Criminal

by Drop Legs

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This track depicts the story of an ordinary citizen on his way home from work who ends up getting caught up and stuck in the strict system by which we live...

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Driving home from a days work
body aching just from digging in the dirt
half my money goes to taxes and rent
plus the music we make dont pay a cent
all of the sudden I see a flicker
of red and blue lights in my rear
the cop comes up to my window with a bad vibe
looking at me like some kind of sad sight
he said you been stopped for a drug test
have you been using marijuana ectasy and meth
I said nah man I be sober today
then I think about the toke I had yesterday

THESE LAWS - ARE BRIINGIN ME DOWN
IV FALLEN - HARD ON THE GROUND
THESE WALLS - WELL KNOCK EM RIGHT DOWN
IV FALLEN - HARD ON THE GROUND

YOU CALL ME CRIMINAL - YOU WANNA LOCK ME UP
YOU CALL ME CRIMINAL - YOU WANNA LOCK ME UP

So, I waited there by the side of the road
really wishing I was chilling at home
the cop came back up to me
and said I tested positive to THC
thoughts rushing as I started to freak
so shocked man I could barely speak
hadn't even had a puff today
and already the system's gonna have me in chains
so I took the day off just to go to court
waited 5 hours just to be called
the judge looked angry his face was all red
he said "sunny you've been driving off your head"!!!

THESE LAWS - ARE BRIINGIN ME DOWN
IV FALLEN - HARD ON THE GROUND
THESE WALLS - WELL KNOCK EM RIGHT DOWN
IV FALLEN - HARD ON THE GROUND

YOU CALL ME CRIMINAL - YOU WANNA LOCK ME UP
YOU CALL ME CRIMINAL - YOU WANNA LOCK ME UP

The judge he barely let me speak
he said "you druggies are pathetic and weak"
and cause of a minor charge years ago
he was gonna make an example not to follow
six months without a license but it gets worse
3 months in the slammer I was destined to serve
now I'm sitting here by myself
B B B battling with my mental health
thinking how did this happen and why was it me
how does this benefit our society
I cant work man I can barely get around
AYO THIS POLICE STATE IS REALLY BRINGING ME DOWN


THESE LAWS - ARE BRIINGIN ME DOWN
IV FALLEN - HARD ON THE GROUND
THESE WALLS - WELL KNOCK EM RIGHT DOWN
IV FALLEN - HARD ON THE GROUND

YOU CALL ME CRIMINAL - YOU WANNA LOCK ME UP
YOU CALL ME CRIMINAL - YOU WANNA LOCK ME UP
YOU CALL ME CRIMINAL - YOU WANNA LOCK ME UP
YOU CALL ME CRIMINAL - YOU WANNA LOCK ME UP

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released April 27, 2016
Recorded by Dave Atkins at HydroFunk Studios, Mixed and Mastered by Andrew Mckinnon

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Drop Legs Byron Bay, Australia

Drop Legs formed in mid 2014 on the streets of Byron Bay. The boys naturally fused hip hop, reggae and grunge to come up with a punchy sound that was soon rocking local and interstate venues. Known for their electric and wild live shows - Drop Legs have left sweaty dance floors from Melbourne to Bali - with one or two shows every week, the band is evolving to one f the best up and coming outfits ... more

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