The underlying theme here is the desperation of the world economies puppeted by the globalization of the United States....
Tha sistas are in so check tha front line
It seems I spent the '80s in a Haiti state of
Mind
Cast me into classes for electro shock
Straight incarcerated, the curriculum a cell
Block
I'm swimming in half thruts and it makes me
Wanna spit
Instructor come separate the healthy form tha
Sick
Ya weigh me on a scale I'm smellin'
Burnt skin
It's dark now in Dachau and I'm screamin' from
Within
'Cause I'm cell locked in tha doctrines of tha
Right
Enslaved by dogma, ya talk about my birthrights
Yet at every turn I'm runnin' into
Hells gates
So I grip tha connan like fanon an pass tha
Shells to my classmates
'Cause tha bosses right ta live is mine ta die
So I'm goin' out heavy sorta like mount tai
Wit tha five centuries of penitentiary so let
Tha guilty hang
In tha year of tha boomerang
I got no prosperity but yo I'm a piece of it
So let tha guilty hang
In tha year of tha boomerang
And now it's upon you


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  • +4
    General CommentActually, the song is based on a speech by Franz Fanton, an Algerian revolutionary who fought in the anti-imperialist war against France. He claimed that there will be a "Year of the Boomerang" in which all of the misery and inequality that imperialism created will come back and hit global capitalism on the face.
    Tbabystillzon February 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt has to do with teaching/classrooms and the government's control over them. He mentions school curriculums and classrooms, and then talks about gripping the cannon(gun) like Fanon(Revolutionary thinker on equality and colinization) and then passing the shells(bullets) to the classmates. Zack is talking about how the classroom is an extention of the goverment and is an attempt to take you under their control while falsly promising you a better life under their leadership(like the European colonies in Africa)while only using you for profit. And how he understood this and is "passing the shells to my classmates" or giving the information on this to his classmates so that they won't take the bait. Metaphorically, it could also represent what he was doing with rage. Bringing understanding to the ignorant.
    At least that's my take on it. Correct me if you think I'm wrong.
    Pirate1019on March 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWell first of all i just want to say that this whole song is named after a speech Frantz Fanon wrote hence the "grip the cannon like fanon...". Year of the Boomerang is about how all the colonies of britian and france will one day rise up defeat these world powers. Fanon was also big into the France conflict in Algeria and wrote a book called Wretched of the Earth... tried reading it once but well it was kinda boring.

    INmytree i think the right hes refering to is the conservative/right wing group. also when i think of dogma i think of church and churches are usually rightwing. BUt in all what i see it as is the right wings attempts to destroy civil liberties (hence the patriot act).
    Uncleanjoeon June 03, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"This European opulence is literally scandolous, for it has been founded on slavery, it has been nourished with the blood of slaves and it comes directly from the soil and the subsoil of the under-developed world."
    -Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth.
    Pugachevon May 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is about zack's years as a teenager
    awson June 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat is the "haiti state of mind" referring to?
    sean7711on July 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about him in a classroom setting, and listening to all the bullshit the teacher is trying to shove down his throat. he now realizes that all the shit the teacher said was crap and made him feel like jew in a concentration, inferior(according to the nazis)(well decipherred by alltherage91). at the end he talks about standin up and telling the truth and letting the guilty pay for crap they told in the classroom. another clue to decoding this song lies in the title "year of the boomerang". think about what a boomerang does...you throw it, it comes right back, so he trying to say its his turn to have a go at the injustice and lies that were present in the classroom.
    wrinkledPholeon September 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentall the rage has it right
    SENORgraciosoon March 09, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWrinkled is also right "Straight incarcerated, the curriculum a cell block" just proves his point. Rage has a couple songs explaining the fact that schools teach some propaganda. While i attended school i was never taught the complete atrosities "White America" did toward the indians. This just proves that everything a teacher teaches may not be completely accurate.
    godisadrugon March 11, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is comparing education and teenage life to slavery, the holocaust, etc..
    SENORgraciosoon June 15, 2003   Link

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