Album: Evil Empire (1996)


  • The title refers to the worker's revolution that will one day overthrow corporate domination over the modern world. More specifically, the song criticizes multinational corporations that maintain sweatshops in Asia and the Americas. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Bob - Tokyo, Japan
  • This was based on the essay The Southeast In Two Winds by Subcomandante Marcos. Marcos describes the Zapatistas and the Chiapas as "The wind below," as it is rising up and a storm is brewing. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Tim - Pittsburgh, PA

Comments: 2

  • Andreas from Copenhagen, Denmarkeh, think its a metaphor for the unrest in south america
  • Zackattack from Sacramento, CaThe wind below probably is something that would keep someone floating
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