The policemen of the city wear a uniform of blue walkin' within the city's border protecting all the people that's what they're paid to do, maintaining law and order. You see them walkin' down the street swingin' around the club pistols hangin' loosely from the holster and the something of the soldier in the shedding of the blood maintaining law and order. And at the police academy they're trainin' for the day where the rookies are training to be colder learning to be as hard as the hard world they face maintaining law and order. Now in many Southern cities they don't need to use their hands oh, they throw them roughly in the corner and tell the other prisoners "Here's a nigger-lovin' man" while maintaining law and order. Now I'll be the first to tell you that their pay is not the best for they all have a wife and must support her so the gamblers and the prostitutes pay them the rest while they maintain law and order. These are bitter words of warning and they have to leave you sad cause a cop may save my life tomorrow but it's really for the good man that I'm singing about the bad who are maintaining law and order. Now they ask for greater power from the bottom to the top their demands daily growing bolder but who maintain the police and who maintain the cops while they maintain law law and order.
196721 Apr 97 trent