It’s about trying to step out of being patterned and closed off and reclusive, which I’ve always had a problem with. It’s about attempting to be normal and just go out and be around other people and hang out. I have a tendency to sometimes be pretty closed off and not see people for long periods of time and not call anyone. It’s actually, in a way, a hopeful song. Especially the lines “One more time around/Might get it,” which is basically saying, “I tried today to understand and belong and get along with other people, and I failed, but I’ll probably try again tomorrow.” A lot of people misinterpreted that song as a suicide-note song. Taking the wordlive too literally. "The Day I Tried to Live" means more like the day I actually tried to open up myself and experience everything that’s going on around me as opposed to blowing it all off and hiding in a cave. - Chris Cornell

Soundgarden | Attrition


Taree - Soundgarden

Soundgarden - “Black Hole Sun” & “Fell On Black Days” Live In Bristow Va. on 8/4/14

6:09 Ben does the peace sign at me.


Chris dedicates I Awake to Andrew Wood.

Soundgarden - “Superuknown” & “A Thousand Days Before” Live in Bristow Va. on 8/4/14

7:05 Chris Cornell waves at me.