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Fell On Black Days

on Superunknown

by Soundgarden

First Played: 04/03/2003 02:49 PM
Last Played: 09/11/2021 07:17 PM
Total Plays: 23
 

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  • Kennady Quille : 09/11/2021 07:17 PM
    Chris Cornell on the lyrics: "Fell on Black Days" was like this ongoing fear I've had for years ... It's a feeling that everyone gets. You're happy with your life, everything's going well, things are exciting—when all of a sudden you realize you're unhappy in the extreme, to the point of being really, really scared. There's no particular event you can pin the feeling down to, it's just that you realize one day that everything in your life is [bleeped]!"
  • Kevin Cole : 09/09/2021 04:20 PM
    It has to be fate that I discovered Soundgarden when I was incredibly close to suicide in 1994. I was in middle school and years of bullying made me into a shell. Hearing Black Hole Sun and Chris’ lyrics made me think of washing away all of the pain and the people that caused that pain. It was then I dived into finding more music that spoke to me. It helped me to voice how depression and anxiety was killing me, even though my Caribbean parents didn’t understand what that meant and said I have nothing to worry about as a child. A little over two and half decades later I’m still struggling. I’m finally getting therapy but I also have developed an addiction problem I have only just come to admit with this week. What really hurts the most is knowing that Chris isn’t here. The man who helped me to survive, himself didn’t want to anymore. I wish I could have told him he wasn’t alone. Can you play anything by Soundgarden? All of their songs speak to my good days, bad days and the days I need to be reminded that it’s ok to feel what I feel. Nadia
  • Evie : 08/15/2021 03:53 PM
    Chris Cornell on the lyrics: "Fell on Black Days" was like this ongoing fear I've had for years ... It's a feeling that everyone gets. You're happy with your life, everything's going well, things are exciting—when all of a sudden you realize you're unhappy in the extreme, to the point of being really, really scared. There's no particular event you can pin the feeling down to, it's just that you realize one day that everything in your life is [bleeped]!"
  • John Richards : 02/13/2020 07:46 AM
    "I'm a KEXP volunteer and Amplifier. This is a hard story to write, because during all of the Music Heals Cancer shows, I never thought I'd be the one writing in. Last year during the Spring Drive when my husband Jon and I had the opportunity to donate and get to meet IDLES at Life on Mars, I didn't know that when I was scouring the bar for a good seat for my husband's ailing back, that it was cancer eating his L1 vertebra and crushing his spinal cord. Or when we realized that our lawn tickets for Brandi Carlile at the Gorge might be hard on his increasingly painful back, that we bought a camp chair at REI. It wasn't until the day of the Rolling Stones concert, tickets that I rolled my eyes at buying, but he was so insistent, that we found out the pain was cancer. I couldn't eat, I was so kicked by the news. He wasn't going to let that stop him, though. We went to the show, because years ago as our music heroes started dying, we realized we didn't want to "wait til the next tour." We had to miss the Kamasi Washington and Herbie Hancock concert because it was that same week. In the next few weeks we arranged his neurosurgery (L1 removed, a nerve shaved to get the tumor clear, rods to fuse for stability) and got set up at SCCA. Pathology started to be run. Our world turned upside down for us, including our elementary school aged children... The days after his diagnosis were some of the darkest, hardest days. I have dealt with depression just on seemingly good days, and it just weighed on me. I was doing so much, trying to take care of my kids, trying to act as a nurse to my husband (we had to move him to a hospital bed on our first floor, where I slept on the floor nearby for about a month... We're still buying tickets for upcoming shows. We never know for sure if we'll make it, or if we do if we'll need accomodations for his back. Music is part of the reason my husband and I are together. And as the Mountain Goats say, I'm going to make it through this year if it kills me." - Laura, we miss seeing your face around here at KEXP, please don't forget to take care of yourself the best you can during this time. This one's for you and Jon <3
  • John Richards : 09/10/2019 09:10 AM
    In 1994, Chris Cornell spoke to Melody Maker about creating the song and the meaning behind it. "'Fell On Black Days' was like this ongoing fear I've had for years. It took me a long time to write that song. We've tried to do three different versions with that title, and none of them have ever worked," he said. "It's a feeling that everyone gets. You're happy with your life, everything's going well, things are exciting - when all of a sudden you realize you're unhappy in the extreme, to the point of being really, really scared. There's no particular event you can pin the feeling down to, it's just that you realize one day that everything in your life is f--ked!"

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