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Song Parodies -> "Beat 'Em"

Original Song Title:

"Beat It"

Original Performer:

Michael Jackson

Parody Song Title:

"Beat 'Em"

Parody Written by:

Robert D. Arndt Jr.

The Lyrics

Ferguson PD's systemic racial bias reported...
In Ferguson, Black people live their lives in fear
If you see a White cop, you better disappear
Got hate in their eyes and they wear riot gear
Not worth it, cant beat 'em

This isn't fun, run-ins with the man
Although they don't wear hoods, you're dealin' with the Klan
You better just STOP, and start raising your hands
Not worth it, when the cops make demands

Can't beat 'em, beat 'em, beat 'em, beat 'em
Tear gas fired, start retreatin'
This is unfair, this is not right
Cops take away all of your rights
Can't beat 'em, beat 'em
Can't beat 'em, beat 'em
Can't beat 'em, beat 'em
Can't beat 'em, beat 'em

They'll apprehend you, your rights you can't defend
When they say "Come here, boy!" you better understand
Better do what they say, or else you'll be dead
Not worth it, can't beat 'em

Some have tried to prove that they really weren't scared
They lost their short lives, and the cops didn't care
They'll kick you and beat you
Dressed in MILSWAT riot gear
Not worth it, when racism rules the land

Can't beat 'em, beat 'em, beat 'em, beat 'em
Racial bias defeats freedom
90 percent of FPD's White
If you are Black, best stay outta sight


(Pre-chorus) X 3


Fade out....

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Jonathan - March 05, 2015 - Report this comment
perhaps the "darkest" parody I've seen from you! 4's
Patrick - March 08, 2015 - Report this comment
If the citizens of Ferguson had a grievance with the police, why did they express it against a convenience store, a restaurant, and an auto-parts store? This has been the pattern for at least 50 years. This is the anniversary of Selma, and also of Watts. Will anyone make a movie about that piece of history? Security Code: H8F (Hate Ferguson?).
Observer - March 09, 2015 - Report this comment
Patrick, how does a people behave after being brought in chains to a land where they then suffer 300 years of slavery and Jim Crow? Beats me. All I got to go on is what I see in some high-tension protests. There's looting and there's burning. Question partly answered. Lately, the Selma marches have been memorialized on their anniversary. Fifty years ago, white police behaved violently toward the peaceful Black marchers. Question more fully answered, but it's now more complicated. The DOJ has issued a report which revealed racial profiling via stop-and-search, traffic ticket shakedowns, and shocking disrespect of our president and his wife because they are Black. So we have been running a little sociological experiment for the past few centuries, and the results are coming in. How do you evaluate them? Why aren't Blacks more like me? you ask. Are Blacks excessively dysfunctional or remarkably equable? Who knows? There's nothing to compare our unique history to. But this I know from personal experience: 1. Blacks suffer silently from little injustices and subtle insults every day, though it used to be worse. 2. Blacks loot stores (i.e., they "go shopping") in a parody of frenetic white consumerism. I don't know how much of this parody is conscious, but don't you think they've rightly nailed us whites? There's a precedent: at the turn of the last century, Negroes invented the cakewalk, a dance strut which imitated the snobbishness of rich whites. And the dumb whites didn't even know they were being mocked!
The Only RUSH I Listen To Is A 3 Man Band From Canada - March 10, 2015 - Report this comment
Has anybody noticed where Ferguson is in Missouri? Rubbish Limburger has been spewing his hate talk on the AM radio from this area for over 25 years. He would've never gained national syndication without some success in the eastern Missouri region. That and some corporate sponsorship. He spews his verbal diarrhea, listeners eat it up because that swill makes them feel oh so superpatriotic/macho/sexy/cool/bad and attitudes change and hearts harden and minds narrow and close up. "Liberals", Blacks, Native Americans, antiwar activists, whatever sooner or later become targets of precipitated violence because this hateful doodoo portrays other types of people as being less than human. 25 years of crap from this loser who never worked an honest day in his life, must have rubbed off on the dittohead sheep. Then there's the tremendous disrespect and outrageous lies given to the Black President and his Black wife. Barack gets accused of every crime in the book - he's a Communist, no - he's a (Muslim) jihadist, no - he's gonna take away ALL our guns, he's going to combine the U.S. and Chinese economies into one, oh what the hell. And yet the whole Congress during the 00s decade was kissing Dumbya's corrupt stupid smelly ass. Go figure. Barack Obama is no Uncle Tom and I guess that's too much for some people to handle. Whether he does something good or bad, intelligent or idiotic he is the POTUS. On the other hand there ain't no excuse for all this rioting. Those people at the church, auto parts store, 7-11, whatever - they did nothing to deserve getting their businesses trashed or firebombed. Like the Rodney King riots of 1992, it's really just an opportunistic excuse for people (of any race) to chuck a brick at a restaurant window or loot an electronics store to steal a stereo or a plasma TV. There are always some loudmouth cretins who love to shout "F*** the police" and start up a riot. They're just as stupid as the Black-bashing cops. Still, the Rwanda Genocide of 1994 was sparked by a Hutu dictatorship that used state-run radio to sow hatred for the Tutsi ethnic group. Eventually after having dehumanized Tutsis for so long they openly started advocating and promoting killing Tutsis. 1 out 8 Rwandans lost their lives to this insanity. Freedom comes with responsibility.

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