Old Music Tuesdays: Soundgarden
I’m taking my girlfriend to see Soundgarden and Nine Inch Nails in less than two weeks, and I’m super excited. I’ll do a concert review after the show, but in the meantime I decided to share my favorite Soundgarden song with you. If you don’t know Soundgarden, they were one of the seminal Seattle grunge bands from the late 80s/early 90s. Their vocalist, Chris Cornell, is one of the best in the business.
The video quality isn’t great since it looks like the uploader videotaped it off of his TV. The sound quality is surprisingly good, however. It’s a live recording of the band performing Burden In My Hand off their fantastic 1996 disc Down on the Upside. Some people will point to Badmotorfinger or Superunknown as the best Soundgarden release… give me Down on the Upside any day.
Enjoy the music and buy the CD by clicking the Amazon link. (Why don’t you own it yet?) Thanks for reading!
Follow me into the desert
As thirsty as you are
Crack a smile and cut your mouth
And drown in alcohol
Cause down below the truth is lying
Beneath the riverbed
So quench yourself and drink the water
That flows below her head
Oh, no there she goes
Out in the sunshine the sun is mine
I shot my love today, would you cry for me
I lost my head again, would you lie for me
I left her in the sand just a burden in my hand
I lost my head again, would you cry for me
Close your eyes and bow your head
I need a little sympathy
Cause fear is strong and love’s for everyone
Who isn’t me
So kill your health and kill yourself
And kill everything you love
And if you live you can fall to pieces
And suffer with my ghost
Just a burden in my hand
Just an anchor on my heart
Just a tumor in my head
And I’m in the dark
So follow me into the desert
As desperate as you are
Where the moon is glued to a picture of heaven
And all the little pigs have God.
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