"The Curse" as written by Chris Cornell, Brad Wilk, Tim Commerford and Tom Morello....
Help me I don't know what I'm doing
Help me before I fall to ruin
And if I'm blind, I will lead you on
Come follow me now before our time is gone

And as you're laughing at this fool tonight
Let me rid myself of any line that I might choose to trip you up
And as I'm howling at the moonlight, don't you kid yourself
I will be your luck and never be your curse
Never be your curse

Help me I don't know what I'm saying
Sometimes this tongue can be betraying
And if I'm wrong, is that such a crime?
And if you want, you can set my words to right

And as you're laughing at this fool tonight
Let me rid myself of any line that I might choose to trip you up
And as I'm howling at the moonlight, don't you kid yourself
I will be your luck and never be your curse, never be your curse

And if your eyes forget to well
And if your lies forget to tell
And if our paths forget to cross
It doesn't mean you're lost

And as you're laughing at this fool tonight
Let me rid myself of any line that I might choose to trip you up
And as I'm howling at the moonlight, don't you kid yourself
Even at my worse

And as you're laughing at this fool tonight
Let me rid myself of any line that I might choose to trip you up
And as I'm howling at the moonlight, don't you kid yourself
I will be your luck even at my worse, I will be you luck, never be your curse


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"The Curse" as written by Chris Cornell Timothy Commerford

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  • +1
    General CommentAre you kidding?! This song is great! I don't see why you think it's so TERRIBLE. I think the little guitar solo thing in the middle is really cool. I can't quite put my finger on what it means though... hmmmmm. Anyways... great song, it's gotta be on the top 5 for the album.
    Toshio181on June 18, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song has a very simple meaning, the narrateor is in love with a girl, saying, he maybe have promblems, but hes willing to rid them 'Let me rid myself of any line that I might use to trip you up'
    But he also feels like an outsider and abit of a loser 'And as you’re laughing at this fool tonight' and 'And as I’m howling at the moonlight' but he still believes no matter what happens he will still her the girls luck, and never a burden 'I will be your luck and never your curse' we can tell thoughtout the verses, hes very confused with what is going on with this girl and does not know whats going on. He doenst have any self confidence 'Sometimes this tongue can be betraying' chris has converyed the emssage of tripical love her brilliantly, the story if unrequentied love.
    jamesAUDIOSLAVEon March 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIm a huge Audioslave fan, theyr my favourite band, but come on, This song doesnt even follow the tune!!!
    I think the new album is awesome and all, but this song sucks! I was really disappointed, so much, that ive complained about this song in my GCSE English exam! But i suppose that they can be excused by making only 1 bad song on 2 albums
    ed_vedder100on June 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh come on, this song is so heartfelt, even if it does lack a great style.
    It's about a guy who is promising his partner that he will always be good for her, and never a bad thing, "even at his worst". He won't let himself be her curse.
    the_roadon June 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentreally. could there even be a BAD song by Chris Cornell?

    This song is definately true. You don't want to screw up a relationship and this song says that very clearly.

    ed, get emotional for a minute. okay my minute is over now.
    boobookittyon June 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere's something about some of the songs on here that remind me of "Heat" period Jimmy Barnes. Most curious.
    I'm with the others that this is a pretty nifty song - ok it's not the best one. It's a love song, without having said that. There's a lot of people that can't/won't say that word, so maybe this is his way.
    There's also a double edged to the structure of the chorus, he could be saying "Don't kid yourself that I will be your luck." instead of the interpretation of "Don't kid yourself cause I will be your luck"

    Anyway, I'm waffling.
    xdvron June 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFirst off i love this song especially the 3 lines leading up to the guitar solo including the guitar solo. and if you are going to babble how you hate a song at least give reasons, dont go blabbing on how you said you hated it on an exam without reasons why you hate it. I can see why you wouldnt like it if you were all about hard rock shit, but i dont know you, so please elaborate the next time you say you hate something, because undefined words are easily mistaken for something they are not meant to be.
    Okey Wanon July 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnd if our paths forget to cross
    It doesn’t mean you’re lost

    if "this" doesnt work out, remember that everything works out in the end.

    sometimes it sounds like he's saying "and as your laughing at the moonlight, dont you kill yourslef."

    I think this and #1 zero are both about some girl that was too high for some guy (Chris Cornell maybe, although he could get a lot) to get.
    onezeroon July 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just don't understand how you can say this is a bad song. It is probably my favorite track on Out of Exile. It's clearly saying that no matter what happens he will always be there to support and love her never to hurt her or bring her down. Chris Cornell's voice is filled with emotion and I think this song says what we have all wanted to at some point to someone.
    TwiztidThornon July 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes anyone get this line?

    And as I’m howling at the moonlight, don’t you kid yourself
    Toshio181on July 13, 2005   Link

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