Prison Song

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System of a Down

System of a Down, also known by the acronym SOAD and often shortened to System, is an Armenian American rock band from Southern California, formed in 1994. It currently consists of Daron Malakian (guitar, vocals), Serj Tankian (lead vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar), Shavo Odadjian (bass, backgroun… more »

They're trying to build a prison 
They're trying to build a prison 

 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

I buy my crack, I smack my bitch 
 Right here in Hollywood 

 Nearly two million Americans are incarcerated 
In the prison system, prison system of the U.S.

They're trying to build a prison 
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

 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

I buy my crack, I smack my bitch 
 Right here in Hollywood 

The percentage of Americans in the prison system
 Prison system has doubled since 1985

They're trying to build a prison 
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

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

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 

 Utilizing drugs to pay for 
 Secret wars around the world  Drugs are now your global policy
Now you police the globe 

I buy my crack, I smack my bitch 
 Right here in Hollywood 

Drug money is used to rig elections 
And train brutal corporate sponsored
 Dictators around the world 

They're trying to build a prison 
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

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

Written by: DARON MALAKIAN, SHAVO ODADJIAN, JOHN DOLMAYAN, SERJ TANKIAN

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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Prison Song