Rage Against the Machine People of the Sun Music Video

Music video for Rage Against the Machine track People of the Sun, the second single to be released from their 1996 album Evil Empire.  The record landed into the Billboard 200 at the top spot and has since sold well over four million copies worldwide.

RATM front-man Zack de la Rocha said about the origins of the album title – “The title Evil Empire is taken from what Rage Against The Machine see as Ronald Reagan‘s slander of the Soviet Union in the eighties, which the band feels could just as easily apply to the United States. Rage is currently finishing up a European tour but they’ll be back on our evil U.S. soil for a tour in late July.”

People of the Sun Lyrics

Yeah people come up

Yeah, we better turn tha bass up on this one
Check it, since 1516 minds attacked and overseen
Now crawl amidst the ruins of this empty dream
Wit their borders and boots on top of us
Pullin’ knobs on the floor of their toxic metropolis
But how you gonna get what you need ta get?
Tha gut eaters, blood drenched get offensive like Tet
Tha fifth sun sets get back reclaim
Tha spirit of Cuahtemoc alive an untamed
Now face tha funk now blastin’ out ya speaker, on tha one Maya, Mexica
That vulture came ta try and steal ya name
But now you got a gun, yeah this is for the people of the sun

It’s comin’ back around again!
This is for the people of the sun!
It’s comin’ back around again! Uh!

It’s comin’ back around again!
This is for the people of the sun!
It’s comin’ back around again! Uh!

Yeah, neva forget that tha wip snapped ya back
Ya spine cracked for tobacco, oh I’m the Marlboro man, uh
Our past blastin’ on through the verses
Brigades of taxi cabs rollin’ Broadway like hearses
Troops strippin’ zoots, shots of red mist,
Sailors blood on tha deck, come sista resist
From tha era of terror check this photo lens,
Now tha city of angels does the ethnic cleanse
Uh, heads bobbin’ to tha funk out ya speaker, on tha one Maya, Mexica
That vulture came to try and steal ya name
But now you found a gun, you’re history, this is for the people of the sun

It’s comin’ back around again!
This is for the people of the sun!
It’s comin’ back around again! Yeah!

It’s comin’ back around again!
This is for the people of the sun!
It’s comin’ back around again!

It’s comin’ back around again!
This is for the people of the sun!
It’s comin’ back around again!

It’s comin’ back around again!
This is for the people of the sun!
It’s comin’ back around!
Of the sun

Rage Against The Machine - Evil Empire - Cover

Author: Staff Writer

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