"Bleed Together" as written by and Cornell....
WI know you're half awake
And no hate and I know how to do it
Hold the door and let it out
Don't get it right or wrong
No I don't get it

I know you're half afraid
Half amazed, all insane
I know it's all a cage
And all the rage
And all together gone

You and me we're average
With simple minds and lungs, eyes and skin
You and me we're hopeless
We're nowhere hearts so tear it out
And open it

I'm giving blood tonight
I don't care how, don't care why
I'm giving blood tonight
I'm feeling just like I could give it all

I know you're sick and alone
Mothers and suckers alike
We can bleed together

Show me and hand me down
And hang me up alone and cold and bury me
Show me and throw me out
And hold me down, air me out
And wear me

[Verse 2]


Too altogether cool/cold
Too altogether numb

I know you're sick and alone
I know you're sick and alone


Come away and come with me
And come around and come and see
And cover up and come along
Before race before the calm
And he walks out and fires the gun
Happy with the things he won
The head of God on the wall
Ahead of us the heads of us

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    General Commentlast song soundgarden ever released... such a shame they broke up... but then again its good they left on a good note... down on the upside was fucking awseome
    Bort_The_Greaton March 08, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis wasn't on down, it was just on asides
    unless u have a japanese version or something i wouldn't know
    ThayilBeGodon February 25, 2005   Link
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    General Commentsounds like a song about HIV to me.
    or a very devastating sick relationship
    ShadowOfThePaston August 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song! Makes me think about the boy I like. Not whole the text, but some parts. Especially the line "I know you`re sick and alone" I`ve never talked to this boy, but I can see he`s lonely. He looks unhappy and weak. The "We can bleed together"-part makes me think about him and me. If we got to know each other, we could go through all the shit together. we could support and help each other. In a way, I know how he feels. I actually don`t know what the song really is about, but it just sounds so good to me, because of these lines, which I can refer to my own life, and the music makes these feelings even stronger.
    VeryApeon January 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentEverything except the chorus reminds me of something I'd hear on Nirvana's "Nevermind." Good song though, but it seems kind of uncharacteristic of SG.
    doswon April 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentEven though the rest of the song definitely doesn't lay credence to my claim, I think the song is about relationships, mainly because of the "We can bleed together" chorus. I dunno, I think relationships are always about two people bleeding together. It's such an interesting way to say it, though, "bleed together." Suffer together, really. But maybe even rally support for one another. When I first heard this I thought Cornell was singing "BE together" and I chuckled when I later figured out he was saying BLEED. Still means the same thing to me, though, either way.
    Relentless355on January 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of a girl I used to like a lot. I really wanted to be with her, and she used to cut herself, so to me this song sounded like "I want to be there with you, even through the worse."
    yjolieon January 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is directed towards Soundgarden's fans. A farewell to the "sick and lonely" Soundgarden fans stating that Soundgarden and their fans can "bleed together" possibly meaning being depressed together. Lyrically and sonically, this was the best possible way Soundgarden could've said good bye and disbanded. I totally agree with "dosw" saying it sounds like something off of Nirvana's Nevermind. One of my favorite songs ever.
    SoundgardeNirvanaon February 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentRelentless355 lmao man
    SoundgardeNirvanaon March 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsounds to me the songs about fucking a virgin
    plush89on May 05, 2009   Link

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