They've given me a mission
Don't really know the game, yeah
I'm bent on submission
Religion is to blame
I'm the new messiah
Death Angel with a gun
Dangerous in my silence
Deadly to my cause

Speak to me the pain you feel
Speak the word
The word is all of us

I've given my life to become what I am
To preach the new beginning
To make you understand
To reach some point of order
Utopia in mind, you've got to learn
To sacrifice, to leave what's now behind

Speak to me the pain you feel
Speak the word
The word is all of us
Speak the word
The word is all of us

Seven years of power
The corporation claw
The rich control the government, the media the law
To make some kind of difference
Then everyone must know
Eradicate the fascists, revolution will grow

The system we learn says we're equal under law
But the streets are reality, the weak and poor will fall
Let's tip the power balance and tear down their crown
Educate the masses, we'll burn the White House down

Speak to me the pain you feel
Speak to me the pain you feel
Speak the word (revolution)
The word is all of us
Speak the word (revolution)
The word is all of us
Speak the word
The word is all of us
Speak the Word
The word is all of us


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  • +2
    General CommentExodus is right that this is about how passionately Nikki feels about his new role as the "angel with a gun", but there's something else too. He's not just a devil with a gun, but an angel, and he's going around getting the testimony of the "weak and poor", enlisting their tacit or passive alliance in X's cause.

    Problem with this brand of lunacy is it's both sane and rational, and raises valid complaints, which will never be addressed, let alone redressed, in our regime.
    balshanon January 27, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis part of "Mindcrime" shows how Nicky originally feels about the things he's doing. He thinks he's doing what needs to be done. Killing for a better future.
    Exodus5on March 07, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSpeak is an excellent song. He says "Religion is to blame," so he isn't speaking to the real God. To him, God is Dr. X. He thinks of himself as "the new messiah" because he is the messenger of "God."
    stripping1on September 12, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat Song.
    Zughiaqon September 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of the greatest songs ever
    Anilandon April 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^ This album is incredible
    Lateralus518on March 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHe's feeling uneasy with god. In The Mission he falls in love with Mary. She "washes his sins away". He's calling to god, telling him to speak to him.
    digitalmanMKIIon September 04, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits about all of us, unite as one, speak the word.
    spanishrockon November 11, 2013   Link

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