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The Day I Tried To Live

Lyrics

I woke the same as any other day
Except a voice was in my head
It said seize the day, pull the trigger,
Drop the blade
full lyrics
I woke the same as any other day
Except a voice was in my head
It said seize the day, pull the trigger,
Drop the blade
full lyrics

Features of This Track

hard rock roots
demanding vocal performances
a subtle use of vocal counterpoint
a subtle use of paired vocal harmony
repetitive melodic phrasing
interweaving vocal harmony
intricate melodic phrasing
a clear focus on recording studio production
mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation
groove based composition
major key tonality
a vocal-centric aesthetic
electric guitar riffs
an emotional male lead vocal performance
a gravelly male vocalist
use of odd meter

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Comments

The first time I heard this s**t I knew it was classic. 20 years later it's still just as fresh
Soundgarden is easily one of the most underrated bands to come out of that era
Bad asss kool tune
Soundgarden going to be in Everett, Wa July 4
jnutt256
Audio Slave,,,,,,, , , the new Phoenix,chec k it out
God what a song - simply menacing!
Song just resonates with
I'm always coming back to this one
1178175243
yeah, you never loved me.
One of my favorite soundgarden songs of all time.
Yeah candle box is underrated I haven't forgot about them
Damn I miss the 90's great band great song great voice wow
lee.castro82
This rocks
This songs kicks a**
The high pitch metal wail from Cornell classic :)
No but how about the dearth of fun and joy in de usa and can we have more fun anf happylike sondgardarte n yeah u ! FUN. MORE SOUND FUN.
Actually Paige, Candlebox is underrated extremely... . . t h e y are good ....sad for Candlebox, grunge fans, people, forgot about them
Great, f**king SOUNDGARDEN SONG brings back memorys...
ottomagg.30
Yes I hear you loud &clear!! That s**t left me rough!!!! Been a minute, but I wouldn't mind a little Cali jet fuel!!!!!! Come on?
F**king heroin. Meth. Uhg .......life and life's vices.....an y o n e hear me? This is the strangest life I have ever known
I think soundgarden is an underrated band. They're awesome though
Love the song great band great song great singer miss the 90's good luck below about kicking drugs good luck who evers trying to kick drugs
Its about drug addiction. Those of you who are, or know, an addict or former addict like myself what they think after they read the lyrics. they will tell you. The day I tried to live is one of MANY tries to kick. But backslide as soon as withdrawl made them sick, and insane. Ask one u knoww. All of u do.
They really can do no wrong oh and f*#k the haters
Superunknow has some awesome tracks this one is definitely one of the best.
moment.andro i d
If you don't understand the song stfu thanks
The lyrics are great! Apparently a little too abstract for some of you, but hey.
I don't get the lyrics though...
Good song! I don't get it...
Horrible lyrics? Heh. It's funny to see people not get this song.
There are great Soundgarden tunes, and then there's The Day I Tried to Live. It's a whole 'nuther level. And cntry_mt, please give me an example of what good lyrics are and WHY, since you seem to be a self-appoint e d expert on the matter.
The song of the Republican party :p

I kid (kinda), but I do love this song.
,,if you never try; you never fail. (but then you fail at life)
mleg19720
Chris Cornell can wail!!!!
cntry_mt
Once again, another great band with horrible lyrics. The day i tried to live, pull the trigger? rolling heads? If you wanna live, why dont you go to the ocean. the day this person tries to live he will be shot by the police.
The day i tried to live is one of my favorite songs from soundgarden. I t s wicked awesome n chris cornell rocks
Just saw SG play this song live in Philly. As phenomenal as ever and really took me back to listening to this CD.
GOOD GOD THIS SONG IS FREAKING AWESOME!!!!! !

"One more time around...mig h t do it...."
briansmith33 6
I miss those days (sometimes)
Chris Cornell has a really great voice.
fireandrescu e 8 1 0 0 7
I miss the days of good grunge metal..... stupid music scene of today.
This is my absolute favorite song from the Superunknown album. The best. I remember being in high school and trying to get my crappy garage band (at the time) to learn this song... we sucked, but I still dig this song...!!! SOUNDGARDEN, COME BACK!!!!
A beautiful, crazy song. Truth until it hurts, over an intense descending riff coupled with great drums. Fantastic.
What I like about this song is that it is extremely unique. A great song indeed.
mhaugum
Song just friggin' OWNS! No contest!!
One of the very few albums that you can listen to from front to back that has been produced in the last 15 years. It's good to hear the rumors they're getting back together!
amazon19
I love this song so much it wont even play on the CD anymore!!!!
dubaabirdchi c k e n
First Soundgarden song I've ever listened to. Now I know what I've been missing.
This tune channels my angst into adrenaline-f u e l e d , goose-bump generating, a$$ kicking karma. I can't lose, even if I'm losing. Awesome.
bpepperdine
one of my favorites
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