ΕΝΑ ΤΡΑΓΟΥΔΙ, ΠΟΛΛΕΣ ΙΣΤΟΡΙΕΣ: Killing in the name (RATM)

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Η στήλη «Ένα τραγούδι, πολλές ιστορίες» δίνει πληροφορίες για πασίγνωστα κομμάτια που έμειναν στην ιστορία.


Πάμε να μάθουμε κάποιες πληροφορίες σχετικές με το –πιο γνωστό ίσως- τραγούδι των Rage Against The Machine. Το «Killing in the name» («Σκοτώνοντας στο όνομα»). Πάμε λοιπόν!

• Κυκλοφόρησε: 2 Νοεμβρίου 1992


• Συνθέτης: Rage Against The Machine


• Στιχουργός: Rage Against The Machine


• Συμπεριλήφθηκε στο δίσκο: Rage Against The Machine


• Το τραγούδι μιλά για την αστυνομική βία και τον ρατσισμό του αμερικανικού κράτους. Θεωρείται το τραγούδι-υπογραφή του συγκροτήματος ως προς το στιλ και την πολιτική του τοποθέτηση.


• Το 2009, ξεκίνησε μία μεγάλη εκστρατεία στο Facebook ώστε το «Killing in the name» να γίνει το Νο.1 τραγούδι των Χριστουγέννων, αντί το τραγούδι του νικητή του X-Factor! Η προσπάθεια πέτυχε! Το «Killing in the name» ήταν το Νο.1 μπροστά από το αποτέλεσμα του τηλεοπτικού σόου!


• Στο τραγούδι γίνεται αναφορά στο κάψιμο σταυρών, μία πρακτική της ρατσιστικής οργάνωσης Κου – Κλουξ – Κλαν.


• Ο κιθαρίστας του γκρουπ, Τομ Μορέλο, εμπνεύστηκε το «ριφ» κατά τη διάρκεια ενός μαθήματος που έκανε σ’ ένα παιδί. Σταμάτησε το μάθημα και έγραψε το «ριφ»!


• Το 2012, το τραγούδι χρησιμοποιήθηκε από το βρετανικό ακροδεξιό κόμμα UK Independence Party για την καμπάνια του. Ο Τομ Μορέλο απάντησε λέγοντας: «Σταματήστε να χρησιμοποιείτε το τραγούδι μας. Είμαστε απέναντι σε ό,τι πρεσβεύετε».


• Βρίσκεται σε όλες τις λίστες με τα 100 καλύτερα ροκ τραγούδια όλων των εποχών!


OI ΣΤΙΧΟΙ

Killing in the name of!
Some of those that work forces, are the same that burn crosses
Some of those that work forces, are the same that burn crosses
Some of those that work forces, are the same that burn crosses
Some of those that work forces, are the same that burn crosses
Huh!

Killing in the name of!
Killing in the name of

And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
But now you do what they told ya
Well now you do what they told ya

Those who died are justified, for wearing the badge, they're the chosen whites
You justify those that died by wearing the badge, they're the chosen whites
Those who died are justified, for wearing the badge, they're the chosen whites
You justify those that died by wearing the badge, they're the chosen whites

Some of those that work forces, are the same that burn crosses
Some of those that work forces, are the same that burn crosses
Some of those that work forces, are the same that burn crosses
Some of those that work forces, are the same that burn crosses
Uggh!

Killing in the name of!
Killing in the name of

And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya, now you're under control (7 times)
And now you do what they told ya, now you're under control
And now you do what they told ya, now you're under control
And now you do what they told ya, now you're under control
And now you do what they told ya, now you're under control
And now you do what they told ya, now you're under control
And now you do what they told ya, now you're under control
And now you do what they told ya!

Those who died are justified, for wearing the badge, they're the chosen whites
You justify those that died by wearing the badge, they're the chosen whites
Those who died are justified, for wearing the badge, they're the chosen whites
You justify those that died by wearing the badge, they're the chosen whites
Come on!

Yeah! Come on!

Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me!
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me!
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me!
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me!
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me!
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me!
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me!
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me!
Motherfucker!
Uggh!