"Ambush" as written by Massimiliano A. Cavalera, Andreas Rudolf Kisser, Igor Cavalera and Paulo Xisto Jr. Pinto....
Screaming
For more justice
Amazonia burns
Can you hear them?

I'll fight
To save another day
So join us
And we'll make them leave this land

Threatening
To kill how we feel
(But) if we stop them it'll be worth dying for

When you go down!
When you go down motherfucker!
When you go down!
When you go down fighting!

When you go down!
When you go down motherfucker!
When you go down!
When you go down fighting!
Motherfucker!

When you go down!
When you go down motherfucker!
When you go down!
When you go down fighting!

When you go down!
When you go down motherfucker!
When you go down!
When you go down fighting!

Why? Why? Why? Why?
Why? Why? Why? Why?


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"Ambush" as written by Igor Cavalera Andreas Rudolf Kisser

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    General CommentThis song is in fact a tribute to Chico Mendes. "He was a Brazilian rubber tapper, unionist and environmental activist. He fought to stop the logging of the Amazon Rainforest to clear land for cattle ranching, and founded a national union of rubber tappers in an attempt to preserve their profession and the rainforest that it relied upon. He was murdered in 1988 by ranchers opposed to his activism". (wikipedia)

    I knew little of Sepultura prior to the release of this album. My first copy of this album was a re-recorded tape with mediocre sound quality which I got through a friend of mine who disliked "noisy death metal". I was hooked on 1st listen, & while I had given many of the tracks a repeated listen, Ambush was the standout. It got 10 plays, easily.

    There is such ferocity packed into within the brevity of this song, both musically & lyrically. The guitars, the drums, the tribal jam, the gunfire, the rhythm... I can remember deciphering the lyrics, saying "is he talking about the destruction of the rainforest"? I felt so surprised and yet so empowered - It was so heavy and yet it had something real to say - This music was important.
    Khaoson September 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI imagine its about tribal war, this song being about the perspective about a tribe smaller than the one thats about to wipe them out, like, inevtiably. and its a call to arms even though your going to get fucked over.

    it feels kinda short...maybe its cause when your ambushed, you go down fightin...but not for very long x|
    steveybon February 14, 2006   Link

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