Mikill Pane — Inside Man lyrics

The page contains the lyrics of the song "Inside Man" by Mikill Pane.

Lyrics

You wanted to protect and serve in a tense england,
where your colour was your drawback in life
but you became a cop too,
when they tried to stop you
now the long arm of the law’s black and white
but most of your own force don’t see you as equal,
nor do your so called own breed of people,
you’re trying to get nationwide respect
but you haven’t even made it to the 90s yet
anything could happen to the blacks in this country
think about the power of the national front these pigs just detest us,
call us niggas to offend us so if you’re with 'em you’re against us
none of 'em have ever done a serious crime
but the nature of the beast puts fear in their minds
of the people that you fight to make a difference for
you’re a lone soldier in the kingdom’s war
sometimes you take a side,
to change the way it looks to you
the insiders didn’t pull you through, outsiders think you’re foolish too,
at times you may decide, to leave things just the way they are
and think we hate them and they hate us but secretly we pray change comes
insipte of all the people that reckon you’re scum,
you still crack on and get the job done
you’re a policeman and this is what you offered to do
you stop dealers, pimps and prostitutes
you not just trying to get rid of the drugs and the slease
and make the underworld scream out «fuck the police»
but last week you helped a pregnant woman start her car
and found a large amount of cocaine under the seat
it seems you were meant to be an enemy to everyone
but then you think, well, sensibly when you see your baby sun staring back
you pray he’ll be just like his father in the future
hopefully he’ll be a lot luckier than you are
you hold him in your arms and pray that all the good you’re doing
will give him the sort of life that nobody could ruin
then you tuck him into bed and you plant a kiss on his forhead then leave to
start your shift
sometimes you take a side,
to change the way it looks to you
the insiders didn’t pull you through, outsiders think you’re foolish too,
at times you may decide, to leave things just the way they are
and think we hate them and they hate us but secretly we pray change comes
silent night and the community’s good as gold
and they’ve put you on foot patrol
nobody’s around on the little side raod that you’re on
you cant find one crook in the cold
so you turn a corner a car pulls up on your left
and a masked man mutters something under his breath
he fires two rounds and the first one misses but the second ends up in your
chest
you never would’ve guessed it would end this way
but you can tell it’s over so you close your eyes and mentally pray
and as the getaway car pulls of with a screach
you ask only that your baby remembers your face
the mortal wound makes morning news,
and only a widow is mourning you
and a man at an airport sells some flights
to one gentleman an his pregnant wife
sometimes you take a side,
to change the way it looks to you
the insiders didn’t pull you through, outsiders think you’re foolish too,
at times you may decide, to leave things just the way they are
and think we hate them and they hate us but secretly we pray change comes
sometimes you take a side,
to change the way it looks to you
the insiders didn’t pull you through, outsiders think you’re foolish too,
at times you may decide, to leave things just the way they are
and think we hate them and they hate us but secretly we pray change comes