Prison Song Lyrics - System of a Down



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"They're trying to build a prison,
They're trying to build a prison,

Following the rights movements
You clamped down with your iron fists,
Drugs became conveniently
Available for all the kids,
Following the rights movements
You clamped down with your iron fists,
Drugs became conveniently
Available for all the kids,

I buy my crack, my smack, my bitch,
Right here in Hollywood,

Nearly 2 million Americans are incarcerated
In the prison system, prison system
Prison system of the U.S.

They're trying to build a prison

They're trying to build a prison,
They're trying to build a prison,
They're trying to build a prison, (for you and me to live in)
Another prison system,
Another prison system,
Another prison system.

Minor drug offenders fill your prisons
You don't even flinch
All our taxes paying for your wars
Against the new non-rich,
Minor drug offenders fill your prisons
You don't even flinch
All our taxes paying for your wars
Against the new non-rich,

I buy my crack, my smack, my bitch,
Right here in Hollywood,

The percentage of Americans in the prison system, has doubled since 1985

They're trying to build a prison

They're trying to build a prison,
They're trying to build a prison,
They're trying to build a prison,
Another prison system,
Another prison system,
Another prison system.
For you and me, you and me.

They're trying to build a prison,
They're trying to build a prison,
They're trying to build a prison,
For you and me,
Oh baby, you and me.

All research and successful drug policy shows
That treatment should be increased,
And law enforcement decreased,
While abolishing mandatory minimum sentences,
All research and successful drug policy shows
That treatment should be increased,
And law enforcement decreased,
While abolishing mandatory minimum sentences.

Utilizing drugs to pay for secret wars around the world,
Drugs are now your global policy,
Now you police the globe,

I buy my crack, my smack, my bitch,
Right here in Hollywood,

Drug money is used to rig elections,
And train brutal corporate sponsored
Dictators around the world.

They're trying to build a prison

They're trying to build a prison,
They're trying to build a prison,
They're trying to build a prison, (for you and me to live in)
Another prison system,
Another prison system,
Another prison system. (for you and me)
For you and I, for you and I , for you and I.
They're trying to build a prison,
They're trying to build a prison,
They're trying to build a prison,
For you and me,
Oh baby, you and me.




Writer: MALAKIAN, DARON / TANKIAN, SERJ / ODADJIAN, SHAVO / DOLMAYAN, JOHN
Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC



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answer to "lsd", 10/03/13 | Reviewer: Víkingur | 1/4/14

You're the one who should better shut up. I don't know where you have read this, but LSD was synthesized for the first time by two Swiss chemists (Albert Hofmann and Arthur Stoll), and none of them have been disclaimed as being Nazi... Get your facts straight, LSD has nothing to do with WWII.

lsd | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/3/13

lsd was created by a nazi scientist. shut up people none of you know shit. i love soad as much as the next. but remember they are Armenian. and have cultural believes they try to live by. get off your stoup get a job bum.

fuck the system | Reviewer: Bob | 12/27/11

We cant let them win. Their WAR on drugs is all about them locking us up and getting our money. So that the rich get richer and the poor remain poor. After the drugs are convencated and the dealer gets prison time and/or coughs up money. The drugs are right back on the streets. Wtf. I dont want my childern grow up in some prison city because stupid people failed to open thier eyes and see whats really going on. Wake up please for our childrens sake. If everyone knew whats going on "they" know they wont stand a chance. There is a war going on and its all about what they dont us to know. So please get informed got www.infowars.com, watch endgame. Get other people to watch. We have to let them know we are not as nieve as they want us to be. If people dont know what they are planning then they dont know how to avoid thier enslavement. We are not weak people. If you dont know what im talking about do all of us a favor and get informed

fuck the system | Reviewer: Bob | 12/27/11

Listen people the truth to this song is that "they" want a world government. Where the mass of people will be murdered and what's left of us will be in prison cities. Working for " the man" while they enjoy the fruits of the earth for thier own gain. They believe the worlds population sould be controlled by the rich. People they think they are a superior race and we are like cattle. Get informed. Let others know. Or they will win.

We The People | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/16/11

Agreed, the government isn't on our sides, they would rather bust people for drugs, and the Martial Law was passed, We The People should fight back, we will not go down and we will win this fight for our freedom no matter what happens, we are in this together

Whats up? | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/1/11

Though i do not agree with the war on drugs i would like to point out that LSD was not created by the U.S. it was infact created by an English scientist, the US just tested it to see if they had something that would aid soldiers in war.

