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Burden In My Hand

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“Burden in My Hand” is a song by the American rock band Soundgarden. Written by frontman Chris Cornell, “Burden in My Hand” was released on September 18, 1996 as the second single from the band’s fifth studio album, Down on the Upside (1996). The song topped the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, where it spent a total of five weeks at number one. The song was included on Soundgarden’s 1997 greatest hits album, A-Sides. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ I shot my love today, would you cry for me ... I lost my head again, would you lie for me ... I lost my head again, would you cry for me

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Anonymous wrote on May, 21st 2008 at 12:07pm:
okay, I say this a lot, but I REALLY think this is my favorite Soundgarden song EVER(?!!)....Chris Cornell's lyrics are amazing - kind of 'mocking' the elevated status that we, or society as a whole, seem to give to celebrities (read: people we don't even know personally), and the music is absolutely mesmorizing!!! To me, "Burden In My Hand" is also a testament to what Soundgarden was all about - sure Chris & band was/is gorgeous, but they never played "that game" - it was ALWAYS about the MUSIC, as it should be (it makes me laugh remembering how many 'girls' were heartbroken when Cornell first cut his hair, or "mane" as it was known back then; Soundagarden was a SERIOUS ROCK band, unconcerned with 'image', and their focus paid off in GOLD (PLATINUM??!!)...gotta love 'em, and love this song, and love Chris, and...well, you get it : )

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