"Kyle Petty, Son of Richard" as written by and Cornell/thayil....
Heat is rising
Feeling high and I'm on my way
Tell me if you wanna take a hit
Right beside you
I came to fight so get out of my way
‘Cause Daddy told me don't you ever
Take no fucking shit

So get it right
I'm gonna get to you

Laughing as I spit your way
Faster that a fucking flash of light
Stomach's burning alcohol
I must have burned
A bottle full
And you ain't got a chance
In Hell tonight

So get it right
I'm gonna get you

A thousand miles of chicken wire
A foot of lead
Daddy didn't raise no fucking fools
Coming up on your right
Coming up on your right
No one is going to fuck with
Me tonight

So get it right
I'm gonna get to you


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    General CommentCan get it on the "Fell on Black Days" single
    TannerCKGon March 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentInteresting. Didn't know that Chris Cornell was a NASCAR fan. And I haven't heard this song yet; so I'll have to check it out. The lyrics are pretty interesting though.
    jc6mdon June 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think this song doesnt mean hes a NASCAR fan, it sounds pretty mocking to me. i think he is just writing this song about a type of person, maybe with a rich dad whose got connections, someone who was raised to think there meant to be something and that no one can stop them. overly assertive people you know. i hate those types, i am really unassertive... pretty much.
    wally the walruson June 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentRichard Petty was one of the world reknowned NASCAR driving greats, and his son Kyle would always be known merely as the son of a great man - no matter what he achieved on the the race track.

    The song is about having a name/title to live up to before you're even born
    Spoonmanon July 26, 2006   Link
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    Song MeaningI saw Soundgarden five days before Chris Cornell committed suicide, last Friday night 5/12/17 outside of Omaha. This was the second song they played. Chris said that this song was about having to have an asshole of a dad in Richard Petty.
    jginal83on May 22, 2017   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThe studio version of this song sucks. Get the live rendition and turn it up loud. Don't know where you can find it without p2p.
    zaqwert777on June 06, 2007   Link

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