RIP Chris Cornell

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Today is the 3rd anniversary of Chris Cornell’s death. I didn’t post about his suicide at the time because it was simply too painful. Soundgarden’s music is inextricably intertwined with hundreds of amazing memories and it felt like I lost all of them when he died. Fortunately, that was not the case and now that feeling has been replaced by the sadness from knowing I’ll never get to see him/them (including Audioslave) play live again.

He was also one of the few people whose lyrics I paid attention to.  Enjoy!

Dark as roses and fine as sand
Fell your healing and your sting again
Hear you laughing and my soul is saved
On forgotten graves you cry

Crawl like ivy up my spine
Through my nerves and into my eyes
Cuts like anguish or recollections
Of better days gone by

But it’s all right
When you’re all in pain
And you feel the rain come down
Oh it’s all right
When you find you way
Then you see it disappear
Oh it’s all right
Though your garden’s gray
I know all your graces
Someday will flower
Oh oh in a sweet sunshower
In a sweet sunshower

Eyes like oceans so far away
A feather trail to a better way
Worried mornings turn into days
Then into worried nights
But it’s all right

When you’re all in pain
And you feel the rain come down
Oh it’s all right
When you find you way
Then you see it disappear
It’s all right
Though your garden’s gray
I know all your graces
Someday will flower
Oh oh in a sweet sunshower
Oh in a sweet sunshower

In the sweet sunshower
In the sweet
Sweet
Sweet
Sunshower

Oh oh oh
I know all your graces
Someday will flower
In the sweet
In the sweet sunshower
And its all right
All you’ll be you are today
Are today
Its all right
All you’ll be you are today
Are today
Are today
Are today
Are today
Are today

By Michael Myers

I'm an Associate Teaching Professor of Digital Marketing at the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver. I also consult with startups and established brands. I'm currently interested in artificial intelligence, cognitive neuroscience and culture. I am married to an amazing woman and have two incredible children. I was raised in Colorado and spend my free time with family, cycling, snowboarding and going to the Pacific Ocean to SCUBA dive + surf. I'm passionate about architecture, design, street art, photography and tattooing.

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