Morgan Freeman – Snitches & Rats (Interlude) lyrics

A regular citizen who reports seeing a crime isn’t a “snitch” or a “rat”
The criminals were just sloppy
Snitches and rats are not the same thing
Let me break it down to make sure y’all see what I mean
A “snitch” is someone minding other folks’ business
To find information they can sell for a price or trade for some other form of compensation
A “rat” is a traitor, a conceiver, planner or physical participator
He doesn’t sell secrets for power or cash
He betrays the trust of his team or his family hoping to save his own cowardly a–
The difference is, at least a snitch is human, but a rat is a f–kin’ rat, period