Black Hole Sun Lyrics

Black Hole Sun Lyrics
Black Hole Sun Lyrics

Black Hole Sun” by Soundgarden is a haunting rock ballad from their album “Superunknown” (1994). The song’s atmospheric style features Cornell’s distinctive vocals and a swirling guitar riff. Its enigmatic lyrics allude to themes of death and destruction. The track achieved critical acclaim and commercial success, peaking at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It’s certified double platinum by the RIAA and remains a celebrated rock classic.

Black Hole Sun Lyrics

[Verse 1]

In my eyes, indisposed
In disguises no one knows
Hides the face, lies the snake
In the sun in my disgrace
Boiling heat, summer stench
‘Neath the black, the sky looks dead
Call my name through the cream
And I’ll hear you scream again

[Chorus]

Black hole sun, won’t you come
And wash away the rain?
Black hole sun, won’t you come?
Won’t you come? Won’t you come?

[Verse 2]

Stuttering, cold and damp
Steal the warm wind, tired friend
Times are gone for honest men
And sometimes far too long for snakes
In my shoes, a walking sleep
And my youth I pray to keep
Heaven send Hell away
No one sings like you anymore

[Chorus]

Black hole sun, won’t you come
And wash away the rain?
Black hole sun, won’t you come?
Won’t you come?
Black hole sun, won’t you come
And wash away the rain?
Black hole sun, won’t you come?
Won’t you come?

[Post-Chorus]

(Black hole sun, black hole sun)
Won’t you come?
(Black hole sun, black hole sun)
Won’t you come?
(Black hole sun, black hole sun)
Won’t you come?
(Black hole sun, black hole sun)

[Guitar Solo]

[Verse 3]

Hang my head, drown my fear
‘Til you all just disappear

[Chorus]

Black hole sun, (Black hole sun) won’t you come (Won’t you come?)
And wash away the rain?
Black hole sun, (Black hole sun) won’t you come? (Won’t you come?)
Won’t you come? (Won’t you come?)
Black hole sun, (Black hole sun) won’t you come (Won’t you come?)
And wash away the rain?
Black hole sun, (Black hole sun) won’t you come? (Won’t you come?)
Won’t you come? (Won’t you come?)

[Post-Chorus]

(Black hole sun, black hole sun)
Won’t you come?
(Black hole sun, black hole sun)
Won’t you come?
(Black hole sun, black hole sun)
Won’t you come?
(Black hole sun, black hole sun)
Won’t you come?
(Black hole sun, black hole sun)
Won’t you come?
(Black hole sun, black hole sun)
Won’t you come?
Won’t you come?

Here are some additional details about the song:

  • The song was written by Chris Cornell and recorded at Bad Animals Studio in Seattle, Washington.
  • The guitar riff was inspired by the sound of a rotary speaker, which was used to create the swirling effect.
  • The lyrics were inspired by a number of things, including Cornell’s interest in astronomy, his experiences with drug use, and the Gulf War.
  • The music video for the song was directed by Howard Greenhalgh and features a number of bizarre and surreal images.

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