Audioslave Album

Artist(s): Audioslave

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Tracklist

Cochise

length: 3:43
producer: Rick Rubin
lead vocals: Chris Cornell
mixer: Rich Costey
recording engineer: David Schiffman and Andrew Scheps
guitar: Tom Morello
additional engineer: John Burton, Floyd Reitsma, Thom Russo and Andrew Scheps
co-producer: Audioslave
drums (drum set): Brad Wilk
bass guitar: Tim Commerford
assistant engineer: Chris Holmes and Darren Mora
composer: Tim Commerford, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Brad Wilk
lyricist: Chris Cornell

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

Drown, if you want
And I'll see you at the bottom
Where you 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

length: 4:38
producer: Rick Rubin
composer: Tim Commerford, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Brad Wilk
lyricist: Chris Cornell
And with the early dawn
Moving right along
I couldn't buy and eyeful of sleep
And in the aching night under 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

[Chorus]
Nail in my hand
From my creator
You gave me life
Now show me how to live [Repeat: x2]

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

[Chorus]

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 [Repeat: x4]

[Chorus]

Show me how to live [Repeat: x4]

Gasoline

length: 4:40
composer: Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, Brad Wilk
lyricist: Chris Cornell
House is haunted
I just want to 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

Burning that gasoline

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

Burning that gasoline

No what for's, only a can
Of red says danger on it
I have found another way
Burning that gasoline

Burning that gasoline

What You Are

length: 4:10
producer: Rick Rubin
composer: Tim Commerford, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Brad Wilk
lyricist: Chris Cornell
And when you wanted me
I came to you
And when you wanted someone else
I withdrew
And when you asked for a light
I set myself on fire
And if I go far away I know
You'll find another slave

[Chorus]
cause 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

[Chorus]

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

[Chorus]

Now I'm free from what you are

Like a Stone

length: 4:54
producer: Rick Rubin
mixer: Rich Costey
recording engineer: Andrew Scheps and David Schiffman
additional engineer: Andrew Scheps, Thom Russo, John Burton and Floyd Reitsma
co-producer: Audioslave
editor: Thom Russo, Greg Fidelman and Andrew Scheps
assistant engineer: Darren Mora and Chris Holmes
composer: Tim Commerford, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Brad Wilk
lyricist: Chris Cornell
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 lay to rest
Anywhere we want to go

[Chorus]
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

[Chorus]

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

[Chorus]

Alone

Set It Off

length: 4:24
lyricist: Chris Cornell
composer: Tim Commerford, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Brad Wilk
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 ****er off

[Chorus]
Set it off
Set it off now children
Set it right
Set it off
Set it off now children
Set it off
Set it off now children
Set a fire
Set it off
Set it off now children

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 ****er off

[Chorus]

Alright [Repeat: x6]

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 head
Time is wasting

[Chorus]

Alright [Repeat: x6]

Shadow on the Sun

length: 5:44
producer: Rick Rubin
composer: Brad Wilk, Chris Cornell, Tim Commerford, Tom Morello
lyricist: Chris Cornell
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 tell you why
People die alone
I can tell you I'm
A shadow on 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

[Chorus]
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

[Chorus]

Shadow on the sun [Repeat: x8]
Sun
Sun

I Am the Highway

length: 5:35
producer: Rick Rubin
composer: Tim Commerford, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Brad Wilk
lyricist: Chris Cornell
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

[Chorus]
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

[Chorus]

I am not your blowing wind
I am the lightening
I am not your autumn moon
I am the night
The night

[Chorus]

I am not your blowing wind
I am the lightening
I am not your autumn moon
I am the night
The night

Exploder

length: 3:26
composer: Brad Wilk, Chris Cornell, Tim Commerford, Tom Morello
lyricist: Chris Cornell
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

[Chorus]
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

[Chorus]

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

[Chorus]

Hypnotize

length: 3:27
composer: Brad Wilk, Chris Cornell, Tim Commerford, Tom Morello
lyricist: Chris Cornell
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

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

[Chorus]

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

Bring ’em Back Alive

length: 5:30
composer: Brad Wilk, Chris Cornell, Tim Commerford, Tom Morello
lyricist: Chris Cornell
I was on my way
To the center of the sun
When I lost my wings
And I fell into the crowd
And they carried me
To a hole in the ground
And they burried me
Where no one can see
And no one would be around

[Chorus]
I
I am a virus
I
I live in silence
I

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
Where no one can hear there cries

[Chorus]

Just like heathens thinking on our feat
Believe in god
We're one step
Two step
Three steps towards the graveyards
Hello to the memory
It seems that we forgot

[Chorus]

I live in silence

Si, el, ence

Light My Way

length: 5:04
composer: Brad Wilk, Chris Cornell, Tim Commerford, Tom Morello
lyricist: Chris Cornell
In my hour of need
On a sea of gray
On my knees I pray to you
Help me find the dawn
Of the dying day

[Chorus]
Won't you light my way
Won't you light my way
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 afraid
To tell you I need you today

[Chorus]

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

Don't save it for another day
Don't save it for another day
Hey
Don't save it for another day
Hey
Don't save it for another day
Hey
Don't save it for another day
Hey
Don't save it for another day

[Chorus]

Won't you light my way

Getaway Car

composer: Brad Wilk, Chris Cornell, Tim Commerford, Tom Morello
lyricist: Chris Cornell
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

[Chorus]
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

[Chorus]

Get yourself a car and drive it all alone
Get yourself a car and ride it on the wind
Get yourself a car and drive it all alone
Get yourself a car and ride it on the wind

[Chorus]

Get yourself a car and drive it all alone
Get yourself a car and ride it on the wind
Get yourself a car and drive it all alone
Get yourself a car and ride it on the wind

The Last Remaining Light

length: 5:18
composer: Brad Wilk, Chris Cornell, Tim Commerford, Tom Morello
lyricist: Chris Cornell
Roll me on your frozen fields
Break my bones to watch them heal
Drown me in your thirsty veins
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 I wait and yield to the hurt

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

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

[Chorus]

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