"The Red Tornado" as written by and Johnson Winneke....
the red
TOR NA DO
the red
TOR NA DO
the red
TOR NA DO
the red
TOR NA DO
circuitry and sympathy
are two different things
but they come together
in a robot who dreams
round and round
and round he goes
TOASTER FOR A BODY
TORNADO FOR A SOUL
He's lightning in a bottle
tornado in a cage
he sees no prison in the lines of his face
TOR-NA-DO
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
TOR-NA-DO
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
His emotions spin at destructive speeds
that he needs to control
the cumulonimbus inside the machine
he's half robot and half tornado
so sad the cyborg cyclone seems
drifting thru the sky
a willful wisp of machinery
not born but devised
still the cyborg cyclone cries
coolant drips from his eyes
plastic hands on his heart
that slowly....
tear him apart
tornado tornado tornado go
tornado tornado tornado go
wild winds whip when he wishes
that he were real
he rarely rusts
but he's never had a real meal
by saving the world
he's saving himself
a machine that is selfish
just like everyone else
tornado tornado tornado go
tornado tornado
go go red tornado


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    General CommentThe Red Tornado is a superhero character from dc comics. The song explains itself. but what i want to know is who is the girl in this song that's singing the "tornado go" part? I'm sure octopus on fire would know.
    gaymeon September 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentound and round
    and round he goes
    TOASTER FOR A BODY
    TORNADO FOR A SOUL
    He's lightning in a bottle
    tornado in a cage
    he sees no prison in the lines of his face

    This is one of the best songs on A Natural Death
    masterexploderboyon September 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWell, I don't know for sure but it's meant to sound like cheer leading chants so maybe they brought in some local cheerleaders?

    I'm just guessing based on their official page's description of the album as having cheerleaders among many other random things included in the album.
    Octopus on Fireon October 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWell, I don't know for sure but it's meant to sound like cheer leading chants so maybe they brought in some local cheerleaders?

    I'm just guessing based on their official page's description of the album as having cheerleaders among many other random things included in the album.
    Octopus on Fireon October 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSame formula as A Million Exploding Suns....not about the character himself, but used as a metaphorical reference.

    I love the lyric, "By saving the world, he's saving himself. A machine that is selfish....just like everyone else!" Brilliant.
    KrackedJarson January 21, 2008   Link
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    General Commentpresence in the lines of his face*
    ekzakklyon January 22, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthats he learning to control*
    ekzakklyon January 22, 2008   Link

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