It Begins Tonight Lyrics

by Tom Morello

I'm red, I'm black, I'm city born
Mau Mau scarecrow, far from home
I'm faceless, nameless, right or wrong
I'm fearless, hopeless, sing my song
Out go the lights
It begins tonight

On stage with borrowed angel's sword
And a crossword puzzle of stolen chords
I'm alive but those I love are gone
Let's move tonight and take the throne
Out go the lights
It begins tonight

Oh lord, it begins tonight
Oh lord, oh lord, it begins tonight
Oh lord, oh lord, it begins tonight
Cell door clicks open
I come alive
Oh lord, it begins tonight

I followed the rules
What did that bring?
Looked just where you told me
I never found a thing
Yeah, I see all the jewels
Gold and diamonds glistenin'
I see your mouth movin'
But man I ain't listenin'

Sun and moon and stone and mud
A bottle of whiskey and a pint of blood
I'll burn my way to the sea
'Til all are dead or all are free
Out go the lights
It begins tonight

Oh lord, it begins tonight
Oh lord, oh lord, it begins tonight
Oh lord, oh lord, it begins tonight
Cell door clicks open
I come alive
Oh lord, it begins tonight.