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"Higher Truth" (2015)

Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart lyrics - Chris Cornell

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
Trying to take a picture of the sun
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...

Dead Wishes lyrics - Chris Cornell

Staring in the mirror with two borrowed eyes
Looking for the part of me that's still alive
Waiting for my chest to fall... and rise
Standing on the corner With my shirt tucked in
Summer turns to autumn winter turns to spring
And it all flies by... like a speeding train

Dead wishes on a broken chain
White roses in a dead man's dream
Down and out with everything to lose
If these long dead wishes
Ever do come true

Waiting for the night to come and chase away
All the flies hovering around my head
With my memory for a pillow
And all my regrets for a bed

Standing on the corner now I'm passed surprise
Yelling out a warning to some passer by
I stand just as God made me
And I lie down in disguise

Dead wishes on a burning lake
White roses from my soul to keep
Down and out with everything to win
If my long since sunken ship
Ever does come in

(Round and round we all fall down
And that's how ancient mountains crumble)

Time keeps moving slower
Like falling from the sun
Come and knock me over
I keep getting up
Throw a line down to me
Keep hanging on

Standing on the corner don't apologize
You don't have to bow your head or raise your eyes
Or pretend that you don't see me

Dead wishes on a broken chain
White roses in a dead man's dream
Down and out with everything to lose
If these long dead wishes
Ever do come true

(Round and round we all fall down
And that's how ancient mountains crumble)

Worried Moon lyrics - Chris Cornell

Worried moon shining bright
Can I sleep here tonight right beside you?
I got a long way to go
I'll be off in the morning
And I hope but I don't know
If she will have me back again
Or only want me for a friend
And leave a stain across my heart
That never washes out

Nervous moon
In the clouds
There's a halo around your proud face
And I'm glad that we're friends
I might see you again
Sooner or later, I guess

Yeah if it all goes wrong
And I'm a heart without a home
Maybe you can talk me out
Of doing myself in

Worried moon
I'm afraid of what's to come
Worried moon
Yeah, tell me what you know
Worried moon
You see further down the road
Worried moon

There you are, looking down
I'll be here on the ground if you need me
As I dream of a ghost
Of a love that has died

Or maybe not but it haunts me now

Worried moon
I'm afraid of what's to come
Worried moon
Yeah, tell me what you know
Worried moon
You see further down the road
Worried moon

Looking up, you are gone
I got into the city at midnight
All these eyes looking on
Make me blind or put me down
And the noise just drowns me out

Worried moon
I'm afraid of what's to come
Worried moon
Yeah, tell me what you know
Worried moon
You see further down the road
Worried moon

Dirty moon on the rise
Orange as fire but a bitter cold
You'll remember me I know
'Cause I have moved to another coast
With a new love to call my own
Maybe one day you can bathe us
In your blue light
Worried moon
Worried moon

Before We Disappear lyrics - Chris Cornell

Time ain't nothing if it ain't fast
Taking everything that you ever had
And giving nothing in return
But a cold bed in a quiet earth

If there's a door to every cell
A pearl inside of every shell then

How hard can it be
To share your love with me?
How hard can it be
To rise with me each morning?
I know that it feels like
We will live forever
But I fear
That time will hide the years

Life ain't nothing if it ain't hard
It'll show you who you truly are
Knock you down when you get too tall
Till you're spun around in a free fall

But somewhere out there past the storm
Lies the shelter of your heart

So how hard can it be
To share your love with me?
How hard can it be
To rise with me each morning?
I know that it feels like
We will live for ever
But I fear
That time can hide the years
So hold on tightly my dear

I'm not one to waste my time
Searching for some silver lining
But somewhere out there past the storm
Lies the shelter
Of your heart

So how hard can it be (how hard)
To share your love with me?
How hard can it be
To rise with me each morning?
I know that it feels like
We will live forever
But I fear
That time can hide the years
Like we were never here
So hold on tightly my dear

Before we disappear
Before we disappear

Through The Window lyrics - Chris Cornell

The clouds that gathered turned to rain
The candles on your sill burned out
The weather on your face
Turned to match the mood outside

Reading through poems that you saved
That make the gloomy hours make sense
Or do they lose their power
With the yellowing of age

I saw you suffering
Through a foggy window in the rain
When you thought no one was watching, yeah
Going through your memories
Like so many prisons to escape
And become someone else
With another face
And another name
No more suffering

You sold the best of yourself out
On a chain of grey and white lies
One syllable at a time
You should have made them pay
A higher price

I saw you suffering
Through the cracked and dirty window pane
I was ashamed that I was watching, yeah
Going through your imagination
Looking for a life you could create
And become somebody else, yeah
With another face
With another name
No more suffering

I wish that I could find a seed
And plant a tree that grows so high
So that I could climb
And harvest the ripe stars
For you and I to drink
And spit the ashes from our mouths
And put the grey back in the clouds
And send them packing with our bags
Of old regrets and sorrows
'Cause they don't do a thing but drag us down
So far down
The past is like a braided rope
Each moment tightly coiled inside

I saw you suffering
Through the yellow window of a train
With everybody watching, yeah
Too tired for imagining
That you could ever love somebody else
From somewhere far away
From another time
And another place
With another life
And another face
And another name
And another name
No more suffering.

