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A song by Audioslave off their final album Revelations. Its Audioslaves only political song. Its critisizing George Bush and FEMAs incredibly slow reaction to the hurricane Katrina disaster. Quite possibly the most powerful song ever written.
bob: holy shit this song is amazing!
carl: what song?
bob: Wide Awake by Audioslave!
carl: never heard of it
bob: 'gasps and decks carl and then reveals a zipper on the back of his neck and unzips it and the entire band of Audioslave jumps out the procedes to play Wide Awake'

Chris Cornell:

You can look a Hurricane
right in the eye
12 hundred people dead or left to die
follow the leaders were it an eye
for an eye we'd all be blind
death for murder of this im sure
in this uncertain time

so come pull the sheet over my eyes
so i can sleep tonight
despite what ive seen today
i find you guilty of a crime of sleeping at a time
when you should have been wide awake

down on the road the world is floating by
the poor and undefended left behind
while you were somewhere trading lives for oil
as if the whole world were blind

so come pull the sheet over my eyes
so i can sleep tonight despite what ive seen today
i find you guilty of a crime of sleeping at a time when
you should have been wide awake

'Tom Morello wails on his guitar'

so come pull the sheet over my eyes
so i can sleep tonight
despite what ive seen today
i find you guilty of a crime of sleeping at a time

when you should have been wide awake
wide awake
wide awake
wide awake
wide awake

'the band then kills carl and gives it straight to the police. they are not arrested for they are gods'
by Alty8 September 12, 2009

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