"Drown Me Slowly" as written by Chris Cornell, Brad Wilk, Tim Commerford and Tom Morello....
I've got a will this time don't care what you say
I've got a feeling this will all go away
It's in the wind this time it's in the southern sky
I can't walk on water yet won't even try

[Chorus]
So drown me slowly
Enclose me
Drown me slowly alright
Drown me slowly
Enfold me
Drown me slowly

All that I took with me was a bad taste in my mouth
Went all around the world just couldn't spit it out
Just like ground zero was the surface of the sun
That's a sickness I can't fix it not all at once

[Chorus]

Don't let them take you down
You'll leave a better world than you found
Don't let them take you down
You'll leave a better world than you found
Don't let them take you down [Repeat: x4]

[Chorus]

Drown me slowly [Repeat: x3]


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"Drown Me Slowly" as written by Chris Cornell Timothy Commerford

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  • +1
    General CommentI totally agree with Duddits opinion, this song is about not allowing problems to let you down when they just overwhelm...
    I don't think audioslane are getting commercial, If you mean commercial refering to reapeating chorus... then how would you define "killing in the name". The verses just repeat constantly... and I don't think ratm were a comercial group.
    by the way, this song is awesome, chris is a superb singer and morello's riffs are impresive.
    tahoeson September 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe best song of out of exile. Does anyone hear the similarity between Let Me Drown ??? In my opinon Audioslave have crossed the line and are to commercial.. still the songs are still very good.. but not as good as soundgarden
    Mogson May 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the song is something to do with Chris' feeling he has more purpose to his life. Other people have commented that out of exile is a more positive sounding album than soundgarden and the previous audioslave album maybe because of this new found purpose. The second verse in particular seems to be referring to touring the world with a "bad taste in his mouth". He went around the world not being able to get rid of it and has now learned that it is a "sickness" that he needs to get rid of, but cannot do it in one go. Therefore this previous outlook needs to be drowned slowly.
    Thats what I get anyway
    Dudditson June 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really like this song, but to Mogs I'd have to wonder about them being more comercial. I think they have just become less heavy. I think in no way is it a deliberate attempt for extra recognition or anything. Thats never the way that RATM or Cornell are. I agree with Duddits on this one, the song is about there being more to life than what the world sells to you hence the lines:

    Don't let them take you down
    You'll leave a better world than you found

    Anyways I love the way this song is written, the tempo and especially the vocals. Have a good one pples
    AiR7oNon July 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAir70n i don't mean commerical in a heavy sense. I mean it in the general album production and songs. They have become more of a commerical pop-rock entity when compared to soundgarden and rage. Eg some of the easy sing along choruses be yourself, i'm complete with me underneath... its just crossed the line for me. I do like this album, but its not as authenic or personal or good as most of soundgardens back catalogue
    Mogson July 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAh right, sorry mogs, misunderstood you there. I agree with you after recently really getting into soundgarden's stuff.
    AiR7oNon September 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCheers AiR7oN - i have to say at least audioslave got me into soundgarden - a far suproior band in my opinon. Maybe its just that soundgarden albums are all different the earl heavy metal stuff, the great badmotor finger , the dark superunkown and the weirud almost punky down on the upside. Audioslave albums just seem like a bunch of singles....
    Mogson October 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMogs the only similarities between Let me drown and Drown me slowly is the word drown, just as the only similarities between Audioslave and Soundgarden is the lead singer Chris Cornell. The music is totally different. Apple and oranges.
    Topchrison December 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMogs,dont led zeppelin albums seem like a bunch of singles too?and wats bad about led zeppelin?nothing
    Led Against The Zepon March 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe intro reminds me of always take the weather with you by crowded house
    Big_scaryon August 15, 2006   Link

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