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They say that in war
That truth
Be the first casualty
So I dig in selector
I the resurrector
Fly my shit
Sever your neck
Wider than ever
With my tongue
Dipped in funk arsenic
Burn this illusion
This lie
This straight arson shit
Your arsenal stripped
Power ain't full jackets
And clips
It's my ability
To define phenomenon
Raw Crenshaw '84
Boogie down before
L.A.
When the war break off
Where you be take off
Stand in full face off
With the M1 millimeter
Let the rhythm
Of the chamber hit 'em
Let the rich play
Catch with 'em
Better yet make 'em eat
'Em and shit 'em
Till they
So full of holes
That they drown
In their own
I'm like a nail stuck
In the wrist
Of they Christmas
Don't need radio
To leave their family
A witness

Muhammad
And Christ would life
Would lay
Your body down
To a tune
So wild international
In the desert
Full of bullets
Let your body rot
With my chrome
With my verse
With my body rock

In this era
Where DJs behave
Be paid to be slaves
We raid airwaves
To be sane
And what's raining
From the station
Cash fascination
Like living dead
Fed agents
Distract us fast
From a disaster's
Wrath for sure
Air war was flooded
Like the 9th ward
On the AM, on the AM
Turn and face them
Hatred and mayhem
Slay them, dangerous
I take razor steps
It's the swing
From the bling
To the bang on the left
It's the murderous return
Boom back full strap
Your six
That got clipped
You can't clap back
With minimal lift
And criminal flow
I'm killing them soft
And billing them for
Everything stole
And once again
I'm that nail
In the wrist
Of they Christmas
Watch me
Make their family
A witness

Muhammad
And Christ would life
Would lay
Your body down
To a tune
So wild international
In the desert
Full of bullets
Let your body rot
With my chrome
With my verse
With my body rock

Muhammad
And Christ would life
Would lay
Your body down
To a tune
So wild international
In the desert
Full of bullets
Let your body rot
With my chrome
With my verse
With my body rock

International
International

Muhammad
And Christ would life
Would lay
Your body down
To a tune
So wild international
In the desert
Full of bullets
Let your body rot
With my chrome
With my verse
With my body rock

Muhammad
And Christ would life
Would lay
Your body down
To a tune
So wild international
In the desert
Full of bullets
Let your body rot
With my chrome
With my verse
With my body rock



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    UnregisteredJul 9, 2012 at 9:35 am
    Wild international is dope jam, no question. But the question i think we all want answered is when is ratm going to record another album?
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    Nick_DjinnJan 25, 2011 at 4:02 am
    To me it almost sounds like a song you would listen to as you are about to make yourself a martyr...Being a martyr does not mean blowing up innocent people or killing yourself for no reason...Being a martyr means standing up for what you believe in and not backing down no matter what the consequences to your own flesh and blood. No matter what the consequences to your own flesh and blood.

    If everyone fought for what they believed in, to the death (not necessarily inflicting needless death), then the world would become a better place and the powers who govern would be running scared.
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    Mitchell_KyleAug 8, 2009 at 6:35 am
    My guess is that Zack is trying to say that we as a nation need to do more to try and stop the war in Iraq. He is saying that Muhammad and Christ would give their lives to stop and Zack himself is "the resurector" will write these songs to try and educate people on the topics "fly my shit and sever your neck" as his way of doing more than just saying yeah the war in Iraq is bad.
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    billyshaFeb 14, 2009 at 11:09 pm
    This song is trying to explain how America exploits it's powers by starting wars in "the desert" meaning Iraq for no reason but money and corruption. He is trying to say that the Prophet's "Muhammad and Jesus" would never let this happen in our time. If you are a true RATM fan you would know that Zack is a political activist trying to spread the truth and he is trying to say that what America is doing in the Middle East is wrong and evil!!!

    "To be sane
    And what's raining
    From the station
    Cash fascination
    Like living dead
    Fed agents
    Distract us fast
    From a disaster's"
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    JesusHiMSelFSep 18, 2008 at 2:40 am
    i think the whole point of our beliefs is to believe it, instead of hope for the ressurrection of your soul in the first point. I would be wrong to say that though because not everybody's religion would agree to a soul. you can see where it draws the line, what you hope doesn't always come true. As apposed to where you believe, the truth is absolution.
    This song TO ME means: war would be the first casualty. as in the first wrong doing. So by making war, you are wrong. like Racism still excists in the world. "Sever your neck", its still spilt blood regardless of tone. whereas black and white are the same colour and the tone is brighter. White power would be a result of the kkk. Black power would be a result of racism towards African Americans. but when we all go back to the beginning, we were all African. like that evil word starts with a letter like neptune. its still a label but in a different attitude. some rappers think its old school- where its a term to use discribing your waves of energy as you walk, or roll. "From the Bling", !!and i agree dogs got that shit goin' on too bro!!. so why would we need to name a skintone in the first place if it doesn't matter. christians would see christmas as jesus's funeral where we are shown to love one another by giving gifts. But now society has turn Christmas into a present thing with money which we slave to. to give a away for my coke in the first place its like the money didn't belong to me in the first place. " Better yet make 'em eat 'em and shit 'em" like toys. who made Christmas colours the Red WHITE and green. when really WHITE has no colour so it would be yellow. and we are bringing a little bit of the outside inside. "which is just the colours Jah. Jah being the word for the almighty where we pray to the temple of our body/mind". "where we should be going outside to show appreciation for all gods creations. If some were really christian. they would appreciate the devil. for god to look so high." Whereas the Muslim belief is that "Muslims should seperate themselves from an increasingly secular society in order to remain pure and true to Allah" . Now a days we are all slaves to money working for something that we need to survive. ie Money. back to the verse which kinda screams it out.
    Even if the great prophet was in our time He would not know what to expect with everyones different understanding, we have our own desert over here. the streets. managed to pave every part of our town. war isn't always physical. "Gandhi". "with my chrome, with my verse, with my body rock" my cars shine, its sound, and style. why do we always cheer for our country's team in the Olympics? favoring one over the another is a form of racism. like star wars for example. the light force needs the dark force to shine out. whereas if we got rid of "the force" there would be no point to what you side you have joined mentally. if we cant talk about it. its not going to vanish. i believe you must trust your belief over all the other belief's. but still believe that religion for everyone else so you dont shut there beliefs down. because if you say no. I'll say yes.

    Peace, Love and Harmony. "it takes two notes to harmonize"
    I AM CANADIAN!! , I is still I to the one thinking I, if; I am You = You is I. I and I

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