May 29 2011

Rage Against The Machine “Sleep Now In The Fire” Lyrics and Music Video

Rage Against The Machine Sleep Now In The Fire

The music video for the song which was directed by Michael Moore with cinematography by Welles Hackett, features the band playing in front of the New York Stock Exchange, intercut with scenes from a satire of the popular television game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire which is named “Who Wants to Be Filthy F#&%ing Rich”. Quoted at the end of the song is Republican politician Gary Bauer stating that, “a band called ‘The Machine Rages On’ – er – ‘Rage Against the Machine’, that band is anti-family and it’s pro-terrorist”, following an incident outside of fellow Republican Alan Keyes’ 2000 primary campaign town hall event, where Keyes jumped into a mosh pit formed while Rage Against the Machine was playing. Actor Garrett Wang is briefly seen in the video enjoying the music.

The shoot for the music video on January 26, 2000, caused the doors of the New York Stock Exchange to be closed. In fact, the Stock Exchange locked its doors mid-day in response to fears of crowds gathering to watch the filming. This was not recorded as a closure as trading on the exchange floor continued uninterrupted.

“We decided to shoot this video in the belly of the beast”, said Moore, who was detained by police for an hour and threatened with arrest during the shooting of the video, as the band had a permit that allowed them on the premises, but did not have a sound permit. The band was escorted from the site by security, after band members attempted to gain entry into the Exchange.

The video was nominated at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards for Best Rock Video but lost to Limp Bizkit’s “Break Stuff”, causing the infamous incident where bassist Tim Commerford climbed a large piece of the award show set in protest of losing to Limp Bizkit.

Rage Against The Machine “Sleep Now In The Fire” Music Video

Rage Against The Machine Sleep Now In The Fire Lyrics

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Buy Rage Against the Machine's Sleep Now in theFire

YEAAAH!

The world is my expense
The cost of my desire
Jesus blessed me with its future
And I protect it with fire
So raise your fists and march around
Dont dare take what you need
I’ll jail and bury those committed
And smother the rest in greed
Crawl with me into tomorrow
Or i’ll drag you to your grave
I’m deep inside your children
They’ll betray you in my name

Hey!
Hey!
Sleep now in the fire

Hey!
Hey!
Sleep now in the fire

The lie is my expense
The scope with my desire
The party blessed me with its future
And i protect it with fire
I am the nina, the pinta, the santa maria
The noose and the rapist, the fields overseer
The agents of orange
The priests of hiroshima
The cost of my desire
Sleep now in the fire

Hey!
Hey!
Sleep now in the fire

Hey!
Hey!
Sleep now in the fire

For it’s the end of history
It’s caged and frozen still
There is no other pill to take
So swallow the one
That makes you ill
The nina, the pinta, the santa maria
The noose and the rapist, the fields’ overseer
The agents of orange
The priests of hiroshima
The cost of my desire
Sleep now in the fire

YEAAAH!

Sleep now in the fire!
Sleep now in the fire!
Sleep now in the fire!
Sleep now in the fire!


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May 17 2011

Flipsyde “Act Like a Cop Did It” — Lyrics & Music Video

Flipsyde “Act Like a Cop Did It”

Featured Artists Flipsyde are back stronger than ever with their new music video “Act Like A Cop Did It”. “Act Like a Cop Did It” is about riots that occurred in Oakland Ca, when there where two separate instanced of BART Police shooting and killing unarmed people.

“Act Like a Cop Did It” asks the question, “If you get so upset when a cop kills somebody, why don’t you get upset when a drug dealer kills someone? Why don’t you act like a cop did it and do something to stop them drug related murders?”

Silenced No More helped to produce the special effects for this video.

Enjoy Flipsyde’s “Act Like a Cop Did It” Music Video

Flipsyde “Act Like a Cop Did It” Lyrics

Buy Flipsyde's "Act Like a Cop Did It"

Buy Flipsyde's "Act Like a Cop Did It"

And every time another kid shot down,
face down,
laid out,
bleedin’ out on the school grounds;
And every time a little girl get sent,
by a grown man pimp,
selling everything waist down;
And every time another wife gets snatched,
car-jacked,
get slapped,
straight raped in the worst way;

And every time a little boy’s paralyzed with a bullet in the spine cause a thug had a bad day;
We should act like a cop did it.

