"Bombtrack" as written by and De La Rocha/commerford/morello/wilk....
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    General CommentWell you must be misinformed as well, forget the stars, because America was established on the east coast, so expanding all the way to it would mean America would stay on the east coast, so I believe you should be more informed before making claims. And btw, it wasn't the idea of expanding to the east coast, it was actually a doctrine that the good, ol' US of A had the right and duty to expand throughout the North American Continent.

    Kids....
    hednirvanaon June 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is just an angry outlash at the people who now live and control and own the land that used to belong to mexico, which was forcefully taken in the Mexican war. Pretty much all you guys were true, i really dont know why you guys are all squabbling like children.
    "landlords and power whores(america) holds all my people they took turns(controlled, enslaved) dispute their suits, i ignite and then watch em burn(anger, duh!)
    wrinkledPholeon September 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song isn't about Zapatistas (indians in mexico dealing with the mexican land divisions)... its about Native Americans in the US... this song was written before the movement even was known...

    Landlords and power whores (the feds)
    On my people they took turns (opression)
    Dispute the suits I ignite (treaties, lawsuits, rebellion, etc.)
    And then watch 'em burn (burn as in deny them...)

    now he says he is gonna fight back

    they are gonna burn... as in its their turn.. so the one guy is right... but its about US Native Americans.. hence the manifest destiny.. oh and he was using that to explain their justification for their opression

    oh.. and forget the stars... stupideest guy ever.. listening to rage=dumb? name one more band of the 90s that reached out politically to as many ppl? you can't... you were to busy listening to the ""underground"" ""beats"" of Limp Bizkit and Korn? wren't ya? u pansy
    diggledogon March 23, 2003   Link
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    General Commentkinda straightforward song of aggression. anyway he sings here "f*ck Manifest Destiny". Manifest Destiny was a 19th centurey social concept in the US claiming America was a nation chosen by God to lead the rest of the world out of "darkness"; that it was America's "destiny" to do so.
    deltajoyon January 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti play this track all the time with my band. i love playign the riffs, some of the best they've done. even if it was their first track released :)
    piesupremeon April 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat opening to a great bands career, check out that funk!
    broken_spiralon May 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyou actually are all misinformed, when zack said "enough i call the bluff, manifest destiny" he was actually stating that america was not just trying to gain land like they said, they were actually just searching for more controll

    children....
    jretardon July 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAssholes...
    bizarreon July 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI hate to disagree with you all, but Deltajoy was right. If you don't believe him or me, just check it out at...

    pbs.org/kera/usmexicanwar/dialogues/prelude/manifest/…

    rage-fan2002on July 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentBest ratm song, but yeah im not into ratm too muich but the guitar in this song is just so mad, i love it. But yeah it is a pretty agressive song.
    Edgyon July 17, 2002   Link

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