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Prison Song
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Lyrics and Meaning


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Released
Aug 27, 2001
Genre
Metal
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Prison Song Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
They're trying to build a prison
They're trying to build a prison
Verse 2
Following the rights movements
You clamped on with your iron fists
Drugs became conveniently
Available for all the kids
Following the rights movements
You clamped on with your iron fists
Drugs became conveniently
Available for all the kids
Verse 3
I buy my crack, I smack my bitch
Right here in Hollywood
Verse 4
Nearly two million Americans are incarcerated
In the prison system, prison system
Prison system of the U.S.
Verse 5
They're trying to build a prison
They're trying to build a prison
They're trying to build a prison
(For you and me to live in)
Another prison system
Another prison system
Another prison system
(For you and me)
Verse 6
Minor drug offenders fill your prisons
You don't even flinch
All our taxes paying for your wars
Against the new non-rich
Minor drug offenders fill your prisons
You don't even flinch
All our taxes paying for your wars
Against the new non-rich
Verse 7
I buy my crack, I smack my bitch
Right here in Hollywood
Verse 8
The percentage of Americans in the prison system
Prison system, has doubled since 1985
Verse 9
They're trying to build a prison
They're trying to build a prison
They're trying to build a prison
(For you and me to live in)
Another prison system
Another prison system
Another prison system
(For you and me)
Verse 10
They're trying to build a prison
They're trying to build a prison
They're trying to build a prison
For you and me
Oh baby, you and me
Verse 11
All research and successful drug policies show
That treatment should be increased
And law enforcement decreased
While abolishing
Mandatory minimum sentences
All research and successful drug policies show
That treatment should be increased
And law enforcement decreased
While abolishing
Mandatory minimum sentences
Verse 12
Utilizing drugs to pay for
Secret wars around the world
Drugs are now your global policy
Now you police the globe
Verse 13
I buy my crack, I smack my bitch
Right here in Hollywood
Verse 14
Drug money is used to rig elections
And train brutal corporate sponsored
Dictators around the world
Verse 15
They're trying to build a prison
They're trying to build a prison
They're trying to build a prison
(For you and me to live in)
Another prison system
Another prison system
Another prison system
(For you and me)
Verse 16
They're trying to build a prison
They're trying to build a prison
They're trying to build a prison
For you and me
Oh baby, you and me

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