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The Nightwatchman

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Biography

Tom Morello, guitarist for Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave and Street Sweeper Social Club, is less known for his folk music, which he plays under the alias "The Nightwatchman" as well as Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman which he used on his second album The Fabled City. He has explained, "The Nightwatchman is my political folk alter ego. I've been writing these songs and playing them at open mic nights with friends for some time. This is the first time I've toured with it. When I play open mic nights, it's announced as The Nightwatchman. There will be kids there who are fans of my electric guitar playing, and you see them there scratching their heads.

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Top Songs

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  1.  
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    Battle hymns for the broken
    Battle hymns for the misled
    Battle hymns for the wretched
    The forgotten and the dead
    Battle hymns of redemption
    Battle Hymns  -  123,132 plays
  2.  
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    Well I climbed the seven summits
    And I swam the seven seas
    But the road I must travel
    Its end I cannot see
    I fought in the jungles
    The Road I Must Travel  -  138,353 plays
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    It started in basements
    And it started in sheds
    It started in backyards
    And was hidden under beds
    I turned on the TV
    California's Dark  -  97,396 plays
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    There's a man homeless and hungry
    There's a wind that's hard and biting
    There's a song in need of singing
    There's a fuse in need of light
    It's no secret the day is coming
    Let Freedom Ring  -  90,026 plays
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    On the side of the dirt road
    An old Chevy wreck
    I climbed through the window
    I sat in the back
    I gathered my thoughts
    The Garden Of Gethsemane  -  89,714 plays
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