Josephine lyrics - Chris Cornell

Josephine where can you be now?
Again the sun is rising on my troubled heart
Don’t deny you know you and I
Are the making of what fate
Just can’t pull apart

My sweet Josephine
Won’t you come and marry me?
I got every kind of love that you would ever need
Dying here on bended knees

Sheets of rain
Cold and gray
Run down the page
Just about your name
With just the weight of your silent smile
Crashing all around me while i screamed it out loud

My sweet Josephine
Won’t you come and marry me?
I got every kind of love that you would ever need
Dying here on bended knees

Like a raven in a cage
Blood on my birth
Just won’t wash away
Like a stitched together doll
My feet to the flame
As I follow the blame
For someone else’s pain
For someone else’s pain

Rivers of black ink flood
A tapestry of flesh and blood around my frame
A living shrine just for you of human mind
Golden pen upon your hand
Leave this endless winter behind

My sweet josephine
Won’t you come and marry me?
I got every single kind of love that you would ever need
Dying here on bended knees
Dying here on bended knees
Dying here on bended knees
My Josephine

Murder Of Blue Skies lyrics - Chris Cornell

You flew in on the wind
Was a day that I won't forget
Told me to let you in
And that I would not regret it
But you had a touch as cool as rain
And only once the weather changed

Murderer of blue skies
I can't wait
To never be with you again
And I can't wait
To lead a life that you're not in
And I won't break
Though I may bend
From time to time
I can't wait to never be with you again

Now, the truth will set you free
But all you had was lying in you
So you built a cage for me
All the while pretending to be
A living saint with a thorny crown
And me condemned to be your clown
I applaud you as you take a bow

I can't wait
To never be with you again
And I can't wait
To lead a life that you're not in
And I won't break
Though I may bend
From time to time
I can't wait to never be with you

Always thought that I pride myself on patience
But it's wearing thin
Never thought that falling for you only meant
Falling down

I can't wait
To never be with you again
And I can't wait
To lead a life that you're not in
And I won't break
Though I may bend

I can't wait
To never be with you again
And I can't wait
To lead a life that you're not in
And I won't break
Though I may bend
From time to time
I can't wait to never be with you again
I can't wait to never be with you again

Higher Truth lyrics - Chris Cornell

You can make somebody cry
Go on
Do what you like
I’ll be there by your side
I know
What the future holds

You can set the world on fire
Yeah if you want
It isn’t hard
I won’t be there looking on
To see the trail of lies
As you fall

But I’ll take the truth
The higher truth
The higher truth
I want the truth
The higher truth
The higher truth

You can fill the world with pain
Yeah if you want
I've seen it now
You can fill the world with hate
I’ve seen it done before
And I know how it all works out

Make a promise if you can
You know
You’ll only break it
Make a promise if you dare
Go on right ahead
And let’s see where it gets you

But I’ll take the truth
The higher truth
The higher truth
I want the truth
The higher truth
The higher truth

Maybe you and I one day
Will finally choose
A higher truth

Come let’s sit in the sun
Feel the world spin around
As the birds fly overhead
Can’t you hear the waves
Can’t you feel the rain
As it falls upon your face

I’ll take a truth
A higher truth
A higher truth
I want the truth
The higher truth
A higher truth

I’ll take a truth
A higher truth
A higher truth
I want the truth
The higher truth
A higher truth

Maybe you and I one day will finally choose
The higher truth

Can’t you feel the higher
Can’t you feel the higher
As it falls around?

Let Your Eyes Wander lyrics - Chris Cornell

When you find love
And it gets away
If it comes back to you
Then it will stay
Well maybe it’s true
As dumb as it sounds
I ain’t gonna stop you
From looking around

So let your eyes wander
Wild and free
Sooner or later
You will look back
To me

Love can be sharp
Make no mistake
Flatter a good heart
Then watch it break
It'll cut you to the bone
Just to see you bleed out
But that doesn’t mean, no
I’m somebody else

So let your eyes wander
The moment you think
You see something better
Better than me
So let your eyes wander
Wander away
And I’ll look no further
You will come back one day

Followed every word that I have ever heard
And I still don’t know what to say
I always think I’m losing
When my lips are moving
Time to shut up anyway
Followed every line
That I remember trying
But they never worked in the end
No more need for talking
If you feel like walking
You’re gonna walk anyway

I know you can tell
The difference between
One lonely tear falling
And a season of rain

So let your eyes wander
Wander away
Your heart is young
And longing to stray
Let your eyes wander
Wild and free
Sooner or later
They will look back
They will look back
They will look back
To me

Only These Words lyrics - Chris Cornell

In a castle
Down a long road
A little girl was born
To a king and
To a queen and
Her mother’s eyes welled up with tears of joy
Staring at the tiny face
Of a miracle she made
She would say I love you
She would say I love you

