Cops of the World

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Phil Ochs

Philip David Ochs ( /ˈoʊks/; December 19, 1940 – April 9, 1976) was an American protest singer (or, as he preferred, a topical singer) and songwriter who was known for his sharp wit, sardonic humor, earnest humanism, political activism, insightful and alliterative lyrics, and distinctive voice.… more »

Come, get out of the way, boys
Quick, get out of the way
You'd better watch what you say, boys
 Better watch what you say

We've rammed in your harbor and tied to your port
And our pistols are hungry and our tempers are short 
So bring your daughters around to the port
'Cause we're the Cops of the World, boys

We're the Cops of the World 
We pick and choose as please, boys
Pick and choose as please 
You'd best get down on your knees, boys

Best get down on your knees 
We're hairy and horny and ready to shack 
We don't care if you're yellow or black 
Just take off your clothes and lie down on your back

'Cause we're the Cops of the World, boys
We're the Cops of the World 
Our boots are needing a shine, boys
 Boots are needing a shine 

But our Coca-cola is fine, boys
Coca-cola is fine
We've got to protect all our citizens fair
So we'll send a battalion for everyone there

And maybe we'll leave in a couple of years 
'Cause we're the Cops of the World, boys
We're the Cops of the World 
Dump the reds in a pile, boys

Dump the reds in a pile 
You'd better wipe of that smile, boys
 Better wipe off that smile 
We'll spit through the streets of the cities we wreck 

We'll find you a leader that you can't elect  Those treaties we sighned were a pain in the neck
'Cause we're the Cops of the World, boys
We're the Cops of the World 

 Clean the johns with a rag, boys
 Clean the johns with a rag
If you like you can use your flag, boys
If you like you can use your flag

We've got too much money we're looking for toys
And guns will be guns and boys will be boys
But we'll gladly pay for all we destroy 
'Cause we're the Cops of the World, boys

We're the Cops of the World  Please stay off of the grass, boys
 Please stay off of the grass 
Here's a kick in the ass, boys

Here's a kick in the ass
We'll smash down your doors, we don't bother to knock 
We've done it before, so why all the shock?
We're the biggest and toughest kids on the block 

'Cause we're the Cops of the World, boys
We're the Cops of the World 
When we butchered your son, boys
When we butchered your son

Have a stick of our gum, boys
Have a stick of our buble-gum
We own half the world, oh say can you see
The name for our profits is democracy 

So, like it or not, you will have to be free
'Cause we're the Cops of the World, boys
We're the Cops of the World

Written by: PHIL OCHS

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