Township Rebellion Lyrics - Rage Against The Machine

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Rebel, rebel and yell
'Cause our people still dwell in hell
Locked in a cell
Yes, the structure's a cell
Mad is the story I tell
How long can we wait?
Come on, seein' what's at stake
Action for reaction
If your mind's in a somewhat complacent state
Get a check up
This is a stick up
Our freedom or your life
Lord, I wish I could be peacful
But there can be no sequel

Now freedom must be fundamental
In Johannesburg or South Central
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On the mic, 'cause someone should tell 'em
To kick in the township rebellion

Yeah, what about that, sucker?

Yeah, so you thought you could get with the hardlines
That fill your mind
Thoughts, battles fought
And lessons taught
Yes I'll display the fitness
And flip like a gymnast
Raise my fist and resist
Asleep, though we stand in the midst
Of a war
Gotta get mine
Gotta get more
Keepin' the mic warm against the norm
'Cause what does it offer me?
I think often it's nothin' but a coffin

Gotta get wreck
Till our necks never swing on a rope
From here to the cape of no hope

Now freedom must be fundamental
In Johannesburg or South Central
On the mic, 'cause someone should tell 'em
To kick in the township rebellion

Why stand on a silent platform?
Fight the war, fuck the norm
Why stand on a silent platform?
Fight the war, fuck the norm
Why stand on a silent platform?
Fight the war, fuck the norm
Why stand on a silent platform?
Fight the war, fuck the norm

Why stand on a silent platform?
Fight the war, fuck the norm
Why stand on a silent platform?
Fight the war, fuck the norm
Why stand on a silent platform?
Fight the war, fuck the norm
Why stand on a silent platform?
Fight the war, fuck the norm

What's it gonna take?
Freeeeeeeeee !
Shackle their minds when they're bent on the cross
When ignorance reigns, life is lost
Shackle their minds when they're left on the cross
When ignorance reigns, life is lost
Shackled our minds when we're bent on the cross
When ignorance reigns, life is lost
Shackled our minds when we're left on the cross
When ignorance reigns, life is lost, lost, lost!
Shackle your minds and you're left on the cross!
When ignorance reigns, life is lost!
Just shackle your minds when you're bent on the cross!
When ignorance reigns, life is lost, lost!

Why stand on a silent platform?
Fight the war, fuck the norm
Why stand on a silent platform?
Fight the war, fuck the norm
Why stand on a silent platform?
Fight the war, fuck the norm
Why stand on a silent platform?
Fight the war, fuck the norm






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On our way to an English lesson | Reviewer: Jason Cowin | 3/23/13

Pumped up and jacked were you there just to attack or conform or to be there to get kicked out or to then end up just like them when we cant just except that things are just the way they arent then we begin to be able in a preamble to interpret how wrong we were to ever think we could portrait seriously that man in to kill a mockingbird who was really already dead and put him up and break his arm again the injustice of the suffering a loss

Johannesburg or South Central - South Africa | Reviewer: Shahir | 8/19/12

I never realized how intelligent RATM was in their lyrical abilities and their extensive knowledge of injustice around the world. I am South African and I knew this song had something to do with the townships here in S.A. During the Apartheid years, many blacks were forced out of wherever they lived and were sent to live in dirty, derelict and poverty-stricken places which have since been called 'townships'. They suffered there and many today still do. It was worse back then, blacks were sick of it! From the years 1970 - 1990, there was mass rebellion in S.A. by blacks and other people of colour against the racist white government. This song really captures the anger and feelings of masses sick of living in poverty and makes them want to fuckin speak up for their rights! Fight for their rights!
Freakin good job, RATM



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