Go crazy, mosh-pit it.
Just roll, just rock with it.
Life is life and death is death so baby why should it matter if I did it?
I’ma ride to the finish.
All the grown men and women been tryin’ to make the killin’ stop.
We need justice, and it don’t matter the color, a trigger happy thug or a trigger happy cop. But let’s act like a cop did it.

YOU GET YOURS, YEAH, AND I’LL GET MINE.
NO ONE HERE’S GONNA GET OUTTA LINE.
WE ARE LIVING IN TROUBLED TIMES.
WE’RE COMIN’ UP, YEAH WE’RE GONNA SURVIVE.

I have a reverence for life,
I hate it when we lose it in the night.
Ass whipped shootin’ cause you losin’ in a fight.
15, cruisin’ in a buick feelin’ right.
Drunk and high ’til you lose it and you lose your whole life.
And then we light a candle and we put you on a shirt.
And then we bow our heads and we cry cause it hurts.
And the preacher man tells us God had a plan so you had to go to heaven, only God understands.

A lot of real people that was raised in the hood
and they rep for the hood and they sweat for the hood.
Wage war on killers messin’ the hood and they protest the system stressin’ the hood.
Feelin’ like I might be next in the hood face down with a bullet in my back on the track.
Just make sure if I get clapped in the back it don’t matter if the murderer is BLUE or he’s BLACK.

YOU GET YOURS, YEAH, AND I’LL GET MINE.
NO ONE HERE’S GONNA GET OUTTA LINE.
WE ARE LIVING IN TROUBLED TIMES.
WE’RE COMIN’ UP, YEAH WE’RE GONNA SURVIVE.

Just lift every voice and scream.
For the women and the children that live in pain.
And the 18 and ups that vote for change
and look down and see they’re still shackled up in chains.
I’ma start with home.
Label it a no wrong zone
get some other grown folks we can guard our own.
Draw a line in the concrete, set the tone.

Come up in here wrong and we snappin’ bones.
Little kids can’t even walk across the street, without you ridin’ by doin’ 93.
And you kickin’ in the doors of these families,
stealin’ everything they worked for and leave with ease.
It don’t matter if you cops or you thugs or you dope fiend pimps on the block.
LISTEN! God don’t discriminate.
He gone bring the sword anyway but I’ma act like a cop did it.

YOU GET YOURS, YEAH, AND I’LL GET MINE.
NO ONE HERE’S GONNA GET OUTTA LINE.
WE ARE LIVING IN TROUBLED TIMES.
WE’RE COMIN’ UP, YEAH WE’RE GONNA SURVIVE.



Mar 8 2011

Eminem “Mosh” Music Video & Lyrics

Eminem “Mosh”

“Mosh” is a protest song by Eminem and Guerrilla News Network, released on October 26, 2004 as a digital single, just prior to the 2004 presidential election.

The video for the song is available free on the Internet and encouraged voters to vote George W. Bush out of office. The song was excerpted from Eminem’s album, Encore, not yet released at the time the video was made available to the public. G-Unit rapper Lloyd Banks also appears in the video.

The goal of increasing the percentage young voter turnout was not reached. While more young people showed up to vote in the 2004 election than in 2000, their percentage of the overall vote remained the same (17%) due to an increase in voters of all ages. Eminem later told an Irish paper that he wished he had released the video earlier because he felt that perhaps it would have inspired more young people to vote.

This song is ranked 58th on About.com’s “100 Greatest Rap Songs”

The music video for “Mosh” is entirely cartooned. It features a school in the beginning saying the Pledge of Allegience, then to reveal Eminem performing in Iraq for U.S. troops where a large crowd is gathered, one of which returns home later to his wife and children only to find he has been sent back to Iraq because of George W. Bush’s strategy to send more troops to Iraq during his time in office. It also shows a young African American man who sees the Ku Klux Klan movements on his TV. He then joins an army of protesters, led by Eminem. By the end of the video, Eminem and the protesters are shouting at George Bush.

A second version of the videoclip was released after the 2004 presidential election, where the crowd is not bursting in to register to vote but rather entering the United States Capitol during Bush’s State of the Union Address. In this version, they then proceed to make their demands heard by the U.S. Supreme Court and Congress. It shows then-Vice-President Dick Cheney suffering a heart attack.

