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The Day I Tried To Live

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hard rock roots
demanding vocal performances
a subtle use of vocal counterpoint
a subtle use of paired vocal harmony
interweaving vocal harmony
intricate melodic phrasing
mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation
repetitive melodic phrasing
a clear focus on recording studio production
major key tonality
groove based composition
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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Chris Cornell was born to sing Rock and Roll. Check out his version of Michael Jackson's " Billie Jean". It'll make you cry.
Now I like this still...
:))
Love this song.
"Words you say never seem
To live up to the ones
Inside your head"
One of the best songs...
Good song bout being an addict
I still love them as much today as I ever did.
It's wallowed in the blood and mud you incompetant hacks.
Man this is a classic. Can't get over Chris Cornell's voice
Why is this song so good?
The day I really tried to live..I tried to steal a thousand frowns.... & give them right back.. -upside down-
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
deesmiling72
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)
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)
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