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Soundgarden - "Searching With My Good Eye Closed"


Soundgarden Searching With My Good Eye Closed

Release Type: User
Audio Type: Single-track
Reductions: Yes (Authored)
Pitched Vocals: Yes
Vocals Gender: Male (2)

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Author Notes

GUITAR: naginalJJ/Cheesecake Militia
 
“Searching With My Good Eye Closed” pointed towards the stylistic expansion that would come with its follow-up Superunknown. Though not devoid of the aggression that characterizes much of Badmotorfinger, “Searching With My Good Eye Closed” leans towards psychedelia. Cornell’s verse melodies are spacey, mantra-like, but anchored by the rumble of Shepherd’s bass, which is particularly massive in the first verse, before Thayil starts adding riffs over it. Though it can be hard to discern meanings from Cornell’s lyrics sometimes, “Searching With My Good Eye Closed” also feels like a thematic centerpiece to Badmotorfinger. “Is it to the sky, is it to the sky?/ Looking to the sky and down/ Searching for a ground/ With my good eye closed,” Cornell sings in the chorus, summing up a sense of disillusionment, anger, or confusion with the outside world that his lyrics seem to grapple with throughout Badmotorfinger. What might have passed as revery in the verses soon gets torn asunder, Cornell’s increasingly desperate repetitions of “Is it to the sky?” growing into an outro of screamed questions and gnarled guitar solos from all sides, reminding you that there’s little solace to be found on Badmotorfinger.



7 Comments

Thank you!

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mrcoupdetat
June 26, 2017

Nice to see one of my favorite Soundgarden songs on here.

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WaxTrax
June 26, 2017

Awesome!

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AJFOne23
June 26, 2017

Nice to see one of my favorite Soundgarden songs on here.

 

This tribute I've been doing to Chris has increased my appreciation of Soundgarden 10 fold. This song is phenomenal. 

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rezavakili
July 1, 2017

It was like having a religious experience when I was playing this. Highly recommend it to everyone to download this.  Thanks.

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AJFOne23
July 1, 2017

It was like having a religious experience when I was playing this. Highly recommend it to everyone to download this.  Thanks.

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Atruejedi
March 14, 2018

A good song and fun charts, certainly, but I must offer constructive criticism and say that the vocals at the end are really drowned out in the mix and hard to hear and therefore sing. Something just felt a bit... off, and even unfair.