They say that in war
That truth be the first casualty
So I dig in selector
I the resurrector
Fly my shit sever your neck
Wider than ever
With my tongue dipped in funk arsenic
Burn this illusion, this lie
This straight arson shit
Your arsenal stripped
Power ain’t full jackets and clips
It’s my ability to define phenomenon
Raw Crenshaw ‘84
Boogie down before
L.A. when the war break off
Where you be take off
Stand in full face off
With the M1 millimeter
Let the rhythm of the chamber hit ‘em
Let the rich play catch with ‘em
Better yet make ‘em eat ‘em and shit ‘em
Till they so full of holes
That they drown in their own
I’m like a nail stuck
In the wrist of they Christmas
Don’t need radio
To leave their family a witness

Muhammad and Christ would life
Would lay your body down
To a tune so wild international
In the desert full of bullets
Let your body rot
With my chrome with my verse
With my body rock

In this era where DJs behave
Be paid to be slaves
We raid airwaves to be sane
And what’s raining from the station
Cash fascination
Like living dead fed agents
Distract us fast
From a disaster’s wrath for sure
Air war was flooded like the 9th ward
On the AM, on the AM
Turn and face them
Hatred and mayhem
Slay them, dangerous
I take razor steps
It’s the swing from the bling
To the bang on the left
It’s the murderous return
Boom back full strap
Your six that got clipped
You can’t clap back
With minimal lift
And criminal flow
I’m killing them soft
And billing them for
Everything stole
And once again I’m that nail
In the wrist of they Christmas
Watch me make their family a witness

Muhammad and Christ would life
Would lay your body down
To a tune so wild international
In the desert full of bullets
Let your body rot
With my chrome with my verse
With my body rock

Muhammad and Christ would life
Would lay your body down
To a tune so wild international
In the desert full of bullets
Let your body rot
With my chrome with my verse
With my body rock

International
International

Muhammad and Christ would life
Would lay your body down
To a tune so wild international
In the desert full of bullets
Let your body rot
With my chrome with my verse
With my body rock

Muhammad and Christ would life
Would lay your body down
To a tune so wild international
In the desert full of bullets
Let your body rot
With my chrome with my verse
With my body rock






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  • +2
    General Commentlove this song! you guys see the video?
    MCSquidon September 28, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFirst one to comment on any One Day as a Lion song!

    His flow is siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick! (and meaning is basically self explanatory)
    sodanishwaslikeon August 04, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfyi i copied these lyrics directly off the one day as a lion website prior to the EP being released so if the words are are incorrect well, i guess thats why
    LA1127on August 13, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningY'all need to drop the bias and realize religion doesn't start wars, people in positions of power start wars. Those in various positions of power twist religion to justify their actions, but without it is by their own ambitions that they perpetrate violence and oppression.

    [Wikipedia]

    When Zack de la Rocha was asked about the song, he said,
    �...that song is a response to the way we saw the U.S. government try to reframe the conflicts of the world. Particularly when the Soviet Union had collapsed, there was no way to subject the country to the kind of fear needed to justify what I consider to be an ill distribution of wealth. After 9/11 you could see that reframing taking place. The specter of Communism no longer haunted the U.S., justifying its actions in Latin America and all over the world. What filled that void were Al Qaeda and the Muslim world in general. That song is, in an abstract way, addressing the way the right has distracted people from this huge rush of wealth from the bottom to the top.
    Beyond that, I’m speaking toward a deeper sentiment that I feel and I know a lot of people feel. Most of the songs have to do with redemptive moments that come in the face of some real indignity. And that’s the current that I’m trying to tap into, because I think that for a lot of people – for the real participants who live in the shadows and work at car washes and are forced to cross the border and are struggling and facing the real economic consequences – they’re often left out off the debate because of the language they speak or even the terminology that they use.
    So it stems from my own frustration. It stems from seeing how things have been developing politically, and watching so much dissatisfaction and people very upset about the way the country is going. And watching all of that frustration steered back into a more traditional political process.�

    When told the song seemed anti-religious, he said,

    â€�I don’t see it as an anti-religious song. I see it as the West has been using Christianity as a way to justify its actions when in reality, those figures, Christ and Muhammad, were rebels. These two religious figures have been co-opted to justify power, although they fought against the abuses of power and the expansion of empire. It’s almost like, what would Christ and Muhammad do?"
    JediMobiuson January 17, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song
    Is just so so so good. I cannot describe in words.
    Especially the chorus.
    oh liviaon August 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't know about "self explanatory"... it's more like Zach de la Rocha saying random political stuff.
    foxhazeon August 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's more like he's expressing his (beautiful, poetic) distaste for international wars fought in the name of religion/religious figures. which seems to be the center of every war in these Godless days. :P
    onethinwallawayon September 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthese days? Every days. Remember the crusades? Religion has been the cause of ALOT of wars.
    jerry94on November 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt sounds like he says
    "Muhammad and Christ would like
    To lay your body down"

    "Muhammad and Christ would life" doesn't make sense to me, though.
    LilJohnAYon December 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlyric sheet that comes with the CD says "Both Muhammad and Christ word life would lay your body down"

    kinda doesn't make sense, unless u say "Muhammad's and Christ's"
    thought that, it would mean the very religious figures which we fight in the name of would in fact not approve of what we do and actually taught against such behavior, obviously..
    MasterExploder117on January 06, 2009   Link

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