GANGS WITH BADGES

Oscar Grant, he laid face down,
horizontal – on the ground.
A BART cop named Mehserle,
took out his gun and blew him away.
That cop, he only got two years,
for being an executioner.
He was out in just 6 months,
Oscar’s kid is fatherless.

Gangs with badges.
Gangs with badges.
Gangs with badges.
Gangs with badges.

2008 – The DNC,
Marching in Denver with the Greens.
Being chill with R.F.K.
,
Trailed by the man along the way.
Cops in dark black uniforms,
– 
anonymous and quite well armed.
In the doorways, on the streets…
Lookin’ for some ass to beat.

Gangs with badges.
Gangs with badges.
Gangs with badges.
Gangs with badges.

Some people like to occupy
– 
take back their Bill Of Rights.
They try to make a difference,
with civil disobedience.
They demonstrate so peacefully,
met by the paramilitary.
Just a bunch of damn hippies…
Just some more asses to beat.

Gangs with badges.
Gangs with badges.
Gangs with badges.
Gangs with badges.

Gangs with badges.
Gangs with badges.
Gangs with badges.
Gangs with badges.