|Song by Rage Against the Machine|
|from the album Evil Empire|
|Released||April 16, 1996|
|Genre||Alternative metal, rapcore|
|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|
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