Rage Against the Machine

Calm Like a Bomb

Total Times Played:
92
First performance:
1999-06-11
Latest Performance:
2011-07-30
Lyrics:
Feel the funk blast Feel the funk blast Feel the funk blast Feel the funk blast Feel the funk blast Yo, yo, yo, yo, yo, yo, check it out, yo, yo, yo I be walkin' god like a dog My narrative fearless My word war returns to burn Like Baldwin home from Paris Like Steel from a furnace I was born landless This is tha native son Born of Zapata's guns Stroll through tha shanties And tha cities remains Same bodies buried hungry But with different last names These vultures rob everything Leave nothing but chains Pick a point on tha globe Yes tha pictures tha same There's a bank There's a church a myth and a hearse A mall and a loan a child dead at birth There's a widow pig parrot A rebel to tame A whitehooded judge A syringe and a vein And tha riot be tha rhyme of tha unheard what ya say, what ya say, what ya say, what? What ya say, what ya say, what ya say, what? What ya say, what ya say, what ya say, what? What ya say, what ya say, what ya say, what? Calm like a bomb Ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite Calm like a bomb Ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite This ain't subliminal Feel tha critical mass approach horizon Tha pulse of tha condemned Sound off America's demise Tha anti-myth rhythm rock shocker Yes I spit fire Hope lies in tha smoldering rubble of empires Yes back through tha shanties and tha cities remains Tha same bodies buried hungry But with different last names These vultures rob everyone Leave nothing but chains Pick a point here at home Yes tha picture's tha same There's a field full of slaves Some corn and some debt There's a ditch full of bodies Tha check for tha rent There's a tap, tha phone, tha silence of stone Tha numb black screen That be feelin' like home And tha riot be tha rhyme of tha unheard What ya say, what ya say, what ya say, what? What ya say, what ya say, what ya say, what? What ya say, what ya say, what ya say, what? What ya say, what ya say, what ya say, what? Calm like a bomb Ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite Calm like a bomb Ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite Calm like a bomb Ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite Calm like a bomb Ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite Calm like a bomb Ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite Calm like a bomb Ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite Calm like a bomb Ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite Calm like a bomb Ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite Calm Like a bomb There's a mass without roofs There's a prison to fill There's a country's soul that reads post no bills There's a strike and a line of cops outside of tha mill There's a right to obey And there's a right to kill There's a mass without roofs There's a prison to fill There's a country's soul that reads post no bills There's a strike and a line of cops outside of tha mill There's a right to obey And there's a right to kill
1999-06-11

Wantagh, NY USA

1999-09-11

Oxford, England

1999-09-13

London, England

1999-10-02

New York City, NY USA

1999-10-06

Toronto, ON Canada

1999-10-28

Mexico City, Mexico

1999-10-31

Washington, DC USA

1999-11-19

Oakland, CA USA

1999-11-20

Sacramento, CA USA

1999-11-24

Denver, CO USA

1999-11-26

Chicago, IL USA

1999-11-27

Detroit, MI USA

1999-11-29

Toronto, ON Canada

1999-11-30

Worcester, MA USA

1999-12-02

Baltimore, MD USA

1999-12-03

Nassau, NY USA

1999-12-05

New Haven, CT USA

1999-12-06

Philadelphia, PA USA

1999-12-08

Nashville, TN USA

1999-12-09

Atlanta, GA USA

1999-12-11

New Orleans, LA USA

1999-12-13

Houston, TX USA

1999-12-14

San Antonio, TX USA

1999-12-16

Phoenix, AZ USA

1999-12-18

San Diego, CA USA

1999-12-19

Los Angeles, CA USA

1999-12-20

Los Angeles, CA USA

2000-01-28

London, England

2000-01-31

Hamburg, Germany

2000-02-01

Rotterdam, Netherlands

2000-02-03

Paris, France

2000-02-04

Dusseldorf, Germany

2000-02-07

Munchen, Germany

2000-02-08

Ljubljana, Slovenia

2000-02-10

Zurich, Switzerland

2000-02-13

San Sebastian, Spain

2000-02-14

Madrid, Spain

2000-02-15

Barcelona, Spain

2000-02-17

Rome, Italy

2000-02-18

Milan, Italy

2000-02-19

Brussels, Belgium

2000-05-28

Landover, MD USA

2000-06-13

Tel Aviv, Israel

2000-06-14

Athens, Greece

2000-06-17

Hultsfred, Sweden

2000-06-21

Seoul, South Korea

2000-06-24

Tokyo, Japan

2000-06-27

Fukuoka, Japan

2000-09-13

Los Angeles, CA USA

2007-07-28

New York City, NY USA

2007-07-29

New York City, NY USA

2007-08-18

San Francisco, CA USA

2007-08-24

East Troy, WI USA

2007-10-26
2007-10-28

Las Vegas, NV USA

2008-01-18

Auckland, New Zealand

2008-01-20

Gold Coast, QLD Australia

2008-01-22

Sydney, NSW Australia

2008-01-25

Sydney, NSW Australia

2008-01-28

Melbourne, VIC Australia

2008-01-30

Melbourne, VIC Australia

2008-02-01

Adelaide, SA Australia

2008-02-03

Perth, WA Australia

2008-02-07

Osaka, Japan

2008-02-09

Tokyo, Japan

2008-05-30

Getafe, Spain

2008-06-01

Landgraaf, Netherlands

2008-06-02

Antwerp, Belgium

2008-06-04
2008-06-06

Nurburgring, Germany

2008-06-07

Nurnberg, Germany

2008-06-10

Berlin, Germany

2008-06-14
2008-06-15

Nickelsdorf, Austria

2008-07-10

Algos, Portugal

2008-07-12

Motherwell, Scotland

2008-07-13
2008-08-02

Chicago, IL USA

2008-08-20
2008-08-22

Reading, England

2008-08-23

Leeds, England

2008-08-27

Denver, CO USA

2008-09-03

Minneapolis, MN USA

2010-06-09

Arnhem, Netherlands

2010-06-11

Madrid, Spain

2010-06-12

Castle Donington, England

2010-07-23

Los Angeles, CA USA

2010-10-09

Sao Paolo, Brazil

2010-10-11
2010-10-13

Buenos Aires, Argentina

2011-07-30

Los Angeles, CA USA