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Album: Out Of ExileReleased: 2005Charted:
This song is about how everyone is different, and how 2 people can react differently to the same event: "Someone finds salvation in everyone, another only pain."
In an interview with Launch Radio Networks, Chris Cornell said: "The 'be yourself' part really just came from a lot of things that I've gone through in my life and a lot of different changes and all the different tragedies and all the horrendously stupid mistakes I've made in my personal life, and wanting to be able to make up for those things and wanting to be able to not be ashamed, all that stuff. You know, that's the one thing about getting older that's better, and this song kind of says it so simply, to a degree that 10 years ago I would've been embarrassed to put it in a song 'cause it is so simple. But there it is."
Francis Lawrence directed the video, which was modeled after the The Beatles documentary film Let It Be
. Lawrence has also directed videos for Aerosmith, Jennifer Lopez and Gwen Stefani.
This song was featured on the television show Scrubs
on the episode "Mirror Image."