Summer nights and long warm days
Are stolen as the old moon falls
My mirror shows another face
Another place to hide it all
Another place to hide it all

And I'm lost, behind
The words I'll never find
And I'm left behind
As seasons roll on by

Sleeping with a full moon blanket
Sand and feathers for my head
Dreams have never been the answer
And dreams have never made my bed
Dreams have never made my bed

And I'm lost, behind
The words I'll never find
And I'm left behind
As seasons roll on by

Now I wanna fly above the storm
But you can't grow feathers in the rain
And the naked floor is cold as hell
This naked floor reminds me
Oh the naked floor reminds me

And I'm lost, behind
Words I'll never find
And I'm left behind
As seasons roll on by

If I should be short on words
And long on things to say
Could you crawl into my world
And take me worlds away
Should I be beside myself
And not even stay

And I'm lost, behind
Words I'll never find
And I'm left behind
As seasons roll on by


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    General CommentWow... how can you just say a Chris Cornell song is about one word-- 'depression'. Geez, that's like people that think everything Layne Staley wrote was about drugs. Give these guys a little more credit... they have more poetic license than most of us!!

    To me, this song seems to be about finding out you've been living in your head 'dreams have never made my bed'... like what I'm dreaming isn't getting me anything tangible. The mirror shows him another face bc he chooses to believe he's who he is in this dream... you know, that sort-of inflated image we all have of ourselves. And then something tangible-- his reality -- laying on the naked floor reminds him he was lost in his own head-- "lost behind words I'll never find". He can't find the words to explain his conditon/feelings.
    Oh man, all the references to writers block are KICKASS in here... being angry at yourself for not being able to spit it out "if I should be short on words and long on things to say" that whole line is just sweet as fuck. The most frustrating thing in the world is having something to say and not knowing how to put it... and the last part 'should I be beside myself and never even stay' sounds like self-abandonment... again, going into this fantasy dream-world and getting lost in it.
    Oh *sigh* So good. So so good. Marry me Chris!!!!!! lol
    Angry Saron August 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe best song Chris Cornell has ever written. There it goes.

    It isn't credited to Soundgarden, by the way.
    aldeayeahon March 31, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdepression, once again
    Lepra Messiason April 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think Chris feels that he is often misinterpreted and misunderstood.
    vadersongon August 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think Chris is just reflecting on his past and his journey from being kid having big dreams.
    ToBeHumanon September 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about how sometimes you feel like life is overwhelming, and sometimes you feel like the people you know or friends are passing you by and you're left in the dust. You outwardly show that you are confident in yourself but when you've by yourself you don't feel that way anymore. You feel like you can do things if you really try but for some reason or another it doesn't happen.

    As you're being left behind you not only know what to do, you don't know what to say. You search for escape from all this because it's frustrating and sometimes depressing.

    This is what I get from the song anyway, this is how I connect to it personally.
    zork86on June 22, 2007   Link

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