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Song Parodies -> "Should I Freeze or Should I Drop?"

Original Song Title:

"Should I Stay or Should I Go?"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

The Clash

Parody Song Title:

"Should I Freeze or Should I Drop?"

Parody Written by:

Jeff in Richmond VA

The Lyrics

Police are out of control! Every week, unarmed black or Hispanic men are getting shot by cops with itchy trigger fingers. Then they try and cover it up. Videos don't lie. If you pull a gun or charge a cop with a knife, you deserve to be shot no matter who you are!! But if a suspect is 20 yards away and running for his life, there is no reason to kill him.....Or taze him repeatedly when he's down..... Or shoot him 16 times!!!
I think I better ask the cop...
Should I freeze or should I drop?
If he thinks I'm out of line
I'll be in prison doing time
So then I'd better ask the cop....
Should I freeze or should I drop?


It's always taze taze taze
And that will drop you to your knees
It's even worse if you are black
They'll set you up for selling crack!
So, I don't wanna piss off the cop
Should I freeze or should I drop?


Should I freeze or should I drop now?
Should I freeze or should I drop now?
If I run, I'll be in trouble
An' if I stay , he'll beat me double
Should I even trust this cop?..........


These freaking handcuffs hurting me
If they won't bust me, set me free
Who is my lawyer going to be?
This orange jump suit doesn't fit me?
I always listened to the cops
First I froze and then I dropped!


Sh*t!


Should I freeze or should I drop now? (Yo! Hey, don't taze me, bro'....)
Should I freeze or should I drop now? (Yo! Hey, don't taze me, bro'....)
If I run, I'll be in trouble (See here boy, you're just a Negro)
And if I stay, they'll beat me double (Shock me till I'm immobile)
So I'd better ask the cop (Now all Mexicans live in fear)
Should I beat it or should I drop? (Good thing I ain't no homo)

Should I freeze or should I drop now? (Yo! Hey, don't taze me, bro'....)
If I run, I'll be in trouble (See here boy, you're just a Negro)
And if I stay, they'll beat me double (Shock me till I'm immobile)
So you gotta let me know (Now all Mexicans live in fear)
Should I freeze or should I drop?

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Rob Arndt - December 03, 2015 - Report this comment
Good one, Jeff-555! Regarding "videos don't lie", this is technically not 100% accurate. Videos often do not show the entire incident start to finish, so you get a forced perspective. Also, seeing is not necessarily believing. The old 4 witnesses on corners viewing a car crash tend to result in 4 versions of the crash. People watching videos of controversy tend to see what they want to see in the end. Even the victim shot 16 times on video is not clean cut. The officer responded to the threat of a man with a knife walking in the street, approaching officers. He exited his vehicle and felt a threat, so he double tapped him and the suspect fell to the ground. That can be justified. But then the officer emptied his mag into the slumped body which is murder. Other videos show not only the shootings of suspects, but also reveal non-compliance. So for many minorities that yell " Racist! "... they choose to avoid the compliance part which would have saved most of these lives. Videos are part of any investigation, but they may not offer 100% proof of criminality.
Rob Arndt - December 03, 2015 - Report this comment
In case anyone is wondering how I can speak with any authority about such matters... I come from a family of military, Intel service, police and ranger work. Best thing to do when in a bad situation with the police is to remain in place with hands visible and comply with any demand (even unreasonable to you). Compliance is better than death anyday and you can always sue afterwards. Running, struggling, being disobedient and aggressive can get you killed. Why do cops use so many rounds and why not target arms and legs? Because they are trained to tap center mass for maximum effectiveness in taking down a suspect that may be high on drugs or adrenaline. The cops get tensed and pumped with adrenaline too in confrontations. So with a reduced 2.5 lb trigger pull and 15+1 loaded tend to blow through the mag in a panic. It takes mere seconds and those private citizens that aren't used to gun controls at pop up ranges do the same thing. I've gone through such live fire ranges and its easy to discharge any firearm in rapid succession. I don't fear cops because I speak their language and same for military and Intel. I also keep up on US and European military journals. That is how I am able to project what inventory arms Russia and others are deploying to the Middle East and outcomes. US has sent F-22s from Alaska to Syrian skies. Guess what? Flankers have them at bay and the Russian bombers are doing more than all the other AFs combined! Only 50% of all US bombers are even flight worthy! That's why we've seen only a few B-1s in action. The Su-24 shot down by Turkey was jumped from behind, two against one. Had it been a Flanker, the Turk F-16s would have fled, even if it had strayed into their airspace. All Russian strike aircraft are now protected by top cover and the S-400s can swat Allied aircraft out of Syrian airspace with ease.
Jonathan - December 03, 2015 - Report this comment
"It's always taze taze taze" Ha! I had a feeling those lyrics were coming! I love it! but don't the Dark lyrics Clash with the melody? 5's

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