Soundgarden — Fell On Black Days
Album: Superunknown
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Released: 1994
Length: 4:35
Plays (last 30 days): 3
Whatsoever I feared has come to life
Whatsoever I fought off became my life
Just when every day seemed to greet me with a smile
Sunspots have faded and now I'm doing time
Now I'm doing time

'Cause I fell on black days
I fell on black days

Whomsoever I cured, I've sickened now
Whomsoever I cradled, I've put you down
Search my soul, they say, but I can't see it in the night
I'm only faking when I get it right
When I get it right

'Cause I fell on black days
I fell on black days

How would I know that this could be my fate?
How would I know that this could be my fate?

So what you wanted to see good has made you blind
And what you wanted to be yours, you've made it mine
So don't you lock up something that you wanted to see fly
Hands are for shaking, no, not tying
No, not tying

I sure don't mind a change
I sure don't mind a change
Yeah, I sure don't mind
I sure don't mind a change
I sure don't mind a change

But I fell on black days
I fell on black days

How would I know that this could be my fate?
How would I know that this could be my fate?
How would I know that this could be my fate?
How would I know that this could be my fate?
I sure don't mind a change
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More like this, please. 10.
great heavy album
Not many of these guys left now{#Neutral}
I don't — and I hope I never do — buy into "sympathy for the junkie," but I'll say that I can sort of appreciate his passionate ownership.
RIP Chris
This song takes on a new eerily prophetic meaning now
ive never been so upset over the passing of a musician. god rest his tortured soul
 pankman wrote:
Oh Chris ... why, just why? R.I.P.
 

Another great voice gone. Mistery of life and death; this guy apparently had everything, at least my love and admiration...
 pankman wrote:
Oh Chris ... why, just why? R.I.P.

 

Could be the ghost of Kurt , his own ghost and misuse of Ativan.
me neither Bill, me neither... 
black days indeed

{#Cry}
That which is meant to alleviate anxiety only amps up the dark side and lures the demons. 
 
Well said Bill.
Not happy here either.
Oh Chris ... why, just why? R.I.P.
I wore this CD out back in the day! I just read that they'll be touring again soon.
Shit on my guitar! 
 Stephen_Phillips wrote:
To those that say this song (and the album in general) has been overplayed... you must not assume everybody listening to RP have heard this.  I only learnt about Chris Cornell when he recorded that song for a James Bond film. Although I am of an age where the 70's was my favourite era I skipped the 90's because I was absorbed in bringing up a young family and did not have much "me" time.

When the kids were growing up I started to hear the music they were playing (Greenday, Blink 182, Nirvana, Foo FIghters etc) and I had to learn these new bands quickly to be a relevant father.  Somehow a few names slipped through the net and I did not 'get' Soundgarden or the The Pixies at the time.

Radio Paradise fills in the gaps in my musical education, bit by bit, and I listen to everything without prejudice and an open mind.

I am sorry for those of you that are maybe a bit sick and tired of hearing some things over the decades due to mainstream overexposure, like I might be if RP played, say, Pink Floyd Dark Side of The Moon all the time. 

For those of us that find 'new to us' bands and songs, Radio Paradise is a godsend.

Let the music play on! 

 
{#Clap}
 Stephen_Phillips wrote:
To those that say this song (and the album in general) has been overplayed... you must not assume everybody listening to RP have heard this.  I only learnt about Chris Cornell when he recorded that song for a James Bond film. Although I am of an age where the 70's was my favourite era I skipped the 90's because I was absorbed in bringing up a young family and did not have much "me" time.

When the kids were growing up I started to hear the music they were playing (Greenday, Blink 182, Nirvana, Foo FIghters etc) and I had to learn these new bands quickly to be a relevant father.  Somehow a few names slipped through the net and I did not 'get' Soundgarden or the The Pixies at the time.

Radio Paradise fills in the gaps in my musical education, bit by bit, and I listen to everything without prejudice and an open mind.

I am sorry for those of you that are maybe a bit sick and tired of hearing some things over the decades due to mainstream overexposure, like I might be if RP played, say, Pink Floyd Dark Side of The Moon all the time. 

For those of us that find 'new to us' bands and songs, Radio Paradise is a godsend.

Let the music play on! 

