probable cause lyrics – brand nubian

uhh, yeah, then they say
probable cause, probable cause
(uh huh, yeah)
you don’t have to break no laws
they say probable cause
(probable cause)

probable cause, probable cause
(yeah)
you don’t have to break no laws
they say probable cause
(word)

now who’s this n*gg* in the 4.6?
about twenty to five, got a truck full of chicks
just leavin’ the disco, me and my man from the knicks
oak dog, later on because they live in the bricks
jumped on the george washington and now jeru’ turnpike
head feelin’ right from a long-*ss night
whoa, i see jake, so i let off the gas
so i was doin’ fifty-five when i p*ssed his *ss

i looked over, caught the shine from the rim of the rover
you know his next move, pull it over
i pulls over to the right-hand shoulder
look through the rearview, he got his hand on his holster
he had this look, “how this black n*gg* get this car?”
you know these cracker state troopers don’t know rap stars

he asked me for license and my registration
seen my new york tags and he asked me my destination
i said, “vacation,” handed him my registration
papers were straight so i didn’t wet the situation
got my sh*t back, and that was that, but that wasn’t that
‘cuz in fact, i got stopped two more times black

probable cause, probable cause
(uh huh, yeah)
you don’t have to break no laws
they say probable cause
probable cause, probable cause
(uh)
you don’t have to break no laws
they say probable cause

probable cause, probable cause
(yeah)
you don’t have to break no laws
they say probable cause
(say what)
probable cause, probable cause
(uh)
you don’t have to break no laws
they say probable cause

it feel like my hands, stay tied
‘cuz new york state, and they child care rate
miss judge lady in a courtroom can dictate
a fee for me, to pay monthly
even suggested, that i be arrested, they don’t count
the time invested or the bond beyond the money
they’ll hit you with arrears, bad enough to bring tears
they been on my back for years, f*ckin’ with my license

and every time i’m stopped by d*ck i see the booking
that making me violent in this wilderness land
now can we talk for a minute? ‘cuz we both made this child
can we leave support alone, please take me offa that file
‘cuz every time i see the court, my blood pressure rise
and the heart attack is a killer of black guys, i stay civilized
maintain, sometime restrain myself
a court officer is near me, but i think he fear me, ‘cuz it’s

probable cause, probable cause
(uh huh)
you don’t have to break no laws
they just say probable cause
probable cause, probable cause
(yeah)
you don’t have to break no laws
they say probable cause
(word up)

probable cause, probable cause
you don’t have to break no laws
they say probable cause
(true indeed god)
probable cause, probable cause
(yeah)
you don’t have to break no laws
they say probable cause

yo, on october 22nd we wore black
for all my n*gg*z po-po shot in the back
robocops with the crack, they’ll never get props
from the black folks, lock us up while they crack jokes
and stack notes when we payin’ the bail
knowin’ d*mn well a n*gg*’s gonna stay in the jail
it’s all made for us to fail, the dog is smarter
than the tail, but if the tail was smarter it would wag the dog

i can’t wait ’til we bag the hogg
new york state of mind doesn’t mind, murderin’ my kind
we even got our own converting across the line
he turned swine, guess his *ss’ll learn when he burn
they say, “protect and to serve” and never give the people
the respect they deserve, as if they wasn’t equal
these is man-made laws, selectively applied
all they need is probable cause for me to fry

probable cause, probable cause
(uh huh)
you don’t have to break no laws
they just say probable cause
(yeah yeah yeah)
probable cause, probable cause
you don’t have to break no laws
they say probable cause

probable cause, probable cause
you don’t have to break no laws
they say probable cause
(uh huh)
probable cause, probable cause
you don’t have to break no laws
they say probable cause
(yeah, yeah)

i ain’t do sh*t, jakes lock a n*gg* with a weed clip
couldn’t believe it when he took me in
threw me and my man up in the van, a seven hour stand
ridin’ around watchin’ them arouse the black man
i had the afghan, i just copped from the record shop
took it up the block my usual spot, when i rolled the l
i never expected to go to jail, i wish they’d all go to h*ll

now guiliani wanna talk about the, “quality of life”
think he got the right to follow me at night
with no probable cause, other than my skin is black like yours
now they got me in the beast, sittin’ right in his jaws
up in central booking, yo, people looking knowing that
i’m in the rap game, and i got trapped the same way they did
you know these motherf*ckers don’t play kid
a little smoke caught me for a three day bid ‘cuz it’s

probable cause, probable cause
(uh huh)
you don’t have to break no laws
they just say probable cause
(yeah yeah yeah)
probable cause, probable cause
you don’t have to break no laws
they say probable cause

probable cause, probable cause
you don’t have to break no laws
they say probable cause
(uh huh)
probable cause, probable cause
you don’t have to break no laws
they say probable cause
(yeah, yeah)

/ brand nubian lyrics