Gosip Jalanan by Slank

Apr 11th, 2008, in IM Posts, by

The lyrics and music of Slank's song "Gosip Jalanan" (Word on the Street).

Slank
Slank, in the jungle.

Slank's "controversial" ditty "Gossip Jalanan", which, because of the second last verse, had parliamentarians in Jakarta threatening to sue him for besmirching the good name of the DPR. They dropped their plans after the arrest of Al Amin Nur Nasution.

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The lyrics:

Pernah kah lo denger mafia judi
Katanya banyak uang suap polisi
Tentara jadi pengawal pribadi

Apa lo tau mafia narkoba
Keluar masuk jadi bandar di penjara
Terhukum mati tapi bisa ditunda

Siapa yang tau mafia selangkangan
Tempatnya lendir-lendir berceceran
Uang jutaan bisa dapat perawan
Kacau balau 2X negaraku ini

Ada yang tau mafia peradilan
Tangan kanan hukum di kiri pidana
Dikasih uang habis perkara

Apa bener ada mafia pemilu
Entah gaptek apa manipulasi data
Ujungnya beli suara rakyat

Mau tau gak mafia di senayan
Kerjanya tukang buat peraturan
Bikin UUD ujung-ujungnya duit

Pernahkah gak denger teriakan Allahu Akbar
Pake peci tapi kelakuan barbar
Ngerusakin bar orang ditampar-tampar


46 Comments on “Gosip Jalanan by Slank”

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  1. avatar Martin Manurung says:
    April 11th, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    So true..! Honestly I never heard the song before, until the DPR wanted to sue Slank.

  2. avatar jawa.apostate says:
    April 11th, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    This is something that everybody in this country knows:

    “Mau tau gak mafia di senayan
    Kerjanya tukang buat peraturan
    Bikin UUD ujung-ujungnya duit”

    The fact that there is a common mocking on UUD (supposedly Undang Undang Dasar or Constitution) as Ujung-Ujungnya Duit (it’s all about money) HAS IN FACT proven that Slank represents majority of the people’s opinion – and with the House being mad IS ridiculous.

  3. avatar Mach Jabber says:
    April 12th, 2008 at 2:14 am

    My favorite Slank song (the harmonica lick is sexy), so it was quite a surprise when they wanted to sue the band because of the song. Come on, it’s not like it’s new.

  4. avatar slankerspaskal says:
    April 12th, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    what ever slank is slank it’s not slank if no critics! cause’ slank in my blood!!!!!!!!!
    parlement full of corruption…in slank we trusth…….peace!

  5. avatar Aldo says:
    April 12th, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    Good luck slank this song very goods to MAFIA SENAYAN
    PISS buat SLANKER’S BATURAJA THANK’S

  6. avatar Piss says:
    April 12th, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    I love you slank.
    T trust you all.
    Our representatives are corruptor.
    Go to hell DPR.
    DPR should look indonesian people.

  7. avatar Fuji says:
    April 13th, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    Halo slank, I like you about critics to our country.

    PISS buat anak2 slankers di Palembang.

  8. avatar green_phantom0_0 says:
    April 13th, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    Yaay! Dont be a slacker DPR!
    Its FACT AND TOTALLY TRUE!
    Like “mafia di senayan” as we know its Nurdin Halid
    Its badass if DPR critize with Slank =_=

  9. avatar Mr Fortynine says:
    April 13th, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    Nice post… I have already posted about this

  10. avatar Nyoman Ribeka says:
    April 14th, 2008 at 3:19 am

    Ah, DPR is over reacting by trying to sue Slank for their song. But, DPR cancel the plan, right?

  11. avatar Ryza says:
    April 14th, 2008 at 11:19 am

    Hey. DPR you crazy, slank I love you.

  12. avatar Roy says:
    April 16th, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    Hay slank , that is a good lyric.
    Slank I Love You.
    Go to hell DPR.
    DPR should look indonesian people.

  13. avatar Rob says:
    April 17th, 2008 at 11:29 am

    And the fact that the DPR wanted to sue or even considered suing is undoubtedly a boon for album sales!

    Crticism and media coverage broadens the audience and introduces people to the music of Slank who might have never heard it but for this song!

    UUD — ujung ujung duit is an old joke and has done the rounds before! Perhaps the DPR dropped the plans to sue because after they took legal advice they realized that they would have to prove that there was no overlap between money and politics! The recent and not so recent scandals would suggest that the overlap is real and it is there…

    The current Governor of Bank Indonesia is subject to an inquiry relating to just one such overlap!

