"Scar On The Sky" as written by and Chris Cornell....
As I fall I leave a scar upon the sky
A simple note for you I wait for your reply
And in your answer I regain the will to to try

[Chorus]
Hover in the diving light
We will rip the night
Out of the arms of the sun
One more time
Close your eyes and we will fly
Above the crowded sky
And over the dumbstruck world we will run

In these hills they wash the gold and graves away
To the valley under all of this I lay
And there you dig me out, unearthed and saved

[Chorus]

We can rip the night out of the arms of the sun

A blood red feather leaves a scar upon my hand
No longer stranded like a painted bird on a fan

[Chorus]

We can rip the night out of the arms of the sun [Repeat: x3]


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"Scar On The Sky" as written by Chris Cornell

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    General CommentI've been listening to his new album lately and am pleasantly surprised. After thoroughly enjoying Soundgarden and Audioslave's heavier material, the thought of Cornell doing pop and ballads didn't appeal to me much but I must say the album's songwriting and catchiness more than makes up for it. This is one of my favourite songs on the album, he sings it with passion and you can tell it's a very personal song to him.

    I think the lyric "we can rip the night out of the arms of the sun" perfectly captures that moment when you've had a great night with someone and you don't want it to end - when the sun comes up and another day starts, you're scared that you'll never experience that feeling again.
    elgazon August 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my two favorite songs on the new album. The lyrics and singing are beautifully done, and it kind of reminds me of a zeppelin/pink floyd type song.
    Runningace18on June 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt is one of my favourite song in the album too! Great! I thought the whole CD, except for 3-4 songs would be boring but then I heard this one and...speechless! This song and 4-5 other songs saved the album!!
    Audioslave23on June 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe first point you can apply the song is in the point of view of Superman. Scar On The Sky may mean that Superman is planning to abandon the task of being a sky-patrol (leaving a scar on the sky) because he is tired of saving people with it's endless crime. He draws his strength from Lois Lane to give humanity another try (this may explain the first stanza, where Superman leaves a note to Lois Lane about his dilemma whether to continue saving people. The reply of Lois Lane to help Superman's personal problem can give another strength and will to the hero) The chorus can be applied to Superman and Lois Lane having a date on a night sky, flying over the city while holding hands or Superman holding Lois Lane in his arms. During those moments, Superman can draw another strength and will to fight evil people and give the humanity another chance by fighting evil folks.

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    josepherdonon August 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe second point you can apply the song is to another flying creature, the wizard Howl (of the Anime movie HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE-you should watch it!!!). There are scenes in the movie that the wizard Howl transforms into a bird-like creature to interfere in a war probably driving away missiles or detonating missiles in the air that will harm people. Each time Howl transform into a bird makes it even harder for him to return back into human form. There are some scenes that shows that Howl is really really tired after returning back from a bird into human again. Howl's love to Sophie drives him to interfere in the war to save humans. In the latter part of the movie, Howl completely transform into a bird. Sophie helped Howl to transform back into human form with the help of the fire demon Calcifer. I think the song Scar On The Sky fits more to Howl than Superman. But the lyrics can be applied to both Superman and Howl.

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    josepherdonon August 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe second stanza (the paragraph after the first chorus) can represent a secret hiding place for heroes whenever they are tired of their heroic tasks. It is a place where these super-strength creatures find solace and wishing to be saved or be helped with their personal problem. I mean, thousands of heroes have been created already but it seems antagonists for happy endings are always there. Even Superman and Spiderman gets tired.

    In these hills they wash the gold and graves away
    To the valley under all of this I lay
    And the you dig me out un-earthed and saved

    The third point you can apply the song Scar On the Sky is on our everyday heroes let's say our father. It's a reality that kids love and respect their father with the highest mark inside their comfortable home. It's also a reality that fathers sometimes receives disrespect from their boss at work. Which may include fathers being scolded by their stupid boss at work (You should watch a Wonder Year episode about this one). Fathers sometimes losses the will to continue because of depression and/or during recession-time or after losing a job. After these terrible things at work, the father may ask for a night-out with his wife (or with children) to drive away problems and at least enjoy a night and hoping that wonderful night will never end. After having a wonderful date with a wife and coming home to/with the children is a wonderful way of driving away negative feelings.

    "We can rip the night out of the arms of the sun"

    josepherdon.blogspot.com/2009/08/…
    josepherdonon August 27, 2009   Link

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