Rage Against the Machine

Township Rebellion

Total Times Played:
115
First performance:
1991-08-31
Latest Performance:
2011-07-30
Lyrics:
Rebel, rebel and yell 'Cause our people still dwell in hell Locked in a cell Yes, the structure's a cell Mad is the story I tell How long can we wait? Come on, seein' what's at stake Action for reaction If your mind's in a somewhat complacent state Get a check up This is a stick up Our freedom or your life Lord, I wish I could be peacful But there can be no sequel Now freedom must be fundamental In Johannesburg or South Central On the mic, 'cause someone should tell 'em To kick in the township rebellion Yeah, what about that, sucker? Yeah, so you thought you could get with the hardlines That fill your mind Thoughts, battles fought And lessons taught Yes I'll display the fitness And flip like a gymnast Raise my fist and resist Asleep, though we stand in the midst Of a war Gotta get mine Gotta get more Keepin' the mic warm against the norm 'Cause what does it offer me? I think often it's nothin' but a coffin Gotta get wreck Till our necks never swing on a rope From here to the cape of no hope Now freedom must be fundamental In Johannesburg or South Central On the mic, 'cause someone should tell 'em To kick in the township rebellion Why stand on a silent platform? Fight the war, fuck the norm Fight the war, fuck the norm Fight the war, fuck the norm Fight the war, fuck the norm Why stand on a silent platform? Fight the war, fuck the norm Fight the war, fuck the norm Fight the war, fuck the norm Fight the war, fuck the norm What's it gonna take? Euuurrrggghhhhh! Shackle their minds when they're bent on the cross When ignorance reigns, life is lost Shackle their minds when they're left on the cross When ignorance reigns, life is lost Shackled our minds when we're bent on the cross When ignorance reigns, life is lost Shackled our minds when we're left on the cross When ignorance reigns, life is lost, lost, lost! Shackle your minds and you're left on the cross! When ignorance reigns, life is lost! Just shackle your minds when you're bent on the cross! When ignorance reigns, life is lost, lost! Why stand on a silent platform? Fight the war, fuck the norm Fight the war, fuck the norm Fight the war, fuck the norm Fight the war, fuck the norm
1991-08-31
Huntington Beach, CA USA
1991-10-23
Northridge, CA USA
1992-09-28
Hollywood, CA USA
1993-01-26
London, England
1993-02-19
London, England
1993-03-20
Jacksonville, FL USA
1993-04-14
San Francisco, CA USA
1993-05-24
Glasgow, England
1993-05-25
Manchester, England
1993-05-28
London, England
1993-06-01
Stuttgart, Germany
1993-06-02
Dusseldorf, Germany
1993-06-12
Reykjavik, Iceland
1993-07-01
St. Louis, MO USA
1993-07-13
Stanhope, NJ USA
1993-07-16
Stanhope, NJ USA
1993-08-07
Irwindale, CA USA
1993-08-24
Dublin, Ireland
1993-08-27
Reading, England
1993-08-29
Dronton, Holland
1993-09-03
Aarhus, Denmark
1993-09-06
Offenbach, Germany
1993-09-09
Paris, France
1993-09-10
Paris, France
1993-10-18
Austin, TX USA
1993-11-01
Amherst, MA USA
1993-11-03
Philadelphia, PA USA
1993-11-24
Indianapolis, IN USA
1993-12-08
Buffalo, NY USA
1994-05-23
Landgraaf, Netherlands
1994-06-29
Paris, France
1996-02-04
Perth, WA Australia
1996-05-09
Paris, France
1996-05-11
London, England
1996-07-04
Moscow, Russia
1996-07-06
Torhout, Belgium
1996-08-05
Fitchburg, MA USA
1996-08-12
Philadelphia, PA USA
1996-08-17
New York City, NY USA
1996-08-21
Fairfax, VA USA
1996-08-23
Reading, England
1996-09-05
San Francisco, CA USA
1996-09-07
Vancouver, BC Canada
1996-09-16
Chicago, IL USA
1996-09-28
Universal City, CA USA
1996-10-10
Chandler, AZ USA
1997-04-25
Las Vegas, NV USA
1997-04-28
San Diego, CA USA
1997-05-06
Eugene, OR USA
1997-05-09
Phoenix, AZ USA
1997-05-16
Clemson, SC USA
1997-06-15
Paris, France
1997-06-21
Los Angeles, CA USA
1997-07-01
Vienna, Austria
1997-08-08
West Palm Beach, FL USA
1997-08-10
Atlanta, GA USA
1997-08-12
Antioch, TN USA
1997-08-16
Philadelphia, PA USA
1997-08-24
Burgettstown, PA USA
1997-08-31
St. Louis, MO USA
1997-09-03
Minneapolis, MN USA
1997-09-05
Dallas, TX USA
1997-09-06
Austin, TX USA
1997-09-08
Denver, CO USA
1997-09-16
Sacramento, CA USA
1997-09-18
Irvine, CA USA
1997-09-21
Mesa, AZ USA
1999-07-24
Rome, NY USA
1999-07-30
Naeba, Japan
1999-08-03
Honolulu, HI USA
1999-09-11
Oxford, England
1999-12-08
Nashville, TN USA
1999-12-11
New Orleans, LA USA
2007-07-28
New York City, NY USA
2007-07-29
New York City, NY USA
2007-08-24
East Troy, WI USA
2007-10-28
Las Vegas, NV USA
2008-01-20
Gold Coast, QLD Australia
2008-01-25
Sydney, NSW Australia
2008-01-30
Melbourne, VIC Australia
2008-02-01
Adelaide, SA Australia
2008-02-03
Perth, WA Australia
2008-02-07
Osaka, Japan
2008-02-10
Tokyo, Japan
2008-05-30
Getafe, Spain
2008-06-01
Landgraaf, Netherlands
2008-06-02
Antwerp, Belgium
2008-06-04
Paris, France
2008-06-06
Nurburgring, Germany
2008-06-07
Nurnberg, Germany
2008-06-10
Berlin, Germany
2008-06-12
Hultsfred, Sweden
2008-06-14
Modena, Italy
2008-06-15
Nickelsdorf, Austria
2008-07-10
Algos, Portugal
2008-07-12
Motherwell, Scotland
2008-07-13
Naas, Ireland
2008-08-02
Chicago, IL USA
2008-08-20
Paris, France
2008-08-22
Reading, England
2008-08-23
Leeds, England
2008-09-03
Minneapolis, MN USA
2010-06-03
Nurnberg, Germany
2010-06-04
Nurburgring, Germany
2010-06-06
London, England
2010-06-08
Dublin, Ireland
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
Santiago, Chile
2010-10-13
Buenos Aires, Argentina
2011-07-30
Los Angeles, CA USA