War on drugs | Reviewer: K | 8/6/11

fact: cia profits from central and south america by supplying and producing crack. fact: cia agents are allowed to start black budget businesses to supply themselves with money in foreign countries. Fact: the war on drugs is a pointless war that only cycles itself. people sell the drugs. dealers are busted. drugs are confiscated. where do they go? back on the streets supplied to a dealer and the cycle starts all over again.

new world order | Reviewer: Anonymous | 4/17/11

these government bastards have nothing good planned for you or me. they will kill you if they aren't stopped. they planned 9/11. the riots all around the world is exactly what they want. those riots will come over to america soon. and when they do they will declare marshall law and suspend the elections. it won't go away. it will be a prison planet. they must be stopped. watch the documentary Endgame: Blueprint for Global Enslavement and stay informed.

Conspiracies | Reviewer: Ecoli | 2/12/10

The reason that the government is not stopping the drug problem is because they created it! The CIA was messing about trying to find a truth serum and that's how they created LSD! Then they relaised they could sell it. The government is dirty, and its true about the wars against the new non-rich. The current non-rich are the poor muslims in the middle east. And don't give me that bullshit about terrorists. There are some terrorists, ill give you that much, but what's the real reason the government is in IRAQ? And it sure as hell isn't "Weapons of Mass Destruction". We've already swallowed that lie. The problem is anytime any politician speaks out about 9/11 they immediately try to take back their words when the public disagrees. Nobody is brave enough. So.. the whole world is going to be ran by a world government. oh joy...

The wrold has been fucked up big time | Reviewer: Josh | 11/24/09

Its not just the U.S goverment causing all this shit its happening all around the globe and its getting worse. In Uganda children are taken as young as 9 to fight in the civil war but no one has doen anything to stop it. In Zimbabwe the were millions killed injured or displaced before anyone did something and it was one step below a genicide! And Mugabe still lives in his palace while his citizens can't even afford a loaf of bread. In the country where i live (South Africa)we have a president with 7 wives and he has a corruption and rape trial!!! The world is going to Shit and by the time we actuly do something it will be to late!!!

Bravo SOAD | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/3/09

I believe they're referring to the way drugs became more prevalent in low class and working class neighborhoods during the of the 70's, following the Civil Rights Movement, particularly in the black community. You don't hear many bands saying that shit. Bravo SOAD.

The war on drugs is bullshit. If they really gave a fuck they'd declare a war on poverty.

Not exactly | Reviewer: Steven | 6/28/09

System of a down can't be named a rebelious band like rage against the machine was. In my eyes, System of a down was four heros bringing social affairs into the public's eyes, mainly the genocides in darfur and armenia. They're a beam of hope to the turkish people, even on hiatus. And they have a point, I feel that even though President Obama might not know it I believe presitent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is employed my the U.S. C.I.A. to keep iran viewed as part of this axis of evil.

Prison song | Reviewer: Anonymous | 4/1/09

As I was reading the lyrics, I actually had my mouth open when they said about the drugs rigging elections....I said "Oh shit really?! Wow" Thats why I love listening to rebellious music...They speak the truth...not like other bands...

we can call system of a down a rebellious band right?

The war on drugs.. | Reviewer: Andrew | 11/7/08

The problem is that people really don't give a fuck. Like they said in Boom, another protest song, the bottom line is money, nobody gives a fuck! All our taxes paying for your wars
against the new non-rich, where's the money protecting the freedoms of the poor? Rich people don't really need drugs. They have money. And they mostly just profit more from the world we live in. Fuck the little guy, it'll make YOU cum is the attitude of law-making americans. This nation needs change. But until we completely fuck ourselves, we're like a frog in steadily heating water pot. We won't notice till we're already dead. FUCK THE SYSTEM PEOPLE! PLEASE! FOR YOU'RE SAKE AND MINE! O.x

The Truth | Reviewer: Error_412-Virus | 3/26/08

This song is simply stating the truth granted i am a canadian but the goverment is totaly screwing over everyone in the states and i think that it is wrong for them to be doing that and trying to do it to all other countrys as well as my own System Of A Down has many songs like this that tell you the truth about what is happening around us yet still people dont listen....why?...is it because people think it is just music and it is there way to make sales? or is it because they are scared? every person that has actually tryed to stand up for there rights has been drafted for war...what does this tell you? the goverment knows where catching on and still try's to silence us? should we allow it to happen? NO!! .... System of a down is a truthfully amazing band and always will be
thanx for reading and remember this is just my opinion many may agree and many may think different


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