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I have to block out thoughts of you so I don’t lose my head
They crawl in like a cockroach leaving babies in my bed
Dropping little reels of tape to remind me that I’m alone
Playing movies in my head that make a porno feel like home
There’s a burning in my pride, a nervous bleeding in my brain
An ounce of peace is all I want for you. Will you never call again?
And will you never say that you loved me just to put it in my face?
And will you never try to reach me? It is I that wanted space

Hate me today
Hate me tomorrow
Hate me for all the things I didn’t do for you

Hate me in ways
Yeah ways hard to swallow
Hate me so you can finally see what’s good for you

I’m sober now for 3 whole months it’s one accomplishment that you helped me with
The one thing that always tore us apart is the one thing I won’t touch again
In my sick way I want to thank you for holding my head up late at night
While I was busy waging wars on myself, you were trying to stop the fight
You never doubted my warped opinions on things like suicidal hate
You made me compliment myself when it was way too hard to take
So I’ll drive so fucking far away that I never cross your mind
And do whatever it takes in your heart to leave me behind

Hate me today
Hate me tomorrow
Hate me for all the things I didn’t do for you

Hate me in ways
Yeah ways hard to swallow
Hate me so you can finally see what’s good for you

And with a sad heart I say bye to you and wave
Kicking shadows on the street for every mistake that I had made
And like a baby boy I never was a man
Until I saw your blue eyes cry and I held your face in my hand
And then I fell down yelling “Make it go away!”
Just make a smile come back and shine just like it used to be
And then she whispered “How can you do this to me?”

Hate me today
Hate me tomorrow
Hate me for all the things I didn’t do for you

Hate me in ways
Yeah ways hard to swallow
Hate me so you can finally see what’s good for you
For you
For you
For you

Day 1: Rage Against The Machine

Day 1: Rage Against The Machine: This band has been the one that is closest to my heart. I got into them through a friend around my sophomore year. I didn’t think much of them except for the funky riffs. I liked them musically. I learned a song or two by them and left it at that. Eventually, I listened to them more and I paid attention to what Zack was saying vocally. I did more research into them and I realized that I agreed with them more and more. I listened to whole albums and memorized lyrics. I bought the pedals that Morello uses to emulate his playing style and I even covered his songs. I fell in love with them. I sat down one day and analyzed every part of their hit single, “Killing in the Name Of.” Everything sounded so perfect, so solid. The riffs connected so seamlessly and there were no awkward parts or awkward rests. It was just a continuing train of perfection. Many people I know disliked the fact they were a band that rapped and talked about politics. To me it made no difference. Rapping to me is just another way to vocalize and I have no problem with rapping as long as the lyrics had meaning. The bass lines stood out a lot for this band and that was something I came to appreciate as time progressed. Brad WIlk, their drummer, sounds amazing and never disappointed. That is why I love Rage Against the Machine. Because they stood for what they believed in, they played really well written music and they inspire me every day. They show me that things can be worth fighting for and everyone has a voice. 

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Rage Against The Machine - Guerilla Radio (1999)

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Rage Against The Machine - Know Your Enemy (Typographie cinétique)

Another of my favorite Bassists…Tim Commerford of Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave and Maynard James Keenan’s amazing side project Puscifer. This incredibly underrated bassist has helped create a sound that revolutionized heavy metal. His sensational bass work is evident on all Rage Against The Machine albums but my favorite is The Bob Dylan cover “Maggie’s Farm” on the ‘Renegades’ album…another honorable mention would be “Mamma Sed” on Puscifer’s masterpiece ‘V is for Vagina’