  14. avatar ahmad dix says:
    April 18th, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    DPR must be destroyed, that department look like rats . go on slank , kill heart of DPR people

  15. avatar ilham says:
    April 19th, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    a song of Slank (Gosip Jalanan) is telling about the reality not only DPR, but also DPRD.
    it’s ridicilious. why BK DPR wants to sue?.

  16. avatar rina opay says:
    April 21st, 2008 at 9:01 am

    i think DPR is very weak as a representation of Indonesians

  17. avatar Cendikia Muslim says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    slank is right. his song is true.
    Mau tau gak mafia di senayan
    Kerjanya tukang buat peraturan
    Bikin UUD ujung-ujungnya duit

    Pernahkah gak denger teriakan Allahu Akbar
    Pake peci tapi kelakuan barbar
    Ngerusakin bar orang ditampar-tampar

    Tags: Lyrics, Music, Slank, Song, Songs

  18. avatar Cendikia Muslim says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    may be FPI and another muslim organization need to realize that what they do is wrong… not right to use mass power in a rough/ coarse way.
    this country have police/army. we dont need you to kill or slap (tampar) poeple.
    we need you to teach poeple about islam. that kind, gentle, have good reputation and full of love.

  19. avatar joao sena says:
    May 18th, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    Dear Slank

    I would like to say many thanks to all of you special promotor who arange in many ways to arrive in my beloving country Timor Leste so we are as young generation/supporters are very proudful of your present. your present was wonderful different with others in 5 years ago

    “My God bless all of us”

    With best regards

  20. avatar Lilo says:
    July 16th, 2008 at 9:56 am

    All slank’s song is real from the reality, the content so nature from what was happening in this country… and the rule in this country so weak… not stronger from the war victim.
    I like this song.

  21. avatar Maura says:
    February 5th, 2009 at 9:08 am

    I adore this song!

    It’s so true and I give a lot of props and love to Slank for having the guts to pen it!
    I’m not at all surprised that members of the DPR decided to sue..
    Hey, if they win, they’re getting more money right?
    (Because money from UUD obviously doesn’t suffice…)

    The only reason (in my opinion) they decided not to go on with suing Slank was that they had a rare intelligent thought that told them that if they sue Slank they would prove the lyrics of ‘Gossip Jalanan’ right.
    And so they crawled back into their little holes and brooded and cursed together.

    MORE POWER TO SLANK!!!

  22. avatar dany says:
    March 23rd, 2009 at 10:57 am

    I agree abaout your critic of MAFIA SENAYAN.. so go to Hell DPR.
    N God Bles to Slank..Piss

  23. avatar schmerly says:
    March 24th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    Good on ya!! Slank!!

  24. avatar Suryo Perkoso says:
    March 24th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Yes, Good on ya!! Slank!!
    (What the hell were they going on about? Schmerly, lend a hand to a poor old wong ndeso sing nggak iso mudheng)

  25. avatar schmerly says:
    March 25th, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    Yes, Good on ya!! Slank!!
    (What the hell were they going on about? Schmerly, lend a hand to a poor old wong ndeso sing nggak iso mudheng)

    Get out more!

  26. avatar Aluang Anak Bayang says:
    March 25th, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    @ Suryo Kontho

    (What the hell were they going on about? Schmerly, lend a hand to a poor old wong ndeso sing nggak iso mudheng)

    Didn’t Pak Ahmad Sudarsono tell you. Sooner or later, he will come around.

    Let’s not be too harsh on this fellow. Afterall he tried hard to assimilate.

    @ schmerly [sic]

    Yes and Yes, Good on ya!! Slank!!

  27. avatar schmerly says:
    March 26th, 2009 at 7:39 am

    @ AAB.. Do you write these ramblings when your drunk? because they’re not the sort of thing a sober person would normally write, unless of course your mentally retarded, which is it?

  28. avatar Suryo Perkoso says:
    March 26th, 2009 at 9:56 am

    @ Schmerly

    Yes and Yes and Yes, Good on ya!! Slank!!

  29. avatar schmerly says:
    March 26th, 2009 at 10:35 am

    Another pissed up retard.

  30. avatar Suryo Perkoso says:
    March 26th, 2009 at 10:46 am

    No need to be rude to people who are agreeing with you, if you cannot be civil, take that foul mouth and undersized brain off to some expat blog and discharge your bile there.

    You are behaving just like a new recruit expat, demanding that and complaining about this – in fact I’d go as far as to say that you are an insult to buledom. People tend to judge new expats on the actions of existing expats, and notwithstanding that you are just a “213″ visitor, please have a care for those who may visit Indonesia and who are capable of carrying out a sensible dialogue.
    Thanks.

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