Stray Bullets Lyrics

Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman

From the Album World Wide Rebel Songs
August 30, 2011

Woah oh oh
Ayy ee yay
I I I sail away
Woah oh oh
Ayy ee yay
Slide on down
Woah oh oh
Ayy ee yay
What is lost
You gave away
Stray bullets rainin’ on
Down, down, down
Stray bullets rainin’ on down

Me and Danny Lord and Steve
Were f*ckin’ drunk on New Year’s Eve
Singin,’ drinkin,’ playin’ guitars
Layin’ ’round
We pulled the shotgun out the shed and
Fired it towards the heavens
Stray bullets rainin’ on down

Woah oh oh
Ayy ee yay
I I I sail away
Woah oh oh
Ayy ee yay
Slide on down
Woah oh oh
Ayy ee yay
What is lost
You gave away
Stray bullets rainin’ on
Down, down, down
Stray bullets rainin’ on down

Back of an Ace uncovered truck
The captain laughed and said, “Good luck”
As we rolled on through
Our first Iraqi town
From the rooftop we got blasted
Danny Lord’s spine came unfastened
Stray bullets rainin’ on down

Woah oh oh
Ayy ee yay
I I I sail away
Woah oh oh
Ayy ee yay
Slide on down
Woah oh oh
Ayy ee yay

What was is lost
You gave away
Stray bullets rainin’ on
Down, down, down
Stray bullets rainin’ on down

Fifteen months lost in Iraq
We got stop-lossed, they sent us back
Why the f*ck we’re even here I’ll never know
Me and Steve, we went out walkin’
A few of us have started talkin’
And now we’ve got a mission of our own

Woah oh oh
Ayy ee yay
I I I sail away
Woah oh oh
Ayy ee yay
Slide on down
Woah oh oh
Ayy ee yay
What was is lost
You gave away
Stray bullets rainin’ on
Down, down, down
Stray bullets rainin’ on down

Cause now we’re comin’ for the captain
To reap the seeds he’s sewn
Everybody hit the deck
Cause his tent’s about to blow
Tell the general when we find him
He’ll be the next to go
Yeah, we’re coming for the captain
And then we’re going home

Wooah oh oh
Ayy ee yay
I I I sail away
Wooah oh oh
Ayy ee yay
Slide on down
Wooah oh oh
Ayy ee yay
What was is lost
You gave away
Stray bullets rainin’ on
Down, down, down
Stray bullets rainin’ on down.