#1
So, I'm doing my 70's-90's music pamphlet on Rage Against The Machine. All my friends took all the other popular musicians/bands, and 2 people can't do the same one.

Well I need to attach lyrics, and answer these questions:
a) "How do you think the lyrics of this song reflect the society of the day?"
...and...
b) "Do you think that music is a leader in social change, or a follower?"

Question (b) shouldn't be too much of a problem for me to do on my own...but I need lyrics that will help me easily answer (a).

So my question is....what song by RATM should I use?

ALSO! THEY CANNOT HAVE ANY SWEARING!
#3
Beautiful World.
I can honestly say I have really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like.


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#4
bulls on parade.

i just googled RATM lol
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bulls on parade.

i just googled RATM lol


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i think testify and no shelter are clean.
#10
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There's a Rage song WITHOUT swearing?

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I don't really think there is!
#11
Oh....could any of you tell me why I should use those lyrics, or just answer (a) for me? Lol....you don't have to, but if you don't mind.

I'll be reading lyrics while I wait for more answers
#12
I would think you should do your own homework. The Pit is not your personal homework doing army.
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#13
Guerilla Radio ... thinking about society's influences and the media or something i dunno
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I would think you should do your own homework. The Pit is not your personal homework doing army.

I know, I don't think people should be doing all my work. Just it would be a little helpful if they give me a tip as to why I should use a song.

I also think Testify could work, I checked it over and its clean
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you could definitly state the defiance and rebel leadership near the end of "Killing in the Name" (f*ck you I won't do what you tell me), so that might answer b?



that sums it up best to me
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that sums it up best to me

It has the "F" word...I put that it can't have any swearing [in case you didn't notice (and I'm not trying to be rude)]
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Use Killing in the Name, and when the teacher says something, be like "F*** you I won't do what you tell me!"

Could work....my mom would probably agree with me But the teacher would just fail me....
#21
I had to do a similar assignment when i was in year 12. I think i did Khe Sahn by Cold Chisel. That song has some awesome material for someone who can just blabber on about rubbish for 1000 words

Now, a rage song that is as powerful now as it was in the 90's. I tell you what id do. Testify, solely for the following lines.

Who controls the past now controls the future, Who controls the present controls the past.

Keep in mind when your doing this thing on rage that they were Communists/Socialists essentially so most of their lyrics are going to centralise on how capatalism destroys the morals of the working class
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i think testify and no shelter are clean.


No shelter has a line that has "mother ****er" but testify is clean i think.
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I had to do a similar assignment when i was in year 12. I think i did Khe Sahn by Cold Chisel. That song has some awesome material for someone who can just blabber on about rubbish for 1000 words

Now, a rage song that is as powerful now as it was in the 90's. I tell you what id do. Testify, solely for the following lines.

Who controls the past now controls the future, Who controls the present controls the past.

Keep in mind when your doing this thing on rage that they were Communists/Socialists essentially so most of their lyrics are going to centralise on how capatalism destroys the morals of the working class

Thanks, you just helped me A LOT!

I've decided to do Testify.

I also read that one of Testify's message is that when they say "And it's right outside your door," they're talking about TV and the Media and how they're all around us........is that true?
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i dont think sleep now in the fire has any swearing in it.... that could work

Thanks, but I'll stick with Testify, but that could be a 2nd option......I doubt I might need a "backup."
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Thanks, you just helped me A LOT!

I've decided to do Testify.

I also read that one of Testify's message is that when they say "And it's right outside your door," they're talking about TV and the Media and how they're all around us........is that true?


I don't know about that. Maybe. My interpretation has always been taht the death and destruction the government is causing is right on our doorstep. We just have to open the door (our mind) to see the truth of what is happening.

Also, in your assignment, make note of the lines "Mass graves for the pump and the price is set"

remind u of the U.S. invading iraq, taking their oil and then the oil and petrol companies price fixing our petrol?

EDIT: glad to have helped you anyway. Having had a look at the lyrics online for it now i can see a whole heap of material in that song. Im still not sure to any reference to the media except for the first few lines where it talks about desensitisation through the movies; ie. how watching the blood and gore in the movies has made us less caring for the blood and gore of the real world. Personally id stick to its references to government but you may want to mention the media...It is your assignment afterall and the media is the governments own Public relations office so go for it.
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I don't know about that. Maybe. My interpretation has always been taht the death and destruction the government is causing is right on our doorstep. We just have to open the door (our mind) to see the truth of what is happening.

Also, in your assignment, make note of the lines "Mass graves for the pump and the price is set"

remind u of the U.S. invading iraq, taking their oil and then the oil and petrol companies price fixing our petrol?

EDIT: glad to have helped you anyway. Having had a look at the lyrics online for it now i can see a whole heap of material in that song. Im still not sure to any reference to the media except for the first few lines where it talks about desensitisation through the movies; ie. how watching the blood and gore in the movies has made us less caring for the blood and gore of the real world. Personally id stick to its references to government but you may want to mention the media...It is your assignment afterall and the media is the governments own Public relations office so go for it.

Well thanks again, and I did use the part with the "Mass graves...."

I have very little space to write stuff....so I had to write VERY small to fit the good points in
#28
try looking at their album Evil Empire there's a bunch of songs about the Zapatista regime in Mexico which reflects in their songs People of the Sun, Without a Face, Year OF the Boomerang and others