The Road I Must Travel Lyrics

Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman


album: Track 4 in album One Man Revolution
release date: 2007-4-24
popularity : 28 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Acoustic
length: 3:51

Cover Art

The Nightwatchman One Man Revolution cover art
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Well I climbed the seven summits
And I swam the seven seas
But the road I must travel
Its end I cannot see
I fought in the jungles
And I fought in the streets
But the road I must travel
Its end I cannot see
Once I had a reason
Don't know what it could be
But the road I must travel
Its end I cannot see
Well I sang to myself
That I want to be free
But the road I must travel
Its end I cannot see

I walked the empty desert
And I was burned in the heat
But the road I must travel
Its end I cannot see
I crossed the frozen wasteland
And in the bitter cold did freeze
But the road I must travel
Its end I cannot see
And I will knock on every door
For I do not have a key
And the road I must travel
Its end I cannot see
Well I sang to myself
That I want to be free
But the road I must travel
Its end I cannot see

They shot a man in Soho
Couldn't guess his age
I found his empty journal
I filled up every page
I called up my state senator
They said he wasn't there
The secretary took my name
And man she sounded scared
So I counted my misfortunes
I added up the blame
I picked through all the garbage
I checked off all the names
I read in the newspaper
They'd questioned all my friends
They hoped that they could find me
Before I struck again
Well I sang to myself
That I want to be free
But the road I must travel
Its end I cannot see

So when thirsty I will drink
When hungry I will steal
But the road I must travel
Its end I cannot see
So tonight I walk in anger
With worn shoes on my feet
But the road I must travel
Its end I cannot see
And I will sing to myself
That I'm gonna be free
But the road I must travel
Its end I cannot see

There's a sign along the highway
But it's too dark now to read


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 California‚Äôs Dark
  • 2 One Man Revolution
  • 3 Let Freedom Ring
  • 4 The Road I Must Travel
  • 5 The Garden of Gethsemane
  • 6 House Gone Up in Flames
  • 7 Flesh Shapes the Day
  • 8 Battle Hymns
  • 9 Maximum Firepower
  • 10 Union Song
  • 11 No One Left
  • 12 The Dark Clouds Above
  • 13 Until the End