Police State

from by Brace Saga

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about

This song is about the love/hate relationship America has with systemic violence from those in power. The only way to get people listening and not to turn away is to make it a love song. Add a little bit of thriller groove and I present you Police State. And the character in the song dies.

lyrics

Flashing lights stay behind me, I’m riding dirty don’t remind me
And if looks could kill at this intersection, I just hopped out with the Tommy
We had locked us but we blinded, and the quota albeit timely
She wants someone to say mommy, but that badge ain’t honored or honest
I pulled into this gas station, that On The Go when I’m grimy
The sirens flashed, she asked what’s the rush, I looked at her and said grinding
She said, “I should cuff your ass”, but her watchdog just said timing
You might catch me another time, until then I’m still riding
She acts like on this road of life my vehicle is stolen
And I got a trunk full of stolen hearts I gotta move for they broken
She said she know what I’m packing, she wants me to hand it over
Without a warrant, no warranty, how much does a young life go fa nigga?

You gotta give up the straps
But what do I get back?
You gotta give us trust
But when did I get that?
Cameras watching from every angle so the sheep feel safe
Lights everywhere in the police state

And them flashing lights stay behind me, my passenger she all jumpy
Young black man in the media, the subject matter so touchy
My foot on the gas, my eyes on the stash, I can’t let this crash so don’t rush me
There’s an accident right beside me, first to the scene said you busted
Yelling “You cuffed me!” yelling “I’ll kill you! How could you do this? knowing I’m trusting!” I don’t know what side of your head you fell on
I know my rights I tell nothing
She had me charged for contraband, slinging an illegal substance
Which isn’t so bad except that the cravings made this substance her sustenance
She acts like on this road of life my vehicle is stolen
And I got a trunk full of dope bass and the shop I run ain’t closing
She’s claiming probable cause, but can’t put a face to the motive
Can’t make it stick so I might get killed, how much does a young life go for nigga!

Hook
(Character in song is killed by police during hook)

And them flashing lights stay behind me……

credits

from #Retrofuture EP, released August 18, 2015
Written by B. Washington
Produced by B. Washington
Additional Instrumentation by

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Brace Saga Baltimore, Maryland

I'm glad you listened. Because i really wanted to talk to you about some real shit.

That's my bio.

Sincerely,

Brace Saga

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