Carry On Album

Artist(s): Chris Cornell

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Chris Cornell Carry On Cover Art

Tracklist

No Such Thing

length: 3:44
producer: Steve Lillywhite
vocal: Chris Cornell
mixer: Todd Parker and Steve Lillywhite
recording engineer: Todd Parker
bass: Miles Mosley
guitar: Brian Ray and Chris Cornell
drums (drum set): Nir Z
assistant engineer: Dave Colvin
composer: Chris Cornell
lyricist: Chris Cornell

I saw the world, it was beautiful
But the rain got in and ruined it all
Then I tried to be invisible
It was impossible
Even for me

I laughed at love, it was a big mistake
In the absence of I filled it with hate

'Cause there's no such thing as nothing
Yeah there's no such thing as nothing at all

I had the brains not to think at all
But the rain got in
And I thought too hard
On the world, and as usual
I slumped too far into the void

I tried to make everything meaningless
But the rain got in and made it a mess

'Cause there's no such thing as nothing
Yeah there's no such thing as nothing at all
Yeah there's no such thing as nothing
But my finger's on the trigger
And I'll turn off the world

So what gives me the right
To think that I could throw away a life?
Even mine

And what makes you believe
That you could get away with getting old?
Overlapping me

Maybe to lose or to save your soul
Is a choice of how you fill the hole

And the rain got in

'Cause there's no such thing as nothing
Yeah there's no such thing as nothing at all
There's no such thing as nothing
But my finger's on the trigger
And I'll turn off the world

Poison Eye

length: 3:58
producer: Steve Lillywhite
vocal: Chris Cornell
mixer: Steve Lillywhite and Todd Parker
recording engineer: Todd Parker
bass: Miles Mosley
guitar: Dimitri Coats, Chris Cornell and Brian Ray
keyboard: Jamie Muhoberac
drums (drum set): Nir Z
assistant engineer: Dave Colvin
composer: Chris Cornell
lyricist: Chris Cornell
I heard the sound bite
I read your words right
I saw the light
I heard you singing
I know this song
It's my turn to write
I put this hook inside
So you won't soon forget
I got the radar
I can see so far

With my poison eye
Yeah my poison eye

When I look hard
I see in the stars
What you've done and what lies
Awaiting for you
When I look down
I see the ground
I won't make a sound
I won't need to look at you

Inside the phone lines
You think you'll hide
And you'll be alright
You're in my sidelines
You'll have no time
Even to cry
I see your pain
I see my face on your fear
I got the radar
I can see so far

My poison eye
Yeah my poison eye

When I look hard
I see in the stars
What you've done and what lies
Awaiting for you
When i look down
I see the ground
I won't make a sound
I won't need to look at you

I can see sparks
Over a lake at midnight
I see the smiles
Falling from your face
But you're in the dark
You're in a maze
All you can do is sit here and wait for me
And I'm coming

I know the low road
I wrote the code
To break in your heart
I see the angles
I draw the cards
That burden you so
I have the sight
That follows you morning and night
I got the radar
I can see so far
With my poison eye
Yeah my poison eye
My poison eye

Arms Around Your Love

length: 3:34
producer: Steve Lillywhite
vocal: Chris Cornell
mixer: Todd Parker and Steve Lillywhite
recording engineer: Todd Parker
bass: Miles Mosley
guitar: Gary Lucas, Cameron Greider and Chris Cornell
drums (drum set): Nir Z
assistant engineer: Dave Colvin
composer: Chris Cornell
lyricist: Chris Cornell
With his arms around your love
Oh no, here comes the pain that you can't ignore

With his arms around your girl
He'll do all of the things you didn't do before
You had every chance, but you closed the door

[Chorus]
Now you're just gonna have to take it
('Cause if you didn't know)
She's gonna make you pay for it
(Price you can't afford)
You're just gonna have to take it
With his arms around your love [Repeat: x3]

Oh, yeah

Pretend that you don't mind
But you know everything that you left behind

And it would have been alright
If you'd gave half of the praise that you held inside
You thought she'd hang around for the ride

