"Guerrilla Radio" as written by and Tom Morello Tim Commerford....
Transmission third world war third round
A decade of the weapon of sound above ground
No shelter if youre looking for shade
I lick shots at the brutal charade
As the polls close like a casket
On truth devoured
Silent play in the shadow of power
A spectacle monopolized
The cameras eyes on choice disguised
Was it cast for the mass who burn and toil?
Or for the vultures who thirst for blood and oil?
Yes a spectacle monopolized
They hold the reins, stole your eyes
All the fistagons the bullets and bombs
Who stuff the banks
Who staff the party ranks
More for Gore or the son of a drug lord
None of the above fuck it cut the cord

Lights out guerilla Radio
Turn that shit up

Contact I highjacked the frequencies
Blockin the beltway
Move on DC
Way past the days of bombin MCs
Sound off Mumia guan be free
Who gottem yo check the federal file
All you pen devils know the trial was vile
Army of pigs try to silence my style
Off em all out that box its my radio dial


Lights out guerilla Radio
Turn that shit up

It has to start somewhere
It has to start sometime
What better place than here
What better time than nowAll hell cant stop us now
All hell cant stop us nowAll hell cant stop us now
All hell cant stop us now
All hell cant stop us now
All hell cant stop us now


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  • +4
    General CommentOh yeah other events...

    1) protest outside of the stock market

    2) the 2000 democratic convention

    3) Tibetan Freedom Concert

    4) donated concert proceeds to:
    Friends & Family of Mumia Abu-Jamal; Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting; the National Commission for Democracy in Mexico; Zapatista Front For National Liberation; and Women Alive.

    5) "March Of Conscience" against sweatshop labor
    (Morello Arrested)

    6) Zack de la Rocha before a full session of the International Commission of Human Rights of the United Nations on the case of Abu-Jamal

    7) Timmy C, Brad Wilk and Tom Morello from Rage Against the Machine participate in the protest against the Free Trade Area of the Americas

    there are many more thing they have done...

    but I think I've made my point
    rage-fan2002on June 21, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General Commentit's actually a shame we don't have more bands out there like Rage Against the Machine to speak up against what society deems worthy of a "good nation" ...all the while The Individual is trapped in a conformist world with the mentality that one person is incapable of changing the world. All i have to say is, try sleeping in a room with a mosquito. Rage Against the Machine made a difference by saying "we may not be totally right, but we won't stand for what we think is wrong." Fight the Man, take the power back. Peace
    bluenoteon February 17, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentits about a hijacking of sorts, of the radio airwaves as a medium for revolution, activism and protest. also contains some parts concerning mumia
    deltajoyon January 29, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think Rage was an awsome band. They really have made many people aware of problems and issues that affect our government today. As for what they have done other than speak out about the issues is actually participate. Two people come to mind...Leonard Peltier, and Mumia Abu-Jamal. Rage has held benefits to help free them, as they were unfairly placed in jail. Rage has recognized this and has tried to do something about it. They've done many other things to...by listening to their music and learning what their lyrics mean, I have become interested in taking action, and I am sure they have had the same affect on many other people.

    Sign the Clemency for Leonard Peltier petition at:
    petitiononline.com/Clemency/…

    Sign the Free Mumia petition at:
    petitiononline.com/carrie/…

    Free Leonard Peltier and Mumia Abu-Jamal

    Rage Lives On
    rage-fan2002on June 21, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment'Fuck authority.' What an original premise. Your friends must be really bright fellas.
    The Irish Guyon April 18, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSimple, yet sad how you confuse it all. Thinking your extensive vocabulary brings more power to your words when all you do is speak the same bullshit. There messege is real. Its about zapatistas and how they are treated. Only in that way do they say fuck the gov.. So fuck off you assholes, your blotting up the site.
    My WeeK GeEkon April 30, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNothing face youre a fucking retard rages songs do not sound all the same they arent limp dick if you dont like the way tom plays thats fine but saying the songs all sound the same is very insulting and is just an oppinion its idiocy
    ilikemusic69on May 15, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentInternet tough guy alert. I sense major fail in this sector.
    ErdTirdManson May 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFirst off, not many punk bands talk about political issues, you have a delusioned sense of the punk music scene. And what are you talking about with rage being failry good musicians? They are some of the most intelligent and creative musicians out there. And sick of that fucking distorted crap? Plz, Tom Morrelo is one of the most innovative guitarists out there.
    ian1827on April 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's funny how when he said many bands speak out about political issues and he could only name a couple, and they're the ones mtv is practically spoon feeding to us..
    kill_your_idolson April 18, 2002   Link

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