Music Monday: Chris Cornell “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart”

Music Monday

This meme was created by Drew from The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday! I’d like to thank Drew for creating this meme because it’s unique and I love it.

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This week’s song pick is…

Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart

by Chris Cornell

I chose this song for today because it’s been on my mind a lot lately and comes from one of my most favorite albums of all time “Higher Truth” which was released in 2015.

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The song is great and lyrics too, but the controversy now is the music video. It’s since been removed from YouTube after Chris Cornell’s death due to the content.

In the video which takes place in the old west, Chris Cornell and Eric Roberts play prison mates soon to be executed. Right before Chris Cornell is to be hanged, a lady in watching distracts the hangman and the assistant sabotages the noose so that it’ll break when they hang him. She saves his life and he is forced into marriage with her. Afterwards, another prisoner is to be hanged, and the story starts all over again. Chris isn’t the only one to escape death, but what is the meaning of it?

An interesting fact is that the blonde boy in the video is Chris Cornell’s 10-year-old son.


Lyrics

Every time I stare into the sun
Trying to find a reason to go on
All I ever get is burned and blind
Until the sky bleeds the pouring rain

When you came along the time was right
Pulled me like an apple red and ripe
Wasn’t very long you took a bite
And did me wrong, and it serves me right

And I nearly forgot my broken heart
It’s taking me miles away,
From the memory of how we broke apart
Here we go round again, again

Every little key unlocks the door
Every little secret has a lie
Tryna take a picture of the sun
And it won’t help you to see the light

Every little word upon your lips
Makes a little cut where blood pours out
Every little drop of blood a kiss that I won’t miss
Not for anything

And I nearly forgot my broken heart
It’s taking me miles away,
From the memory of how we broke apart
Here we go round again
Every single feeling tells me this is leading to a heart
In broken little pieces and you know I need this
Like a hole in the head

Every single feeling tells me this is leading to a heart
In broken little pieces and you know I need this
Like a hole in the head

And I nearly forgot my broken heart
It’s taking me miles away,
From the memory of how we broke apart
Here we go round again

And I nearly forgot my broken heart
It’s taking me miles away,
From the memory of how we broke apart
Here we go round again

Here we go round again
Here we go round again
Here we go round again

 


I’m still unsettled with the loss of Chris and what’s happening in the video is disturbing, but I don’t know if it should’ve been removed. I suppose what’s happening in the video with Chris’s son might be one of the reasons why they pulled it, but YouTube denies that they are the reason for its removal.

What do you think about the song? Do you think the music video should’ve been removed from YouTube?

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Thanks for reading today’s music pick. Have a great week!

11 thoughts on “Music Monday: Chris Cornell “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart”

  1. Nel

    I don’t think YouTube should remove people’s videos especially if it was on the Chris Cornell Vevo. But maybe the family wanted it remove? I don’t know. Great share Mischenko! 😊

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  3. I hadn’t heard the song before, it’s really good with great lyrics.

    The video being removed is a hard one, if the family asked for it to be removed then that has to be respected but if it was just some stupid YouTube rule then no, it shouldn’t have been removed.

    Thanks for participating in the meme.😀

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