The Day I Tried To Live

Album: Superunknown (1994)
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  • I woke the same as any other day
    Except a voice was in my head
    It said seize the day, pull the trigger, drop the blade
    And watch the rolling heads

    The day I tried to live
    I stole a thousand beggar's change
    And gave it to the rich

    The day I tried to win
    I dangled from the power lines
    And let the martyrs stretch yeah

    Singing, one more time around
    Might do it
    One more time around
    Might make it
    One more time around
    Might do it
    One more time around
    The day I tried to live

    Words would you say
    Never seem to live up to the ones inside your head
    The lives we make
    Never seem to ever get us anywhere but dead

    The day I tried to live
    I wallowed in the blood and mud with all the other pigs

    Singing, one more time around
    Might do it
    One more time around
    Might make it
    One more time around
    Might do it
    One more time around
    The day I tried to live, live

    I tried

    I woke the same as any other day you know
    I should have stayed in bed

    The day I tried to win
    I walled in the blood and mud with all the other pigs
    And I learned that I was a liar (one more time around)
    I learned that I was a liar (one more time around)
    I learned that I was a liar (one more time around)
    I learned that I was a liar (one more time around)

    Singing one more time around
    (Might do it)
    One more time around
    (Might make it)

    One more time around
    (Might do it)
    One more time around (might make it)
    The day I tried to live, live

    Just like you
    Just like you
    One more time around
    One more time around Writer/s: Chris Cornell
    Publisher: HIPGNOSIS SONGS GROUP, Peermusic Publishing
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Comments: 1

  • Muzykaddykt from FranceI may be wrong, but I think it was not easy for Chris Cornell – RIP – to deal with fame, money and glory. These lines:

    — "I stole a thousand beggars' change and gave it to the rich » (record companies making a lot of money while some poor fans buy his music);
    — "I dangled from the power lines and let the martyrs stretch » (he's living among powerful people, while there are more and more people pushed to extreme poverty, giving their life for various causes, etc.)
    — "I wallowed in the blood and mud with all the other pigs » (he dislikes filthy rich people who don't give a care about the price other pay for them, or are oblivious of what the poor go through);

    … sound like he was feeling guilty about being rich and disliked fame, being rich and living among other rich people.
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