"My Wave" as written by Chris Cornell and Kim Thayil....
Take, if you want a slice
If you want a piece
If it feels alright

Break, if you like the sound
If it gets you up
If it brings you down

Share, if it makes you sleep
If it sets you free
If it helps to breath

Don't come over here
Piss on my gate
Save it just keep it off my wave

Cry, if you want to cry
If it helps you see
If it clears your eyes

Hate, if you want to hate
If it keeps you safe
If it makes you brave

Pray, if you want to pray
If you like to kneel
If you like to lay

Don't come over here
Piss on my gate
Save it just keep it off my wave

Keep it off my wave
Keep it off my wave, my wave
Keep it off my wave, my wave

(My wave)

Cry, if you want to cry
If it helps you see
If it clears your eyes

Hate, if you want to hate
If it keeps you safe
If it makes you brave

Take, if you want a slice
If you want a piece
If it feels alright

Don't come over here
And piss on my gate
Save it just keep it off my wave

Keep it off my wave
Keep it off my wave, my wave
Keep it off my wave
Keep it off my wave
Keep it off my wave, my wave

(My wave)
Keep it off my wave
Keep it off my wave, my wave

(Keep it off my wave)


Lyrics submitted by jt, edited by iceblink-luck, STP1992

"My Wave" as written by Kim A. Thayil Christopher J. Cornell

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  • +3
    General CommentThis song describes how I feel and i love that part when its say "hate, if you wanna hate,if it makes you safe, if it makes you brave." sure you can hate me but i dont care, just leave me the hell alone. people can hide behind how coward they are and waste thier time trying to make your life a living hell. we live in a selfish world these days, you would think people are ocupied with thinking about themselfs listening to thier own voice that they even have time in thier"busy" schedule to judge you. this is my song because it tells all of you who want to try to rain on my parade, fuck off because ive got who i am and you'll never ruin that. "keep it off my wave"
    punkiebruster21on March 20, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentPretty much just "Do whatever the fuck you want as long as it doesn't effect me"
    burn-in-my-lighton January 02, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentits like saying "I got no problem with what you do as long as you do it away from me"
    treestumpon May 09, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAll the lines of the verses simply reinforce the first word:
    Take
    Break
    Share
    BUT only if you want to.

    Take (what?)
    Break (I've taken it, now break...)
    Share (share your experiences about it, or misery loves company (encourage others to "take it")).

    So you've done that, but don't bring your shit over to me. I'm enjoying my version of this scenario (just bear with me).

    Cry
    Hate
    Pray

    Cry: what have you done?
    Hate: you hate what you've done.
    Pray: only God can save you now..

    So you've done that, but don't bring your shit over to me. I'm enjoying my version of this scenario (just bear with me).

    Cry
    Hate
    Take

    Cry: still crying
    Haye: still Hating
    Take: stealing to support your habit

    So you've done that, but don't bring your shit over to me. I'm enjoying heroin, because I can afford it, if you can't, piss off.
    D_Psi4oron April 29, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPerfect way to describe me when I'm in a mood for no one to go stepping on my shoes and just leave me alone. Great Soundgarden song, but all of their songs are awesome, so, was it that unexpected?
    bug_zapperon January 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis has to be one of the strongest songs ever! It rocks! Its actually about smoking crack.
    Oh Peaon July 02, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh yeah,and Pea,explain how it is about smoking crack?
    burn-in-my-lighton January 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes, this song must be about the "do what you want and leave me alone" thing.
    Marquezon January 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe only way I could see it being about smoking crack would be if the wave is his high,and he's saying "Do whatever the fuck you want but don't blow my buzz".
    burn-in-my-lighton January 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm with the "do whatever you want as long as it doesn't effect me" vibe ... but I think the song's less apathetic than that. I think it's about seeing the behaviors and actions of all different kinds of people, their motives for what they do and how they live, and seeing through all of it while not being effected by it, yourself.
    darkspoton January 07, 2005   Link

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