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'Audioslave' Album Lyrics

Cochise

Well I've been watching
While you've been coughing
I've been drinking life
While you've been nauseous
And so I drink to health
While you kill yourself
And I've got just one thing
That I can offer

Go on and save yourself
And take it out on me
Go on and save yourself
And take it out on me yeah

I'm not a martyr
I'm not a prophet
And I won't preach to you
But here's a caution
You'd better understand
That i won't hold your hand
But if it helps you mend
Then I won't stop it

Go on and save yourself
And take it out on me
Go on and save yourself
And take it out on me
Go on and save yourself
And take it out on me
Go and save yourself
And take it out on me

Drown if you want
And I'll see you at the bottom
Where you'll crawl
On my skin
And put the blame on me
So you don't feel a thing

Go on and save yourself
And take it out on me
Go on and save yourself
And take it out on me
Go on and save yourself
And take it out on me
Go on and save yourself
And take it out on me yeah

Show Me How To Live

And with the morning dawn
Moving right along
I couldn't buy an eyeful of sleep
And in the aching night
Under the satellites
I was not received
Built with stolen parts
A telephone in my heart
Someone get me a priest
To put my mind to bed
This ringing in my head
Is this a cure or is this a disease?

Nail in my hand
From my creator
You gave me life
Now show me how to live
Nail in my hand
From my creator
You gave me life
Now show me how to live

And in the after birth
On the quiet earth
Let the stains remind you
You thought you made a man
You better think again
Before my role defines you

Nail in my hand
From my creator
You gave me life
Now show me how to live
Nail in my hand
From my creator
You gave me life
Now show me how to live

And in your waiting hands
I will land
And roll out of my skin
And in your final hours I will stand
Ready to begin
Ready to begin
Ready to begin
Ready to begin

Nail in my hand
From my creator
You gave me life
Now show me how to live
Nail in my hand
From my creator
You gave me life
Now show me how to live
Show me how to live
Show me how to live
Show me how to live
Show me how to live

Gasoline

House is haunted
I just wanna go for a ride
Out and on
Before I set this room alight
Left alone
Forever and for crimes unclear
With my patience gone
Someone take me far from here

Yeah!
Burnin' that Gasoline
Yeah!
Burnin' that Gasoline

New day yawning
Another day of solitaire
House is honest
Clearly more than I can bear
Drag me off
Before I set my world on fire
Out and gone
The sun will never set tonight

Yeah!
Burnin' that gasoline
Yeah!
Burnin' that gasoline

No what for's
Only a can of red
Says danger on it
I have found another way

Burnin' that gasoline
Yeah!
Burnin' that gasoline
Burnin' it all away
Burnin' it all away

What You Are

And when you wanted me
I came to you
And when you wanted someone else
I withdrew
And when you asked for light
I set myself on fire
And if I go far away
I know
You'll find another slave

And now I'm free
From what you want
Now I'm free
From what you need
Now I'm free from what you are

And when you wanted blood
I cut my veins
And when you wanted love
I bled myself again
Now that I've had my fill of you
I'll give you up forever
And here I go
Far away
I know you'll find another slave

And now I'm free
From what you want
Now I'm free
From what you need
Now I'm free
From what you are

Then a vision came to me
When you came along
I gave you everything
But then you wanted more

Now I'm free
From what you want
Now I'm free
From what you need
Now I'm free
From what you are
Now I'm free
From what you want
Now I'm free
From what you need
Now I'm free
From what you are

Like A Stone

On a cobweb afternoon
In a room full of emptiness
By a freeway
I confess
I was lost in the pages
Of a book
Full of death
Reading how we'll die alone
And if we're good
We'll lie to rest
Anywhere we want to go

In your house I long to be
Room by room patiently
I'll wait for you there
Like a stone
I'll wait for you there
Alone

On my deathbed
I will pray
To the gods and the angels
Like a pagan
To anyone
Who will take me to heaven
To a place
I recall
I was there so long ago
The sky was bruised
The wine was bled
And there you led me on

In your house
I long to be
Room by room patiently
I'll wait for you there
Like a stone
I'll wait for you there
Alone

And on I read
Until the day was gone
And I sat in regret
Of all the things I've done
For all that I've blessed
And all that I've wronged
In dreams until my death
I will wander on

In your houseI long to be
Room by room patiently
I'll wait for you there
Like a stone
I'll wait for you there
Alone
Alone

Set It Off

He was standing at the rock
Gathering the flock
And getting there with no directions
And underneath the arch
It turned into a march
And there he found the spark to
Set this fucker off

He said set it off
Set it off now children
Set it right
Set it off
Set it off now children
Set it a fire

Suddenly a shot
Ripped into his heart
He lay in need of some attention
And there he played his card
Going into shock
The last thing that he said was
Set this fucker off

He said set it off
Set it off now children
Set it right
Set it off
Set it off now children
Set it a fire

Jesus at the back door
Everything is all right
All we need is some direction
Every time the wind blows
Everything you don't know
Turns into a revelation
And it all adds up inside your heart
Time is wasting

