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Chris Cornell - Soundgarden - The Day I Tried To Live


Soundgarden - The Day I Tried To Live - Meaning of the song


Written entirely by Chris Cornell, the Soundgarden lead singer considered this a companion song to "Fell On Black Days," which also deals with ennui and depression. Speaking about "The Day I Tried To Live" he said:


"The attitude I was trying to convey was that thing that I think everyone goes through where you wake up in the morning and you just don't know how you are going to get through the day, and you kind of just talk yourself into it. You may go through different moments of hopelessness and wanting to give up, or wanting to just get back into bed and say f--k it, but you convince yourself you're going to do it again. And maybe this is the last time you're going to do it, but it's once more around."


The Day I Tried To Live - Lyrics


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 beggars' change And gave it to the rich The day I tried to win I dangled from the power lines And let the martyrs stretch 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 I might make it The day I tried to live, yeah Words 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 I might make it The day I tried to live, yeah I tried I woke the same as any other day You know why I should have stayed in bed The day I tried to win I wallowed 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 I might make it The day I tried to live, yeah Just like you Just like you One more time around One more time around


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