"Until We Fall" as written by Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Brad Wilk and Tim Commerford....
I walk the streets where I regret, ah ah ah
I stood along and watched myself fall apart
And said the voices in my head, ah-ah-ah
Slipped through the chain link of a broken heart

And when I'm tired of feeling black
Spread the wings upon you're back
Take us high above it all
Stroke you're feathers 'till we fall back down again, ah ah ah

But everything that sounded good, ah ah ah
I understand that I'll be misunderstood

And when I'm tired of feeling black
Spread the wings upon you're back
Take us high above it all
Stroke you're feathers 'till we fall
Until we fall, until we fall back down again
Yeah, back down again

What do you feel before you think?
What do you see before you blink?
Who do you battle in you're dreams?
Who strokes you're feathers 'till you scream?

And when I'm tired of feeling black
Spread the wings upon you're back
Take us high above it all
And stroke you're feathers 'till we fall
Until we fall, until we fall back down again
Yeah, back down again


Lyrics submitted by omgwut, edited by Grim_Poet

"Until We Fall" as written by Chris Cornell Timothy Commerford

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    General CommentDoes anyone else think this is about sex? I mean the idea was planted in my head by the line "who strokes your feathers until you scream" ('feathers' here being a loose metaphor...) but the rest of the song works with it. He's just sick of the world, everything's too complicated and he wants to forget everything in his past, but it's all in the moment with her and he just escapes into it... I think it's a nice complement to "Nothing Left to Say but Goodbye," if we assume he's talking about the same relationship.
    randomocity27on October 19, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm in love with it already!
    We need more Chris acoustic :D.
    1989Son August 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDamn right we do. :]
    omgwuton August 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMan this song is awesome. I mean, we've only heard the acoustic version and we already know it's gonna be a killer track. It's hard to believe cornell can still write so well after writing so many songs for soundgarden, audioslave, and even his solo stuff...there's no stoppin this guy...
    gmazcaon August 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMan this song is awesome. I mean, we've only heard the acoustic version and we already know it's gonna be a killer track. It's hard to believe cornell can still write so well after writing so many songs for soundgarden, audioslave, and even his solo stuff...there's no stoppin this guy...
    gmazcaon August 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe original is almost acoustic too. really great song.
    ColdenScenceon September 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song...It's a nice break from the rest of the album, as it's really the only full-fledged "ballad" on the album ("Moth" is close, but the harder guitar parts take that part away from it)

    I would love to see this song get some radioplay...

    It's about Cornell (or more fitting, the protagonist) just wanting to get away...and never come back.

    C.C. (as I like to call him) hasn't missed a beat since his Soundgarden days...
    ElderOblivionon September 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe lyrics on this song aren't entirely correct. How do I edit this?
    Aelindilon September 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI totally love this song, but does anyone else kinda think they verses resemble "I am the Highway" a little? Anyway, great song, great vocals, great guitar (just like Highway)
    csanchez76on September 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think he's been underappreciated and has walked on. But then again he knows what type of person he was, and he understands that he does not underappreciate himself. He knows that the girl knows this too and she hates herself for it. My opinion.
    JJusticia1584on July 05, 2009   Link

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