Summer came and went
Unrolling trees all stripped to the bone
Daddy’s little girl in his arms, well
They sit upon his throne
Who is that thief hiding in the dark
Just a little girl who stole his heart

He would say I love you
He would say I love you
He would say I love you

With only these three words repeating
A simple greeting but it’s all you keep
Clever lips can be misleading
A tongue can fly away
And won’t come back
But it’s only these words we recognize

6 o’clock A.M
The alarm rings out
Awoken from the dream
No more castle down a long road
No more kings and no more queens
But she’s a princess none the less
And a handsome prince is what she’ll get

He will say I love you
He will say I love you
He will say I love you
He will say I love you
He will say I love you

Circling lyrics - Chris Cornell

Night falls while drunken angels
Sleep by the side of the road
And I'm nodding in a stairwell
Just trying to stay out of the cold

Circling around the drain
Can't find my way back to home
The road is long
And never ends
Dark is the heart that wanders

Light breaks in through the window
Takes a minute to know where I am
A dying blackbird
Gives her soul to the wind
On the roof of the house
That I can see from the bed

Circling around the drain
Show me the way back home
The road is long
It never ends
Dark is the heart that wanders

I'd crawl a hundred thousand miles
Just to see your two eyes look me over
I'd steal you flowers in the bloodshot light
Of the lonely hours on a moonless night

Just like a stray dog in the rain
I can run all night and get nowhere
I picture you out underneath the porch light
Calling my name all night
And waiting for me

I thought I heard your voice in the water
As I walked by a fountain uptown
Now I'm an orphaned at the door of church
Just watching the water come down

Circling around the drain
Hope that I make it home
I never felt so far away
Dark is the heart
That wanders.

Our Time In The Universe lyrics - Chris Cornell

Waiting
Upon the dunes of earth and sand
In the morning
The flame appears upon your hand
Swallow
The fears of empty promise hearts
And remember
We only just got to the stars

Save the dying arms of midnight
For the patience and or lapse of light
Cuz it’s our time in the universe
Well I don’t mind
If we're blessed or cursed
And it’s our time in the universe
Yours and mine

Breathing
Beneath miles of earth and sky
And in sunlight
I will appear before your eyes
So don’t worry
On what tomorrow holds for you
I’ll be waiting
At the end of every road you choose

Save the dying arms of midnight
Cuz it’s our time in the universe
Well I don’t mind
If we're blessed or cursed
Well it’s our time in the universe
Yours and mine

See you don’t fall
No matter the end
See it unfold no matter the need
See it fold up whatever happens to be
It’s what it will be
It’s what it will be

Cuz it’s our time in the universe
Well I don’t mind
If we're blessed or cursed
Yeah it’s our time in the universe
Yours and mine
Yours and mine

Bend In The Road lyrics - Chris Cornell

In a bend in the road
I’m too lost and tired
To see where I’m going
What I left behind
And I’m moving
So slow
Don’t know when I’ll arrive
So put a bend in the road
I’m growing tired
Of straight lines

I set off for the shore
And I finally slipped away
From the ones i adored
And the place i was raised
And I rode down the road
Just to watch it go by
And when and where is love?
Maybe nowhere tonight

Everyone needs a touch
Or a shoulder for crying
The say love is a crutch
I say love is blind
And that’s all that she needed
But I could not supply
When a bend in the road
Put it out of my mind

There was a strange little girl
Who was everything I ever dreamed
I could love or be loved by

So put a bridge
Or a hill
Or a forest of pines
Or a river of blue
I can run along side
I’ll sleep when it’s night
I follow all the signs
Just put a bend in the road
I’m growing tired of straight lines
Put a bend in the road
I’m growing tired of straight lines

Wrong Side lyrics - Chris Cornell

When I was just a boy of ten
My father met a miner’s death
Trapped inside through twenty nights
No one made it out alive
So there I was alone but free
The master of my destiny
And trouble found me right away
My close companions since that day

And I’m on the side of the road again
I’m on the wrong side my friend
Whichever way the wind is blowing
No matter where the river bends
I'm on the side of wrong again

At 21 I fell in love
To a girl of 16 years
But a jealous father ran me down
Left me in the road for dead
So I decided there and then
I’d find the car, I’d take revenge
But the fire caught the house and fields
I haven’t slept a whole night since

And I’m on the side of wrong again
I’m on the wrong side my friend
Whichever way the wind is blowing
No matter where the river bends
I’m on the side alone again
I’m on the side of wrong again

I ran three years and finally stopped
Cut my hair and found a job
Working in a road café
Sleeping in the parking lot
Late one night the store was robbed
The owner dead his boy was shot
And I’m the only one he sold
Now I’m waiting for the trap door to drop

And I’m on the side of the road again
I’m on the wrong side my friend
Whichever way the wind is blowing
No matter where the river bends
I’m on the side alone again
I’m on the side of wrong again
I’m on the side of wrong again