Black Tornado


Iíve been speaking later and later in the day
Most days I don't talk 'till maybe 8 o'clock at night
It keeps me whole, keeps me holy
Keeps me way up in the mountains even when Iím on the road
Keeps me coming up for air
Keeps me airing out some come
Keeps me cool

And every place I go is one less place I could call home
And every girl I kiss, well I just cross her off my list
I don't go far, I just go crazy
I buried all of my old clothes out in some field in West Des Moines
And if you judge me tonight, judge me by the songs I write
That's who I am to you

And there's a black tornado, black tornado
Spinning around in my body sometimes
Black tornado, black tornado
Spinning around in my body sometimes

I could do tonight with something soft and warm and furry
But that ain't likely to occur in south central Missouri
It's a day off, it's an off day
It's a Budweiser, Budgetel, Bukowski kind of night
I only got what's on my back, guitar and a back pack
My soul is intact

And there's a black tornado, black tornado
Spinning around in my body sometimes
Black tornado, black tornado
Spinning around in my body sometimes

Everything is changing faster than I can describe
All I really know to do is grab the wheel and drive
I look for love, and some adventure
And I try not to let my own breathing scare me off the road
There's a tombstone of my father I visit sometimes
There's a tombstone of my father I visit sometimes

And there's a black tornado, black tornado
Spinning around in my body sometimes
Black tornado, black tornado
Spinning around in my body sometimes
A red tornado, red tornado
Spinning around in my body sometimes
Black tornado, black tornado
Spinning around in my body sometimes