We see you try

We see you fail

Head down, hide that smile

Head high, you got to smile

buying lies and stealing jokes 

and laughing every time i choke

biding all the time you took

now i know why you’ve been taken


Kingdom Of Come | Soundgarden.

Soundgarden in Seattle yesterday ! (Photos by Paul Lorkowski)


Just a few hours until Soundgarden’s free show before #Kickoff2014 in Seattle. Soundcheck photos: Paul Lorkowski

P.S.: Happy birthday to Kim Thayil, who turns 54 today.

Soundgarden- White R. Amphitheatre, Seattle


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