System of a Down Prison Song Lyrics

Toxicity Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Prison Song
  • 2 Needles
  • 3 Deer Dance
  • 4 Jet Pilot
  • 5 X
  • 6 Chop Suey!
  • 7 Bounce
  • 8 Forest
  • 9 ATWA
  • 10 Science
  • 11 Shimmy
  • 12 Toxicity
  • 13 Psycho
  • 14 Aerials / Arto
  • They're trying to build a prison
    They're trying to build a prison

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

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

    Nearly two 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
    (For you and me to live in)
    Another prison system
    Another prison system
    Another prison system
    (For you and me)

    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, I smack my *****
    Right here in Hollywood

    The percentage of Americans in the prison system
    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
    (For you and me to live in)
    Another prison system
    Another prison system
    Another prison system
    (For 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 policies show
    That treatment should be increased
    And law enforcement decreased
    While abolishing
    Mandatory minimum sentences
    All research and successful drug policies show
    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, I smack my *****
    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
    (For you and me to live in)
    Another prison system
    Another prison system
    Another prison system
    (For 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

    Written by: Daron Malakian, Shavo Odadjian, John Dolmayan, Serj Tankian
    Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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