Rage Against the Machine

Darkness of Greed

Total Times Played:
53
First performance:
1991-08-31
Latest Performance:
2000-06-28
Lyrics:
Greed! Causing innocent blood to flow Entire culture, lost in the overthrow They came to seize and take whatever they please Then all they gave back was death and disease My people were left with no choice but to decide To conform to a system, responsible for genocide Responsible for genocide Responsible for genocide... [Spoken:] '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 vaction.' My people's culture was strong, it was pure And if not for that white greed It would've endured My people were left with no choice but to decide To conform to a system Their minds enslaved Their souls encaged I feel the rage It's brutality can never be undone But the sun is not yet set The bass and drums and microphones a threat That's when ya investigate the crimes from the inside And see that they're responsible for genocide Responsible for genocide Responsible for genocide... Ya cram ya culture down my throat Say I'm inferior when I find that I choke Ya fill my mind with a false sense of history And then you wonder why I have no identity? Well I'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 A yes yes y'all And ya don't stop Shedding light on the darkness of greed A yes yes y'all And ya don't stop Shedding light on the darkness of greed. Yeah!
1991-08-31
Huntington Beach, CA USA
1991-10-23
Northridge, CA USA
1992-02-08
Claremont, CA USA
1992-03-16
Hollywood, CA USA
1992-03-29
Long Beach, CA USA
1993-04-03
Chicago, IL USA
1993-04-14
San Francisco, CA USA
1993-04-17
Santa Monica, CA USA
1993-05-22
Nottingham, England
1993-05-24
Glasgow, England
1993-05-25
Manchester, England
1993-05-27
Newcastle, England
1993-05-28
London, England
1993-06-06
Deinze, Belgium
1993-06-07
Paris, France
1993-06-12
Reykjavik, Iceland
1993-07-13
Stanhope, NJ USA
1993-08-24
Dublin, Ireland
1993-09-06
Offenbach, Germany
1993-09-09
Paris, France
1993-09-10
Paris, France
1993-09-11
London, England
1993-10-14
Los Angeles, CA USA
1993-11-19
Iowa City, IA USA
1996-09-15
Minneapolis, MN USA
1996-09-16
Chicago, IL USA
1996-09-17
Chicago, IL USA
1996-09-28
Universal City, CA USA
1996-09-29
Universal City, CA USA
1996-10-01
Los Angeles, CA USA
1996-10-02
Los Angeles, CA USA
1996-10-10
Chandler, AZ USA
1997-07-24
Osaka, Japan
1997-07-25
Tokyo, Japan
1997-07-26
Yamanashi, Japan
1997-08-08
West Palm Beach, FL USA
1997-08-12
Antioch, TN USA
1997-08-13
Charlotte, NC USA
1997-08-15
Columbia, MD USA
1997-08-16
Philadelphia, PA USA
1997-08-20
East Rutherford, NJ USA
1997-08-27
Cleveland, OH USA
1997-08-31
St. Louis, MO USA
1997-09-03
Minneapolis, MN USA
1997-09-06
Austin, TX USA
1997-09-13
Portland, OR USA
1997-09-15
San Francisco, CA USA
1997-09-16
Sacramento, CA USA
1997-09-18
Irvine, CA USA
1997-09-19
Irvine, CA USA
1997-09-21
Mesa, AZ USA
1999-11-20
Sacramento, CA USA
2000-06-28
Osaka, Japan