Rage Against The Machine Bullet in the Head Video

Bullet in the Head was the second single from the 1992 self-titled debut album Rage Against the Machine reaching No. 15 on the UK Rock Chart.   This music video features a performance by RATM cut together with different interesting lighting and grainy black and white effects.   The song’s lyrical content refers to the belief that governments and corporations have a tight control on the populous via media and other various means “Just victims of the in-house drive-by – They say jump, you say how high” – Bullet in the Head lyrics are at the bottom of the page.  The single cover shows a classroom of American high school students pledging allegiance to the stars and stripes.   Classic

Rage Against the Machine debut album has since been widely recognized as some of the most important alternative/metal music of that era,  selling at least 5 million copies across the US and the UK.

Bullet in the Head Lyrics:

This time the bullet cold rocked ya
A yellow ribbon instead of a swastika
Nothin’ proper about ya propaganda
Fools follow rules when the set commands ya
Said it was blue
When ya blood was read
That’s how ya got a bullet blasted through ya head

Blasted through ya head
Blasted through ya head

I give a shout out to the living dead
Who stood and watched as the feds cold centralized
So serene on the screen
You were mesmerized
Cellular phones soundin’ a death tone
Corporations cold
Turn ya to stone before ya realize
They load the clip in omni-colour
Said they pack the 9, they fire it at prime time
Sleeping gas, every home was like Alcatraz
And mutha fuckas lost their minds

Just victims of the in-house drive-by
They say jump, you say how high
Just victims of the in-house drive-by
They say jump, you say how high

Run it!

Just victims of the in-house drive-by
They say jump, you say how high
Just victims of the in-house drive-by
They say jump, you say how high

Checka, checka, check it out
They load the clip in omnicolour
Said they pack the 9, they fire it at prime time
Sleeping gas, every home was like Alcatraz
And mutha fuckas lost their minds

No escape from the mass mind rape
Play it again jack and then rewind the tape
And then play it again and again and again
Until ya mind is locked in
Believin’ all the lies that they’re tellin’ ya
Buyin’ all the products that they’re sellin’ ya
They say jump and ya say how high
Ya brain-dead
Ya gotta fuckin’ bullet in ya head

Just victims of the in-house drive-by
They say jump, you say how high
Just victims of the in-house drive-by
They say jump, you say how high

Uggh! Yeah! Yea!

Ya standin’ in line
Believin’ the lies
Ya bowin’ down to the flag
Ya gotta bullet in ya head

Ya standin’ in line
Believin’ the lies
Ya bowin’ down to the flag
Ya gotta bullet in ya head

A bullet in ya head – x15
Ya gotta bullet in ya fuckin’ head!

Yeah! …Yeah!

Rage Against The Machine - Bullet in the Head Single Cover

Author: Staff Writer

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