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Songs That Support Cops

Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:29 pm

With all the songs out there about "police oppression" and the like, I was somewhat surprised to come across the song "John Law" on a Dropkick Murphys album I just got. DKM, for those of you who haven't heard them, are an Irish punk band based out of Boston, so this makes them about the only punk band I know of to sing about supporting the police. The lyrics to the song:

Quote:
"John Law"

Now let me tell you about a man named John Law
He's a neighborhood cop, the toughest man I ever saw
A man who knows his duty, a man with a gun
To the people in the neighborhood John Law is number one

Freeze, we said stop (His name was John Law)
For John Law, neighborhood cop (A man we know and love)

When John Law's not kicking ass on robbers and rapist
He's helping little kids deliver newspapers
When John Law's not chasing crackheads from their perch
He's helping old ladies on their way to church

Freeze, we said stop (His name was John Law)
For John Law, neighborhood cop (A man we know and love)

He walks the beat
Riding scumbags from the streets
He turns his eye to petty crime
Cause John Law will never drop a dime

Suburban anarchists who've never broke the law
Sing about police oppression, but they've never met John Law
He doesn't fuck with young kids drinking in the Park
But he makes the city safe for women after dark

Freeze, we said stop (His name was John Law)
For John Law, neighborhood cop (A man we know and love)

Anyone know of any other songs in a similar vein? And for the LEOs on the forum - what do you think of the song?
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RE: Songs That Support Cops

Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:16 pm

I know of song that is absolutely terrible. It's called 'Officer Down' by Jim Taylor.
I got the cassette single for free. When I play it for people, they burst in to tears laughing because the singing is just awful.
I can't find any online audio or Youtube clips of the song.

Perhaps I could upload it at a later date when I get back home.
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RE: Songs That Support Cops

Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:20 pm

'I Fought the Law' - Sonny Curtis
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RE: Songs That Support Cops

Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:22 pm

"I shot the sherriff" is pretty supportive of the deputy.
 
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RE: Songs That Support Cops

Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:37 pm

"Rubber Bullets" by 10cc

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RE: Songs That Support Cops

Mon Feb 11, 2008 6:10 pm

Bad Boys







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RE: Songs That Support Cops

Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:53 pm

Yeah, that Dropkick Murphys tune is a hell of a song. They rhyme "rapists" with "newspapers." What lyricism!
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RE: Songs That Support Cops

Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:12 pm

"I shot the sherrif" is much more supportive than "Cop Killer", by a man who ironically plays a cop on tv.
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RE: Songs That Support Cops

Wed Feb 13, 2008 1:01 pm

Hi all! Coming from the UK, the only song I could think of was this....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZPkrkT6BVQ

Do a Google search for lyrics (as if you're that interested) using laughing policeman.

BTW, this particular recording is being played on a 78 RPM player  bigthumbsup 

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