About Tribe

"Tribe" is the fourth single by metal band Soulfly, released in January 1999. It is played as the ninth track of the eponymous debut album Soulfly, after "Bleed" and before "Bumba". "Tribe" is the fourth and last single of the album. As with every other Soulfly songs with vocals, the lyrics were written by Max Cavalera.


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Zumbi e o senhor das guerras 
Zumbi e o senhor das demandas 
Quando zumbi chega 
E zumbi quem manda (crenca popular) 

Your tribe, our tribe 
Your life, our life 
Your tribe, our tribe 
Your life, our life 
Your tribe, our tribe 
Your life, our life 
Your god, our god 
Your tribe, our tribe 


Your tribe, our tribe 
Your god, our god 
Your tribe, our tribe 
Your tribe, my tribe 

Hear the drums, they come from the sea 
Bring the tribal spirit on me 
Cause my pride and my roots I believe 
No, this tribe you can't take it from me

Apalai apiaca arara botocudo 
Goitaka guarany yamamadi ypixuna 
Maori aboriginal zulu banshee 
Mohican masai hopi panga 
Omai asaro xingu buli 
Guaikuru tukano tupinamba karo 

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Soulfly is a metal band formed in 1997 based in Phoenix, Arizona. The original lyrical content revolved around spirituality and religious themes, with later albums encompassing other themes including war, violence, aggression, hatred and anger. Soulfly is led by former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera, who formed the band after he left the Brazilian group in 1996. The band has released eight studio albums, one tour EP, several singles, and one DVD video. Their eighth album Enslaved was released on March 13, 2012. more »

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12 facts about this song

Band Group
"Tribe" is a single released by the American heavy metal band, Soulfly.
Year and Album
It was included in their self-titled debut album, "Soulfly", which was released in 1998.
Music Video
The music video for "Tribe" was the first to be recorded and released by Soulfly.
Song Theme
The song is considered an anthem for the Soulfly tribe, reflecting the band's global, multicultural influences.
Guest Collaboration
"Tribe" includes guest appearances by Asha Rabouin, Fred Durst from the band Limp Bizkit and DJ Lethal.
Song Genre
"Tribe" is often identified with the nu metal genre, which blends heavy metal elements with other styles, including funk, hip hop, and grunge.
Popular Track
The song was one of the three singles from the debut album, and it is still one of the most popular Soulfly songs at concerts.
Lyrics Language
"Tribe" lyrics are primarily in English, with some lines in Portuguese, reflecting the Brazilian nationality of Soulfly's lead vocalist, Max Cavalera.
Chart Success
"Tribe" was fairly successful, peaking at position 17 on the UK Singles Chart.
Song Message
The song carries a powerful message of unity, tribal connections, and the strength in diversity.
Unique Songwriting
"Tribe" is noted for its interesting departure from traditional song structures, utilizing a melding of heavy guitar riffs and tribal drum beats.
Live Performances
In live performances, "Tribe" is often played with additional percussion instruments for a more tribal sound.

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