Rage Against the Machine

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Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me!

Rage Against the Machine (also known as RATM or Rage) is an American rap metal band from Los Angeles, California. Formed in 1991, the group consists of rapper and vocalist Zack de la Rocha, bassist and backing vocalist Tim Commerford, guitarist Tom Morello and drummer Brad Wilk.

Song lyrics[edit]

  • Landlords and power whores
    On my people they took turns
    Dispute the suits I ignite
    And then watch 'em burn
    • Bombtrack
  • No escape from the mass mind rape
    Play it again jack and then rewind the tape
    And then play it again and again and again
    Until ya mind is locked in
    Believin' all the lies that they're tellin' ya
    Buyin' all the products that they're sellin' ya
    They say jump and ya say how high
    Ya brain-dead
    Ya gotta fuckin' bullet in ya head.
    • Bullet in the Head
  • Those who died
    are justified
    by wearing the badge,
    they're the chosen whites.
    • Killing in the Name
  • Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me!
    • Killing in the Name
  • A jail cell is freedom from the pain in my home
    Hatred passed on, passed on and passed on
    A world of violent rage
    But it's one that I can recognise
    Having never seen the colour of my father's eyes
    Yes, I dwell in hell, but it's a hell that I can grip
    I tried to grip my family
    But I slipped.
    • Settle for Nothing
  • So called facts are fraud
    They want us to allege and pledge
    And bow down to their God
    Lost the culture, the culture lost
    Spun our minds and through time
    Ignorance has taken over
    Yo, we gotta take the power back!
    Bam! Here's the plan
    Motherfuck Uncle Sam
    Step back, I know who I am
    Raise up your ear, I'll drop the style and clear
    It's the beats and the lyrics they fear
    The rage is relentless
    We need a movement with a quickness
    You are the witness of change
    And to counteract
    We gotta take the power back

    Yeah, we gotta take the power back
    Come on, come on!
    We gotta take the power back
    • Take the Power Back

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