe courthouse, two-thousand crowns if I miss this or skip it
I went down there to be confronted
I denied the whole scenario, said I couldn't have done it
Nine thirty in the morning meet a lawyer
He said it looks kinnda bad, they got witnesses and all that - Fuck that
I still feel like I am innocent
You think I wrote B.I.F on Mac D without a reason
Yo, I'm stuck, it's like David versus Goliath
A lonely man versus the corruption of liers
Don't expect silence though, I make noise 'til your ears bleed
And make you all scrap paint until I stop breath
Belive me, I know the time when it's on
Cosmic, lyricly I rock in Babylon
-But yo Cos, what happened on that trial incident?
You know the same old song
They find my story insufficient
Mistreated, defeated and mentally harassed
An outcast, who's done for punishment at last

Yo, ya, wa, check

Yo, when the long arm of the law
Is grabbing you, backstabbing you
Policecars passing you on dark avenues
Mag-lights flashing you, pigs harassing you
Breaking you down, smashing you
Gouvernment taxing you, turning backs on you
If you got the wrong sex and the wrong accent too
The wrong attitude, living at the wrong latitude
Still they want your ass to show gratitude

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