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#1
Rage Against the Machine fans! Love the music, but sometimes have a hard time figuring out some of the wordplay and such? Post with questions about their lyrics and maybe somebody can help you. Does anybody else think this is a good idea? Their lyrics are good, but sometimes I have a hard time understanding parts. Help other users out with lines, explain the message, and discuss your favorite Zack De La Rocha lyrics.


...I guess you can talk about audioslave if you want.
#4
erm ... rarrgh rarrgh the man rarrgh rarrgh bringin rarrrgh rarrgh me down rarrrgh sweary bit ... pointless noise solo .. angry at everyone for some reason .... repeat to fade?
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#5
just search the song in google. then you can just read the lyrics.
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erm ... rarrgh rarrgh the man rarrgh rarrgh bringin rarrrgh rarrgh me down rarrrgh sweary bit ... pointless noise solo .. angry at everyone for some reason .... repeat to fade?


No.....thats not RATM
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#9
RATM?

Huh!


Yeah!

Common!

UGH!

Ahhh!


Haaah!

Turn That Shit Up!

That was pretty much 90% of RATM's lyrics.
#11
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wah wah wah the government blah blah

Also, 'wah wah rich people wah wah'.
#12
Fuck you I won't do what you tell me

Fuck you I won't do what you tell me


Fuck you I won't do what you tell me


Fuck you I won't do what you tell me


FUCK YOU I WON'T DO WHAT YOU TELL ME


FUCK YOU I WON'T DO WHAT YOU TELL ME
#13
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wah wah wah fuck the government blah blah


Fixed

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#14
I'm a rage fan...And personally think that the lyrics don't need much interpretation, and for the upper posts making fun of how RATM music and lyrics is....well boys & girls, I guess we could apply your formula to any band then.
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Fuck you I won't do what you tell me

Fuck you I won't do what you tell me


Fuck you I won't do what you tell me


Fuck you I won't do what you tell me


**** YOU I WON'T DO WHAT YOU TELL ME


**** YOU I WON'T DO WHAT YOU TELL ME


#16
Quote by Moggan13
RATM?

Huh!


Yeah!

Common!

UGH!

Ahhh!


Haaah!

Turn That Shit Up!

That was pretty much 90% of RATM's lyrics.


Not really. But considering I don't think this is the correct forum for this topic, I won't go into further detail. If it stays open, then I shall contribute.
#17
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No.....thats not RATM



oh ... perhaps i was wrong

*listens to killing in the name of*

no wait ... i was right ... how about that
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#18
sorry guys, I don't venture out of the pit much and i didn't know where to put it. for anybody who wants to take serious part in this, its in the bands and artists forum.
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Quote by tommyt
oh ... perhaps i was wrong

*listens to killing in the name of*

no wait ... i was right ... how about that


how can you possibly know so much about how much they suck if you don't know the correct title?
#21
Most of the lyrics are Mexican politics. So, good luck with that.
"We barely remember who or what came before this precious moment"

Tool, anyone?
Alter Bridge, maybe?
A bit of John Mayer?
Some beethoven sounds delightful, as well.
#22
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how can you possibly know so much about how much they suck if you don't know the correct title?



when they start writing songs as opposed to moaning over a riff .... i'll start giving a shit about what they name things
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Dammit, beaten to it, and by someone with the same name

CURSE YOU TOMMYT!!!!!!!!!!!!


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#23
Wrong thread.
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#24
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when they start writing songs as opposed to moaning over a riff .... i'll start giving a shit about what they name things

to each his own, its not worth it to argue if they're good or not, is it?
#25
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to each his own, its not worth it to argue if they're good or not, is it?


what the hell else is there to do in the pit?
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Dammit, beaten to it, and by someone with the same name

CURSE YOU TOMMYT!!!!!!!!!!!!


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#26
So called facts are fraud
They want us to allege and pledge
And bow down to their God
Lost the culture, the culture lost
Spun our minds and through time
Ignorance has taken over
We gotta take the power back!
#27
Quote by tommyt
what the hell else is there to do in the pit?

thats true, dude. You don't like RATM? **** YOU!!
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Quote by luuuuuuukee
thats true, dude. You don't like RATM? **** YOU!!



thats the spirit ... now ... time to go annoy some nirvana fans.
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Dammit, beaten to it, and by someone with the same name

CURSE YOU TOMMYT!!!!!!!!!!!!


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I hate tommyt and the high horse which he rides upon
#29
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#30
Quote by luuuuuuukee
to each his own, its not worth it to argue if they're good or not, is it?


they're obviously a good band. extremely influential in the 90's, even though it is a bit annoying that they are so political.

one line i always thought was badass was, from bulls on parade,
"either drop hits like de la o or get da **** of the commode, with the sure shot, SURE to make the bodies drop
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from calm like a bomb
"like steel from the furnace, I WAS BORN NAMELESS
#33
/thread
/thread
/thread

That'll do it.

The end of the first verse in Guerrilla Radio, it goes "More for Gore or the son of a drug lord". What's that about?
I'm dancing in the moonlight
It's caught me in its spotlight
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#35
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/thread
/thread
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That'll do it.

The end of the first verse in Guerrilla Radio, it goes "More for Gore or the son of a drug lord". What's that about?


Gore was the Democratic Presidential candidate in 2000. Bush was the Republican. Bush's father was once head of the CIA, who helped smuggle cocaine into the US.
#36
can anybody explain to me what "rally round the family with a pocket full of shells" means? I know the song's about the gun manufacturers, but I dont get this line.
#37
"Check it, since 1516 minds attacked and overseen
Now crawl amidst the ruins of this empty dream
With their borders and boots on top of us
Pullin' knobs on the floor of their toxic metropolis
But how you gonna get what you need ta get?
Tha gut eaters, blood drenched get offensive like Tet
Tha fifth sun sets get back reclaim
Tha spirit of Cuahtemoc alive an untamed
Now face tha funk now blastin' out ya speaker, on tha one Maya, Mexica
That vulture came ta try and steal ya name
But now you got a gun, yeah this is for the people of the sun"

Yeah really unimaginative lyrics there...reminds me of a lot of other scream my lungs out for a whole CD bands...
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#38
Quote by luuuuuuukee
can anybody explain to me what "rally round the family with a pocket full of shells" means? I know the song's about the gun manufacturers, but I dont get this line.


He's talking about how conservatives always espouse "family values", yet are often pro-violence/war. It's comparing and contrasting the two.
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Quote by luuuuuuukee
can anybody explain to me what "rally round the family with a pocket full of shells" means? I know the song's about the gun manufacturers, but I dont get this line.


It means that the gun manufacturers use the families as an excuse to make guns. Their excuse is that guns are necessary for protection of families, and RATM is pointing that out.

But that's jut my interpretation.
#40
RATM are my favorite, they are good, everything they talk about is poltical, except born of a broken man and settle for nothing. Oh yes and Killing In The Name= Overrated
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