 
I had a similar experience but for a different reasons Stephen. I lost much of the 90's because I moved out of the demographic of the BBC, who I had relied on for new music. 'Radio One' went with the charts, which became about as melodic as my car alarm. 'Radio Two' became an 'oldy' station. Both had DJ prattle that insulted anyone with more brains than a rubber plant. As a result I turned inwards to my record/CD collection. I was saved by the internet and Radio Paradise. I hope Rebeca and Bill live forever (or at least longer than me) because I don't know how I'd manage with out their input into my life! 
Loud and without merit. 
 floydoftherocks wrote:
This should be Hillary Clinton's campaign song... {#Beat}

 
...
I saw Cornell this summer on an acoustic tour, and he LOOKS AND SOUNDS exactly the same as he did 25 years ago!

Wish I could say the same... 
Unmistakable 90's song of my youth! Dude, it's awesome.
Love Me Two Times > My Propellor > this ................. Genius set.
 Stephen_Phillips wrote:
To those that say this song (and the album in general) has been overplayed... you must not assume everybody listening to RP have heard this.  I only learnt about Chris Cornell when he recorded that song for a James Bond film. Although I am of an age where the 70's was my favourite era I skipped the 90's because I was absorbed in bringing up a young family and did not have much "me" time.

When the kids were growing up I started to hear the music they were playing (Greenday, Blink 182, Nirvana, Foo FIghters etc) and I had to learn these new bands quickly to be a relevant father.  Somehow a few names slipped through the net and I did not 'get' Soundgarden or the The Pixies at the time.

Radio Paradise fills in the gaps in my musical education, bit by bit, and I listen to everything without prejudice and an open mind.

I am sorry for those of you that are maybe a bit sick and tired of hearing some things over the decades due to mainstream overexposure, like I might be if RP played, say, Pink Floyd Dark Side of The Moon all the time. 

For those of us that find 'new to us' bands and songs, Radio Paradise is a godsend.

Let the music play on! 

 
Well played sir! Game, set, match!
I sometimes forget what a damn-near perfect song this is....the groove, the guitar, the drumming nuances, Chris Cornell's voice, the composition, the recording—-just f-ing awesome. And especially when you're listening on headphones at work on a Friday.
To those that say this song (and the album in general) has been overplayed... you must not assume everybody listening to RP have heard this.  I only learnt about Chris Cornell when he recorded that song for a James Bond film. Although I am of an age where the 70's was my favourite era I skipped the 90's because I was absorbed in bringing up a young family and did not have much "me" time.

When the kids were growing up I started to hear the music they were playing (Greenday, Blink 182, Nirvana, Foo FIghters etc) and I had to learn these new bands quickly to be a relevant father.  Somehow a few names slipped through the net and I did not 'get' Soundgarden or the The Pixies at the time.

Radio Paradise fills in the gaps in my musical education, bit by bit, and I listen to everything without prejudice and an open mind.

I am sorry for those of you that are maybe a bit sick and tired of hearing some things over the decades due to mainstream overexposure, like I might be if RP played, say, Pink Floyd Dark Side of The Moon all the time. 

For those of us that find 'new to us' bands and songs, Radio Paradise is a godsend.

Let the music play on! 
 lemmoth wrote:

Commercial radio cannot "destroy" a great song.  Repeated listenings do not "destroy great songs."

Unless a song is played 4 or 5 times an hour maybe then I can see someone saying enough to a "great song."

Of course I no longer listen to commercial radio, but not because of their overplay of "great songs."

To the contrary it is because they very much play many "not so great" and "pretty bad songs" that I don't really want to hear at all and of course because of the commercials themselves.

"Not so great" and "pretty bad songs" rarely if ever happen hear at RP where I trust my DJ to keep me interested 90% of the time. 

By the way, this is a "great song." 

 
I agree, truly good songs can at the worst be temporarily knocked down by overexposure, but they will sound great again when enough time has passed. Long ago I have used this very album to test a cassette deck while repairing it. In the end it took so many iterations to fix the problem that I had listened to the first track like 50 times in a row and I couldn't hear it anymore for about a year. But when I hear that same track now, it sounds great again.
By the way, this entire album is a “great album”. {#Wink}
good kick-ass rock.
 floydoftherocks wrote:
This should be Hillary Clinton's campaign song... {#Beat}

 
Yup! and Bernie's should be Gimme Some Truth
This should be Hillary Clinton's campaign song... {#Beat}
What a voice.

A 9 for Chris alone. But jeez these guys their spare bars. 
 sirdroseph wrote:


Sorry but there is nothing that you have said that can make me enjoy listening to this good song after so many plays. Overplay has indeed destroyed this great song in terms of my listening pleasure. I have not listened to commercial radio since the early 90s when this song was out and it is still ruined for me to this very day.

