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Talkin' Thin Line Blues

from Alanis Moreupset by BIG GAY

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They cruise around the neighborhood
With protect and serve on the side of their car
But if you need help I'd stay away
That thin blue line is a masquerade
You're more likely to get arrested or shot

And they murder people without recourse
So long as they say the law was being enforced
And they'll make an excuse like they felt threatened
Or the person they killed was holding a weapon
You know like a remote control or a cell phone or anything else a person might hold

So we keep having these big protests
To try and put a stop to all the police violence
But they decided to attack us in the streets
And charge some protestors with inciting riots
Guess the first amendment only applies when your burning crosses

And I keep hearing people say "blue lives matter"
Like cops had their gun and badge en utero
But they made a conscious choice go be complicit
That's why the proper sayings is "black lives matter" and "all cops are bastards"
Even your uncle and Detective Pikachu and Inspector Gadget and Harry Potter and Naruto

If you count the strings on my guitar
You'll notice there's one missing at the end right there
'Cause I only use 11 strings in songs myself
'Cause everybody knows

Cop killer, better you than me
Cop killer, fuck police brutality
Ice-T said that
And if you're still not sure you understand
The only good cop's six feet underground
I said that


from Alanis Moreupset, released June 13, 2022


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