"A Thousand Days Before" as written by and Chris J Cornell Kim A Thayil....
Life
A thousand days ago
I was
Sinking in a hole
Try
To melt into all the walls
Now
I am here inside the cold

Here in the dark
Where no one stayed beside me

Now
A thousand days before
Again
Like the sun and moon at war
And
Give or take a thousand more

Here in the dark
Where no one stayed beside me
I’ll be on my own side
You know where to find me
You know where to find me

Here in the dark
Where no one stayed beside me
I’ll be on my own side
You know where to find me
You know where to find me

On
With a thousand needles
And
A tear to fill up everyone

A thousand days before
I’ll be on my own side
I’ll be on my own side
I’ll be on my own side


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"A Thousand Days Before" as written by Kim A Thayil Chris J Cornell

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    General CommentI can't believe no one's commented on this excellent song yet!

    I'll break the ice: I think this song is typical of Cornell's "Me-against-the-world" attitude. Born imperfect into a life with many tears, and you have no one to depend on but yourself. Referring to the song's title, I think he's talking about how he conquered his battles that occurred a thousand days before. And in the end, he'll stand alone, but he'll still be standing.
    ultramegaunknownon December 02, 2012   Link
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    General CommentGod this song is awesome. One of their best ever, I think. I think ultramegaunknown pretty much nailed it. When I saw Soundgarden this past January at Terminal 5 in NYC, I was praying that they would play this... I had to wait until the encore, but as soon as I heard that guitar riff I went nuts, I remember standing in the pit surrounded by moshers with my arms spread... hahaha, it was great.
    Tig45on February 23, 2013   Link

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