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Prison Song Lyrics

from Toxicity

"Prison Song" is track #10 on the album Toxicity. It was written by Malakian, Daron / Tankian, Serj / Odadjian, Shavo / Dolmayan, John.
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"Prison Song" is track #10 on the album Toxicity. It was written by Malakian, Daron / Tankian, Serj / Odadjian, Shavo / Dolmayan, John.
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They're tryin' to build a prison
They're tryin' 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
Ooh, I buy my crack, my smack, my bitch
Right here in Hollywood

{Nearly two million Americans are incarcerated in the prison system
Prison system of the U.S.}

They're tryin' to build a prison
They're tryin' to build a prison
They're tryin' to build a prison
They're tryin' 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
Ooh, I buy my crack, my smack, my bitch
Right here in Hollywood

{The percentage of Americans in the prison system
Prison system has doubled since 1985}

They're tryin' to build a prison
They're tryin' to build a prison
They're tryin' to build a prison
They're tryin' to build a prison
For you and me to live in
Another prison system
Another prison system
Another prison system
For you and me
Who for?
Who for?
Who for?
You and I
They're tryin' to build a prison
They're tryin' to build a prison
They're tryin' to build a prison
For you and me
Oh baby you and me

Why?
All research and successful drug policy shows
That treatment should be increased
Why?
And law enforcement decreased
While abolishing mandatory minimum sentences
Why?
All research and successful drug policy shows
That treatment should be increased
Why?
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
Ooh, 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 tryin' to build a prison
They're tryin' to build a prison
They're tryin' to build a prison
They're tryin' to build a prison
For you and me to live in
Another prison system
Another prison system
Another prison system
For you and me
Who for?
Who for?
Who for?
You and I
They're tryin' to build a prison
They're tryin' to build a prison
They're tryin' to build a prison
For you and me
Oh baby you and me

Songwriters
MALAKIAN, DARON / TANKIAN, SERJ / ODADJIAN, SHAVO / DOLMAYAN, JOHN

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