Taree

Album: King Animal (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • Soundgarden bassist Ben Shepherd wrote the music for this song prior to the disbanding of Soundgarden in April 1997. He recalled in a commentary video: ''I remember moving to Kingston – we lived downtown and [you] look out on the beach and the water and stuff, 'cause It's a bay, it goes like that. And there was this huge, like, fake Hollywood lettering – 'TAREE' – and it was all totally overgrown."
  • Vocalist Chris Cornell added the lyrics after the band reconvened in 2010. ''It was my love song to the natural side of the north west where I grew up," he explained. "I never lost that feeling. To me, that's what Taree's about."
  • Several of King Animal's tracks are in unusual time signatures, including this one, which is in 14/4 time.

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