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This song is performed by Rage Against The Machine and appears on the album Rage Against The Machine (1992).
This song is featured in the movie The Matrix (1999).
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Come on
Uh

Although ya try to discredit, 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 you a dose but it could 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 their heads are flown
'Cause all these punks got bullets in their heads
Departments of police (what?), the judges (what?), the feds (the feds)

Networks at work, keepin' people calm
You know they went after King when he spoke out on Vietnam
He turned the power to the have-nots
And then came the shot

Yeah
Yeah, back in this

With poetry, my mind I flex
Flip like Wilson, vocals never lackin' that finesse
What do I gotta, what do I gotta do to wake you up
To shake you up to break the structure up?

'Cause blood still flows in the gutter
I'm like taking photos, mad boy kicks open the shutter
Set the groove, then stick and move like I was Cassius
Rep the stutter step, then bomb a left upon the fascists

Yeah, several federal men
Who pulled schemes on the dream and put it to an end
Ya betta beware of retribution with mind war
20/20 visions and murals with metaphors

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

Uh
What was the price on his head?
What was the price on his head?

I think I heard a shot
I think I heard a shot
I think I heard a shot
I think I heard a shot

I think I heard a shot
I think I heard, I think I heard a shot

Black nationalism
He may be a brave contender for this position
Should he abandon his supposed obedience to the
white liberal doctrine of non-violence,
And embrace black nationalism
Through counter intellence it should be possible to pinpoint potential
trouble-makers and neutralize them.
Through counter intellence it should be possible to pinpoint potential
trouble-makers and neutralize them.
And neutralize them.
And neutralize them.
And neutralize them.

Wake up
Wake up
Wake up
Wake up
Wake up
Wake up
Wake up
Wake up

Hey
How long? Not long
'Cause what you reap is what you sow

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