"Broken City" as written by Chris Cornell, Brad Wilk, Tim Commerford and Tom Morello....
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    General Commentone of the coolest song from the new cd... to me it sounds like hes tripping balls walking around the city desribing what he sees, but i dont know...
    thisapparatus69on September 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDoes ne1 else think the 1 of the riffs sounds like the riff from "Show me how to live"???

    Allwell awsome song!!!
    flamesjames65on September 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I definitely see the RATM influence on that funky bass beat (any thoughts of Commerford being a weak bassist were put to rest as I listened to this).

    I suck at interpreting lyrics unless someone has sparked an idea for me...so I'll say it's about a city....that is broken. Genius, huh?
    ElderOblivionon September 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think he's talking about how people only care about themselves, and everyone around them is "breaking", fallinf apart emotionally, but no one cares..

    "If a building falls you wouldn't care to notice unless you were in it "

    that's a great line
    allegedly lovedon September 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis entire album's more funky than the previous ones, just as Out Of Exile was funkier than the self-titled. Me likes.

    And to me, Cornell just sounds like Cornell, always. I don't like Zack; certainly don't want RATM back. *shudder*
    Artemisianon September 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe inescapable bass and the title alone suggest an evocative landscape.
    Thunderbolton September 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's about New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, I believe. I remember reading some of the songs would be about that.
    homy9015on September 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNo, it's not about NO and Katrina, well it could be...but it's more about Detroit and generally about run down cities (so I guess you could include NO).
    According to CC.
    jaded20on September 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWide Awake is about hurricane
    ColdenScenceon October 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMinor correction:

    "Outside trippin' in the broken city
    Outside trippin' in the broken city, I watch a millionaire crack"

    Should read:

    "Outside trippin' in the broken city
    Outside trippin' in the broken city, I watch here bleed and crack"

    At least, that's what it says in the lyrics that came with the disc and I'm pretty sure that's what Cornell sings (he can be a bit hard to understand sometimes, sounds like he's been yelling for an hour before singing).
    The Serene Manon October 03, 2006   Link

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