Polícia (song)

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"Polícia"
Single by Titãs
from the album Cabeça Dinossauro
Released 1986
Genre Punk rock
Label WEA
Producer(s) Liminha, Vitor Farias and Pena Schmidt
Titãs singles chronology
"Aa Uu"
(1986)
"Polícia"
(1986)
"Homem Primata"
(1987)

"Polícia" is the fifth single by Titãs, from the album Cabeça Dinossauro, released in 1986. The song, written just after Tony Bellotto and Arnaldo Antunes were arrested for heroin traffic,[1] criticizes the Police. The lines "Dizem pra você obedecer, dizem pra você responder, dizem pra você cooperar, dizem pra você respeitar" (They tell you to obey, they tell you to answer, they tell you to cooperate, they tell you to respect) criticize the systemic abuse of power of police officers. According do Branco Mello, vocalist of the band, the album Cabeça Dinossauro had "much of that disappointment of being arrested and to know you are not a criminal".[1]

The song was covered by Brazilian band Sepultura. It was included on their albums Blood-Rooted (1997), Under a Pale Grey Sky (2002) and also on the Brazilian edition of Chaos A.D..

"Polícia" was featured in the soundtrack of Elite Squad. A version of the song was used as the opening theme for a Rede Globo TV series called Força-Tarefa.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Length Music
1 Polícia ("Police") 2:07 Toni Bellotto

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Branco Mello fala sobre heroína em entrevista à 'Playboy': 'Experimentei'" (in Portuguese). O Globo. 5 February 2009. Retrieved 30 January 2010.