Rage Against the Machine - Know Your Enemy

  • Artist: Rage Against the Machine
  • Song: Know Your Enemy
  • Album: Rage Against the Machine (1992)
  • Translations: Greek
  • Requests: Turkish
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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 mike, 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...uggh!
 
Word is born.
Fight the war, fuck the norm.
Now I got no patience,
so sick of complacence.
The D, the E, the F, the I, the A, the N, the C, the E.
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 mike, 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.
 
  • The land of the free:

    A nickname for the USA, a reference to lyrics from the US national anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner: "And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave o'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!"

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Submitted by Shad0wShad0w on Wed, 14/10/2015 - 14:57
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Torpedo23Torpedo23    Wed, 03/06/2020 - 02:02

Hey there (:
Thank you for uploading these lyrics.
Just a note: Isn't it "Oh say does that star-spangled banner yet wave o'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?" instead of "And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave o'er the land of the free and the home of the brave" - at least that's the version of it I know... Is the quote from an earlier version of the anthem?

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