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Darkness Lyrics

from Live & Rare

"Darkness" is track #8 on the album Live & Rare. It was written by Wilk/morello/commerford/de La Rocha.
"Darkness" is track #8 on the album Live & Rare. It was written by Wilk/morello/commerford/de La Rocha.

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Greed, causing innocent blood to flow
Entire culture lost in the overthrow
They came to see, to take whatever they please
And all they gave back was death and disease

People were left with no choice but to decide
To conform to a system responsible for genocide
Responsible for genocide, responsible for genocide
Responsible for genocide

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 vacation

Peoples' culture was strong and was pure
And if not for that white greed, it would have endured
People were left with no choice but to decide
To conform to a system

Souls engaged
Minds enslaved
Now feel the rage
Brutality can never be undone

But the sun has not yet set
The bass and drums and microphone a threat
That's when you've got to get the cry from the inside
And see that they're responsible for genocide
Responsible for genocide, responsible for genocide

You jam your culture down my throat
Say, I'm inferior when upon it I choke
You fill my mind with a false sense of history
And then you wonder why I have no identity

We'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

Yes, yes, y'all and you don't stop
Shedding light on the darkness of greed
Yes, yes, y'all and you don't stop
Shedding light on the darkness of greed

Songwriters
WILK/MORELLO/COMMERFORD/DE LA ROCHA

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