[Chorus]

Coming clean feels so dangerous
Just a little bit would have been enough
But you never said all the words caught in your head

As if your heart was dead
Well now its surely bled and broken up

And it would have been alright
If you'd gave half of the praise that you held inside
You thought she'd hang around for the ride

[Chorus]

(Take it) With his arms around your love
(Pay for it) With his arms around your love
With his arms around your love
With his arms around your love

Safe and Sound

length: 4:17
producer: Steve Lillywhite
vocal: Chris Cornell
trumpet: Darrell Leonard
mixer: Steve Lillywhite and Todd Parker
recording engineer: Todd Parker
bass: Miles Mosley
guitar: Chris Cornell, Cameron Greider and Gary Lucas
tenor saxophone: Joe Sublett
drums (drum set): Nir Z
horn arranger: Dave Cobb
assistant engineer: Dave Colvin
composer: Chris Cornell
lyricist: Chris Cornell
Think of a time when morning will come
And you will wake up
Without the feeling that half the world
Has gone insane

You'll open your eyes
Reading your paper, a drink from your cup
No one was burning down the town
While you were sleeping

I've never seen but I believe
In a promised land

Why can't we pull this together
One and all, now and forever
Why can't we pull this together

We can say we finally found a world around us
Safe and sound

Think of a place
Where you could believe in whatever you want
Not keep it secret
Have to risk your life just to be yourself

A place where you'll walk safely
No matter your color or age
More than the greed of you and me
Decides the fate of the day

I've never seen but I believe
In a promised land

Why can't we pull this together
One and all, now and forever
Why can't we pull this together

We can say we finally found a world around us
Safe and sound

I'd rather see you setting free
Than watch the curtains coming down

Think of a life you won't take a breath
From somebody else
One where you're seeking
More than yourself

Why can't we pull this together
One and all, now and forever
Why can't we pull this together

We can say we finally found a world us
Safe and sound

Why can't we pull this together
(Pull this together)
One and all, now and forever
(Now and forever)
Why can't we pull this together

We can say we finally found a world around us
Safe and sound

I'd rather see you setting free
Than watch the curtains coming down

She’ll Never Be Your Man

length: 3:25
producer: Steve Lillywhite
vocal: Chris Cornell
mixer: Todd Parker and Steve Lillywhite
recording engineer: Todd Parker
bass: Miles Mosley
guitar: Cameron Greider, Gary Lucas and Chris Cornell
keyboard: Jamie Muhoberac
drums (drum set): Nir Z
assistant engineer: Dave Colvin
composer: Chris Cornell
lyricist: Chris Cornell
The AM finds me home alone, awake and dead
Morning blinds me had that dream of you again
Fog is lifting I realize that you're not here
How you left me, life disappeared

Life is rejection, I know you've had your share
But this one's special, I can't compete with her
And did she tell you only she could know your mind
And did she sell you what I said one time

[Chorus]
She can be your lover
She can be your friend
She can be your vision of a mother, like the one you never had
She will know your troubles better than I can
But she'll never be your man
She'll never be your man
She'll never be your man

She's got you thinking of a world where you might fit in
A whole lot better than the one you've been living in
And did she tell you only she could understand
And did she sell you only time will tell

[Chorus]

She can be your lover
She can be your friend
She can be your vision of a mother, like the one you never had
She will know your troubles better than I can
Yeah, but one thing's for sure
She'll never be your man
She can be your lover
She can be your friend
She can be your vision of a mother, like the one you never had
She will know your troubles better than I can
Yeah, but one thing's for sure
She'll never be your man
She'll never be your man (Never be your man)
She'll never be your man (Never be your man)
Never be
She'll never be your man

Ghosts

length: 3:52
producer: Steve Lillywhite
vocal: Chris Cornell
mixer: Steve Lillywhite and Todd Parker
recording engineer: Todd Parker
bass: Miles Mosley
guitar: Chris Cornell, Cameron Greider and Gary Lucas
keyboard: Jamie Muhoberac
drums (drum set): Nir Z
assistant engineer: Dave Colvin
composer: Chris Cornell
lyricist: Chris Cornell
I know what your looking for
You've looked in these eyes before
And all you saw was blue green water
Searching for a mirror
That would show the world not who you are
But who you wanna be
And you thought you'd found out what it means
But it's been a long time since I heard that name

