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Music meme, part twenty

Day 20 - A song that you listen to when you’re angry

I'm not sure if there is one particular song I play when I'm angry. Actually, I do not have a song for every occasion. But I know the feeling. To me, there is an obvious choice. There is only one song that spells anger as extreme as this song. I still remember waking up, with this song coming from my alarm. It was played on a mainstream radio station, during a show that is, to say the least, conservative in its choice of songs. And there I lie in my bed listening to 'Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me', repeatedly.

From the beginning to the end, this song is anger itself. Not as loud as Paranoid, with Ozzy Osbourne. Perhaps not as political as some Dylan songs. But never did I hear a song where every word, every note, was breathing as much anger.

I love the build up from the song. I love the unlimited emotion in the chorus. The repeated 'now you do what they told you', that is a prelude to the fast and popular chorus that whole crowds love to scream along. Not sing, not even shout, it comes from deep. It is a primal scream. "Fuck you I won't do what you tell me".

Many versions to be found on YouTube. Live on BBC radio 5, a X-factor parody, the official video, with lyrics for the karaoke fans, a live version from Woodstock, a Russian doing an acoustic cover version, in HD (Rock am Ring 2000), cover by Mammy Novas, a jazzy cover, covered by Audioslave, as background to show the Greek riots in 2008 or as a guitar lesson. Dozens more, mostly live versions. Every single one convincing.

I choose this version is from 1993. Live @ PinkPop, a big festival in my country. Look at the face of Zack, when he announces the song. Is that anger or what? Listen to Rage against the Machine with Killing in the name of love.




Killing in the name of!
Some of those that work forces, are the same that burn crosses
Some of those that work forces, are the same that burn crosses
Some of those that work forces, are the same that burn crosses
Some of those that work forces, are the same that burn crosses
Huh!

Killing in the name of!
Killing in the name of

And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
But now you do what they told ya
Well now you do what they told ya

Those who died are justified, for wearing the badge, they're the chosen whites
You justify those that died by wearing the badge, they're the chosen whites
Those who died are justified, for wearing the badge, they're the chosen whites
You justify those that died by wearing the badge, they're the chosen whites

Some of those that work forces, are the same that burn crosses
Some of those that work forces, are the same that burn crosses
Some of those that work forces, are the same that burn crosses
Some of those that work forces, are the same that burn crosses
Uggh!

Killing in the name of!
Killing in the name of

And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya, now you're under control (7 times)
And now you do what they told ya, now you're under control
And now you do what they told ya, now you're under control
And now you do what they told ya, now you're under control
And now you do what they told ya, now you're under control
And now you do what they told ya, now you're under control
And now you do what they told ya, now you're under control
And now you do what they told ya!

Those who died are justified, for wearing the badge, they're the chosen whites
You justify those that died by wearing the badge, they're the chosen whites
Those who died are justified, for wearing the badge, they're the chosen whites
You justify those that died by wearing the badge, they're the chosen whites
Come on!

Yeah! Come on!

Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me!
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me!
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me!
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me!
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me!
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me!
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me!
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me!
Motherfucker!
Uggh!
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