What I’m Listening to 05/18/2017, Soundgarden: Burden In My Hand

Artist: Soundgarden

Song: ‘Burden In My Hand’

Album: Down On The Upside: (1996)

Composer: Chris Cornell

Chris Cornell Circa 1996

“Follow me into the desert as thirsty as you are.”

“Down below the truth is lying beneath the river bed. Quench yourself and drink the water that flows overhead.”

These cryptic lyrics about water in the desert were my soundtrack oftentimes when I would be running in high school. Soundgarden to me was running music, and Chris Cornell’s voice was the one I wanted to hear when I was building up my mileage for the season.

Hearing of his death today on 05/18/2017 saddens me deeply. Rest in Peace, Chris.


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