Outshined...

While listening through a playlist full of Chris Cornell-related music, I started really getting into the Soundgarden track "Outshined." So into it, in fact, that I wouldn't be surprised if there are videos on the web somewhere featuring that "crazy, bald guy headbanging and dancing in the local coffee shop" or "someone cancel this boomer NAOW!" (although I'm not a boomer, FTR).

I pray you won't find videos. But you never know.

Cornell-outshined

Anyway, it wasn't just the beat or rhythm or the like, but the lyrics did a really great job of capturing my mood at that exact moment.

Well, I got up feeling so down
I got off being sold out
I've kept the movie rolling
But the story's getting old now
Oh yeah

Well I just looked in the mirror
And things aren't looking so good
I'm looking California
And feeling Minnesota
Oh yeah

So now you know
Who gets mystified
So now you know
Who gets mystified

Show me the power child, I'd like to say
That I'm down on my knees today
Yeah it gives me the butterflies, gives me away
'Til I'm up on my feet again

Hey I'm feeling
Oh I'm feeling
Outshined, outshined, outshined, outshined
Oh yeah

Well someone let the dogs out
They'll show you where the truth is
The grass is always greener
Where the dogs are shitting
Oh yeah

Well I'm feeling that I'm sober
Even though I'm drinking
Well I can't get any lower
Still I feel I'm sinking

So now you know
Who gets mystified
So now you know
Who gets mystified

Show me the power child, I'd like to say
That I'm down on my knees today
Yeah it gives me the butterflies, gives me away
'Til I'm up on my feet again

I'm feeling
Oh I'm feeling
Outshined, outshined, outshined, outshined

Ooh yeah

Outshined

So now you know
Who gets mystified

Show me the power child, I'd like to say
That I'm down on my knees today
Yeah it gives me the butterflies, gives me away
'Til I'm up on my feet again

Oh I'm feeling
Oh I'm feeling

Show me the power child, I'd like to say
That I'm down on my knees today
And yeah it gives me the butterflies, gives me away
'Til I'm up on my feet again

Oh I'm feeling
Oh I'm feeling
Outshined, outshined, outshined, outshined

Missing you more each day, Chris.

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Kevin Spencer

Still makes me sad that he's gone. With Kurt, Chris, and Layne gone I'm glad Eddie Vedder wrapped himself in cotton wool these past years.

kapgar

It’s just crazy to think of how many of them we’ve lost. Kurt, Chris, Layne, Scott, and Andrew. There are others, but those are the ones that most affect me.

Marty Mankins

With Chris having been gone 4 years now, this post is a sad timing of his immense talent.

kapgar

2016-2018 was a brutal period for all my musical heroes.

Suzanne Apgar

What has you so down today? I hate to hear that, especially on my BIG day!!

kapgar


That was from days ago. I leave an old post highlighted at the top of my blog. Doesn't mean it's the most recent. Date should still be on it.

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