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You gotta keep 'em separated

Like the latest fashion
Like a spreading disease
The kids are strappin' on their way to the classroom
Getting weapons with the greatest of ease
The gangs stake their own campus locale
And if they catch you slippin' then it's all over pal
If one guy's colour and the others don't mix
They're gonna bash it up, bash it up, bash it up, bash it up
Hey, man you talkin' back to me?
Take him out
You gotta keep 'em separated
Hey, man you disrespecting me
Take him out
You gotta keep 'em separated
Hey they don't pay no mind
If you're under 18 you won't be doing any time
Hey come out and play

By the time you hear the siren it's already too late
One goes to the morgue and the other to jail
One guys wasted and the others a waste
It goes down the same as the thousand before
No ones getting smarter
No ones learning the score
Your never ending spree of death and violence and hate
Is gonna tie your own rope, tie your own rope, tie your own
Hey, man you disrespecting me
Take him out
You gotta keep 'em separated
Hey, man you talkin' back to me?
Take him out
You gotta keep 'em separated
Hey they don't pay no mind
If you're under 18 you won't be doing any time
Hey come out and play

It goes down the same as the thousand before
No ones getting smarter
No ones learning the score
Your never ending spree of death and violence and hate
Is gonna tie your own rope, tie your own rope, tie your own
Hey, man you talkin' back to me?
Take him out
You gotta keep 'em separated
Hey, man you disrespecting me
Take him out
You gotta keep 'em separated
Hey they don't pay no mind
If you're under 18 you won't be doing any time
Hey come out and play



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    loveandchaosJan 27, 2009 at 9:59 pm
    its about people and how they have no dicipline.
    and how a lot of people are "hot headed" and dont know much.
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    w3rmFeb 28, 2010 at 3:56 am
    Its definatly about gangs and gang violence and how much of a waste of life it is to fight over some stupid piece of street and respect.
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    Ah_SatanOct 20, 2009 at 7:02 pm
    i dont agree, this song is just means that no matter wat u do u cant always keep people seperated.i play this song all the time at a party.

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