Eyes On Fire

by Outernational

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released December 6, 2009

Produced by Tom Morello
Recorded and Mixed by Jim Scott with Kevin Dean
Mastered by Bob Ludwig

All songs copyright Outernational Music, Inc. and Future Rawk, LLC (BMI)
Miles Solay - lead vocals, lyrics
Jesse Williams Massa - bass
Leo Mintek - guitar
Gil Sharone - drums (1,3,5)
Joe Tomino - drums (2,4,6)
Tom Morello - acoustic guitar and vocal (4)
Sonny Singh - dhol (2), harmonium (4), trumpet (1,3,4,5,6)

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Track Name: Eyes On Fire
Eyes On Fire
Lyrics by Miles Solay

On the highest hill in this old dutch town
Locked away in the bosom of the Brooklyn ground
They shout, can you hear them?
The stories and screams
Way beyond your wildest dreams
The faces and names
Can you hear them?
Have you heard what the whispers said
“Let the dead bury the dead”
Steam rising from these city streets
Can you hear them?
Through neighborhoods of the deep north
As night falls on the lights of New York
Can you hear them?

Chorus:
Not another way of life, under this system
There's a whole other way, we could be living....

The punk Poet of St. Mark's he told me “life's a shame”
Meanwhile The Poet of the Park was selling them for change yeah
To keep the dead alive is a hard job
The ghosts of the past can never hold us back
And you! The ones, who can

Chorus:
Not another way of life, under this system
There's a whole other way, we could be living....

a whole other way
a whole other way
a whole other way
a whole other way
a whole other way
a whole other way
a whole other way
a whole other way
a whole other way
Track Name: In Their Sights
In Their Sights

I've been bombarded and bruised
Brutalized and used
Pigeon-holed and confused
Pushed down and abused
Like an ostrich, your head's in the sand
A cartoon-man in a fantasy-land
I don't want it, I'm on another tip
I don't want it, I'm on some other shit
I don't want it, I'm on another tip
I don't want it, I'm on some other shit

In a bonfire waiting for you
I'm like a live-wire motherfucker
Light up my fuse
Your feet to the fire
Get out of that glue
Impatient like a watch moves
Get you some truth
I don't want it, I'm on another tip
I don't want it, I'm on some other shit
I don't want it, I'm on another tip
I don't want it, I'm on some other shit

[chorus]
You're in their sights
Don't hide, don't hide, don't hide
You're in their sights
Don't hide, don't hide, don't hide

Under the covers
Suffocating from shame
I wanna know, yeah, I wanna know
Are you still breathing?
The ambitious and sleepless
The truthseekers who need this
The real fighters and dreamers
Emancipators who see this know that
I don't want it, I'm on another tip
I don't want it, I'm on some other shit
I don't want it, I'm on another tip
I don't want it, I'm on some other shit

[chorus]
You're in their sights
Don't hide, don't hide, don't hide
You're in their sights
Don't hide, don't hide, don't hide

Hey, hey
Heyyyyy!
Hey, hey
Track Name: Blood On The Streets
Blood On The Streets

[verse]
There's a child by the side of the road, a checkpoint stops him in his tracks
In the orchard shade his buddy's blood come gushing down
Rachel got a bulldozer by her head, whoa
The same punks want Gaza dead, whoa

[chorus]
Blood on the streets, blood on the streets, whoa....

[verse]
Mama made me a molotov, Papa said they're all too evil
Ahmed he really had it, Marwan he wants to blast it
When I turn around the corner barrel pointed at me, whoa
When I learned that some turned their backs on me, whoa

[chorus]

[bridge]
It's midnight in a West Bank camp, kids from Raffa just cant stand
Backwards path, tied to the past, no more suicides strapped to their back
It's midnight in a West Bank camp, kids from Raffa understand
Backwards path, tied to the past, no more suicide

[chorus]
Blood on the streets, blood on the streets, whoa…
I'm looking for a way out
Track Name: Fighting Song featuring Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman
Fighting Song
Lyrics by Miles Solay

I see kids fighting to find a voice
They've been swimming in a sea
Without a shore or a choice
Sometimes it's like I'm without a home
Last night I walked
A thousand miles alone

[Chorus]
Dai dai dai dai dai dai dai dai....

I walked and wandered
Paused and pondered
In these times
I can't live like this any longer
Your well is running dry
As the oceans rise
If I'm right we got one shot tonight

[Chorus]
Dai dai dai dai dai dai dai dai....
This is a fighting song

[Verse]
I can't waste many moments
Can't lose any more days
I've read the history
We need more than a page
Each year in this life
Is like a blink of an eye
Tonight I tell you
It is fighting time

[Chorus]
Dai dai dai dai dai dai dai dai....
This is a fighting song

[Bridge]
All of our people
All across the world
They want something more

[Verse]
Look down at our planet
From the heaven's above
See it as it is
See it as it is
No borders or banks
No wars or tanks
No nations, no nations
I've got my dreams when I sleep
And I've got these dreams that really could be

[Chorus]
Dai dai dai dai dai dai dai dai....
This is a fighting song
This is a fighting song

This is a fighting song
Track Name: Fast Eddie
Fast Eddie

[verse]
Fast Eddie thought he was free
Cutting and coniving, confiding in me, he said
"I've got a fast car that shimmers and shines
My name is know up and down the line!"
He wants that kick-back whiplash living it up
Like those big bad kids that like it rough
I want that badge back Mama
Been living in a dark place, oh yeah

[chorus]
I've got no place to go
I want to ride tonight
As a witness to that war outside
Your hands in mine like the hands of time

[verse]
Hey man I want to figure it out
I want the goddamn answers and I need them now
"I don't want to put up a fight
I don't want to take your hand tonight!"
I want that badge back Mama
Been living in a dark place
I want that badge back Mama
Been living in a dark place, oh yeah
I want that badge back Mama
Been living in a dark place, oh yeah

[chorus]
I've got no place to go
I want to ride tonight
As a witness to that war outside
Your hands in mine like the hands of time

[verse]
Nostalgia prunes, eats away at his skin
It's like high-noon with no way to win
I'll pull that old rifle right out of the ground
With my new shades on I'm gonna take this town
I want that badge back Mama
Been living in a dark place, oh yeah
I want that badge back Mama
Been living in a dark place, oh yeah

[chorus]
I've got no place to go
I want to ride tonight
As a witness to that war outside
Your hands in mine like the hands of time
Track Name: New York Parasite
New York Parasite
Lyrics by Miles Solay

I heard them say Rome wasn’t built in a day
By tomorrow night I’ll own Avenue A
Can’t see what’s behind the scenes
Raise your martini glass to the land of hope and dreams

New York Parasite!

I sit and think over Foie Gras and Cognac
Look at my window, ha! I own that!
Down below, you’re kicking, you’re screaming
You’re begging, you’re hoping, you’re whining, you’re fiending!

New York Parasite!

Make the best you can with your fate
After all, this is the Empire State
I found destiny, how can I stop?
I want it all, with a cherry on top!

New York Parasite!

I want it all, with a cherry on top, I want it all!