"Snakecharmer" as written by and Wilk/morello/commerford/de La Rocha....
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  • +2
    General CommentTo minorxxthreat who says quote "Nothing is keeping you in America". I hate that love it or leave it shit. Fuck you I have every right to hate this country and still stay and try to change it. By the way I guess nothing was keeping the poor in New Orleans during Katrina right? Idiot
    thomas3457on September 12, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Your friendship is a fog
    That disappears when the wind redirects
    You interested in you.."

    zack is screaming about how he feels betrayed by a president (or another political figure) who, while running for office, puts up a front pretending like s/he cares about your needs but really is just lying and will do anything to get you to punch that hole next to their name on the ballot. kinda like how snakecharmers manipulate snakes..
    pr0parationson June 07, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentits about how empty and souless the amercan dream is, and how its really a great tool for social control
    ruairion September 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentoh, come on minorxxthreat, that's a bunch of bull, first of all, if you buy into the "if you don't like america, just leave" you are missing the entire point of RATM's politics. Most people agree that the U.S. makes things very good for the people living in the U.S. When they set up dictatorships in Central America that cause the deaths of thousands of people in order that people can buy bannanas for a few cents cheeper it didn't hurt anybody in the U.S. too much. It hurt people not in the U.S.

    The whole thing about "If you don't like it leave" doesn't make any sense because most of what the U.S. does wrong that people don't like about it is what they do to everybody else and leaving just makes you one of the everybody else that the U.S. likes to crap all over.
    likeabrokenpromiseon November 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is actually about how we are expected to grow up and become businessmen and workers for the system, and that any "illusions", "ideals", should be left behind in order to "serve" for the country. It is about the troubles of trying to do something you life, when all of society wants you to do something else.
    Tbabystillzon March 04, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThank you, Tbaby, for injecting some obviousness into the conversation. This song is about how we're expected to have our mind set on a career, dedicate ourselves to that career, and always be loyal. That's how it was back in our parents' time when they would spend 10 hours a day working at a factory for 30 years.

    Likewise, the megacapitalist businesses want that same loyalty, but it's at a higher cost now. Women must also work to make means meet. Kids are thrown into a defunct educational system. All for the benefit of whom? It certainly isn't my wallet. I know that's for damn sure.

    Extremely underrated song that I wish got more (or any at all) playing time.
    ZeroRepeatedOneon January 20, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment(Left channel - 26 years in this stage)
    (you're 26 years in this stage)

    The song was written in 96 when Zack was 26 years old. Just thought I'd point that out if it can be of help to anyone.
    Hunter/Huntedon May 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyer right....

    Personally I think this is the most creative Rage song ever recorded......The weird Tom riff......The middle part (guitar..."yeah"....Guitar....drum solo) and the refrain? It kicks ass.
    TakeOnSnakeon July 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like this song
    divicanon March 22, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like him screaming "YOU! YES YOU!"
    Visceral Bleedingon June 06, 2003   Link

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