Cops Watch Cop Shows Too

by Sabatta

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At the end of 2019 I wrote this song based on experiences I have had with police during my life. The title comes from something I said to someone at the time, explaining that apart from racism it's no surprise that police are violent when in popular culture: movies/tv/comics, etc. police are routinely violent with suspects and it's not only normal, it's cool - and 'Cops Watch Cop Shows Too'
Yinka (guitar, vocals - SABATTA)

See the explosive full video at: youtu.be/nTKzzi4KTg8

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Verse 1:
COPS WATCH COP SHOWS TOO
I was just seventeen
Said they'd put drugs on me
That's the first time I seen that
COPS WATCH COP SHOWS TOO
They said shut up be quiet
Or you'll end up inside the van
Damn man I seen in their eyes
COPS WATCH COP SHOWS

Chorus:
There's nothing to fear if you don't do a crime
If you believe all that you must be losing your mind
Whether you call them the feds, 5-0 or one time

Verse 2:
COPS WATCH COP SHOWS TOO
Big jacket, Leicester Square
Man’s not hot - they don’t care
In the cell stripped me bare cos
COPS WATCH COP SHOWS TOO
They let me go no charge
But did it leave a scar?
20, all I knew so far was
COPS WATCH COP SHOWS

Chorus:
There's nothing to fear if you don't do a crime
If you believe all that you must be losing your mind
Whether you call them the feds, 5-0 or one time
COPS WATCH COP SHOWS

Bridge:
To be like the tough TV heroes
Don't act like it don’t cross their minds and
Nobody’s born without an ego
Don't act like theirs are smaller than mine
The chances are absolute zero
That power don’t corrupt every time
You’ve got your opinion and I got mine that…

Verse 3:
COPS WATCH COP SHOWS TOO
After mad years go by
I’m hanging in Crown Heights
A flashlight’s in my eyes cos
COPS WATCH COP SHOWS TOO
I won’t hold you - I’m scared
I say ‘I’m not from here’
Internationally it’s clear!
COPS WATCH COP SHOWS

Chorus:
There's nothing to fear if you don't do a crime
If you believe all that you must be losing your mind
Whether you call them 12, Old Bill or one time

COPS WATCH COP SHOWS TOO

COPS WATCH COP SHOWS TOO

COPS WATCH COP SHOWS TOO

COPS WATCH COP SHOWS TOO

COPS WATCH COP SHOWS

Copyright Yinka Oyewole 2020 ©

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released June 12, 2020
Written by Yinka Oyewole

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