Rage Against the Machine

The Ghost of Tom Joad

Total Times Played:
88
First performance:
1997-04-25
Latest Performance:
2000-07-23
Lyrics:
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 is alive tonight Nobody's foolin' nobody is to where it goes I'm sittin' down here in the campfire light With the Ghost of old Tom Joad Now Tom Said; "Ma, whenever ya see a cop beatin' a guy Wherever a hungry new born baby cries Whereever there's a fight against the blood and hatred in the air Look for me ma' I'll be there Wherever somebodies stuglin' for a place to stand For a decent job or a helpin' hand Wherever somebody is strugglin' to be free Look in their eyes ma, You'll see me! [repeat 8 times] And the highway is alive tonight nobody's foolin' nobody is to where it goes I'm sittin' down here in the campfire light With the Ghost of Tom Joad.
1997-04-25

Las Vegas, NV USA

1997-04-28

San Diego, CA USA

1997-05-06

Eugene, OR USA

1997-05-09

Phoenix, AZ USA

1997-05-14

Memphis, TN USA

1997-05-16

Clemson, SC USA

1997-06-12

Hultsfred, Sweden

1997-06-13

Essen, Germany

1997-06-15

Paris, France

1997-06-21

Los Angeles, CA USA

1997-06-27

Fri Haifa, Israel

1997-07-01

Vienna, Austria

1997-07-03

Kristiansand, Norway

1997-07-05

London, England

1997-07-24

Osaka, Japan

1997-07-25

Tokyo, Japan

1997-07-26

Yamanashi, Japan

1997-08-08

West Palm Beach, FL USA

1997-08-12

Antioch, TN USA

1997-08-13

Charlotte, NC USA

1997-08-15

Columbia, MD USA

1997-08-16

Philadelphia, PA USA

1997-08-17

Hartford, CT USA

1997-08-20

East Rutherford, NJ USA

1997-08-21

Boston, MA USA

1997-08-24

Burgettstown, PA USA

1997-08-27

Cleveland, OH USA

1997-08-29

Chicago, IL USA

1997-09-03

Minneapolis, MN USA

1997-09-05

Dallas, TX USA

1997-09-06

Austin, TX USA

1997-09-13

Portland, OR USA

1997-09-15

San Francisco, CA USA

1997-09-16

Sacramento, CA USA

1997-09-18
1997-09-19
1997-09-21

Mesa, AZ USA

1999-01-23

Los Angeles, CA USA

1999-01-28

East Rutherford, NJ USA

1999-07-24
1999-07-30

Naeba, Japan

1999-08-03

Honolulu, HI USA

1999-10-31

Washington, DC USA

1999-11-05

Los Angeles, CA USA

1999-11-23

Salt Lake City, UT USA

1999-11-26

Chicago, IL USA

1999-11-27

Detroit, MI USA

1999-11-29

Toronto, ON Canada

1999-11-30

Worcester, MA USA

1999-12-02

Baltimore, MD USA

1999-12-03

Nassau, NY USA

1999-12-05

New Haven, CT USA

1999-12-06

Philadelphia, PA USA

1999-12-08

Nashville, TN USA

1999-12-09

Atlanta, GA USA

1999-12-11

New Orleans, LA USA

1999-12-13

Houston, TX USA

1999-12-14

San Antonio, TX USA

1999-12-16

Phoenix, AZ USA

1999-12-18

San Diego, CA USA

1999-12-19

Los Angeles, CA USA

1999-12-20

Los Angeles, CA USA

2000-01-28

London, England

2000-01-31

Hamburg, Germany

2000-02-01

Rotterdam, Netherlands

2000-02-03

Paris, France

2000-02-04

Dusseldorf, Germany

2000-02-07

Munchen, Germany

2000-02-10

Zurich, Switzerland

2000-02-11

Montpelier, France

2000-02-13

San Sebastian, Spain

2000-02-14

Madrid, Spain

2000-02-15

Barcelona, Spain

2000-02-17

Rome, Italy

2000-02-18

Milan, Italy

2000-02-19

Brussels, Belgium

2000-05-28

Landover, MD USA

2000-06-10

Nurnberg, Germany

2000-06-11

Nurburgring, Germany

2000-06-13

Tel Aviv, Israel

2000-06-14

Athens, Greece

2000-06-17

Hultsfred, Sweden

2000-06-18

Seinjoki, Finland

2000-06-21

Seoul, South Korea

2000-06-24

Tokyo, Japan

2000-06-25

Tokyo, Japan

2000-06-27

Fukuoka, Japan

2000-07-23

Los Angeles, CA USA