Know Your Enemy Lyrics

Rage Against the Machine


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
album: Track 6 in album Rage Against the Machine
release date: 1992-11-6
popularity : 129 users have visited this page.
genres: Hip Hop Rock Funk / Soul
styles: Funk Metal/Hard Rock/Alternative Rock/Hardcore Hip-Hop/Hard Rock
length: 4:56
producer: Rage Against the Machine and GGGarth
lead vocals: Zack de la Rocha
mixer: Andy Wallace
electric guitar: Tom Morello
recorded by: Stan Katayama and GGGarth
arranger: Rage Against the Machine
electric bass guitar: Tim Commerford
additional guest: Maynard James Keenan
additional guest percussion: Stephen Perkins
drumset: Brad Wilk
assistant recorded by: Jeff Sheehan
additional recorded by assistant recorded by: Craig Doubet
composer: Rage Against the Machine
lyricist: Zack de la Rocha

Cover Art

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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


CD 1
  • 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