Ambush
Sepultura Lyrics


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Screaming
For more justice
Amazonia burns
Can you hear them?

I'll fight
To save another day
So join us
And we'll make them leave this land

Threatening
To kill how we feel
we stop them it'll be worth dying for

When you go down when you go down (motherfucker)
When you go down you go down (fighting)

When you go down when you go down (motherfucker)
When you go down you go down (fighting)
Motherfucker!

When you go down when you go down (motherfucker)
When you go down when you go down (fighting)

When you go down when you go down (motherfucker)
When you go down when you go down (fighting)

(Filha da puta)




Why? Why? Why? Why?
Why? Why? Why? Why?

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Sepultura's "Ambush" speak of the struggle for justice and preservation of the Amazon rainforest. The song is a call to action, urging listeners to join in the fight against those who threaten the land and its people. The opening lines "Screaming for more justice, Amazonia burns, can you hear them?" paint a picture of a dire situation, one in which the natural habitat is being destroyed and the people are crying out for help.


The chorus of the song, "When you go down, when you go down motherfucker, when you go down fighting" repeats several times, driving home the idea that the fight for justice and preservation is not an easy one, but one that must be fought to the bitter end. The lyrics also acknowledge the risks involved in taking up this fight, with lines like "if we stop them it'll be worth dying for" and the repeated question of "Why? Why? Why?" suggesting the deep-seated anger and frustration that underlies the struggle.


Overall, "Ambush" is a powerful rallying cry, urging listeners to stand up and fight for what they believe in and to never back down in the face of opposition.


Line by Line Meaning

Screaming
Expressing our outcry loudly and powerfully


For more justice
Demanding fairness and equity in response to current injustices


Amazonia burns
The lush rainforest we depend on is being destroyed


Can you hear them?
Asking if others can hear the cries of the forest and its inhabitants


I'll fight
I am willing to use all my strength to combat this assault


To save another day
To preserve the possibility of a future not marred by devastation


So join us
I invite you to work together towards this common goal


And we'll make them leave this land
Together, we can be persuasive and cause those responsible to abandon their harmful practices


Threatening
Pose a danger to our beliefs and values


To kill how we feel
To silence us and destroy our passion


(But) if we stop them it'll be worth dying for
Should we be faced with sacrificing our lives, stopping them is still more important


When you go down!
A declaration of defiance towards those causing harm


When you go down motherfucker!
Directly calling out those responsible for destruction


When you go down fighting!
Asserting that resistance is powerful and necessary


Why? Why? Why? Why?
Questioning the motives behind those perpetrating harm and destruction


Why? Why? Why? Why?
Repeating the question, emphasizing the need for answers and accountability




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Andreas Rudolf Kisser, Igor Cavalera, Massimiliano A. Cavalera, Paulo Xisto Jr. Pinto

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