Calm Like A Bomb

Album: The Battle Of Los Angeles (1999)
  • Feel the funk blast
    Feel the funk blast
    Feel the funk blast
    Feel the funk blast
    Feel the funk blast
    Yo, yo, yo, yo, yo, yo, check it out, yo, yo, yo

    I be walkin' god like a dog
    My narrative fearless
    My word war returns to burn
    Like Baldwin home from Paris
    Like Steel from a furnace
    I was born landless
    This is tha native son
    Born of Zapata's guns
    Stroll through tha shanties
    And tha cities remains
    Same bodies buried hungry
    But with different last names
    These vultures rob everything
    Leave nothing but chains
    Pick a point on tha globe
    Yes tha pictures tha same
    There's a bank There's a church a myth and a hearse
    A mall and a loan a child dead at birth
    There's a widow pig parrot
    A rebel to tame
    A whitehooded judge
    A syringe and a vein

    And tha riot be tha rhyme of tha unheard
    what ya say, what ya say, what ya say, what?
    What ya say, what ya say, what ya say, what?
    What ya say, what ya say, what ya say, what?
    What ya say, what ya say, what ya say, what?

    Calm like a bomb
    Ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite
    Calm like a bomb
    Ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite

    This ain't subliminal
    Feel tha critical mass approach horizon
    Tha pulse of tha condemned
    Sound off America's demise
    Tha anti-myth rhythm rock shocker
    Yes I spit fire
    Hope lies in tha smoldering rubble of empires
    Yes back through tha shanties and tha cities remains
    Tha same bodies buried hungry
    But with different last names
    These vultures rob everyone
    Leave nothing but chains
    Pick a point here at home
    Yes tha picture's tha same
    There's a field full of slaves
    Some corn and some debt
    There's a ditch full of bodies
    Tha check for tha rent
    There's a tap, tha phone, tha silence of stone
    Tha numb black screen
    That be feelin' like home

    And tha riot be tha rhyme of tha unheard
    What ya say, what ya say, what ya say, what?
    What ya say, what ya say, what ya say, what?
    What ya say, what ya say, what ya say, what?
    What ya say, what ya say, what ya say, what?

    Calm like a bomb
    Ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite
    Calm like a bomb
    Ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite
    Calm like a bomb
    Ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite
    Calm like a bomb
    Ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite

    Calm like a bomb
    Ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite
    Calm like a bomb
    Ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite
    Calm like a bomb
    Ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite
    Calm like a bomb
    Ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite, ignite
    Calm Like a bomb

    There's a mass without roofs
    There's a prison to fill
    There's a country's soul that reads post no bills
    There's a strike and a line of cops outside of tha mill
    There's a right to obey
    And there's a right to kill
    There's a mass without roofs
    There's a prison to fill
    There's a country's soul that reads post no bills
    There's a strike and a line of cops outside of tha mill
    There's a right to obey
    And there's a right to kill Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 18

  • Logan from California, Md@ sheeberson

    for the main riff he used one single note and pressed wah petal to make it go higher and lower.

    For the chorus, it's a simple:

    d--------0--------0
    a-0p2-xx----2-xxx----2

    The beginning part of it you can look up because I cba to write it all.

    The chorus, the uses an echo effect and a wah petal again, but with echo very high so the notes can be heard for a while.


    And the politics of the song-

    Rob and micheal, you both are first class dumbasses and fail trolls, you obviously have no clue about politics/what your doing.
  • Cameron Montalvo from San Francisco, Ca- Eric and John, your a genius and i entirely agree with you
    - I agree with bomber about live version
    - Kurdt is totally right
    - Rob and Michael, if you don't like RATM, shut up and don't bitch. who cares about that, people can believe what they want, and they don't have to tell people that others are wrong and what they say is fact.
    - BTW, Eric --> SF PRIDE WOOT!
  • Erik from Brownwood , Txmy favorite rage song... is there somthing about them getting back togeather for a reunion tour on their site????
  • Calvin from Austin, TxMichael: You can respect someone and truly feel "of kind" with them without being blind or obedient. And, RATM did a better job than any band I know at putting progressive thought out there, even if they focused a little much on violence for my taste. Eric: Right on. Rob: I can understand where you're coming from, a world where people are still valued by how much they ignore the plight of others. Jason: I can't stand up for the KKK, but is "bigamist" really the main criticism? They marry two wives?
  • Pk from Sedalia, MoI love the "Ignite" loop in this song, it sounds so awesome. If Rage ever makes another album I swear I will cry and fall to my knees when I get hold of it, and then listen to it for 5 days straight XD
  • Sheeberson from Wrightsville Beach, Ncthis is probably the best example of Tom's guitar skill... how do you DO that?
  • Eric from San Francisco, CaThat is your ignorance and naïveté talking Michael. Without proper research and education you have no personal political views, only the views that are dictated to you. That quote was not meant to say you are a guardian of freedom, because I think you are far from that (if not the exact opposite). The quote was meant to help you understand that freedom holds no judgments against the views and ideas of others. I thought it may help you to understand the true meaning of the word freedom and what it is supposed to represent.
  • Michael from Morris County, NjJeez Eric sorry. I never said I was a guardian of justice. I was just complaining how people regard some celebirties as Jesus. Even if i did take the time to reaserch this issue more it wouldn't change my political views.
  • Eric from San Francisco, CaMichael, a writer once wrote a quote about freedom that I thought might help your Rage on this matter. Again my brother I would like to advise you to educate yourself before you base your opinion on matters such as this one.

    Don't regard yourself as a guardian of freedom unless you respect and preserve the rights of people you disagree with to free, public, unhampered expression. ~Gerard K. O'Neill
  • Michael from Morris County, NjJohn, people like you disgust me. People who regard bands or some other idol of their's as Jesus Either 1. Take things to seriously or 2. Are brainwashed beyond belief and all of this b*** s*** RATM or whoever else it is there idoliving. RATM taught people? Gave them a better view of the world? YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME!! Amen to Rob's comment. I got my 2 cents in and anyone who thinks I should go to hell right back at ya.
  • Sam from Cambridge, Ontario, CanadaZDLR is probably one of the most talented song writers ever. He uses a lot of allusion in his works.
  • Chris from Santa Rosa, CaIgnite, Ignite, Ignite, Ignite, Ignite, Ignite, Ignite, Ignite, Ignite, Ignite, Ignite, Ignite, Ignite, Ignite, Ignite, Ignite
  • Kurdt from Concord, NhDamn rob, are you complaining about Rage? Nobodys forcing you to listen to their music, and to clue you in, all they are doing is offering an alternate point of view on current events and the world as a whole, hardly complaining.
  • John from Glasgow, Scotlandall ratm did was give people a better view of the world, all ratm did was imply things about the world and our government, all ratm did was educate the non-educated, all ratm did was spread a message to make people think and ratm did something that many bands didnt, things that other bands like SOAD try to do and fail to. dont make comments like that if you dont know what their true purpose is, dickhead
  • Rob from Castaic, CaAll RATM ever did was complain and whine and complain some more.
  • Bomber Of Bucklup En from Austin/houston, TxThe live version at Olympic stadium is better.
  • Dave from New York, Nyno it doesnt, it STATES that even if there is one judge/cop/authority figure who houses racist idea's that is no better than having all of them...it is one too many......ass
  • Jason from Windsor, Ny"A whitehooded judge" implies that judges in American culture are all part of the Natorious Ku Klux Klan, a bigamist party of people who consider the white race to be the ultimate race and discriminate against other races becuase of thier race, creed, and religion choice.
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