He doesn't live here anymore
Don't know where he's residing
You can wait here if you want
But I don't think he's coming back
He doesn't live here anymore

Sure you've found the right place
The same address you knew before
But that won't change what lies behind the door
And what lies underneath it
The change from the inside out

He doesn't live here anymore
Don't know where he's residing
I think it's better if you go
'Cause I don't want him coming back

Yes I know the name sounds a little bit familiar
Like a melody to a dream
Yes I know he wore the same face, the same clothes
But that was so long ago

I know who you want to find
Somewhere is the memory of somebody I left behind
Well lets take it all in stride
It's that time to say goodbye

He doesn't live here anymore

Killing Birds

length: 3:39
producer: Steve Lillywhite
vocal: Chris Cornell
mixer: Steve Lillywhite and Todd Parker
recording engineer: Todd Parker
bass: Miles Mosley
guitar: Gary Lucas, Chris Cornell, Brian Ray and Dimitri Coats
keyboard: Jamie Muhoberac
drums (drum set): Nir Z
assistant engineer: Dave Colvin
composer: Chris Cornell
lyricist: Chris Cornell
I learned long ago
'Bout a better way of killing birds
And what it means when they die in my hands

Like a strangled heart
It never made much sense to me
Why I'd need to know the best way to do that

But you have to love the murderer I've become
As I'm standing here in front of you
Standing right in front of you
Standing here in front of you
Killing birds

I've spent my youth
Breaking down the walls my father built
Just like he did to his father before him

But then I had no home
So I tried to make a better one
It looked just like his, so I burned it down again

No there ain't a long parade of idiots
As I'm standing here in front of you
Standing right in front of you
Standing here in front of you
Killing birds

You don't have to love the murderer I've become

If I could spin a web
I would sit and wait for you
I wouldn't need a stone, I'd just poison you and tie you up

And you would be a bird
A beautiful crescent one
And your eyes would beg
But I'm just doing my job

Standing here in front of you
Standing right in front of you
Standing here in front of you
Standing right in front of you
Standing here in front of you
Standing right in front of you
Standing here in front of you
Killing birds

Billie Jean

length: 4:42
producer: Steve Lillywhite
vocal: Chris Cornell
mixer: Todd Parker and Steve Lillywhite
recording engineer: Todd Parker
bass: Miles Mosley
guitar: Gary Lucas, Cameron Greider and Chris Cornell
keyboard: Jamie Muhoberac
drums (drum set): Nir Z
assistant engineer: Dave Colvin
lyricist: Michael Jackson
composer: Michael Jackson
She was more like a beauty queen from a movie scene
I said don't mind, but what do you mean I am the one
Who will dance on the floor in the round
She said I am the one, who will dance on the floor in the round

She told me her name was Billie Jean, as she caused a scene
Then every head turned with eyes that dreamed of being the one
Who will dance on the floor in the round

People always told me be careful of what you do
Don't go around breaking young girls' hearts
And mother always told me be careful of who you love
And be careful of what you do before the lie becomes the truth

Billie Jean is not my lover
She's just a girl who says that I am the one
But the kid is not my son
She says I am the one
But the kid is not my son

For forty days and for forty nights. The law was on her side.
But who can stand when she's in demand. Her schemes and plans.
'Cause we danced on the floor in the round
So take my strong advice, remember to always think twice
(Do think twice)

She told my baby we'd danced till three, then she looked at me
Then showed a photo my baby cried his eyes were like mine
'Cause we danced on the floor in the round

People always told me be careful of what you do
Don't go around breaking young girls' hearts
Then she stood right by me. The smell of sweet perfume.
This happened much too soon. She called me to her room.

