Open Your Eyes

Immortal Technique

credits


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Mauro Posadas Gallardo
album: Track 11 in album The 3rd World
release date: 2008-6-17
popularity : 16 users have visited this page.
length: 5:06
producer: SouthPaw

Album Information

label: Viper Records
country(area): United States
format: Digital Media
script: Latin

Cover Art

Immortal Technique The 3rd World cover art

Lyrics

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We're here because you were there
We were promised a better life in our home countries, where we were told that privatizing water and electricity will make things run more efficiently.
Some corporations are more efficient than government, but their motivation is not the health or the well being of the people; it's only about profit, everything else: their image, their human resources, their public relations, only exist to protect the reality behind it.
They took everything we built and made it theirs. First by creating racism to justify slavery, building the capital for capitalism, and then when they gave us what they call liberty, everything we had was still owned by them. Our governments told us that socialism was the real enemy and that we would have freedom, but the foreign powers and corporations were the ones with real freedom; the freedom to take all the wealth generated by our work and our land and gave us only a small percentage of the scraps from the table.
(Open your eyes before you die)
The puppet rulers were given billions of US tax dollars to fund civil wars, right wing death squads, execute political dissidents, sympathetic clergy and, even overthrow democratically elected governments. And so the age of revolution began again; they painted it as godless terrorist versus the free world and the market.
Such is the same in the rap industry. But the major label super powers treat the underground like the 3rd world. When they need new assets, new honest to prostitute a side-ins and put on a shelf to use their songs
But behind the mask of efficiency, they claimed that we need them to succeed. They're no better than us; they're economic advertising was always a lie, a few got rich but most were given an illusion of wealth, almost as if it was designed for failure.
Build your defenses my independent brothers and sisters. They’ll stop at nothing to get what they want. They paint the 3rd world (underground) as savage and backward. But the super powers are no less corrupt; they've just learned to disguise it better, ‘cause they fix elections too, they embezzle tax money, they go to war for resources, they fund terrorism for their own benefit, and when there's enough at stake... history's taught us that they'll even assassinate their own president.

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Track Listing


Digital Media 1
  • 1 Death March (intro)
  • 2 That's What It Is
  • 3 Golpe de Estado
  • 4 Harlem Renaissance
  • 5 Lick Shots
  • 6 Apocrypha (interlude)
  • 7 The 3rd World
  • 8 Hollywood Drive By
  • 9 Watchout (remix)
  • 10 Reverse Pimpology
  • 11 Open Your Eyes
  • 12 Payback
  • 13 Adios Uncle Tom (skit)
  • 14 Stronghold Grip
  • 15 Mistakes
  • 16 Parole (Evil Genius remix)
  • 17 Crimes of the Heart
  • 18 Rebel Arms
  • 19 The 3rd World (bonus album mix)