18 May 2017 Sudden sad farewell to one of my favorite rock artists, Chris Cornell (Soundgarden and Audioslave)

I just found out about this on Facebook from my friend Cyndy and am devastated – it hurts in my heart about this one because his dying is like losing a living part of myself.  His voice is a beautiful part of how my journey to being with Kyle began.

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Rocker Chris Cornell dies at 52, rep says

DETROIT — Rocker Chris Cornell, who gained fame as the lead singer of the bands Soundgarden and later Audioslave, has died at age 52, according to his representative.

I have been singing with Chris (on my Ipod or other device) almost every day since Kyle first used to sing me his songs when we were not together yet….it bridged the miles between us. This song in particular is one Kyle used to sing to me on the phone a lot to help me. I had never heard of Chris or the bands he was part of before then.

Source Internet: Chris Cornell – Young man with beautiful hair.

Audioslave – I Am The Highway Live

I Am The Highway (Recorded Live At Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Toronto, ON on April 20, 2011)

Chris Cornell

Pearls and swine bereft of me Long and weary my road has been I was lost in the cities Alone in the hills No sorrow or pity for leaving I feel

I am not your rolling wheels I am the Highway I am not your carpet ride I am the sky

Friends and liars don’t wait for me ‘Cause I’ll get on all by myself I put millions of miles Under my heels And still too close to you I feel

I am not your rolling wheels I am the highway I am not your carpet ride I am the sky I am not your blowing wind I am the lightning I am not your autumn moon I am the night, the night

Yeah I am not your rolling wheels I am the Highway I am not your carpet ride I am the sky But I am not your blowing wind I am the lightning I am not your autumn moon I am the night, the night Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Songwriters: BRAD WILK, CHRIS CORNELL, TIMOTHY COMMERFORD, TOM MORELLO

© Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

For non-commercial use only.

Data from: LyricFind

 

Audioslave – Like a Stone (Official Video)

Like a Stone

Audioslave

On a cobweb afternoon In a room full of emptiness By a freeway I confess I was lost in the pages Of a book full of death Reading how we’ll die alone And if we’re good, we’ll lay to rest Anywhere we want to go

In your house I long to be Room by room patiently I’ll wait for you there Like a stone I’ll wait for you there Alone

On my deathbed I will pray To the gods and the angels Like a pagan to anyone Who will take me to heaven To a place I recall I was there so long ago The sky was bruised The wine was bled And there you led me on

In your house I long to be Room by room patiently I’ll wait for you there Like a stone I’ll wait for you there Alone

Alone

And on I read Until the day was gone And I sat in regret Of all the things I’ve done For all that I’ve blessed And all that I’ve wronged In dreams until my death I will wander on

In your house I long to be Room by room patiently I’ll wait for you there Like a stone I’ll wait for you there Alone

Alone

Songwriters: TIMOTHY COMMERFORD, CHRIS CORNELL, TOM MORELLO, BRAD WILK

© Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

For non-commercial use only.

Data from: LyricFind

 

Soundgarden – Live to Rise (Audio)

Live to Rise

Soundgarden

What if all you understand, Could fit into the center of our hand, Then you found it wasn’t you, Who held the sum of everything you knew,

Were in sync but not alone, You hold on, And their gone

Like the sun we will live to rise, Like the sun we will live and die, And then ignite again, Like the sun we will live to rise, (Oh yeah) What if the one thing that I missed, Was everything I need to pass the test, And if I fail what happens then, Can I still count on you as a friend

Were in sync but not alone, You hold on, And their gone

Like the sun we will live to rise, Like the sun we will live and die, And then ignite again, Like the sun we will live to rise (Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah)

Like the sun we will live to rise, Like the sun we will live and die, And then ignite again

Like the sun we will live to rise, Like the sun we will live and die, And then ignite again, Like the sun we will live to rise, (Oh yeah, oh yeah)

Songwriters: CHRIS CORNELL

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Data from: LyricFind

3 weeks ago…..

Saturday Sessions: Chris Cornell performs “The Promise”

“The Promise” lyrics

CHRIS CORNELL LYRICS

“The Promise”

If I had nothing to my name

But photographs of you Rescued from the flames

That is all I would ever need

As long as I can read What’s written on your face

The strength that shines

Behind your eyes

The hope and light

That will never die And one promise you made

One promise that always remains

No matter the price A promise to survive

Persevere and thrive

As we’ve always done

And you said “The poison in a kiss Is the lie upon the lips”

Truer words were never shared

When I feel Like lies are all I hear

I pull my memories near

The one thing they can’t take

And one promise you made

One promise that always remains

No matter the price

A promise to survive

Persevere and thrive

As we’ve always done

The books still open on the table

The bells still ringing in the air

The dreams still clinging to the pillow

The songs still singing in a prayer

Now my soul Is stretching through the roots

To memories of you

Back through time and space

To carry home

The faces and the names

And these photographs of you

Rescued from the flames

And one promise you made

One promise that always remains

No matter the price

A promise to survive

Persevere and thrive

And dare to rise once more

A promise to survive

Persevere and thrive

And fill the world with life

As we’ve always done

This one is probably one of my very favorites and helped me through so many dark times when I didn’t believe in myself:

Be Yourself

Audioslave

Someone falls to pieces
Sleeping all alone
Someone kills the pain
Spinning in the silence
She finally drift away
Someone gets excited
In a chapel yard
Catches a bouquet
Another lays a dozen
White roses on a grave

And 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 themself
Down inside himself he prays
Someone swears their true love
Until the end of time
Another runs away
separate or united?
Healthy or insane?

And be yourself is all that you can do (all that you can do)
To be yourself is all that you can do (all that you can do)
To be yourself is all that you can do (all that you can do)
Be yourself is all that you can do

Even when you’ve paid enough
Been pulled apart
Or been held up
Every single memory of
The good or bad, faces of love
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 (all that you can do)
To be yourself is all that you can do (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

Songwriters: TIMOTHY COMMERFORD, CHRIS CORNELL, TOM MORELLO, BRAD WILK

© Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

For non-commercial use only.

Data from: LyricFind

Source Internet: Chris Cornell looking out into crowd

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5 comments on “18 May 2017 Sudden sad farewell to one of my favorite rock artists, Chris Cornell (Soundgarden and Audioslave)

    • I agree AC. He was here for as long as he needed to be. I’m so grateful he was here and still is – he left beautiful music for us to enjoy!

    • It is very sad but instead of mourning him I decided to celebrate him and the light he brought to the world in his music. I’m so grateful I got to walk the earth the same time as him and so many other greats we’ve “tangibly” lost in the past two years. I try to remember we are all just passing through here – it’s not our permanent destination – just school. Much love to you my friend.

  1. Chris Cornell, the Soundgarden and Audioslave musician, dies by suicide aged 52 – medical examiner confirms — they ruled his death a suicide 😦

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