Tha sun ablaze as Maria's foot Touches tha surface of sand On northern land As human contraband Some rico from Jalisco Passed her name to tha boss She stuffed ten to a truckbed She clutches her cross Here comes tha exhaust And it rips through her lungs She's off fast to tha pasture Like cattle she'll cross Degree 106 Sweat and vomit are thrown And she prays and suffocates Upon tha memories of home Of Yanqui guns for blood debts on tha loans Of smoldering fields rape rubble and bones Of graves hidden trapped up in visions of war Of nothing no one nobody no more These are her mountains and skies and She radiates Through history's rivers of blood She regenerates And like tha sun disappears only to reappear She's eternally here Her time is near Never conquered but here
To tear away at tha mask
And now she got a quota Tha needle and thread crucifixion Sold and shipped across tha new line Of Mason Dixon Rippin' through denim Tha point an inch from her vein Tha foreman approach His steps now pound in her brain His presence it terrifies And eclipses her days No minutes to rest No moment to pray And with a whisper He whips her Her soul chained to his will "My job is to kill if you forget to take your pill" Her arms jerks Tha sisters gather round her and scream As if in a dream Eyes on tha crimson stream Numb as her wrists spit shots of blood to tha floor I am nothing, no one, nobody, no more
These are her mountains and skies and She radiates And through history's rivers of blood She regenerates And like tha sun disappears only to reappear Maria she's eternally here Her time is near Never conquered but here
To tear away at tha mask Away at tha mask To tear away at tha mask
No minutes to rest No moment to pray No minutes to rest No moment to pray No minutes to rest It eclipses her day Just a moment to pray
To tear away at tha mask, ugh Away at tha mask To tear away at tha mask To tear away at tha mask
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
Jose 79 from MadridPermíteme enseñarte Filosofía. María es la fuerza de la libertad Cariñosamente Puede adoptar nombre de alguien como usted dice.
Los pies de María arden como sol. Los pies es el medio de locomoción , es el instrumento de acción María Es la fuerza , los pies de la revolución. Las historias de muerte y sangre alimentan María Después Sueña Montañas y ríos , la esperanza
si no hablas español , me da igual. no hago lo que me dicen aprendes o te jodes.
Jose 79 un G+
Boris from RussiaWho knows what mean the line "She stuffed ten to a truckbed"?
Fightthepower from Ishtama, El SalvadorSo then he killed her (she didnt kill herself)
Fightthepower from Ishtama, El SalvadorIn the line "Myjob isto killyou if youforget totakeyour pill" is an Allusion to"Sleep now in the Fire" where it says there is no other pill to take/so swallow the one that made you ill, which is a symbolof her doing something that was keeping her working there, and she was trying to get free
Greg from Braintree, MaNoah, the band was wearing what they normally wear, Zack always wears a collared shirt in both live performances and music vids
John Smith from Southington, CtThough I really stick to understanding what Zack is saying, with this song, I can barley put together all the words into one sentence like most other Rage songs. But it has a great beat, a great example of Zack's rapping, and a killer guitar solo.
Jamie Jay from West Oxfordshire, EnglandThe sun ablaze as Maria's foot touches the surface of sand.
Voiceofthevoiceless from Ontario, CanadaI think I need to clear a couple things up. First things first, yes there are "sweatshops" in the United States. A quick Google search will probably provide you with more information than you'd like to know. To quote another Rage song, the problem is "right outside your door." Secondly, the music video that is shot as a GAP parody is Guerilla Radio, *not* Maria. And finally, Maria was not "murdered" in the sweatshop, she took her own life because she would rather commit suicide than endure the hardships of the slave labour that she was forced into, being an "illegal" immigrant from the sands of Mexico.
Jack from St. Paul, Mnthere arent sweatshops in the US are there?
Octavio from Liberia, United StatesThe video described by noah is actually Guerrila Radio.
Noah from Boston, Maalso, the music video for this song is shot in the classic style of the Gap's commercials of that time. The band is dressed up in solid colored khakis and collared shirts. They also immitate the camera angles of the Gap ads with some members sitting on background boxes, others standing, some walking around the camera. The effect of course is to mock the international textile conglomerates who make their money off of sweatshop workers like the song's hero, MARIA
Prat from Ooga, OtherThis song can be taken in a much broader sense too. Maria is simply an anthem to anyone coming to the United States in hopes of a better life , but receives opression instead.
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