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Instant Sentence (Talking Law and Order Blues)

Malvina Reynolds
Language: English


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[1967]
Words and music by Malvina Reynolds.

Testo trovato su Broadside Magazine n.86 del novembre 1967.

La canzone si riferisce alle manifestazioni contro la guerra in Vietnam ed alla consuetudine da parte delle “forze dell’ordine” di attaccarle sempre con estrema violenza.
[spoken] Well the boy won't move,
And the girl won't move,
And they holler and they shout,
And they push and they shove,
And they cry Hell No
We ain't gonna go.
[sung] Instant sentence, instant sentence, instant sentence
[spoken] Bust their heads open.

The cops in a line,
And they look so fine,
With helmets on top
Of every cop,
And a kid throws a can
At a policeman.
Instant sentence, instant sentence, instant sentence
Bust their head open.

They sit in a door
To protest the war,
They get in a crowd
And they say it out loud,
Don't want to be drafted,
Don't want to be shafted--
Instant sentence, instant sentence, instant sentence
Bust their head open.

Don't matter who,
Any head will do
We try to be kind
But you just won't mind,
We tell you to disperse
And you shout and curse,
Instant sentence, instant sentence, instant sentence
Bust their head open.

Well somebody threw,
It could have been you,
You had the nearest head
So you'll do instead,
Anyway you're here,
And what you doin here?
Instant sentence, instant sentence, instant sentence
Bust their head open.

Have your day in court,
But your shrift is short,
You got hit
So you're guilty, kid,
The policeman
Does the best he can--
Instant sentence, instant sentence, instant sentence
Bust their head open.

Contributed by Alessandro - 2009/6/9 - 14:03



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