Hello to all of you. My question is about an expression that I found in the lyrics of a famous hit by Bob Dylan. It goes like this:
If you're black you might as well not show up on the street,
Unless you wanna draw the heat.Thank you in advance.
"The heat" is one of many slang terms used to describe the police. In this case, "draw the heat" = "attract the attention of the police."
In some places, it is believed that if you are black you are automatically considered to be suspicious by law enforcement.