Facing Mount Kenya Lyrics

Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman

From the Album World Wide Rebel Songs
August 30, 2011

Black for the skin
Green for the land
Red for the blood
Steady freedom’s hand
Alone with the wind
I am only one man

Facing Mount Kenya
Facing Mount Kenya
Holding time
Facing Mount Kenya
Facing Mount Kenya
Holding time
Facing Mount Kenya

Brace for the day
Sing for the past
Listen to the memory
In the stone and grass
Who make the wind?
I’m only one man

Facing Mount Kenya
Facing Mount Kenya
Holding time
Facing Mount Kenya
Facing Mount Kenya
Holding time
Facing Mount Kenya
Facing Mount Kenya
Holding time
Facing Mount Kenya
Facing Mount Kenya

Holding time
Facing Mount Kenya
It’s time

On the big plantation
In the ghetto and slum
In the president’s palace
In the Mau Mau drum
Wind gon’ howl, I’m only one man
Wind gon’ howl, I’m only one man
Wind gon’ howl, I’m only one man

Facing Mount Kenya
Facing Mount Kenya
Holding time
Facing Mount Kenya
Facing Mount Kenya
Holding time
Facing Mount Kenya
Facing Mount Kenya
Holding time
Facing Mount Kenya
Facing Mount Kenya
Holding time
Facing Mount Kenya
It’s time
Facing Mount Kenya
Holding time
Facing Mount Kenya
It’s time.