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Down Rodeo

This song is by Rage Against the Machine and appears on the album Evil Empire (1996).

This song is available as a downloadable track for the video game Rocksmith 2014.
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Down Rodeo
Yeah, I'm rollin' down Rodeo with a shotgun
These people ain't seen a brown skin man
Since their grandparents bought one

So now I'm rollin' down Rodeo with a shotgun
These people ain't seen a brown skin man
Since their grandparents bought one

So now I'm rollin' down Rodeo with a shotgun

Bangin' this bolo tight on this solo flight, can't fight alone
Funk the track, my verbs sly like the family stone
The pen devils set that stage for the war at home
Locked without a wage, you're standin' in the drop zone

The clockers born, starin' at an empty plate
Mama's torn hands cover her sunken face
We hungry but them belly full
The structure is set, you never change it with a ballot pull

In tha ruins there's a network for the toxic rock
School yard to precinct, suburb to project block
Bosses broke south for new flesh and a factory floor
The remains left chained to the powder war

Can't waste a day when the night brings a hearse
So make a move and plead the fifth 'cause you can't plead the first
Can't waste a day when the night brings a hearse

So now I'm rollin' down Rodeo with a shotgun
These people ain't seen a brown skin man
Since their grandparents bought one

Yes, I'm rollin' down Rodeo with a shotgun
These people ain't seen a brown skin man
Since their grandparents bought one

So now I'm rollin' down Rodeo wit a shotgun
Yeah

Bare witness to the sickest shot while suckas get romantic
They ain't gonna send us campin' like they did my man Fred Hampton
Still we lampin', still clockin' dirt for our sweat
A ballots dead so a bullet's what I get

A thousand years they had the tools, we should be takin' 'em
Fuck the G-ride, I want the machines that are makin' em
Our target straight with a room full of armed pawn
To off the kings out the west side at dawn

Can't waste a day when the night brings a hearse
So make a move and plead the fifth 'cause you can't plead the first
Can't waste a day when the night brings a hearse

So now I'm rollin' down Rodeo with a shotgun
These people ain't seen a brown skin man
Since their grandparents bought one

Yeah I'm rollin' down Rodeo with a shotgun
These people ain't seen a brown skin man
Since their grandparents bought one

Yeah I'm rollin' down Rodeo wit a shotgun

The rungs torn from the ladder
Can't reach the tumour
One God, one market
One truth, one consumer

Just a quiet peaceful dance
Just a quiet peaceful dance, yeah
Just a quiet peaceful dance
Just a quiet peaceful dance

Just a quiet peaceful dance
For the things we'll never have
Just a quiet peaceful dance
For the things we don't have

Written by:

Tim Commerford Wikipedia16 / Zack De La Rocha / Tom Morello / Brad Wilk Wikipedia16

annotations:

Rodeo Wikipedia16 / family stone / plead the fifth Wikipedia16 / Fred Hampton Wikipedia16

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