The 4th Branch

Immortal Technique


album: Track 10 in album Revolutionary, Volume 2
release date: 2003-11-18
popularity : 79 users have visited this page.
length: 5:19

Album Information

label: Viper Records
country(area): United States
format: CD
barcode: 822720710423
script: Latin

Cover Art

Immortal Technique Revolutionary, Volume 2 cover art


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And yet the past refuses to rest in its shallow grave
shall stand before God!!! It has begun

The voice of racism preaching the gospel is devilish
Forgetting God is not a religion, but a spiritual bond
They bombed innocent people, tryin' to murder Saddam
This is the information that they hold back from Peter Jennings
I break it down with critical language and spiritual anguish
You murdered and stole his religion, and painting him white
Conservative political right wing, ideology
Got my back to the wall, cause I'm facin' assassination
How could this be, the land of the free, home of the brave?
Corporate America, dancin' offbeat to the rhythm
Human rights violations, we continue the saga
And on top of that, you still wanna take me to prison

It's like MK-ULTRA, controlling your brain
They wanna rearrange the whole point of view of the ghetto
A bandana full of glittering, generality
Read about the history of the place that we live in

Flow like the blood of Abraham through the Jews and the Arabs
The brink of holy war, bottled up, like a miscarriage
And they refuse to even mention, European intervention
U.S. manufactured missles, and M-16's
Media censorship, blocking out the video screens
Democracy is just a word, when the people are starvin'
A desert full of genocide, where the bodies are freezin'
Cause you fucked the Middle East, and gave birth to a demon
Trapped in a ghetto region like a Palestinian kid
I'm tryin' to give the truth, and I know the price is my life
Who beheaded the President, and the princes and sheiks
Like a fallen angel standing in the presence of God

It's like MK-ULTRA, controlling your brain
They wanna rearrange the whole point of view in the ghetto
A bandana full of glittering, generality
Martial law is coming soon to the hood, to kill you

Seems to now have a retirement plan for ex-military officials
A machine shouldn't speak for men
And you know it's serious
To try to convince you they're fair and balanced
Giving that type of mentality a safe haven
We die in wars, we don't get the contracts to make money off 'em afterwards!
We don't get cheap labor for our companies, nigga!
Turn off the news and read, nigga!


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Revolutionary Intro
  • 2 The Point of No Return
  • 3 Peruvian Cocaine
  • 4 Harlem Streets
  • 5 Obnoxious
  • 6 The Message & The Money
  • 7 Industrial Revolution
  • 8 Crossing the Boundary
  • 9 Sierra Maestra
  • 10 The 4th Branch
  • 11 Internally Bleeding
  • 12 Homeland and Hip Hop
  • 13 The Cause of Death
  • 14 Freedom of Speech
  • 15 Leaving the Past
  • 16 Truth's Razors
  • 17 You Never Know
  • 18 One (remix)