"Dandelion" as written by Chris Cornell, Brad Wilk, Tim Commerford and Tom Morello....
Settle down now and sit with me
Let me tell you how this all came to be
A yellow flower with your petals to the air
And flying on paper wings that brought you here
Summer rolls on in the lazy hours
An ether dream way
Of hummingbirds and clouds
Midnight swims in the cool back waves
And you in my arms as it rolls away

Little dandelion
Let your heart keep time
Now the clouds are gone
All of your tomorrows shine
Oh oh
All of your tomorrows shine
Oh oh
All of your tomorrows shine

Born of restless night the moon as a pearl
Playing games down inside your soft warm world
Hear my voice I know that you can
You're the fire in my eyes
The sun as a man
Seasons come along and seasons go
And what they'll leave behind
I don't pretend to know
I'm afraid that all I have missed
Will loom very large when the darkness lifts

Little dandelion
Let your heart keep time
Now the clouds are gone
All of your tomorrows shine [Repeat: x3]

I will ride by your side
Wherever you go
I won't run I won't hide
Just letting you know

Little dandelion
Let your heart keep time
Now the clouds are gone
All of your tomorrows shine [Repeat: x6]


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"Dandelion" as written by Chris Cornell Timothy Commerford

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    General CommentThanks for the lyrics xinnieful. Its a great song.

    Born of restless night the moon as a pearl
    Playing games down inside your soft warm world
    Hear my voice I know that you can
    You’re the fire in my eyes
    The sun as a man

    I think of a parent thinking about an unborn child when I hear this.
    Hellswindstaffon June 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBorn of restless night the moon as a pearl
    Playing games down inside your soft warm world
    Hear my voice I know that you can
    You’re the fire in my eyes
    The sun as a man
    Seasons come along and seasons go
    And what they’ll leave behind
    I don’t pretend to know
    I’m afraid that all I have missed
    Will loom very large when the darkness lifts

    I adore that part of the song, makes me think of looking for love in the wrong places, but finding something good all the same.. Darkness comes from circumstance, but the love is there and it's good.. I adore the dandelion allusion to..
    xinniefulon May 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI wish I had put two 'o's on the last one.. Oops.. I adore this song. It fills me with a sense of relief
    I hear this song as a reminder that everything comes around, so ride it out. Wonderful. And the new day at the other side of sadness. It is amazing. Thinking of shining tomorrows in a war torn world is a little bit of peace that I hope everyone has enough time for.
    xinniefulon June 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentLittle dandelion
    Let your heart keep time

    Beautiful part about how his girl can keep time with her heart cuz she is so dependable.
    Markulason July 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song could be about a girl, but i also think it could be about one's children. I dunno if Chris Cornell has any kids, but if he has one i think it would be for them.

    Born of restless night the moon as a pearl
    onezeroon July 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHmm I don't get what hellswindstaff says about this song out it at all.. I think that way when I hear Sugar by Heather Nova, or Tiptoe by Ani D. But this song, not so much.. Interesting thoughts there..

    I do like the way Chris has the Seasons come and Seasons go, because that is the song that started my Cornell fandom for sure.. And the inside of OoE says that he ahs daughters.
    xinniefulon July 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think about a parent and a Child.


    Chris does have kids. Two daughters I think...
    1989Son July 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSince I first heard this song, I've always seen it as the feeling you get from your son/daughter. That feeling that they are the world and that you'd do anything for them.
    Mykalon January 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think its about his kids
    blind_rockstaron January 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOk that was completely pointless led zeppelin, thanks there for the great input(sarcasm).

    Ok I didn't really think of kids or girls when i hear this song, i think of being a little kid myself, with no cares in the world, when I just looked for the beautiful things in the world and time seemed to stand still
    ShiftyHobbiton March 19, 2006   Link

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