Rage Against The Machine * Renegades Of Funk * Poetry

Poetry. What defines it?

We do.

You do.

Poets are everywhere. We are all Poets.

Some of the my favorite Poetry is set to music.

Poetry moves me and my body flows and my actions are informed

by  drumbeat and  rhythm and the force of the words.

Here is some Poetry for you.

“Now renegades are the people with their own philosophies
They change the course of history
Everyday people like you and me”

Yes.

Everyday people like you and me.

Peace, Jen

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(“Renegades of Funk” is a song written by Afrika BambaataaArthur Baker, John Miller & John Robie and recorded by Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force. Released in 1983 as a single on the Tommy Boy label, it was also included on the 1986 albumPlanet Rock: The Album. The song is an eclectic fusion of electronic music and heavy percussion, with politically fused raplyrics that draw a connection between past revolutionaries and bohemians to present day street artists    From: Wiki * Renegades of Funk)

Rage Against The Machine

Renegades Of Funk Lyrics

No matter how hard you try, you can’t stop us now
No matter how hard you try, you can’t stop us now

We’re the renegades of this time and age
This is the time and age of renegades
Renegades of this time and age
This is the time and age of renegades

Since the Prehistoric ages and the days of ancient Greece
Right down through the Middle Ages
Planet earth kept going through changes
And then no renaissance came, and times continued to change
Nothing stayed the same, but there were always renegades
Like Chief Sitting Bull, Tom Paine
Dr. Martin Luther King, Malcom X
They were renegades of their time and age
The mighty renegades

We’re the renegades of funk
We’re the renegades of funk
We’re the renegades of funk
We’re the renegades of funk

From a different solar system many many galaxies away
We are the force of another creation
A new musical revelation
And we’re on this musical mission to help the others listen
And groove from land to land singin’ electronic chants like
Zulu nation
Revelations
Destroy all nations
Destroy all nations
Destroy all nations
Destroy all nations
Destroy all nations
Destroy all nations

Now renegades are the people with their own philosophies
They change the course of history
Everyday people like you and me
We’re the renegades we’re the people
With our own philosophies
We change the course of history
Everyday people like you and me
C’mon
We’re the renegades of funk
We’re the renegades of funk
We’re the renegades of funk
We’re the renegades of funk

We’re Poppin’, sockin’, rockin’ puttin’ a side of hip-hop
Because where we’re goin’ there ain’t no stoppin’
Poppin’, sockin’, puttin’ a side of hip-hop
Because where we’re goin’ there ain’t no stoppin’
Poppin’, sockin’, rockin’ puttin’ a side of hip-hop
‘Cause we’re poppin’, sockin’, rockin’ puttin’ a side of hip-hop
Poppin’, sockin’, rockin’ puttin’ a side of hip-hop

We’re the renegades of funk
We’re the renegades of funk
We’re the renegades of funk
We’re the renegades of funk

We’re teachers of the funk
And not of empty popping
We’re blessed with the force and the sight of electronics
With the bass, and the treble the horns and our vocals
‘Cause everytime I pop into the beat we get fresh

There was a time when our music
Was something called the Big Street beat
People would gather from all around
To get down to the big sound
You had to be a renegade those days
To take a man to the dance floor

Say jam sucker (jam sucker)
Say jam sucker (jam sucker)
Say move sucker (move sucker)
Say groove sucker (move sucker)
Say dance sucker (dance sucker)
Say dance sucker (dance sucker)
Now move sucker (move sucker)
Now move sucker (move sucker)

~ by Step On a Crack on April 6, 2012.

2 Responses to “Rage Against The Machine * Renegades Of Funk * Poetry”

  1. Awesome!

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