This has got to be the best and most meaningful song by Eminem. It represents the message of Silenced No More.

Enjoy Eminem’s song on free speech, the War in Iraq which is really as he puts it, “Blood for Oil” and government corruption.

Eminem “Mosh” Lyrics


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People, it feels so good to be back
Mosh with me now

You scrutinize every word, memorize every line
I spit it once, refuel, re-energize and rewind
I give sight to the blind, my insight through the mind
I exercise my right to express when I feel it’s time
It’s just all in your mind, what you interpret it as
I say to fight, you take it as I’ma whip someone?s ass
If you don?t understand, don?t even bother to ask
A father who has grown up with a father-less past

Who has blown up now to rap phenomenon that has
Or at least shows no difficulty multi-taskin’ and jugglin’ both
Perhaps mastered his craft slash entrepreneur
Who has helped launch a few more rap acts
Who?s had a few obstacles thrown his way through the last half
Of his career, typical manure
Movin’ past that Mr. ‘Kiss his ass crack’
He?s a class act, rubber band man yeah, he just snaps back

Come along, follow me, as I lead through the darkness
As I provide just enough spark that we need to proceed
Carry on, give me hope, give me strength
Come with me and I wont steer you wrong
Put your faith in your trust, as I guide us through the fog
To the light at the end of the tunnel we gon? fight
We gon? charge, we gon? stomp, we gon? march through the swamp
We gon? mosh through the marsh, take us right through the doors
Come on

All the people up top, on the side and the middle
Come together, let’s all form this stomp just a little
Just let it gradually build from the front to the back
All you can see is a sea of people, some white and some black
No matter what color, all that matters we’re gathered together
To celebrate for the same ’cause no matter the weather

If it rains, let it rain, yeah, the wetter, the better
They ain?t gon? stop us, they can’t, we’re stronger now, more then ever
They tell us, “No”, we say, “Yeah”, they tell us, “Stop”, we say, “Go”
Rebel with a rebel yell, raise hell, we gon? let em know
Stomp, push, shove, mush, fuck Bush
Until they bring our troops home, c’mon, just

Come along, follow me, as I lead through the darkness
As I provide just enough spark that we need to proceed
Carry on, give me hope, give me strength
Come with me and I wont steer you wrong
(From: http://www.elyrics.net/read/e/eminem-lyrics/mosh-lyrics.html)
Put your faith in your trust, as I guide us through the fog
To the light at the end of the tunnel we gon? fight
We gon? charge, we gon? stomp, we gon? march through the swamp
We gon? mosh through the marsh, take us right through the doors
Come on

Imagine it pourin?, it’s rainin? down on us
Mosh pits outside the oval office
Someone?s tryin’ to tell us somethin’
Maybe this is God, just sayin’ we’re responsible
For this monster, this coward that we have empowered
This is Bin Laden, look at his head noddin?
How could we allow somethin’ like this
Without pumpin’ our fists, now this is our final hour

Let me be the voice, and your strength and your choice
Let me simplify the rhyme just to amplify the noise
Try to amplify it, times it and multiply it by sixteen million
People are equal at this high pitch
Maybe we can reach Al Qaeda through my speech
Let the President answer a high anarchy
Strap him with a AK 47, let him go fight his own war
Let him impress Daddy that way

No more blood for oil, we got our own battles to fight on our own soil
No more psychological warfare to trick us to thinkin’ that we ain?t loyal
If we don?t serve our own country, we?re patronizin’ a hero
Look in his eyes, its all lies the stars and stripes have been swiped Washed out and wiped and replaced with his own face
Mosh now or die, if I get sniped tonight
You?ll know why, ?cuz I told you to fight

Come along, follow me, as I lead through the darkness
As I provide just enough spark that we need to proceed
Carry on, give me hope, give me strength
Come with me and I wont steer you wrong
Put your faith in your trust, as I guide us through the fog
To the light at the end of the tunnel we gon? fight
We gon? charge, we gon? stomp, we gon? march through the swamp
We gon? mosh through the marsh, take us right through the doors
Come on

And as we proceed to mosh through this desert storm
In these closing statements, if they should argue
Let us beg to differ as we set aside our differences
And assemble our own army to disarm this weapon
Of mass destruction that we call our President
For the present and mosh for the future of our next generation
To speak and be heard, Mr. President, Mr. Senator