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Rage Against The Machine
Rage Against The Machine


Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genre(s) Rap Metal
Funk Metal
Rapcore
Hip-hop
Alternative Metal
Years active 1991—present
Label(s) Epic Records
Associated acts Axis of Justice
Street Sweeper Social Club
Audioslave
The Nightwatchman
Lock Up
One Day as a Lion
Inside Out
Hardstance
Tool
Website Website
Members
Tom Morello
Zack de la Rocha
Tim Commerford
Brad Wilk



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Rage Against The Machine Lyrics

"Wake Up" lyrics



Although ya try to iscredit
Ya still never edit
The needle, I'll thread it
Radically poetic
Standin' with the fury that they had in '66
And like E-Double, I'm mad
Still knee-deep in the system's shit
Hoover, he was a body remover
I'll give ya a dose
But it'll never come close
To the rage built up inside of me
Fist in the air, in the land of hypocrisy

Movements come and movements go
Leaders speak, movements cease
When theirheads are flown
'Cause all these punks
Got bullets in their heads
Department of police, the judge, the feds
Networks at work, keepin' people calm

LyricsYou know they went after King
When he spoke out on Vietnam
He turned the power to the have-nots
And then came the shot

Wit' poetry, my mind I flex
Flip like Wilson, vocals never lackin' dat fitnesse
Whadda I have to do to wake you up
To shake you up, to break the structure up
'Cause this blood still floods in the gutter
I'm like talkin' photos
Mad boy kicks open the shutter
Set the groove
Then I stick and move like I was Cassius
Rep the stutter step
Then bomb a left upon the facists
Yea, the several federal men
Who pulled schemes on the dream
And put it to an end

Ya better beware
Of retribution with mind war
20/20 visions and murals with metaphors

The networks at work, keepin' people calm
Ya know they murdered X
And tried to blame it on Islam
He turned the power to the have-nots
And then came the shot

What was the price on his head


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