Good Cop​/​Bad Cop feat. Eric Schwartz

from Antipathy & Ideology by Brian Woodbury

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written by Brian Woodbury and Eric Schwartz; arranged by Brian Woodbury


V E R S E 1
Assistant coach
Ladybugs soccer team
Taft Elementary
Three year champions
Lincoln High visit
K-9 officer
Drug-Free Zone
Homeless youth outreach
Buyback program
T-shirt Raffle
Police Benevolent
See something – say something
Broken tail light?
Let ya off with a warning

He’s patrolling the border
Between chaos and order
Just don't cross the thin blue line
Of the good cop/bad cop
Good cop/bad cop

V E R S E 2
Officer to dispatch
Subject spotted
Jefferson and Third
Matches the description
Black male, white sneakers
In pursuit on foot
Non-compliant with verbal commands
Suspect now fleeing
Down a dark alleyway
Running toward Jefferson
Another gangbanger trying to get away
Shots fired
Suspect down

C H O R U S 2
And now he’s insisting
The deceased was resisting
And his body cam was not online
That’s the good cop/bad cop
Good cop/bad cop

V E R S E 3
Ladies, Gentlemen
Of the jury
Decorated officer
Credit to the force
Loving husband
Devoted father
Loyal son
Friend of the community
Menacing suspect
Criminal record
Reached into his waistband
Officer responded
Fearing for his safety
Following protocol
His fate is in your hands

C H O R U S 3
His weapon was fired
He says it was required
That call can’t be yours or mine
Who’s the good cop/bad cop
Good cop/bad cop

V E R S E 4
Time for dinner
Say grace
Elbows off the table
Pass the ketchup
Dennis called
To say congratulations
He knew I’d beat it
Bowling next Tuesday
Listen to your mother
Finish your homework
Work hard
Play fair
When I grow up
Can I be a police man?
You can do anything

Good cop/bad cop, etc.


from Antipathy & Ideology, released December 28, 2020
Eric Schwartz: vocal; BW: keyboards, background vocals; Sam Woodbury: electric guitars; Edwin Livingston: bass; Mark Pardy: drums; Dan Cubert: percussion; Chris Tedesco: trumpet; Glen Berger: saxophone; Dan Levine: trombone; Amy Keys & Heather Marsden: background vocals


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Brian Woodbury is a Los Angeles composer, lyricist and bandleader who writes musicals, post-modern jazz compositions, quirky pop, country songs and music for children's TV.

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