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Blow Up The Outside World by Soundgarden

Album: Down On The UpsideReleased: 1996Charted:
  • Nothing seems to kill me no matter how hard I try
    Nothing is closing my eyes
    Nothing can beat me down for your pain or delight
    And nothing seems to break me
    No matter how hard I fall nothing can break me at all
    Not one for giving up though not invincible I know

    I've givin' everything I need
    I'd give you everything I own
    I'd give in if it could at least be ours alone
    I've given everything I could
    To blow it to hell and gone
    Burrow down in and
    Blow up the outside world

    Someone tried to tell me something
    Don't let the world get you down
    Nothing will do me in before I do myself
    So save it for your own and the ones you can help

    Want to make it understood
    Wanting though I never would
    Trying though I know it's wrong
    Blowing it to hell and gone
    Wishing though I never could
    Blow up the outside worldWriter/s: CHRIS CORNELL
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind
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Comments: 7

My favorite soundgarden song.Daniel - Indianapolis, In
Its about the feeling of wanting to forget about the world outside and create your own world in your head where you feel safe. Like me, Cornell had social anxiety, depression and insecurity. One way people deal with these things is to retreat into whatever makes them feel safe and relaxed, the intense chorus is reflective of putting all your effort to blocking out everything else outside your comfort zone, almost begging to run away.Dewayne - England
I thought this song was about not caring about what the world thought about you, and just ignoring all the ignorance, and bad things in this world.Audra - Columbus, Fl
As a teenager, Chris Cornell suffered from hardcore depression and isolated himself from everyone and everything after a bad drug trip. It was then when he discovered music and started playing drums and guitar. This song could be referring to a reoccuring depression and uncomftorble view on society and people, where you feel the only solution is destruction, be it self-destruction(nothing can do me in before i kill myself) or otherwise.Joe - Hobart, Australia
well i dont know it might have alot to do with them breaking up, since that was happening as they made the video. but another thing to think about is that he might be talking about the media. in the video they have cornell straped to a chair making him watch his own video (portraying how they over play songs and videos) andmoments of his own life good and bad (people exploiting the lives of celeberaties and making documentaries about them on tv) but in the end everything is blown up and chris is smiling meaning that he liked it even when he was forced to watch. saying that there is little music out there that is good and meaningful and his own is not one of them...Marco - Stanfield, United States
Actually they broke up several months after this video was made; they still had a tour after the video. Ben Shepherd was a big part why they broke up; he was somewhat volatile during their live shows and I think he actually walked out on one right before they split.Kurt - Downers Grove, Il
well the song is about isolating yourself from the world: so its kinda ironic that they broke up in the middle of this videoTravis - Blicksburg, Va
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