"Something's Got To Give" as written by Michael Louis Diamond, Adam Horovitz, Adam Nathaniel Yauch, Mark Ramos Nishita and Mario Caldato Jr.....
I wish for peace between the races
Someday we shall all be one

Why fight yourself?
This one's called Rectify

There's something coming to the surface
There's fire all around
But this is all illusion

I've seen better days than this one
I've seen better nights than this one
Tension is rebuilding
Something's got to give
Something's got to give

Someday, we shall all be one

Jesus Christ, we're nice


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"Somethings Got to Give" as written by Adam Nathaniel Yauch Adam Horovitz

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    General Commentthis song has such a good beat. one of my favourites. it kind of reminds me of sublime.
    maggotbrainon June 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe video clip for this song is just a load of american bombers blowing up stuff.
    its a peace and anti-war song.
    Lonsdale_londonon June 06, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song seems to document the spiritual awakening of Yauch. The video has a lot of horrible examples of human nature until you get to the part where Yauch smashes his own handgun with a sledge hammer, ensuring that it would never be used on another human being. The look on his face is one of genuine joy & relief. Just another unusual topic for a hip hop song that goes completely against the grain. The Beasties had no trouble expressing ideas like this. It definitely didn't gain them any popularity. I don't remember any of the singles from Check Your Head being popular at all. So What'cha Want did well years later after Sabotage. Make no mistake, this was a huge risk for them. But as always it worked. 20 years later, I still believe Check Your Head hasn't yet found it's full audience. This whole album is truly a masterpiece with timeless hip hop & ideas that came from the heart.
    kanoe13on June 08, 2012   Link

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