Bruce Springsteen & Tom Morello – The Ghost Of Tom Joad (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 2009)

This is why I love rock & roll … Tom Morello’s guitar solo at the end left me breathless! 


Man walks along the railroad track
He’s goin’ some place, there’s no turnin’ back
The Highway Patrol chopper comin’ up over the ridge
Man sleeps by a campfire under the bridge

The shelter line stretchin’ around the corner
Welcome to the New World Order
Families sleepin’ in their cars out in the Southwest
No job, no home, no peace, no rest, no rest

And the highway is alive tonight

Nobody’s foolin’ nobody is to where it goes
I’m sitting down here in the campfire light
Searchin’ for the ghost of Tom Joad

He pulls his prayer book out of a sleepin’ bag
The preacher lights up a butt and takes a drag

He’s waitin’ for the time when the last shall be first and the first shall be last
In a cardboard box ‘neath the underpass
With a one way ticket to the promised land
With a hole in your belly and a gun in your hand

Lookin’ for a pillow of solid rock
Bathin’ in the cities’ aqueducts

And the highway i…  [More]

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