"Zapata's Blood" as written by and De La Rocha/commerford/morello/wilk....
Zapata's blood
Wasn't spilt in vain
So now the most poor wage war
To reclaim their name

Zapata's blood

Wasn't spilt in vain

So now the most poor wage war
To reclaim their terrain

On January 1st , 1994
The indigenous farmers of Southern Mexico
Declared war on an unjust
and illegitimate government

Out of the debt of the most wild, the most poor
Came a just arm struggle
for democracy, justice, and liberty
And it won't stop until that 65 year old dictatorship,
the Partido Revolucionario Institucional
(Institutional Revolutionary Party) is buried in the
ground
and the people's voice is heard once again

Yeah

So check it out:
On January 1st, of 94 they became known as
the Zapatista movement
And they have a saying, and I want you all to
sing along with me real quick.
It goes something like this
It goes everything for everyone...
and nothing for ourselves.
Everything for everyone, and nothing for ourselves.
Everything for everyone, and nothing for ourselves.
Everything for everyone, and nothing for ourselves.
Yeah, sing that shit...
Everything for everyone, and nothing for ourselves.
Everything for everyone, and nothing for ourselves.
Everything for everyone, and nothing for ourselves.
Everything for everyone, and nothing for ourselves...


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    General CommentThey did a piece on the zapatistas on their recent live documentary. and they're right
    Lets_kill_musicon July 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentive got this song on "the battle of Mexico City" dvd but does anyone know if they put it onto a cd?
    RenegadeOfFunkon June 26, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti believe its on their Live and Rare Cd its an import so its almost $30 at most cd stores
    JackH83on November 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe Zapata this song is surely referencing is Emiliano Zapata, a past leader of the Mexican Revolution, Zapata was ambushed into a meeting and gunned to deth.
    marquiceriseon March 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti don't think it's about Emiliano Zapata himself.Zapata fought during early XX century and the events in the song take place in 1994, when Zapatistas, people from Chiapas district, mainly native mexicans, descendants of mayan and other indians decide to uprise.they called themselves zapatistas cause their main aim was the same as Zapatas, tierra y libertad, ground and liberty, their first leader turned out to be a white teacher, one of few whites among Zapatistas. They even captured capital of chiapas, San Cristobal de las Casas, so now government moved capital to Tuxtla Gutierrez.The revolution ended in foggz circumstances, nobodz came to compromise, and now zapatistas are hiding in chiapas mountains, for me one of the most beautiful views in the world, but nobodz knows who they are and what they really want now, we onlz know their leader, Marcos
    delogon September 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsounds like communism to me!!
    99greenballoonson March 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthey want to be free and independent, does't have to be communism
    delogon April 16, 2007   Link

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