Who Sang Cop? David Poe

David Poe David Poe cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1997-9-27
Genre: Jazz Rock
Style: Acoustic
length: 4:07
Some other versions of "Cop"

Lyrics

The policeman is your friend
I wonder if the kid is going to fall for it again
And if the boys and girls in blue think it's true
You know they've got a job to do
Because everyone's a soldier where we live

And the law is right
You must be wrong
And the badge is bright
As the day is long
The stick comes down on the back of his head
The stick comes down on the back of his head, and the video ends

Did you get arrested for playing music
For putting posters on a bored night's beat
For being homeless on the street
The mayor thinks that it's good
To crusade against these lowlifes
Who pervade our neighborhood

And the law is right
So you must be wrong
And the badge is bright
And the speech is long
The stick comes down on the back of his head
The stick comes down on the back of his head, and the video ends

And the law is right
You must be wrong
And if the cop is white
And the excuses long
They call it a beat for a reason
They call it a beat for a reason that you don't want to know

What it the government closed
And nobody noticed it
Except the paper news
No one really reads, or quite believes
What if we elected us a Kennedy
Who killed our enemies
Who's he gonna fight next?


Tracklist
  • 1 Telephone Song
  • 2 Blue Glass Fall
  • 3 California
  • 4 Moon
  • 5 Reunion
  • 6 Apartment
  • 7 Silver Eyelashes
  • 8 Star
  • 9 Bloody
  • 10 Cop
  • 11 Settlement
  • 12 Coming Back

  • Release information
    country(area): United States
    script: Latin