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​Know Your Enemy

This song is by Rage Against the Machine and appears on the album Rage Against the Machine (1992).

This song is available as a downloadable track for the video game Rocksmith 2014.
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Know Your Enemy
Huh
Yeah, we're comin' back then with another bombtrack
Think ya know what it's all about, huh
Hey yo, so check this out
Yeah

Know your enemy
Come on

Born with insight and a raised fist
A witness to the slit wrist
As we move into '92
Still in a room without a view

Ya got to know, ya got to know
That when I say go, go, go
Amp up and amplify, defy
I'm a brother with a furious mind

Action must be taken
We don't need the key, we'll break in
Something must be done
About vengeance, a badge and a gun

'Cause I'll rip the mic, rip the stage, rip the system
I was born to rage against 'em
Fist in ya face, in the place
And I'll drop the style clearly

Know your enemy
Know your enemy
Yeah
Hey yo, get with this, uh

Word is born
Fight the war, fuck the norm
Now I got no patience
So sick of complacence

With the D the E the F the I the A the N the C the E
The mind of a revolutionary
So clear the lane
The finger to the land of the chains

What? The land of the free?
Whoever told you that is your enemy
Now something must be done
About vengeance, a badge and a gun

'Cause I'll rip the mic, rip the stage, rip the system
I was born to rage against 'em
Now action must be taken
We don't need the key, we'll break in

I've got no patience now
So sick of complacence now
I've got no patience now
So sick of complacence now
Sick of, sick of, sick of, sick of you
Time has come to pay

Know your enemy

Come on
Yes I know my enemies
They're the teachers who taught me to fight me
Compromise
Conformity
Assimilation
Submission
Ignorance
Hypocrisy
Brutality
The elite

All of which are American dreams
All of which are American dreams
All of which are American dreams
All of which are American dreams
All of which are American dreams
All of which are American dreams
All of which are American dreams
All of which are American dreams

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