Rage Against The Machine:Take The Power Back

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“Take the Power Back”
Artist: Rage Against The Machine
Albums: Rage Against the Machine (1992)
Composers: Zack de la Rocha
Tom Morello
Tim Commerford
Brad Wilk
Lyricists: Zack de la Rocha

((crank the music up))
((bring that shit in, urgh, yeah, the movements in motion with massly militant poetry, now check this out, urgh))

in the right light, study becomes insight
but the system that dissed us, teaches us to read and write
so called facts are fraud
they want us to alledge and pledge and
bow down to their god
we lost the culture
the culture lost
spun our minds and through time
ignorance has taken over
yo! we've gotta take the power back
bam! here's the plan:
mother fuck uncle sam
step back i know who i am
raise up your ear, i'll drop the style and clear
the beats and the lyrics they fear
the rage is relentless
we need it movin' with a quickness
you are the weakness of change and to counteract
we gotta take the power back

Yeah!

chorus:
We gotta take the power back
Come on! Come on!
We gotta take the power back


the present curriculum, i put my fist in 'em
eurocentric, every last one of them
see right through the red, white and blue disguise
with lecture i puncture the structure of lies
installed in our minds and attemptin' to hold us back
we gotta take it back
holes in our spirit
causin' tears and fears
one-sided stories for years and years and years
i'm inferior??
who's inferior?
yeah, we need to check the interior
of the system that cares about only one culture
and that... is why we gotta take the power back

[chorus]

((check it out, we're gonna break it break it break it down, aww shit))

((like this, come on, bring it back the other way))

the teacher stands in front of the class
but the lesson plan he can't recall
the students' eyes don't perceive the lies
bouncing off every fucking wall
composure is well-kept
i guess he fears to play the fool
in case the students sip
some of that bullshit that he learnt in school
europe's not my rope to swing on
can't learn a thing from it
yet we hang from it
((gotta get, gotta get it together then
like the mother fuckin' weathermen))
exposure closes the doors for those who try
it's like going back for the truth
cause the circle of hatred continues unless we react
we gotta take the power back

[chorus]

no more lies (x6)
no more lies!

((yeah, take it back y'all, take it back take it back, take it back y'all, come on!)) (x2)
((yeah!))