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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Jesse24, Jun 18, 2005.

  1. Jesse24

    Jesse24 Diabloii.Net Member

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    Your thoughts on these lyrics

    Greed
    Causing innocent blood to flow
    Entire culture lost in the overthrow
    They came to see, take whatever they please
    Then all they gave back was death and disease

    People were left with no choice but to decide
    To conform to a system responsible for genocide
    Responsible for genocide, Responsible for genocide

    AIDS is killing the entire African nation
    And a vaccine is still supposedly under preparation
    But these governments, they don't mind the procrastination.
    They say we'll kill them off, take their land and go there for vacation

    My peoples' culture was strong and was pure
    And if not for that white greed, it would have endured
    My people were left with no choice but to decide
    To conform to a system

    Their minds enslaved
    Their souls encaged
    You feel the rage
    This brutality can never be undone
    But the sun has not yet set
    The bass and drums and microphone a threat
    That's when you've got to get the cry from the inside
    And see that they're responsible for genocide
    Responsible for genocide, Responsible for genocide

    You jam your culture down my throat
    Say I'm inferior when upon it I choke
    You fill my mind with a false sense of history
    And then you wonder why I have no identity

    We'll strike a match and it'll catch
    And spread the insight we need
    A tiny fire burning bright
    Shedding light on the darkness of greed

    Yes, yes y'all, and you don't stop
    Shedding light on the darkness of greed
    Yes, yes y'all, and you don't stop
    Shedding light on the darkness of greed

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    Think there is alot of accuracty in these lyrics? Especially the bolded part.
     
  2. Madness

    Madness Diabloii.Net Member

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    Reminds me of Sick of It All
     
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    O-WA-A-A-A

    Get up, come on get down with the sickness!
    Get up, come on get down with the sickness!
    Get up, come on get down with the sickness!
    Open up your hate and let it flow into me.
    Get up, come on get down with the sickness!
    You motha get up, come on get down with the sickness!
    You f***a get up, come on get down with the sickness!

    madness has now come over me!


    In this thread, this song by Disturbed doesnt sound to nice.
     
  4. krzyhobo

    krzyhobo Diabloii.Net Member

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    This would have been quite a statement were it made two-hundred years ago - I think it's absolutely bogus to accuse the American (that is what's implied here, right?) Federal Government of embodying this attitude when we spend billions upon billions of dollars on relief and treatment overseas.

    I don't particularly care for George Bush, but song lyrics like these only exist because since he took office it's been trendy to bash America and her politics. In my eyes this is a pitiful attempt to appeal to impressionable kids who don't do their own research or check facts. It's not like we have a vaccine we're using exclusively for non-Africans.
     
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    It sounds like the kind of crap that you here at anti-APEC / WTO / G8 summits :rolleyes:
     
  6. Gix

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    It's just another boring song talking about how much everything in the world sucks. Been there, done that, moving along now.

    -Gix
     
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    I completely agree with you on that.

    'American Idiot'? Please.
     
  8. Savage

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    Uh-oh, someone didn't get enough sleep last night =P

    I like Rage. They hold a certain political viewpoint and I respect them for it. While I don't neccesarily agree with everything they say I'm glad that they put out music with meaning.

    Also, this song was written well before George Bush Jr. became president.
     
  9. Jerism

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    man i miss RATM. i think audioslave needs to rething their posistion and bring back de la Rocha.
     
  10. Geeno

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    Where the hell is my goddamn little rubber mat that I set my coffee mug on!!!!!!!
     
  11. Jigga-Scrooge

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    i wish i could rhyme 4 words together.
     
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    Do I think these lyrics are accurate? no.
    Particularly the highlighted ones? no.

    As was previously said, African abuse is something that was existant during imperialism. If anything, we're a big brother. We send unparalleled amounts of support to Africa to aid in relief of HIV and AIDS. Is it a travesty? yes. Do I think we should help? Yes. Do we hold any responsibility to help? I don't think so. Are we respnsible for entrenching the problem? Absolutely not. It sounds like angry venting to me.
     
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    From reading the first two paragraphs, I surmised these lyrics were about America's "Manifest Destiny" and our subsequent genocide upon Native Americans.

    Wrong again! :mad:
     
  14. Herald of Doom

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    Sounds like a perfect protest song. Aids is killing a whole bunch of Africans, and governments could do more. The rest is just there for rhymin purposes !

    HoD
     
  15. krzyhobo

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    You're right - I was referring exclusively to the lyrics in bold type. On that note, I don't think there's an open-minded and well-educated person alive today that doesn't think the treatment of Native Americans (all-inclusive, South and North) in the early settlement days was anything less than atrocious. Those song lyrics, though factually correct, are unimaginative and hardly politically edgy. Not RATM's finest moment here.
     

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