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War Within a Breath

This song is by Rage Against the Machine and appears on the album The Battle of Los Angeles (1999).

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Every official that comes in
Cripples us leaves us maimed
Silent and tamed
And with our flesh and bones
He builds his homes

Southern fist rise through tha jungle mist
Clenched to smash power so cancerous
A black flag and a red star
A rising sun loomin' over Los Angeles

'Cause for Raza livin in La La
Is like Gaza on to tha dawn of Intifada
Reach for tha lessons tha masked pass on
And seize the metropolis, it's you that it's built on

Everything can change on a new year's day
As everything changed on a new year's day
Everything can change on a new year's day
And everything changed on a new year's day, come on

War within a breath, it's land or death
War within a breath, it's land or death
War within a breath, it's land or death
War within a breath, it's land

Their existence is a crime
Their seat, their robe, their tie
Their land deeds, their hired guns
They're the crime

Shots heard underground round the rapture
Tha world's eye captured at last in a Mexican pasture
Tha masked screaming land or death
Within a breath, a war from the depth of time

Who shot four puppets in a line
Who shook all tha world bankers who think they can rhyme
Shot tha landlords who knew it was mine
Yes, it's a war from tha depth of time

Everything can change on a new year's day
Everything can change on a new year's day
Everything can change on a new year's day
And everything can change on a new year's day, yeah

War within a breath, it's land or death
War within a breath, it's land or death
War within a breath, it's land or death
War within a breath, it's land or death

Yeah
Come on
Come on
Yeah, yeah

War within a breath, it's land or death
War within a breath, it's land or death
War within a breath, it's land or death
War within a breath, it's land or death

Written by:

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