The system (slang)
What does The system mean?
1. Unbeatable authority; the government or police.
2. A jail or prison.
The system in songs:
“This is the life of another girl damaged by the system, These foster homes, I run away and never do miss ’em” – Kendrick Lamar, Sing About Me, I’m Dying of Thirst.
“Fuck the system, I’m that nigga, bend the law, cut the rules” – Joyner Lucas, Lucky You.