street level dark shadows loiter behind giant shiny thrones to avarice & greed, while monuments of acquisition stare down the abyss, as citizens tremble from hunger inside houses made of discarded cardboard & plywood. gangs rumble threw Shantytown, demand their pay. protection. one dollar. american, motherfucker. and cops just roll by, in their shiny metal boxes, bigger fish to fry, their own shakedowns & fake takedowns to make, pierce the inky black night w/glaring lights of blue and red. no trust for the police as they just roll by, alone in a pool of my own blood deep down Los Angeles down near the concrete river i shouldn’t be cops just roll by just a dumb white kid in the wrong place, receiving end of the dumb white kid discount, all your money to get out alive, motherfucker. and the cops just roll by, singing: hey babe! take a walk on the wild side. i said, hey honey, take a walk on the wild side.