We’re Locking Everybody Up

Locking Everybody Up

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Oh I can’t get a job cause
I sold that weed
to that cop in
ninety three
On the piece of paper they always ask me
have you had a felony
I was fighting my war on poverty
when the war on drugs got me
now there’s no work at all for me
no Social Security

Oh they threw my tail in the company jail
and threw away the key
so I told her to find her someone else
and forget about me

So I work at outside in hot and in cold
and we live in this trailer park
and when people ask me who I am
I say I’m….I’m Joe Clark

So I’ll build you a fence
and work in your yard
if ever there was a worker
that was Joe Clark
so if you’ll give me a chance
I won’t be a slob
I’m Joe Clark
and I need a job

Oh they threw my tail in the company jail
and they threw away the key
so I told her to find her someone else
and forget about me

by david michael jackson
Artvilla Records 2014
ISRC QMFMG1475097
We’d appreciate any radio plays.

We are placing a generation
in a modern shanty shack
while we parade our
getting tough on crime words
proudly
and watch our cop shows.
We are no different than our grandfathers
and
our indifference
is
as cruel
as the whip.

“I didn’t hire him not because he’s black. I didn’t hire him because he has a criminal record.”
Such guiltless indifference!