Rage Against the Machine

Wake Up

Total Times Played:
88
First performance:
1992-03-20 - Club With No Name Hollywood, CA USA
Latest Performance:
2022-08-14 - Madison Square Garden New York City, NY USA
Lyrics:
Come on! Uggh! Come on, although ya try to discredit Ya still never edit The needle, I'll thread it Radically poetic Standin' with the fury that they had in '66 And like E-Double I'm mad Still knee-deep in the system's shit Hoover, he was a body remover I'll give ya a dose But it'll never come close To the rage built up inside of me Fist in the air, in the land of hypocrisy Movements come and movements go Leaders speak, movements cease When their heads are flown 'Cause all these punks Got bullets in their heads Departments of police, the judges, the feds Networks at work, keepin' people calm You know they went after King When he spoke out on Vietnam He turned the power to the have-nots And then came the shot Yeah! Yeah, back in this... Wit' poetry, my mind I flex Flip like Wilson, vocals never lackin' dat finesse Whadda I got to, whadda I got to do to wake ya up To shake ya up, to break the structure up 'Cause blood still flows in the gutter I'm like takin' photos Mad boy kicks open the shutter Set the groove Then stick and move like I was Cassius Rep the stutter step Then bomb a left upon the fascists Yea, the several federal men Who pulled schemes on the dream And put it to an end Ya better beware Of retribution with mind war 20/20 visions and murals with metaphors Networks at work, keepin' people calm Ya know they murdered X And tried to blame it on Islam He turned the power to the have-nots And then came the shot Uggh! What was the price on his head? What was the price on his head! I think I heard a shot I think I heard a shot I think I heard a shot I think I heard a shot I think I heard a shot I think I heard, I think I heard a shot 'He may be a real contender for this position should he abandon his supposed obedience to white liberal doctrine of non-violence...and embrace black nationalism' 'Through counter-intelligence it should be possible to pinpoint potential trouble-makers...And neutralize them, neutralize them, neutralize them' Wake up! Wake up! Wake up! Wake up! Wake up! Wake up! Wake up! Wake up! How long? Not long, cause what you reap is what you sow
All Shows Performed At:
1992-03-20

Hollywood, CA USA

1992-04-17

Tuscon, AZ USA

1992-05-13

Los Angeles, CA USA

1992-06-09

Santa Ana, CA USA

1992-07-03

Los Angeles, CA USA

1992-07-11
1992-09-28

Hollywood, CA USA

1992-10-10

Paris, France

1992-11-07

Berkeley, CA USA

1992-12-11

Berkeley, CA USA

1992-12-14

West Hollywood, CA USA

1993-01-21

Washington, DC USA

1993-01-22

Philadelphia, PA USA

1993-01-23

Los Angeles, CA USA

1993-01-26

London, England

1993-02-02

Stockholm, Sweden

1993-02-07

Amsterdam, Germany

1993-02-08

Paris, France

1993-02-13

Milan, Italy

1993-02-19

London, England

1993-03-19

Ft. Lauderdale, FL USA

1993-04-03

Chicago, IL USA

1993-04-05

Minneapolis, MN USA

1993-04-08

Salt Lake City, UT 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

1993-06-01

Stuttgart, Germany

1993-06-02

Dusseldorf, Germany

1993-06-10

Milan, Italy

1993-06-23

Mountain View, CA USA

1993-07-20

Charleston, WV USA

1993-08-06

Irwindale, CA USA

1993-08-24

Dublin, Ireland

1993-09-10

Paris, France

1993-09-11

London, England

1993-10-14

Los Angeles, CA USA

1993-10-18

Austin, TX USA

1993-10-28

Toronto, ON Canada

1993-11-01
1993-11-03

Philadelphia, PA USA

1997-08-13

Charlotte, NC USA

1997-08-15

Columbia, MD USA

1999-07-24
2000-06-27

Fukuoka, Japan

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
2008-01-18

Auckland, New Zealand

2008-01-22

Sydney, NSW Australia

2008-01-28

Melbourne, VIC Australia

2008-02-01

Adelaide, SA Australia

2008-02-09

Tokyo, Japan

2008-06-01

Landgraaf, Netherlands

2008-06-06

Nurburgring, Germany

2008-06-10

Berlin, Germany

2008-06-14
2008-07-12

Motherwell, Scotland

2008-08-02

Chicago, IL USA

2008-08-22

Reading, England

2008-08-27

Denver, CO USA

2008-09-03

Minneapolis, MN USA

2010-06-03

Nurnberg, Germany

2010-06-04

Nurburgring, Germany

2010-06-08

Dublin, Ireland

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

2022-07-09

East Troy, WI USA

2022-07-11

Chicago, IL USA

2022-07-12

Chicago, IL USA

2022-07-15

Ottawa, ON Canada

2022-07-21

Toronto, ON Canada

2022-07-23

Toronto, ON Canada

2022-07-25

Buffalo, NY USA

2022-07-31

Raleigh, NC USA

2022-08-08

New York City, NY USA

2022-08-14

New York City, NY USA