Tire Me

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"Tire Me"
Song by Rage Against the Machine
from the album Evil Empire
Released April 16, 1996
Genre Alternative metal, rapcore
Label Epic Records
Composer(s) Tim Commerford, Zack de la Rocha, Tom Morello, Brad Wilk
Lyricist(s) Zack de la Rocha
Producer(s) Brendan O'Brien, Rage Against the Machine
Evil Empire track listing
"Tire Me"
"Down Rodeo"

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