Know Your Enemy Lyrics

Rage Against the Machine


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Zack M. De La Rocha, Thomas B. Morello, Timothy Commerford, Brad J. Wilk
album: Track 6 in album Rage Against the Machine
release date: 1992-11-6
popularity : 567 users have visited this page.
length: 4:56
arranger: Rage Against the Machine
electric guitar: Tom Morello
drumset: Brad Wilk
electric bass guitar: Tim Commerford
additional instrument: Stephen Perkins
percussion: Stephen Perkins
guest instrument: Stephen Perkins
mix: Andy Wallace
producer: GGGarth, Rage Against the Machine
additional recording: Craig Doubet
assistant recording: Jeff Sheehan, Craig Doubet
recording: Stan Katayama, GGGarth
additional vocal: Maynard James Keenan
guest vocal: Maynard James Keenan
lead vocals: Zack de la Rocha
composer: Rage Against the Machine
lyricist: Zack de la Rocha

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Huh!
Yeah, we're comin' back then with another bombtrack
Think ya know what it's all about
Huh!
Hey yo, so check this out
Yeah!
Know your enemy!
Come on!

Born with insight and a raised fist
A witness to the slit wrist, that's with
As we move into '92
Still in a room without a view
Ya got to know
Ya got to know
That when I say go, go, go
Amp up and amplify
Defy
I'm a brother with a furious mind
Action must be taken
We don't need the key
We'll break in

Something must be done
About vengeance, a badge and a gun
Cause I'll rip the mike, rip the stage, rip the system
I was born to rage against 'em

Fist in ya face, in the place
And I'll drop the style clearly
Know your enemy...Know your enemy!
Yeah!

Hey yo, and **** with this uggh!
Word is born
Fight the war, **** the norm
Now I got no patience
So sick of complacence
With the D the E the F the I the A the N the see the E
Mind of a revolutionary
So clear the lane
The finger to the land of the chains
What? The land of the free?
Whoever told you that is your enemy?

Now something must be done
About vengeance, a badge and a gun
Cause I'll rip the mike, rip the stage, rip the system
I was born to rage against 'em

Now action must be taken
We don't need the key
We'll break in

I've got no patience now
So sick of complacence now
I've got no patience now
So sick of complacence now
Sick of sick of sick of sick of you
Time has come to pay
Know your enemy!

Come on!
Yes I know my enemies
They're the teachers who taught me to fight me
Compromise, conformity, assimilation, submission
Ignorance, hypocrisy, brutality, the elite
All of which are American dreams

Track Listing

  • 1 Bombtrack
  • 2 Killing in the Name
  • 3 Take the Power Back
  • 4 Settle for Nothing
  • 5 Bullet in the Head
  • 6 Know Your Enemy
  • 7 Wake Up
  • 8 Fistful of Steel
  • 9 Township Rebellion
  • 10 Freedom