Chris Cornell 1964-2017 | Soundgarden “Live To Rise”

One year ago today, the music world received the sad and shocking news that Chris Cornell had passed away.

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In memory of one of my favorite musicians of all-time, I’ve been sharing Chris’s music throughout the month of May for Music Mondays. In addition, today I’d like to share a song Chris wrote from the Avengers Assemble album, which includes songs from Marvel’sΒ The Avengers movie (2012). This album marked Soundgarden’s return with their first song in 15 years.

My family and I were at the drive-in when the song played during the closing credits of the movie. It was a breathtaking moment for me especially. I’ve loved the song ever since, but never really thought much about the meaning of the lyrics. The song adapts well with the movie and it’s not like I knew Chris personally or what he was going through, but it seems like he was on his own spiritual journey during this time, possibly even back when he was writing some of the earlier Audioslave songs. Everyone interprets songs differently, but to me, this one is fairly clear-cut.

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“Live To Rise”

Lyrics:

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

We’re insane but not alone,
You hold on and let go

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 again

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?

We’re insane but not alone,
You hold on and let go

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 again, again, again, again.

Warm my face
Warm your face
Warm my face
Warm your face
Warm my face
Warm your face
Warm my face
Warm your face
Warm my face
Warm your face

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 again, again.


Avengers Assemble

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Thanks for reading! Do you like this song? Feel free to share your thoughts. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. πŸ–€

 

19 thoughts on “Chris Cornell 1964-2017 | Soundgarden “Live To Rise”

    1. I don’t remember it playing during the movie at all, but it plays at the end credits which we always sit through waiting for any added extras. πŸ˜‰ The soundtrack is amazing though! A collection of great artists. πŸ–€

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  1. michaelamclellan1

    A really great song. I think my favorite of Chris’ is “Like a Stone” from his Audioslave days.
    It’s really sad; Chris Cornell, Scott Weiland, Lane Staley, Curt Cobain. Arguably the most influential and talented singers/songwriters from a whole music movement, all lost to depression and drug addiction.

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    1. “Like a Stone” is also an awesome tune. Pretty much every song on that album is a favorite lol. πŸ˜‰

      It is sad and hard to let go! What an incredible era and it seems to be coming to an end. We’ll always have the music though. Thanks, Michael. πŸ–€

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  3. Never heard this song, but the lyrics are amazing. Cornell was one of my all-time favorite vocalist and his lyrics are incredible, including on his solo work. When I received the news that he had passed, especially from suicide, my world totally changed. I suffer from depression and I just thought that if one of my favorite singers, who seemed to have it all, couldn’t manage to beat his depression, what chance do I have to beat my mental illness? I’ve been extremely depressed lately and his songs help me cope with it. I still find it hard to believe that I won’t be hearing anything new from him. 😞

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    1. I’m sorry you were so effected by it. Honestly, I feel the same. It really hit me hard! I truly think it was all those meds he was taking though. I personally took one of those meds for some time and I can say that it CAN cause depression. I mean, it’s a tranquilizer! He took extra too, so I continue to remind myself that he (more than likely) wasn’t himself that night. Watching that final concert, you could just tell. He was all over the place.

      I feel for you and if you ever want to talk, I’m here for you. Take care. ❀

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