Born As Ghosts

Album: The Battle Of Los Angeles (1999)
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  • The hills find peace
    Locked armed guard posts
    Safe from the screams
    Of the children born as ghosts
    Gates guns and alarms
    Shape the calm of the dawn
    Peering down into the basin
    Where death lives on
    When young run foaming at the mouth with hate
    When burning batons beat the freezing who shake
    Under the toxic sunsets they dine and toast
    Of walls deny the terror faced
    By the children born as ghosts

    Born as ghosts
    A warning, you sufferers, begin to speak our word
    Born as ghosts
    A warning, you sufferers, begin to speak our word
    Born as ghosts
    A warning, you sufferers, begin to speak our word
    Born as ghosts
    We're the children born as ghosts

    Born as ghosts

    One book and forty ghosts stuffed in a room
    The school as a tomb
    Where home is a wasteland
    Taste the razor wire
    And thought is locked in the womb
    The tales that tear at the myth of the dream
    Myth of the dream
    Myth of the dream
    A suffering that shocks the lives off the screen
    Myth of the dream
    Myth of the dream

    Born as ghosts
    A warning, you sufferers, begin to speak our word
    Born as ghosts
    A warning, you sufferers, begin to speak our word
    Born as ghosts
    A warning, you sufferers, begin to speak our word
    Born as ghosts
    We are the children born as ghosts

    Born as ghosts
    Born as ghosts

    Born as ghosts
    A warning, you sufferers, begin to speak our word
    Born as ghosts
    A warning, you sufferers, begin to speak our word
    Born as ghosts
    A warning, you sufferers, begin to speak our word
    Born as ghosts
    We're the children born as ghosts

    Born as ghosts Writer/s: Brad J. Wilk, Thomas B. Morello, Timothy Commerford, Zack M. De La Rocha
    Publisher: Wixen Music Publishing
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Gember Dinarte from Washington, DcJoey exactly Michael shut up if you dont know how it feels not to have the food you eat the clothes on your back or the roof over your head. They are so desperate to make it here for their kids that they have to break the law and come here ILLEGALLY for a better life. I thought my parents were wrong saying how people in America are ignorant, but apparently they were right
  • Austin from Smallsville,new England, --The main riff of the song is created using a wammy bar.
  • Joey from North Barrington, IlMichael...why are you even looking at RATM song meanings if you're just going to be an ass and rip on their music. Oh yeah, it is called ILLEGAL immigration for a reason, because our government is too selfish and ignorant to reach out and help those who need it, even if they aren't Americans they are still humans and we are no better than them. We wouldn't have a border "problem" if we helped the families in Mexico who are poor and have nothing to eat and no hope except to make it to America, the land of "opportunity" where they will find nothing but people like you who are selfish and will only give them discrimination and stereotypical, labor intensive jobs for minimum pay. There I'm done.
  • Michael from Morris County, NjO.K., if this song is partanti-border control RATm is worse than i thought. It's called ILLEGAL immigration for a reason
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