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Shut Em Down Lyrics

Artist: Public Enemy
Album: Apocalypse 91

I testified
My mama cried
Black people died
When the other man lied
See the TV listen to me double trouble
I overhaul and I'm comin'
From the lower level
I'm takin' tabs
Sho nuff stuff to grab
Like shirts it hurts
Wit a neck to wreck
Took a poll 'cause our soul
Took a toll
From the education
Of a TV station
But look around
Hear go the sound of the wreckin' ball
Boom and Pound
When I
Shut 'em down
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
What I use in the battle for the mind
I hit it hard
Like it supposed
Pullin' no blows to the nose
Like uncle L said I'm rippin' up shows
Then what it is
Only 5 percent of the biz
I'm addin' woes
That's how da way it goes
Then U think I rank never drank, point blank
I own loans
Suckers got me runnin' from the bank
Civil liberty I can't see to pay a fee
I never saw a way to pay a sap
To read the law
Then become a victim of a lawyer
Don't know ya, never saw ya
Tape cued
Gettin' me sued
Playin' games wit' my head
What the judge said put me in the red
Got me thinkin' 'bout a trigger to the lead
No no
My education mind say
Suckers gonna pay
Anyway
There gonna be a day
'Cause the troop they roll in
To posse up
Whole from the ground
Ready to go
Throw another round
Sick of the ride
It's suicide
For the other side of town
When I find a way to shut 'em down
Who count the money
In da neigborhood
But we spendin' money
To no end lookin' for a friend
In a war to the core
Rippin' up the poor in da stores
Till they get a brother
Kickin' down doors
Then I figure I kick it bigger
Look 'em dead in the eye
And they wince
Defense is pressurized
They don't want it to be
Another racial attack
In disguise so give some money back
I like Nike but wait a minite
The neighborhood supports so put some
Money in it
Corporations owe
Dey gotta give up the dough
To da town
or else
We gotta shut 'em down
Comments/Interpretations
by Nevergounder on 6/4/2008 7:59pm
Damn Right!
by dede county hustla on 7/26/2008 11:09pm
fo shizzle
by rebel without a pause on 10/3/2008 10:07am
SHUT THE MOTHERFUCKERS DOWN!
by spaniard on 11/11/2008 1:08pm

I thought my english level was higher. I can't follow the lyrics while I'm singing... hahahaha

great song man. It reminds me old school times! ;)

Thanks!
by 16-Bit on 9/5/2009 7:08am
"I like Nike but wait a minite,
The neighborhood supports so put some
Money in it!"
by Mr. Anonymous on 10/16/2009 7:07am
this song has a powerful meaning. epsecially in the last verse.
by public enemy 2 on 4/8/2010 9:20pm
public enemy original is beast
by KFC BLACK on 5/12/2010 9:30pm
Get My nikes on MOFO
by Leeches! on 6/12/2010 11:45pm
I can totally relate to his anger at lawyers! I am hoping to shut mine down soon. Leeches!!
by s bezy 0101 on 3/14/2011 8:48pm
I know this whole song by heart Diz song is BEASTY
by Viz on 4/8/2011 11:27am
these lyrics are so wrong, listen to the song
by Public Enemy # 999 Fan on 6/8/2011 12:09pm
H*@# yea!!!I shut 'em down!!!I testified
My mama cried
Black people died
When the other man lied
See the TV listen to me double trouble
I overhaul and I'm comin'
From the lower level
I'm takin' tabs
Sho nuff stuff to grab
Like shirts it hurts
Wit a neck to wreck
Took a poll 'cause our soul
Took a toll
From the education
Of a TV station
But look around
Hear go the sound of the wreckin' ball
Boom and Pound
When I
Shut 'em down
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
What I use in the battle for the mind!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Chaz 215 on 9/27/2011 7:29am
The neighborhoods are poor so put some money in it ? Isn't that Chuks Verse?
by Mac on 6/29/2012 6:12pm
This is how rap was supposed to be. Not about partying and being rich, or how big your girl's butt is.
by Chris on 11/20/2012 4:32am
This is real rap H@#l yeah this is real music compared to that @#$% they make today!!!P>E Peace
by Jon stephenson on 11/22/2012 12:50am
Fucking awesome song u guys Rock
by Jon stephenson on 11/22/2012 10:06pm
Ur damn right we'll shut em down we'll teach them motherfuckers
by Joy on 8/20/2013 8:57am
We should have listened to Chuck D. He tried to tell us in the 90's that these corporations were coming to eat us alive, not serve us as customers. Look how right he was. Doesn't mean we still just gotta sit here all thumb in ass. Do something MF'rs, do your part to shut 'em down.


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