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l.a.p.d.   Offspring



Date: Fri, May 23 1997

Group: Offspring
Album: Ignition 
Released: 1992 epitaph records
Track: 10 
Title: l.a.p.d

pm - palm mute
intro - it's hard to tab the rhythm so play it the way you like best

pm___________________|
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|-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-|
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main riff/verse - played with palm mute during verse

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|-9-9-9-9-9-10-10-10-10-7-7-7-|
|-9-9-9-9-9-10-10-10-10-7-7-7-|
|-7-7-7-7-7--8--8--8--8-5-5-5-|

chorus

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|-11-11-10-10-9-9-9-9-7-7-|---7---------|
|--9--9--8--8-7-7-9-9-7-7-|-7-7-9-9-9-9-|
|-----------------7-7-5-5-|-7-5-9-9-9-9-|
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riff

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|-------15-15-14-14-------14-14------------|
|-16-16-------------14-14-------14-14-16~~-|     x2
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|-------18-18-17-17-------17-17------------|
|-19-19-------------17-17-------17-17-19~~-|
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repeat the first bar once more

lyrics

when cops are taking care of business i can understand
but the l.a. story's gone way out of hand
their acts of agression, they say, they're justified
but it seems an obsession has started from the inside
they're shooting anyone who even tries to run
they're shooting little kids with toy guns
take it to a jury but they don't give a damn
because the one who tells the truth is always a policeman
beat all the niggers, beat whoever you see
don't need a reason, (we're) l.a.p.d.
the city of l.a. feels like a prison
with helicopters overhead and bullets whizzing by
martial law ain't no solution, police brutality's just social pollution
beat all the white trash, beat whoever you see
don't need a reason, (we're) l.a.p.d.
they say they're keeping peace - but i'm not buying it
because a billy clu ain't much of a pacifier

'protecting your freedom' now that's just a lie
it's an excuse for power that's more like an alibi
law and order doesn't really matter when 
you're the one getting bruised and battered
you'll take it to a jury, they'll throw it in your face
because justice in l.a. comes in a can of mace
beat all the niggers, beat whoever you see
don't need a reason, (we're) l.a.p.d., l.a.p.d., l.a.p.d...    


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