"Seasons" as written by and Cornell....
Summer nights and long warm days
Are stolen as the old moon falls
And My mirror shows another face
Another place to hide it all
Another place to hide it all

And I'm lost, behind
The words I'll never find
And I'm left behind
As seasons roll on by

Sleeping with a full moon blanket
Sand and feathers for my head
Dreams have never been the answer
And dreams have never made my bed
Dreams have never made my bed

And I'm lost, behind
The words I'll never find
And I'm left behind
As seasons roll on by

Now I want to fly above the storm
But you can't grow feathers in the rain
And the naked floor is cold as hell
The naked floor reminds me
Oh the naked floor reminds me

That I'm lost, behind
The words I'll never find
And I'm left behind
As the seasons roll on by

If I should be short on words
And long on things to say
Could you crawl into my world
And take me worlds away
Should I be beside myself
And not even stay

And I'm lost, behind
The Words I'll never find
And I'm left behind
As seasons roll on by, yeah yeah


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  • +7
    General CommentI know the answer because I asked him!!

    I was at his concert last year in Paris and luckily close enough for me to shout out to him " what's Seasons about Chris?"

    This is what he said, more or less, after a good 10 or so seconds.

    'Seasons,.......it was written in a time when Seattle was moving so fast..... and I just wanted to slow it all down.'

    Epic moment, and then I missed half the song when he played it as I went to the bathroom. Yep, I am an idiot,
    melonboyon April 18, 2013   Link
  • +3
    General CommentIts about not being able to find the right thing to say to the person you really want to say it to, and how time slips by and theres nothing you can do about it. I think it is not only saying this, but i think it is saying how it may already be too late, and he missed the opportunity he should have took long ago, and now its gone.
    Audiogarden1on February 18, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI think this song is about the drive to do what you want to do in life, and the frustration that sometimes exists when you fall short of having the path or the motivation to doing that. The lines, “Dreams have never been the answer, And dreams have never made my bed.” Indicate to me that doing, not dreaming, is what gets results. By not taking the charge of your life, you will be left behind as seasons roll on by.
    DAS JETSon February 06, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentits about not being able to tell the person you like your true feelings. you get lost behind the words you want to say to them and time just keeps on rolling by all the while you cant say what you want to say. he is constantly being reminded of his lonliness(naked floor is cold as hell.......it reminds me)
    Sicmanon October 01, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMy favourite Chris Cornell song, and just one of my favourites ever. These lyrics are fantastic, really sensitive. Great guitar playing and, as ever amazing vocals. Just haunting.
    Songmeaningsuseron February 12, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is soo wonderful. Mr. Cornell's voice is so evocative, the tears that come are always followed by a smile by the end of the song. Such a wonderful release of energy every time. I am very grateful to ever have heard this song, it has been a good influence on me. Mr. Cornell strokes the most beautiful sounds from the strings of his guitar in this song. the lyrics are so amazing,
    " If I should be short on words
    And long on things to say
    Could you crawl into my world
    And take me worlds away
    Should I be beside myself
    And not even stay" That verse means so much to me. The lines each are so powerful and bring three situations to mind, and present a challenge to me every time I feel myself wanting to recede into shyness. So good.. And he mixed it too.. What a talent. IMHO a truly wonderful and beautiful song from every angle.
    xinniefulon March 04, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPERFECT PERFECT PERFECT SONG

    Chris Cornell's so poetic. GENUINE POET.

    it could be a self-centered piece, like having trouble with the self or something...

    writing about the writer's self is not so commendable but i can't deny that this song's the greatest song about oneself, for me.
    loghon June 08, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFantastic lyrics!! Perfect voice! Perfect song!! I think it's about loneliness and how you haven't managed to accomplish some of your goals and just have dreams!
    Audioslave23on November 04, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it is about letting yourself slow down, you know? when lie gets busy you just need sit back, relax and enjoy the show
    MollyHooper221on June 05, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbtw, I think the line is 'and not even stay' but 'I might even say'. Makes much more sense. But I'd just like to state again that this song is sheer poetry, and it runs deep.
    Songmeaningsuseron December 03, 2005   Link

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