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Shut `Em Down Lyrics

from Rise Up

"Shut `Em Down" is track #14 on the album Rise Up.
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[Interludes:]
[Male News Archors #1:] Breaking news story! Just bringing you up to date...
[Female News Archors #1:]... across the US, as the country's economy continues to plunge.
[Male News Archors #2:] Now some are so outraged... they are doing something about it!
[Female News Archors #1:] The Congress is proposing new taxes...
[Male News Archors #2:] Symbols remind you of the toll the ongoing wars are taking on our country!
[Female News Archors #1:] CEO's. [echoes] [beat starts]

[Tom Morello starts playing the guitar]

[Chorus 1: B-Real (Sen Dog)]
We shut 'em down! - We shut 'em down! (shut 'em down!)
We shut 'em down! (shut 'em down!) - Yeah, we shut 'em down!
We shut 'em down! - We shut 'em down! (shut 'em down!)
We shut 'em down! (shut 'em down!) - Yeah, we shut 'em down!

[Sen Dog:]
Somethin' getting down from the motherfuckin' get go (get go!)
Hands around your neck and I'm refusing to let go! (I'm refusing to let go!)
I'm like a Down South - crooked-ass police (crooked-ass police!)
Gettin' me some of everything. - Down to your show biz! (down to your show biz!)
See? They got me - straight going off, G! (straight goin' off, G!)
Going buck wild, swinging on a paparazzi! (swingin' on the paparazzi!)
We not done! - This shit ain't over! (this shit ain't over!)
Cause we're back with a nation of soldiers. (with a nation of soldiers!)
And we havin' it! - We takin' over, kid! (we takin' over, kid!)
Coming through - with the Cannabis potent shit! (Cannabis potent shit!)
I'm thinkin': "Oh, no! - We rock the good show! " (we rock the good show!)
Hand over the mic' like Billy Boddy in a fist show. (like Billy Boddy in a fist show!)

[Chorus:]
(Bailouts, Wall Street, Cold Wars, Politicians, Quiet Tax)

[Chorus 2: B-Real {Sen Dog}]
(Bailouts!) Shut 'em down! - (Wall Street!) Shut 'em down! {shut 'em down!}
Shut 'em down! {shut 'em down!} - Yeah, we shut 'em down!
(Cold wars!) We shut 'em down! - (Politicians!) We shut 'em down! {shut 'em down!}
(Quiet Tax!) Shut 'em down! {shut 'em down!} - Yeah, we shut 'em down!

[B-Real:]
Going down the cross roads, feeling kinda lost no
Way to make it forsaken and taken for a lost soul!
I don't want your sympathy! - I don't need your hand out!
Never had it planned out, just a cut your man out!
Wars on the newscast! - Caught it on a news flash!
Heard about a new tax! - What if I refuse that?
I don't want your promises! - I don't need your bullshit!
I don't need you telling me the answers at the pulpit!
Setup for the meltdown! - Hunted by the hellhounds!
Spiders got you spellbound! - Get up if you fell down!
I don't hate your slick talk! - I don't seek your point of view!
I'm the fucking thorn your side that keeps annoying you!

[Chorus 3: B-Real {Sen Dog}]
(Crooked cops!) We shut 'em down! - (Drug Lords!) We shut 'em down! {shut 'em down!}
(Higher tax!) Shut 'em down! {shut 'em down!} - Yeah, we shut 'em down!
(False media!) We shut 'em down! - (A common enemy!) We shut 'em down! {shut 'em down!}
(Hypocrities!) We shut 'em down! {shut 'em down!} - Yeah, we shut 'em down!

[24 seconds guitar solo by Tom Morello]

[Chorus 4: B-Real {Sen Dog}]
(Politicians!) We shut 'em down! - (War criminals!) We shut 'em down! {shut 'em down!}
(This is a fixed show!) We shut 'em down! {shut 'em down!} - Yeah, we shut 'em down!
(Corruptions!) We shut 'em down! - (No surrender!) We shut 'em down! {shut 'em down!}
(By any means!) We shut 'em down! {shut 'em down!} - Yeah, we shut 'em down!

[Chorus 1].

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