Shadow On The Sun

Once upon a time
I was of the mind
To lay your burden down
And leave you where you stood
And you believed I could
You'd seen it done before
I could read your thoughts
Tell you what you saw
And never say a word
Now all that is gone
Over with and done - never to return

I can't tell you why
People die alone
I can tell you I'm
A shadow of the sun

Staring at the loss
Looking for a cause
And never really sure
Nothing but a hole
To live without a soul
And nothing to be learned

I can tell you why
People go insane
I can show you how
You could do the same
I can tell you why
The end will never come
I can tell you I'm
A shadow on the sun

Shapes of every size
Move behind my eyes
Doors inside my head
Bolted from within
Every drop of flame
Lights a candle in
Memory of the one
Who lives inside my skin

I Am The Highway

Pearls and swine bereft of me
Long and weary my road has been
I was lost in the cities
Alone in the hills
No sorrow or pity for leaving I feel

I am not your rolling wheels
I am the highway
I am not your carpet ride
I am the sky

Friends and liars don't wait for me
I'll get on all by myself
I put millions of miles
Under my heels
And still too close to you
I feel

I am not your rolling wheels
I am the highway
I am not your carpet ride
I am the sky
I am not your blowing wind
I am the lightning
I am not your autumn moon
I am the night

Exploder

I met a man locked away
For things he hadn't done
Innocence on a ball and chain
He'll never feel the sun
Again on his face or roses
In his hands
But when he smiled at me
I could understand

If you're free you'll never see the walls
If your head is clear you'll never free fall
If you're right you'll never fear the wrong
If your head is high you'll never fear at all

There was a daughter of a man
Who took his life too young
She swore she'd never do the same
Then did just what he'd done
And a boy who's gone insane
Voices in his head
No one knows what they say
Now his mother's dead

If you're free you'll never see the walls
If your head is clear you'll never free fall
If you're right you'll never fear the wrong
If your head is high you'll never fear at all

There was a man who had a face
That looked a lot like me
I saw him in the mirror and
I fought him in the street
And when he turned away
I shot him in the head

Then I came to realize
I had killed myself

If you're free you'll never see the walls
If your head is clear you'll never free fall
If you're right you'll never fear the wrong
If your head is high you'll never fear at all

Hypnotize

Well if you set your mind upon it
I know that you can
You've got everything you wanted
You've done everything you planned
So let me make an offer
I'm only trying to help
You can make your load
Just a little lighter
All you got to do is share the wealth

Oh no don't you keep your
Good luck to yourself
Oh no don't keep your
Good luck to yourself

Well I know you got problems
I see it in your eyes
But if you want to live
To see the morning
Give it up to your brother
Or you'll get a surprise

Oh no don't you keep your
Good luck to yourself
Oh no don't keep your
Good luck to yourself

Well, it's time to see
You got to give or you're gonna receive
It's time to see
You got to live if you wanna believe
You can be

Bring 'Em Back Alive

I was on my way to the center of the sun
When I lost my wings and I fell into a crowd
And they carried me to the hole in the ground
And they buried me
Where no one could see
And no one would be around

I am a virus
I live in silence

I was on my way to a city in the clouds
When I lost my mind and I had to settle down
Then I had a dream of an island in the sea
Where the lepers die
Where no one survives
And no one can hear the cries

I am a virus
I live in silence

And just like the heathens thinking
On our feet we believe in God
And with one step, two steps
Three steps towards the graveyard
On the high road to remembering
It seems that we forgot

I am a virus
I live in silence

Light My Way

In my hour of need
On a sea of grey
On my knees I pray to you
Help me find the dawn
Of the dying day

Won't you light my way
Won't you light my way

A bullet is a man
From time to time he strays
I compare my life to this
To this I relate
And I'm willing
To listen to your answers
And I'm not ashamed
To tell you I need you today

Won't you light my way
Won't you light my way
So when I'm lost
Or I'm tired and depraved
Or when my high bullet
Goes astray
Won't you light my way

Getaway Car

The first time I saw you
You were chasing down a cyclone
All alone in a field
With rail yards and clovers
I kept rolling on and never thought
You'd wind up chasing me

Well settle down I won't hesitate
To hit the highway
Before you lay me to waste
Settle up and I'll help you find
Something to drive
Before you drive me insane

You're tired of walking and you
Loathe the ground
The sidewalk will barely
Touch your feet and life moves
Too slowly to hold you down
With ringing hands
You take it out on me

Well settle down I won't hesitate
To hit the highway
Before you lay me to waste
Settle up and I'll help you find
Something to drive
Before you drive me insane

The Last Remaining Light

Roll me on your frozen fields
Break my bones to watch them heal
Drown me in your thirsty viens
Where I'll watch and I'll wait
And pray for the rain
Curl like smoke and breath again
Down your throat inside your ribs
Through your spine in every nerve
Where I watch and wait and yield to the hurt

And if you don't believe
The sun will rise
Stand alone and greet
The coming night
In the last remaining light

Seven months and seven suns
Heaven waits for those who run
Down your winter and
Underneath your waves
Where you watch and wait
And pray for the day

And if you don't believe
The sun will rise
Stand alone and greet
The coming night
In the last remaining light
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