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Rage Against The Machine – Bulls On Parade lyrics

Come with it now
Come with it now

The microphone explodes, shattering the molds
Ya either drop tha hits like de la O or get the fuck off the commode
With the sure shot, sure to make the bodies drop
Drop and don't copy yo, don't call this a co-opt
Terror rains drenchin', quenchin' the thirst of the power drones
That five sided fist-a-gon
The rotten sore on the face of mother earth gets bigger
Tha triggers cold empty your purse

They rally round the family
With a pocket full of shells

Weapons not food, not homes, not shoes
Not need, just feed the war cannibal animal
I walk the corner to the rubble that used to be a library
Line up to the mind cemetary, now
What we don't know keeps the contracts alive an movin'
They don't gotta burn tha books they just remove 'em
While arms warehouses fill as quick as the cells
Rally round tha family, pocket full of shells

Rally round the family
With a pocket full of shells

They rally round the family
With a pocket full of shells

Bulls on parade

Come with it now
Come with it now

Bulls on parade
Bulls on parade
Bulls on parade
Bulls on parade
Bulls on parade

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    Deals with what is commonly referred to as the "military-industrial complex", which is the tendency of industry (the arms industry in particular) to encourage military action in order to gain military contracts, and therefore increase its profits. This song also references he pentagon and how it is negatively affected. The political meaning is very strong.
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    Poppa Woody
    The mic explodes, shattering the molds.
    (a call to resistance for conscientious objectors to assemble together or convene a meeting at a certain place at an appointed time under one unified action to resist. This class of people possess a peculiar selfless act of strength, possessing traits of character & cultivated benevolence that dry intellectualism cannot Co-Opt. By choice, they stand up & defend the human rights of others igniting united mutual reciprocation. Accountability is reborn, longer sitting the commode, feeding the whirl-pool system of death. "Debt enslavement for bombs" & "Tha triggers cold empty your purse " having replaced freedom for a false sense security in ignorance. Soon they'll gather around the family with a pocket full of shells. Bought & paid for!
    No longer willing to submit to fear & hate mongering & propaganda flood of lies. Surely will I witness a righteous indignation re-visited upon the cemetery minded men & to their children & their children's children to the third and fourth generations by their traditions of hardened hate. God's investigative judgement will soon close sealing the fate of haters to bring swift mercy to the oppressed, & to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
    Like distant stars that shine out of times of darkness lighting the path of the just, separating confusion & exposing deception bearing witness injustices committed by dead men who having a conscience seared with a hot iron brand of blind hate. And, of these who are entrusted with keys of the gate, positions of influence & leadership who deviate from their duties as watchmen over the people. Woe to them that deceive & keep ignorant their family, servants & the traveler. It would be better for them to tie an anvil to their neck & tossed into the ocean.
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    Capitalism leads to ignorance. This ignorance keeps us in check with violence. Keeping the masses uneducated (they don't gotta burn the books, they just remove them) keeps them controlled and ignorant. Media not reporting all the details in events leads to injustifiable war on other countries, contracts with weapons makers renewed and sought. Politicians work for these weapons makers, they've got the pockets full of shells. Why would we try to maintain the lives in another country with their needs, we can just wipe them out.
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