the lyrics, the voice: in my ears and life


     today is audioslave day on this laptop while i work on other stuff.  
sitting here, the silence became noticeable.  oftentimes i work better in silence,

     today i need music.  and this is it.

     not all of their (or soundgarden’s) songs are upbeat. i don’t need upbeat.  i just need company while i do this.  chris cornell’s lyrics and that voice often make for wonderful and comforting company.

(don’t watch; just listen.  watching always takes away from the listening.)


“Show Me How To Live”

And with the early dawn,
Moving right along, I couldn’t buy an eye-full of sleep.
And in the aching night under satellites, I was not received.
Built with stolen parts, a telephone in my heart, someone get me a priest to put my mind to bed.
This ringing in my head, is this a cure or is this a disease?Nail in my hand, from my creator.
You gave me life, now show me how to live.
Nail in my hand, from my creator.
You gave me life, now show me how to live.And in the after birth, on the quiet earth, let the stains remind you, you thought you made a man.
You better think again, before my role defines you.

Nail in my hand, from my creator.
You gave me life, now show me how to live.

And in your waiting hands, I will land, and roll out of my skin.
And in your final hours I will stand, Ready to begin?Nail in my hand, from my creator.
You gave me life, now show me how to live.

“Be Yourself”

Someone falls to pieces
Sleeping all alone
Someone kills the pain
Spinning in the silence
To finally drift away
Someone gets excited
In a chapel yard
Catches a bouquet
Another lays a dozen
White roses on a graveTo be yourself is all that you can doSomeone finds salvation in everyone
And 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?

To be yourself is all that you can do

And 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


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the lyrics, the voice: in my ears and life

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