The Whirlwind Lyrics

by Tom Morello

From zero to sixty, and wanted two life times,
can't find the criminal, just follow the pipeline
I sing for my supper, a fuel sanded shot
and pray the cannons will pound the guilt I got
I'm willing to negotiate, they fire from the precipice
an amry of grizzlies divide up the rest of us
the problem I have with the movie is just that, the cameras were shakey
and just missed the blood bath

An ash covered highway ...silent and froze
And I dreamed that ya' held me, it was me you were holdin'
I stood in the whirlwind of shrapnel and sawdust
outside of the motel
and then it was just us

The borders are closin'
No one goes in or out
The assets all froze in sixteen swiss bank accounts
A red ragin' migraine
A fear of hegemony
I looked back, I heard the shot
My friend said "Wasn't me!"
How can you sit back and wait?!
The battle is ragin'
Hold on man, I'm comin'
Just straighetnin' my cage first
Three-hundred closed caskets
A world famous symphony of angry ghosts singin'
and marchin' from wounded knee!

An ash covered highway ...silent and froze
And I dreamed that ya' held me, it was me you were holdin'
I stood in the whirlwind of shrapnel and sawdust
outside of the motel
and then! ...it was just us..

A colonial investment.. in steel or in iron
The natives are restless can't blame 'em for tryin'
The lightnin' blows through, the legion it enters
the hail it follows and smashes the center!
I sit 'round the table with strangers and friends,
my Dad knows it's comin' but still, he pretends,
my brother, he smiles, reveals the secret
the step-mother shutters! She just can't believe it!

An ash covered highway ...silent and froze
And I dreamed that ya' held me, it was me you were holdin'
I stood in the whirlwind of shrapnel and sawdust
outside of the motel
and then it was just us

An ash covered highway ...silent and froze
And I dreamed that ya' held me, it was me you were holdin'
I stood in the whirlwind of shrapnel and sawdust
outside of the motel
and then it was just us ...and then it was just us