"Zero Chance" as written by and Cornell/shepherd....
I think I know the answer
I stumbled on and all the world fell down
And all the sky went silent
Cracked like glass and slowly
Tumbled to the ground
They all say if you look hard
You'll find your way back home
Born without a friend
And bound to die alone

I'm thinking of your highness
And crying long upon the loss
I've found
And on the plus and minus
zero chance of ever
Turning this around

Why doesn't anyone believe
In loneliness
Stand up and everyone will see
Your holiness

They say if you look hard
You'll find your way back home
Born without a friend
And bound to die alone


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  • +8
    General CommentThis song gives me goosebumps. Know that feeling when you're just not present? I like to listen to it in the train or bus. It's that kind of song I listen to when I feel alone. The funny thing is, that I'm not really alone. Even though there are many people around me I feel just alone. Cornell knows how to write authentic songs. But well, it's not only him. Soundgarden as a band is the thing I should talk about. They are just awesome and I can't anything add to it. The only thing I can do is to be grateful. Grateful for such meaningful and beautiful songs.
    lost_oneon May 21, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General CommentIt's funny, I came to know and like this song at a time in my childhood when I used to play Doom a lot. It seem to blend well with the feeling of despair in the game, that you (as a character) know that there's nothing waiting for you besides pain and death. Zero chance of making out of it alive. I've always imagined a video for this song featuring scenes from the game.

    In the real world though, it takes similar meaning for me - It talks about the futile race for sane, happy, healthy life in this corrupt world full of violence and apathy. At that time of my life, I looked around me and all I could see was narrow minded, violent, selfish people. So what's the point of growing up in such a world...
    loneSolderon March 26, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI really love this song. I thimk is the most beutiful and powerfull songs about loneliness of the history of the rock.So sad..
    oresteson April 29, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is one of the saddest songs. And I can connect to it.
    mmbson February 20, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is one of the saddest songs. And I can connect to it.
    mmbson February 20, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentvery depressing song, but often the great ones are. it has a very... ok, anyone heard of the composer eric whitacre? Maybe I'm crazy, but the songwriting is very whitacre-esque. it's very beautiful, mainly because it has this kind of struggle-release feel to it that comes from the suspensions that fill the chorus, pre-verse and bridge.
    AllMyRivalson February 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so ace, it's soo depressing - in a good way! I listen to this song and I feel like, The world is a mess, I am a mess, the end is nigh and that OK by me! So peacefull, yet it has a hidden dynamism that surges through it like deep currents of a river. acetox.
    Oh Peaon July 02, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFavorite lyric: "Why doesn't anyone believe
    In loneliness/Stand up and everyone will see
    Your holiness"
    mmbson February 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFavorite lyric: "Why doesn't anyone believe
    In loneliness/Stand up and everyone will see
    Your holiness"
    mmbson February 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpossibly my favorite soundgarden song...off their best album..i also love those lyrics, mmbs, everyone believes that there is someone for everyone and no one should go through life alone, but why not? why cant someone be independent to not need anyone to be there for them?..indeed, a depressing subject, but one that reflects my social life...
    RedRavenon March 02, 2005   Link

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