The music video portrays a rather poignant interpretation of this song. Directed by Chris Milk (Arcade Fire's "We Used to Wait
," Kanye West's "All Falls Down
"), it shows a young kid training to be a boxer and playing with model airplanes. We later learn that his father is a pilot who has died in combat.
At the time, America was engaged in war with Iraq. Morello, Wilk and Commerford were vocal critics of the war; their previous group, Rage Against The Machine, often tried to eviscerate American foreign policy.