"Killing In The Name (Live)" as written by and De La Rocha/commerford/morello/wilk....
Killing in the name of!

Some of those that work forces, are the same that burn crosses
Some of those that work forces, are the same that burn crosses
Some of those that work forces, are the same that burn crosses
Some of those that work forces, are the same that burn crosses

Killing in the name of!
Killing in the name of

And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya, now you're under control
And now you do what they told ya, now you're under control
And now you do what they told ya, now you're under control
And now you do what they told ya, now you're under control


Those who died are justified, for wearing the badge, they're the chosen whites
You justify those that died by wearing the badge, they're the chosen whites
Those who died are justified, for wearing the badge, they're the chosen whites
You justify those that died by wearing the badge, they're the chosen whites

Some of those that burn crosses, are the same that hold office
Some of those that burn crosses, are the same that hold office
Some of those that burn crosses, are the same that hold office
Some of those that burn crosses, are the same that hold office


Killing in the name of!
Killing in the name of

And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya, now you're under control
And now you do what they told ya, now you're under control
And now you do what they told ya, now you're under control
And now you do what they told ya, now you're under control

Those who died are justified, for wearing the badge, they're the chosen whites
You justify those that died by wearing the badge, they're the chosen whites
Those who died are justified, for wearing the badge, they're the chosen whites
You justify those that died by wearing the badge, they're the chosen whites
Come on!


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

Motherfucker!



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    General CommentWhen Rage play this song live Zach de la Rocha adds a little extra hard hitting verse. On the album version he says that some "who work forces" ie the police are white supremists wether overtly, in that they burn crosses, or covertly. But when playing live he adds that the same goes for those in the white house. GENIUS!!
    ordealon October 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentdamn right man. great little verse! bet he'd thought of it while recording!
    VodkaLixon October 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentU think that epic told him not to put it in?

    P.S hopefully we can have a discusion about this gr8 song without the arguements, ignorance and people just saying "This song is good", that are on the other entry for it.
    ordealon October 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThere's also another version of killing in the name, where Zack does the same thing with the second verse but instead of "hold office", its "some of those that work forces, are the same that burn churches!". not as ryhthmically sweet, but still a great line.
    Calm Like a Bombon December 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think he goes, "Some of those that burn crosses, are the same that hold office"

    Badass song
    adam07on April 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentR.A.T.M is my favorite band of all time no questions asked. this exemplafies their work
    insane metal fanon April 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentrage against the machine... they r brilliant.
    i bow for their brilliance...
    looks up and sees u guys lookin at me as if i'm a mental patent.
    WHAT??! BOW U IDIOTS!!!
    Allamahon April 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is wicked song...especially when played live at the Democratic Convention 2000 when the riots broke loose...and he hates american politics....great work Zac
    Meekatharra Bushmanon May 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentZach de La Rocha is really a government agent.
    kufiron November 26, 2007   Link

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