Fifteen Stolen Life Lyrics

Lucky Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Family Values
  • 2 Lucky
  • 3 My Congressman
  • 4 I Am a Man
  • 5 Man Against Man
  • 6 Stolen Life
  • 7 Evolve
  • 8 Welcome to Berkeley
  • 9 Mount Shrink Wrap
  • 10 Land
  • 11 War on Drugs
  • 12 We Will Win
  • 13 Sinseriously
  • 14 Payback Is Beautiful
  • 15 When the Hell Is He Going to Shut the Fuck Up Already
  • Wake up in the morning go to work
    Fire up the truck and drive to Sonoma
    Hop on the forklift and load up the truck with 10,000 pounds of newspapers
    10,000 pounds of racist, classist lies
    Drive the truck back to Santa Rosa
    Get the newspapers in the recycle
    So the rich white man
    Can print up the same batch of lies again and again
    Like "it's too bad the cops had to that man, but he had a broomstick
    And he was asian
    And we all know they're all Kung Fu masters.
    Samurai warriors, they're all just like Jackie Chan
    It's too bad they had to restrain his wife,
    Cuz she was a registered nurse and she tried to save his life
    That goes against regulations, We'll just chalk it up to a bad night.
    We're so proud our boys in blue
    Cuz they always do what's right"
    I saw Aylene today
    I saw her children play, in the front yard
    The thought occurred to me, how does a mother
    Tell her children their daddy got killed by the police
    Wake up in the morning go to work
    Fire up the truck and drive to Sonoma
    Hop on the forklift and load up the truck with 10,000 pounds of newspapers
    10,000 pounds of racist, classist lies
    Drive the truck back to Santa Rosa Get the newspapers in the recycle
    So the rich white man
    Can print up the same batch of lies again and again
    Like, "It's too bad the cops had to kill that kid
    But someone called in a stolen walkman
    The cops had to chase him down
    But he refused to lie face down on the ground
    He just walked away, the cops said
    His black skin walked away into the black night
    So I had to shoot him in the back of the head from 50 feet away
    I had to kill him it was self defense
    I was afraid he would circle back around behind and kill me"
    I saw Cornelius speak today, at Hayward Bart
    About how his son's life was stolen away
    Over a walkman that wasn't worth more than change
    How does a father find justice for a son stolen away
    I don't want to hear your newscast anymore, it's bullshit
    I don't want to see your headlines anymore, cuz they're bullshit
    I don't want to hear your press release anymore, cuz it's bullshit
    I don't want to hear your police report anymore, cuz it's bull shit
    Lyrics © OBO APRA/AMCOS

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