Billie Jean is not my lover
She's just a girl who says that I am the one
But the kid is not my son
She says I am the one
But the kid is not my son
So take my strong advice, remember to always think twice
(Do think twice)

Scar on the Sky

length: 3:41
producer: Steve Lillywhite
vocal: Chris Cornell
mixer: Steve Lillywhite and Todd Parker
recording engineer: Todd Parker
bass: Miles Mosley
guitar: Gary Lucas, Brian Ray, Cameron Greider and Chris Cornell
keyboard: Jamie Muhoberac
drums (drum set): Nir Z
assistant engineer: Dave Colvin
composer: Chris Cornell
lyricist: Chris Cornell
As I fall I leave a scar upon the sky
A simple note for you I wait for your reply
And in your answer I regain the will to to try

[Chorus]
Hover in the diving light
We will rip the night
Out of the arms of the sun
One more time
Close your eyes and we will fly
Above the crowded sky
And over the dumbstruck world we will run

In these hills they wash the gold and graves away
To the valley under all of this I lay
And there you dig me out, unearthed and saved

[Chorus]

We can rip the night out of the arms of the sun

A blood red feather leaves a scar upon my hand
No longer stranded like a painted bird on a fan

[Chorus]

We can rip the night out of the arms of the sun [Repeat: x3]

Your Soul Today

length: 3:28
producer: Steve Lillywhite
piano: Steve Lillywhite
vocal: Chris Cornell
mixer: Steve Lillywhite and Todd Parker
recording engineer: Todd Parker
bass: Miles Mosley
guitar: Chris Cornell, Brian Ray, Dimitri Coats, Cameron Greider and Gary Lucas
keyboard: Jamie Muhoberac
drums (drum set): Nir Z
assistant engineer: Dave Colvin
composer: Chris Cornell
lyricist: Chris Cornell
Sleeping on a road that takes you home
Howling at the moon at midnight
I want the wrong that sets you right
I'll be praying at your bedside

How long I've been a soul in the gutter
I don't have a home or mother
Or anywhere to lay my head down

[Chorus:]
Can I visit your arms, can I visit your legs
I won't need your insults or praise
Won't burden your heart
Don't worry your head
If you don't want a soul mate
I'm your soul today

Hanging on a rope from a burning tree
Standing on a broken headstone
Bleeding from an old wound
Swimming in a fever
Waiting for a resurrection
I know it's a miracle I've lived this long
I don't want to give a wrong impression
But I've come so far

[Chorus]

Sleeping on a road that takes you home
Howling at the moon at midnight
I walked along and set you right
I'll be praying at your bedside

How long I've been a soul in the gutter

Can I visit your arms, can I visit your legs
I won't need your insults or praise
Won't burden your heart
Don't worry your head
If you don't want a soul mate

[Chorus]

Yeah
Soul today

Finally Forever

length: 3:37
producer: Steve Lillywhite
vocal: Chris Cornell
mixer: Steve Lillywhite and Todd Parker
recording engineer: Todd Parker
bass: Miles Mosley
guitar: Gary Lucas, Cameron Greider and Chris Cornell
drums (drum set): Nir Z
assistant engineer: Dave Colvin
composer: Chris Cornell
lyricist: Chris Cornell
On the silent night so out of place
I almost lost my nerve
When I saw you walk into my space
A woman like you I could not replace
It took some patience to catch your eye
Patience to win your heart

Now it feels like I don't have to worry at all
It's finally forever

There's no hill I would not climb for you
No bridge I wouldn't cross
Not a moment passes in my life
That you're not on my mind
Together or apart
And it took some patience to catch your eye
Patience to win your heart

Now it feels like I don't have to worry at all
It's finally forever

Anytime you're lost
Anywhere you're found
Anytime you want
I will be around
Anywhere you seek
Anywhere you stand
Anytime you fall
Anywhere you limp
Even if you break
Anytime I can I will be there for you
I know that you'll understand
You'll understand

Now I never would have imagined this
So I thank my lucky stars
As I see you in your wedding dress
Never would have guessed you'd fill my open arms
It took some patience to catch your eye
Patience to win your heart

