Zack de la Rocha

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Zack de la Rocha

Zacarías Manuel de la Rocha (born January 12, 1970, in Long Beach, California) is an American rapper, musician, poet, and activist of African, Mexican, German, Irish and Sephardi Jewish descent. He is best known as the vocalist and lyricist of Rage Against the Machine and is currently the frontman of the music duo One Day as a Lion.

Song lyrics[edit]

Rage Against the Machine (1992)[edit]

  • Some of those that work forces are the same that burn crosses.
    • Sometimes sung as "Some of those that burn crosses are the same that hold office."
    • Killing in the Name.
  • Something must be done,
    about vengeance, a badge and a gun.
    So rip the mic rip the state rip the system,
    I was born to rage against them.
  • Shackle your mind when you bend on the cross,
    When ignorance reigns life is lost.
    • Township Rebellion.
  • If ignorance is bliss, then knock the smile off my face.
    • "Settle for nothing".
  • Anger is a gift.
    • "Freedom" - "borrowed from the african american freedom fighter "Malcolm X".

Evil Empire (1996)[edit]

  • Is all the world jails and churches?

The Battle of Los Angeles (1999)[edit]

  • They made you think that, what you need is what they sellin',
    Made you think that buying is rebelling.

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