top of page

Audioslave - Be Yourself


Audioslave - Be Yourself - Meaning of the song


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."

Chris Cornell explains:

"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."

Be yourself - Lyrics

Someone falls to pieces Sleeping all alone Someone kills the pain Spinning in the silence She finally drifts away Someone gets excited In a chapel yard And catches a bouquet Another lays a dozen White roses on a grave And to be yourself is all that you can do To be yourself is all that you can do Someone finds salvation in everyone Another only pain Someone tries to hide himself Down inside himself he prays Someone swears his true love Until the end of time Another runs away Separate or united? Healthy or insane? And to be yourself is all that you can do To be yourself is all that you can do To be yourself is all that you can do To be yourself is all that you can do Even when you've paid enough Been pulled apart or been held up With every single memory of The good or bad, faces of luck Don't lose any sleep tonight I'm sure everything will end up alright You may win or lose But to be yourself is all that you can do To be yourself is all that you can do To be yourself is all that you can do To be yourself is all that you can do To be yourself is all that you can Be yourself is all that you can Be yourself is all that you can do




Comments


Rockin' out.jpg

Best Rock and Heavy Metal bands

bottom of page