[Zack de la Rocha]
The classroom's the last room to get the truth
I said the classroom's the last room to get the truth
Yeah, the classroom's the last room to get the truth
Yeah, bring that shit in!
Yeah, check this out ya'll
As I kick it like wicked style, uh

[Verse 1]
In the right light, study becomes insight
But the system that dissed us, teaches us to read and write
So called facts are fraud
They want us to allege and pledge and bow down to their God
Lost the culture, the culture lost
Spun our minds and through time
Ignorance has taken over
Yo, we gotta take the power back!
Bam! Here's the plan
Motherfuck Uncle Sam, step back, I know who I am
Raise up your ear, I'll drop the style and clear
It's the beats and the lyrics they fear
The rage is relentless, we need a movement with a quickness
You are the witness of change and to counteract
We gotta take the power back

[Chorus]
Yeah, we gotta take the power back
Come on, come on!
We gotta take the power back

[Verse 2]
The present curriculum, I put my fist in 'em
Eurocentric every last one of 'em
See right through the red, white and blue disguise
With lecture I puncture the structure of lies
Installed in our minds and attempting to hold us back
We've got to take it back
Holes in our spirit causin' tears and fears
One-sided stories for years and years and years
I'm inferior? Who's inferior?
Yeah, we need to check the interior of the system
Who cares about only one culture
And that is why we gotta take the power back

[Chorus]
Yeah, we gotta take the power back
Come on, come on!
We gotta take the power back

[Interlude]
Break it down like this
Uh!
Like this!
Come on!

[Verse 3]
The teacher stands in front of the class
But the lesson plan he can't recall
The student's eyes don't perceive the lies
Bouncing off every fucking wall
His composure is well kept
I guess he fears playing the fool
The complacent students sit and listen to some of that
Bullshit that he learned in school
Europe ain't my rope to swing on
Can't learn a thing from it, yet I hang from it
Gotta get it, gotta get it together then
Like the motherfuckin' weathermen
To expose and close the doors on those who try
To strangle and mangle the truth
'Cause the circle of hatred continues unless we react
We gotta take the power back

[Chorus]
We gotta take the power back
Come on, come on!
We gotta take the power back

[Bridge]
No more lies
No more lies
No more lies
No more lies
No more lies
No more lies
No more lies
No more lies

[Outro]
Yeah! Yeah!
Take it back y'all
Take it back, a-take it back
A-take it back y'all, come on!
Take it back y'all
Take it back, a-take it back
A-take it back y'all, come on!
Yeah!
by Genius