♪Asian dub foundation – Jericho

For the consciousness of the nation
The sounds of the Asian Dub Foundation

The music we make It cuts across borders
We never make music to someone else’s orders
Plenty of issues on the agenda
If you want to lend a helping hand

You’re always told to shut up and dance
But you have to change this-take a chance
Turn the tables, we know you’re able
Don’t just consume, make your own tune

The music, we use it, we’re making a stand
I wouldn’t call this a green and pleasant land
A conscious response is what we demand
Challenge the system and those in command

Express your opinion, it’s your domain
If you fail to do this, you are partly to blame
My heart is beating, no retreat
The battle continues, we’ll suffer no defeat

This war you’ve been waging, it’s time we were raging
In our minds and on the streets
Sample this, it’s an education
The sounds of the Asian Dub Foundation

Look around you dear, open your mind
Check it out, tell me what you find
Here to document a situation
The sounds of the Asian Dub Foundation

Hope and glory, a myth of the stories
We’re here to tell you a different story
Here to readdress the situation
The sounds of the Asian Dub Foundation

A rapper I may be but packaged I’m not
I’ll slip through the noose before you tie the knot
This work in progress not slick but rough
Breaking all records, twelve inches ain’t enough
Sample this, it’s an education
The sounds of the original, the original

We ain’t ethnic, exotic or eclectic
The only ‘E’ we use is electric
An Asian background that’s what’s reflected
But this militant vibe ain’t what you expected

With your liberal minds, you patronize our culture
Scanning the surface like vultures
With your tourist mentality, we’re still the natives
You multicultural but we’re anti-racist
We ain’t ethnic, exotic or eclectic
The only ‘e’ we use is electric

And we cry
Them coulda never escape
Disya judgment

Songwriters
DAS, ANIRUDDHA/PANDIT, JOHN ASHOK/ZAMAN, DEEDER

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Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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♪Rage Against The Machine – Take the power back

Bring that shit in! Uggh!

Yeah, the movement’s in motion with mass militant poetry
Now check this out…uggh!

In the right light, study becomes insight
But the system that dissed us
Teaches us to read and right

So called facts are fraud
They want us to allege and pledge
And bow down to their God
Lost the culture, the culture lost
Spun our minds and through time
Ignorance has taken over
Yo, we gotta take the power back!
Bam! Here’s the plan
Motherfuck Uncle Sam
Step back, I know who I am
Raise up your ear, I’ll drop the style and clear
It’s the beats and the lyrics they fear
The rage is relentless
We need a movement with a quickness
You are the witness of change
And to counteract
We gotta take the power back

Yeah, we gotta take the power back
Come on, come on!
We gotta take the power back

The present curriculum
I put my fist in ’em
Eurocentric every last one of ’em
See right through the red, white and blue disguise
With lecture I puncture the structure of lies
Installed in our minds and attempting
To hold us back
We’ve got to take it back
Holes in our spirit causin’ tears and fears
One-sided stories for years and years and years
I’m inferior? Who’s inferior?
Yeah, we need to check the interior
Of the system that cares about only one culture
And that is why
We gotta take the power back

Yeah, we gotta take the power back
Come on, come on!
We gotta take the power back

Hey yo check, we’re gonna have to break it, break it,
break it down
Awww shit!

Uggh!

And like this…uggh!

Come on, yeah! Bring it back the other way!

The teacher stands in front of the class
But the lesson plan he can’t recall
The student’s eyes don’t perceive the lies
Bouning off every fucking wall
His composure is well kept
I guess he fears playing the fool
The complacent students sit and listen to some of that
Bullshit that he learned in school

Europe ain’t my rope to swing on
Can’t learn a thing from it
Yet we hang from it
Gotta get it, gotta get it together then
Like the motherfuckin’ weathermen
To expose and close the doors on those who try
To strangle and mangle the truth
‘Cause the circle of hatred continues unless we react
We gotta take the power back

Yeah, we gotta take the power back
Come on, come on!
We gotta take the power back

No more lies
No more lies
No more lies
No more lies
No more lies
No more lies
No more lies
No more lies

Uggh!

Yeah!

Take it back y’all
Take it back, a-take it back
A-take it back y’all, come on!
Take it back y’all
Take it back, a-take it back
A-take it back y’all, come on!

Uggh!

Yeah!