"Fell on Black Days" as written by and Chris Cornell....
Whatsoever I've feared has come to life
Whatsoever I've fought off became my life
Just when everyday seemed to greet me with a smile
Sunspots have faded and now I'm doing time
Now I'm doing time
'Cause I fell on black days
I fell on black days

Whomsoever I've cured, I've sickened now
And whomsoever I've cradled, I've put you down
I'm a search light soul they say
But I can't see it in the night

I'm only faking when I get it right
When I get it right

'Cause I fell on black days
I fell on black days

How would I know
That this could be my fate?
How would I know
That this could be my fate? Yeah

Uh, uh, uh
Uh, uh, uh
Uh, uh, uh

So what you wanted to see good
Has made you blind
And what you wanted to be yours
Has made it mine

Don't you lock up something
That you wanted to see fly
Hands are for shaking
No, not tying, no, not tying

I sure don't mind a change
I sure don't mind a change
Yeah, I sure don't mind, sure don't mind a change
I sure don't mind a change

'Cause I fell on black days
I fell on black days

How would I know
That this could be my fate?
How would I know
That this could be my fate?

How would I know
That this could be my fate?
How would I know
That this could be my fate?

I sure don't mind a change


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"Fell on Black Days" as written by Chris Cornell

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    General CommentAs a former heroin junkie myself, i have a different point of view to this song than some might- Ok, I think it's very generalized to say "it's about depression", and few people on this site got it right, at least in my opinion that is. Smolten Grove hit the points on the head, though. It makes perfect sense that it is about drug addiction- to ANY drug, but I think it may be heroin specifically, for a number of reasons. First of all, the point in time of this being written/released, it was a big epidemic, but especially in the grunge and rock scene! Think Kurt, Layne, Andrew Wood (Mother Love Bone frontman), Scott Weiland, and MANY others! More rockstars than not, at that point in time! Heroin IS black (on the west-coast, it is..) so I can't help but wonder if it is almost to be taken LITERAL...Fell on BLACK days. People even CALL heroin "black" out here, so..And in a way it IS about depression, but more a more specific kind- addiction IS depressing! So yes. Also, Chris was very close to/and once was roommates with Andrew Wood, who died in 1995 from a heroin overdose, as did many other more high-profile rockstars that were acquaintances and friends. So it could be written from their point of view, or maybe Chris himself had delved into using it at some points..And I think what brings this point home is "I want to know, if this could be my fate"..because once you NEED a drug, especially a drug like heroin, you start to feel like it is inescapable no matter how bad you want to get away from it, and you can often end up feeling defeated enough that you just resignedly accept that this is how things are now and always will be, that this was your fate, you made your bed and will now have to lie in it forever. I know I felt that way, and I know most people do, sooner or later. You just reach that point where you can't help yourself, so you feel like it is fated.
    crushedbyeyelineron October 05, 2009   Link

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