Now it feels like I don't have to worry at all
Yeah it feels like I don't have to worry at all
Yeah it feels like I don't have to worry at all
It's finally forever
Finally forever

Silence the Voices

length: 4:28
producer: Steve Lillywhite
vocal: Chris Cornell
mixer: Todd Parker and Steve Lillywhite
recording engineer: Todd Parker
bass: Miles Mosley
guitar: Gary Lucas and Cameron Greider
keyboard & guitar: Chris Cornell
drums (drum set): Nir Z
assistant engineer: Cameron Barton and Dave Colvin
composer: Chris Cornell
lyricist: Chris Cornell
There the soldiers, in the sunlight
Kill the center of a man in endless suicide
By the night light, in forever sky
Is a holstered, bridled child spinning 'round the flame?
Each is loved now or remembered
By the mask they wore years before the future
And the horse falls in the smoke filled riot
The center of a child grows in new disguise

[Chorus:]
Where are the songs from the sane minds?
And where are words from the sound mouths?
I can't understand how they silence the voices

It's a new day, in the old life
He looks healthy with a tan on the white sheath
Across the table, where the blood dries
Where infinity will greet these earthly confines

[Chorus]

That say no
That say no

It's a new day, in the old life
In the silence of the absence

[Chorus]

That say no
I can't understand how they silence the voices

Disappearing Act

length: 4:34
producer: Steve Lillywhite
vocal: Chris Cornell
mixer: Todd Parker and Steve Lillywhite
recording engineer: Todd Parker
guitar: Gary Lucas, Cameron Greider and Chris Cornell
drums (drum set): Nir Z
assistant engineer: Dave Colvin
strings & bass: Miles Mosley
composer: Chris Cornell
lyricist: Chris Cornell
Come on now the curtain is drawn
And tomorrow stands before you
Dressed and draped in a cold black cape
Like a crow he ignores you
Look again there's a beautiful girl
Covers sin in a holy land shroud
It's the great disappearing act
Done once again for the marveled crowd

As we're chasing our tails
And biting our nails
So strong and frail

[Chorus:]
And we build and tear down
Build and tear down
Build and tear down
With barely the time to say
How did it get so late
I'll never know

Step outside and now the doors open wide
And the minions are eager to find him
Put a million miles under your heels
And you're still behind him
Cover your clocks with your chains and your locks
While the seasons get hotter and colder

Stretch your faces and lie about your ages
And still you're going to get older

As we're chasing our tails
And biting our nails
So strong and frail

[Chorus]

I'll never know

Hang on till your fingers break
And your hands unwind
He will escape you every time
From under your pillows
Through open windows
And out on the rails

[Chorus]

I'll never know
I'll never know

You Know My Name

length: 4:02
producer: David Arnold, Chris Cornell and Steve Lillywhite
vocal: Chris Cornell
mixer: Dave Sardy
engineer: Ryan Castle
recording engineer: Todd Parker
guitar: Gary Lucas, Cameron Greider and Chris Cornell
drums (drum set): Nir Z
assistant engineer: Cameron Barton
bass & strings: Miles Mosley
writer: Chris Cornell, David Arnold
If you take a life do you know what you'll give?
Odds are you won't like what it is
When the storm arrives would you be seen with me
By the merciless eyes of deceit?

I've seen angels fall from blinding heights
But you yourself are nothing so divine
Just next in line

[Chorus]
Arm yourself because no-one else here will save you
The odds will betray you
And I will replace you
You can't deny the prize it may never fulfill you
It longs to kill you
Are you willing to die?

The coldest blood runs through my veins
You know my name

If you come inside things will not be the same
When you return to the night
And if you think you've won
You never saw me change
The game that we've all been playing

I've seen diamonds cut through harder men
Than you yourself
But if you must pretend
You may meet your end

[Chorus]

The coldest blood runs through my veins

Try to hide your hand
Forget how to feel
Forget how to feel

Life is gone with just a spin of the wheel
Spin of the wheel

[Chorus]

The coldest blood runs through my veins
You know my name [Repeat: x7]