War Within a Breath Lyrics

Rage Against the Machine


album: Track 12 in album The Battle of Los Angeles
release date: 1999-10-25
popularity : 5 users have visited this page.
genres: Hip Hop Rock
styles: Alternative Rock/Funk Metal/Hardcore Hip-Hop/Nu Metal/Conscious
length: 3:37

Cover Art

Rage Against the Machine The Battle of Los Angeles cover art
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Every official that comes in
Cripples us leaves us maimed
Silent and tamed
And with our flesh and bones
He builds his homes

Southern fist
Rise through tha jungle mist
Clenched to smash power so cancerous
A black flag and a red star
A rising sun loomin' over Los Angeles
'Cause for Raza livin in La La
Is like Gaza on to tha dawn of Intifada
Reach for tha lessons tha masked pass on
And seize tha metropolis
It's you that it's built on

Everything can change on a new years day
As everything changed on new years day

Everything can change on a new years day
As everything changed on new years day

War within a breath
It's land or death
Their existence is a crime
Their seat their robe their tie
Their land deeds
Their hired guns
They're tha crime
Shots heard underground round tha rapture
Tha world's eye captured
At last in a Mexican pasture
Tha masked screaming land or death
Within a breath
A war from tha depth of time
Who shot four puppet governors in a line
Who shook all tha world bankers
Who think they can rhyme
Shot tha landlords who knew it was mine
Yes a war from tha depth of time

Everything can change on a new years day
As everything changed on new years day

Everything can change on a new years day
As everything changed on new years day

War within a breath
It's land or death



Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Testify
  • 2 Guerrilla Radio
  • 3 Calm Like a Bomb
  • 4 Mic Check
  • 5 Sleep Now in the Fire
  • 6 Born of a Broken Man
  • 7 Born as Ghosts
  • 8 Maria
  • 9 Voice of the Voiceless
  • 10 New Millennium Homes
  • 11 Ashes in the Fall
  • 12 War Within a Breath
  • 13 No Shelter