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Black Hole Sun
Paul Anka Lyrics

In my eyes
In disguise
As no one knows
Hides the face
Lies the snake
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

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

Hang my head
Drown my fear
Till you all just

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Written by: Chris Cornell

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I'm at the Olive Garden and this song came out, I just got stunned it sounded so fucking awesome.

Mich Esguerra

What exactly is Olive Garden that you heard this music?

Tara Rivas

Oh shit! Same here! I heard familiar words and was like whaaat? Then I realized it was Paul Anka and had to look it up when haha

ken gruz

I know. The whole album stuns. What's also pretty cool is watching the live performances of these swing interpretations from the album that are posted here. Anka's body movements, his impeccable appearance, his conviction and style- really add to it all!

Esteban Rincon

Holy shit, I was working in an Olive Garden when I first heard the original. Whoah! I was in Kendall, Florida.


KnifeParty I was in fort Walton Florida

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at first I thought "I beg your pardon?" However, it's Mr. Anka's interpretation of this song. Soundgarden makes it rock, Paul Anka makes it swing. Thank God there is room in this world for both versions to exist.

Tyrel Storm Gamboa

At least Chris Cornell had heard this before the unfortunate incident


"Thank God there is room (space) in this world for both versions "
Hmmm, it seems that room or space is always within a mind or soul allowing it !
Possibly you have this room or space(iousness) !?
Well , Paul can ("still") sing .... and I like his mellow rendition ..... or am not with the swing !! (it seems to jumpy or "uppity" in contrast to the lyrical content !)

Nelson Robert Willis

I am so glad that you said that. I feel exactly the same way.

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