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In my eyes,
Indisposed,
In disguise
As no one knows.
Hides the face,
Lies the snake,
And 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.

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?

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.

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

Black hole sun
Black hole sun
Won't you come?
(Repeat x3)

Black hole sun
Black hole sun

Hang my head,
Drown my fear,
Till you all just
Disappear...

Black hole sun,
Won't you come
And wash away the rain?
Black hole sun,
Won't you come?
Won't you come?
(Repeat x2)

Black hole sun,
Black hole sun,
Won't you come?
(Repeat x6)

Won't you come?



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  • bugmenot
    +3
    bugmenotJun 1, 2009 at 6:18 pm
    "These lyrics are about Satan", or "These lyrics are about Jesus" are both LIARS.

    This song is about nothing. Chris Cornell said so himself. It's just stream-of-consciousness rambling. If you find some meaning in it, that is your own personal interpretation, not the original intention of the artist.

    It's fine to have your own interpretation, just don't frigging LIE about what the artist meant.
  • MetallicAmike
    +2
    MetallicAmikeOct 29, 2009 at 12:53 pm
    The music video is wierd its like i was tripping on acid, peoples faces morphing that just plain wierd but awsome.
  • ShadowFire316
    +1
    ShadowFire316Nov 16, 2009 at 2:00 pm
    I kinda agree with bugmenot,I heard part of what the dude said a while back but can't remember all of it so...
  • t
    +1
    TheDugganSep 8, 2008 at 11:33 pm
    Believe it or not, this is actually has a Christian meaning to it.. Black Hole Sun is Jesus, the "rain" represents his sins. So it's saying Jesus come and take away my sins.
  • u
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    UnregisteredMay 8, 2012 at 1:19 pm
    I know this song predates obama, but listening to it now, it expresses the dispair many feel, especially the young. "times are gone for honest men"

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