Burden In My Hand

Album: Down on the Upside (1996)
Charted: 33 40
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  • Follow me into the desert
    As thirsty as you are
    Crack a smile and cut your mouth
    And drown in alcohol
    'Cause down below the truth is lying
    Beneath the riverbed
    So quench yourself and drink the water
    That flows below her head

    Oh no there she goes
    Out in the sunshine the sun is mine

    I shot my love today would you cry for me
    I lost my head again would you lie for me
    I left her in the sand just a burden in my hand
    I lost my head again would you cry for me

    Close your eyes and bow your head
    I need a little sympathy
    'Cause fear is strong and love's for everyone
    Who isn't me
    So kill your health and kill yourself
    And kill everything you love
    And if you live you can fall to pieces
    And suffer with my ghost
    Just a burden in my hand
    Just an anchor on my heart
    Just a tumor in my head
    And I'm in the dark

    So follow me into the desert
    As desperate as you are
    Where the moon is glued to a picture of heaven
    And all the little pigs have GodWriter/s: CHRIS CORNELL
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
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Comments: 9

  • Carmen from Little Rock ArKat, couldn't agree more, ALL of his lyrics are brilliant, but these lyrics paint a picture and tell such a valid story just in that one line. And btw, this song is NOT about a man shooting his wife, come on. I shot my love AGAIN , Kill your health and kill yourself
    And kill everything you love
    And if you live you can fall to pieces
    And suffer with my ghost
    This song is about shooting heroin (in his case) or whatever the listeners' drug of choice-doesn't matter b/c what ever the drug, it always leads to a dead (dessert) and along the way, you will always run into the little piggies who have god and The moon is glued to a picture of heaven..... pure genius ! similarly: " You thought you made a man you better think again before my role defines you"
  • Zoe from Auckland, New Zealandthis song is the best song in the world to listen to when you feel everything at once, and all the drugs hit you at once. His voice is heaven
  • Kimberly from Landing, Njthe mornings close s out in the sunshine. love s held in the hands of the believers.
  • Bloodaxe from Lincoln, NeTHis song is absolutely one of the PREMIER pain Rock guilt death songs ever... and Chris NAILS it. The melody is incredible, right when that chorus KICKS IN.... "I shot my love again, will you cry for me?"

    It's more intense than the Filter's "Hey Man, Nice Shot", and the Toadies "Possum Kingdom", both based on real events and locations. Cornell's song carries an urgency to it, where the other two great songs just creep up into your mind and say "wtf!"

    Anything Cornell does is GENIUS (check "Black Sun").
  • Hebrew from St. Paul, MnMisery loves company. Period the end!
  • Nick from Seattle, Albaniathe melody of this song is friken amazing, cornell is god
  • Kat from Chicago, IlThis song is fantastic. I especially love "Where the moon is glued to a picture of heaven/
    And all the little pigs have god"
  • Sunshine from Houston, TxI love this song. The emotion he exhibits is crazy. Soundgarden forever!!!
  • Jena from Leavenworth, KsI can't believe no one has commented on this song yet. I think it's amazing!! You can almost picture this group jamming out in a garage, hoping to someday "make it big". Their sound is so fresh. I love it!
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