"Blood on the Valley Floor" as written by and Kim A Thayil Chris J Cornell....
Mountains all around
All together we stumble
Eleven million clowns
Every one with a razor out

And the smoke lies on the valley floor
And the blood dries while we spill some more

Once we were the end
The end of the long road
Leading to the start
Of the ever-invading crowds

And the smoke lies on the valley floor
And the blood dries while we spill

Endless summer, needless space
Fill it all up with a void

Mountains all around
Altogether we tumble down

And the smoke lies on the valley floor
And the blood dries while we spill some more


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    General CommentThis song is about being an incredibly talented person in stasis. It's maybe about Soundgarden disbanding at the height of their fame. They've reached "the end of a long road" to meet "the crowds." But now the protagonist is stuck in the valley, stumbling aimlessly, surrounded by unclimbable mountains.

    The lyrics above are very wrong.
    Maniac Copon August 05, 2016   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI feel like this song is about a slump. What kind of slump is debatable, but its definitely a slump
    Alice_in_Soundweezeron October 09, 2016   Link
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    General CommentThis song harkens back to Superunknown, Black Sabbath inspired, heavy metal grunge. Very dark and intense song that gives me images of the aftermath of war.
    deemicon December 25, 2012   Link
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