Yo! Guv Martinez and Sheriff Navarro _ Here's free advice that you can borrow:
Governors and sheriffs should spend their time
Protecting us from really serious crime
Like murder, arson or kidnappin'
Instead of hasslin' three black guys rappin'.
Our mamas always told us the American Way
Was to let people say what they have to say.
Lots of rap music's full of sound and fury
But it didn't take long to convince a jury
That even if their lyrics are kinda filthy
2 Live Crew should be found not guilty.
When censorship starts, where does it stop?
Will we bar bebop and ban hip-hop?
How long will it be before you wanna
Throw the handcuffs on Madonna
And haul her sweet $% into court
Because her dresses are too short?
Will we turn on the radio one day soon
And get to hear nothing but Pat Boone?
Or Lawrence Welk or, ugh, Slim Whitman?
Some of us won't like that a bit, man.
Our opinion _ and we ain't dissin':
If you don't like it, then just don't listen
You tell us it's for our own protection
But we think it's for your re-election.
We'll admit we've heard a few rap lyrics
That leave us all with nasty earaches
But not many songs are as obscene as
Sheriff Nick and Guv Martinez.