 
Yeah, I understand that but... I'm sure - almost - that you have played some song over and over on repeat for hours; a song you love that just cannot be overplayed. Yeah? :o)
The song gets a 9 from me. Still.
 sirdroseph wrote:


Sorry but there is nothing that you have said that can make me enjoy listening to this good song after so many plays. Overplay has indeed destroyed this great song in terms of my listening pleasure. I have not listened to commercial radio since the early 90s when this song was out and it is still ruined for me to this very day.

 
It must suck to be you.
{#Bananajam}
How would I know that this could be my fate?
The last outstanding rock song I discovered on FM radio. I think it coincides with the demise of WHFS, the late, great rock radio station in suburban Washington DC.
 lemmoth wrote:

Chris Cornell has a decent voice = Jimi Hendrix can strum some decent chords on the guitar

 
 alux wrote:

Blasphemy to draw analogy to Jimi here.  This tune barely exceeds run-of-the-mill.  

 
 TEG wrote:
Nothing to compare to so called - and justified - Anthology Pop/Rock Bands.
I meant Jimmy Hendrix and others.
Forgive me 
 
It seems pretty clear to me that Lemmoth's point (in the top post) was to assert that "Saying Chris Cornell has a decent voice is like saying that Jimi Hendrix can strum some decent chords on the guitar".  There is no mention of any specific song in his post, nor is there any comparison of Chris Cornell's work to that of Jimi Hendrix.
 lemmoth wrote:

Commercial radio cannot "destroy" a great song.  Repeated listenings do not "destroy great songs."

Unless a song is played 4 or 5 times an hour maybe then I can see someone saying enough to a "great song."

Of course I no longer listen to commercial radio, but not because of their overplay of "great songs."

To the contrary it is because they very much play many "not so great" and "pretty bad songs" that I don't really want to hear at all and of course because of the commercials themselves.

"Not so great" and "pretty bad songs" rarely if ever happen hear at RP where I trust my DJ to keep me interested 90% of the time. 

By the way, this is a "great song." 

 

Sorry but there is nothing that you have said that can make me enjoy listening to this good song after so many plays. Overplay has indeed destroyed this great song in terms of my listening pleasure. I have not listened to commercial radio since the early 90s when this song was out and it is still ruined for me to this very day.
Nothing to compare to so called - and justified - Anthology Pop/Rock Bands.
I meant Jimmy Hendrix and others.
Forgive me 
They played this full album when they played before Sabbath last year in Hyde Park and it was really bloody good.  That was one awesome gig. Still like Badmotorfinger better as an album but hearing Superunknown cover to cover live has really raised it in my estimations.  You feel a little bit of that live vibe every time its on now.
I like this one better every time I hear it.  And meaning hits home sometimes.  My Wave with 9/8 tempo is my fave from this album.  Go Bill for playing the Soundgarden.
 lemmoth wrote:

Chris Cornell has a decent voice = Jimi Hendrix can strum some decent chords on the guitar

 
Blasphemy to draw analogy to Jimi here.  This tune barely exceeds run-of-the-mill.  
 ppopp wrote:
This guy has a decent voice....until he raises it.

 
Chris Cornell has a decent voice = Jimi Hendrix can strum some decent chords on the guitar
This guy has a decent voice....until he raises it.
 sirdroseph wrote:
This is the poster child of a perfectly good song absolutely destroyed by commercial radio. Damn this song is really good too, listening pleasure completely sapped.{#Frown}

 
Commercial radio cannot "destroy" a great song.  Repeated listenings do not "destroy great songs."

Unless a song is played 4 or 5 times an hour maybe then I can see someone saying enough to a "great song."

Of course I no longer listen to commercial radio, but not because of their overplay of "great songs."

To the contrary it is because they very much play many "not so great" and "pretty bad songs" that I don't really want to hear at all and of course because of the commercials themselves.

"Not so great" and "pretty bad songs" rarely if ever happen hear at RP where I trust my DJ to keep me interested 90% of the time. 

By the way, this is a "great song." 
STFU!

Insta-PSD to Black Sabbath — Planet Caravan

still sounds great


 shellbella wrote:
Luv it!!  {#Hearteyes}

 
Yessss. {#Bananajam}
 Stingray wrote:
So much better than Nirvana - believe it!

 
So, so laughable...
Good one!
love that grunge rock -- {#Mrgreen}