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Temple of the Dog Lyrics


Well, I had a dream the other night
You were in a bar in the corner on a chair
Wearing a long white leather coat
Purple glasses and glitter in your hair

And you said, "hey, this is where I'm gonna sit
And buy you a drink someday
Well, you were going to the dog shows
But you kinda lost your way
Now you said, "now I got all this room
And no money to decorate it"
So some local customer put me in touch with the man upstairs
But he said, "little man, you got no business gettin' frustrated
You gotta rest, you gotta rest, you gotta rest"

You gotta reach down and pick the crowd up
Oh, I wanna reach down and pick the crowd up
Carry back in my hand to the promised land
To the promised land

Ooh, I had an angel shine my wings
She said, "nothin' but the best for the golden boy
And she made me promise not to tell
I had her under a spell
Singin' golden words in a broken voice

Now I caught a blessing on the wind
I'm feelin' lighter than a breath from a dove
I got no hands to tie behind my back
And I'm sparkin' like a heart attack

And I got room to spread my wings
And my messages of love, yeah
Love was my drug
But that's not what I died of

So don't ya think of me
Cryin' louder than some billion dollar baby
Ooh, I wanna rest I wanna rest I wanna rest

I wanna reach down and pick the crowd up
I wanna reach down and pick the crowd up
Carry back in my hand to the promised land
To the promised land
To the promised land
Oh

Yeah, ooh, ooh
Yeah, I wanna reach down
Oh yeah, and pick the crowd up
(I wanna reach down) I wanna reach down
(And pick the crowd up) and pick the crowd up
(Carry back in my hand) hand
(To the promised land) to the promised land
(To the promised land) ooh, yeah
Ah, oh

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Written by: Chris Cornell

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Reach Down

Temple of the Dog

Well, I had a dream the other night
You were in a bar in the corner on a chair
Wearing a long white leather coat
Purple glasses and glitter in your hair

And you said "hey this is where I'm gonna sit
And buy you a drink someday
Well, you were going to the dog shows
But you kinda lost your way

Now you said "now I got all this room
And no money to decorate it, "
So some local customer put me in touch with the man upstairs
But he said "little man you got no business gettin' frustrated
You gotta rest you gotta rest, you gotta rest"

You gotta reach down and pick the crowd up
Oh, I wanna reach down and pick the crowd up
Carry back in my hand to the promised land
To the promised land
Ooh, I had an angel shine my wings
She said, "nothin' but the best for the golden boy
And she made me promise not to tell
I had her under a spell
Singin' golden words in a broken voice

Now I caught a blessing on the wind
I'm feelin' lighter than a breath from a dove
I got no hands to tie behind my back
And I'm sparkin' like a heart attack

And I got room to spread my wings
And my messages of love, yeah
Love was my drug
But that's not what I died of

So don't ya' think of me
Cryin' louder than some billion dollar baby
Ooh, I wanna rest I wanna rest I wanna rest

I wanna reach down and pick the crowd up
I wanna reach down and pick the crowd up
Carry back in my hand to the promised land
To the promised land
To the promised land
Oh

Yeah, ooh ooh 
Yeah, I wanna reach down
Oh yeah, and pick the crowd up
(I wanna reach down) I wanna reach down
(And pick the crowd up) and pick the crowd up
(Carry back in my hand) hand
(To the promised land) to the promised land
(To the promised land) ooh yeah
Ah oh



All comments from YouTube:

Jason Beswick

This has got to be one of the greatest vocal performances in all of recorded music. What a talent. Hope He finally got to buy Andy that drink.

Maddogg 1285

I don't know that Chris Cornell ever wrote a song more epic than this one. The instrumental skills of Ament, Gossard, McCready and Cameron are all on full display and Cornell's voice is godlike. The part at the end where he records himself singing both lead and backing vocal tracks and makes himself sound like a one-man a capella gospel choir is probably his greatest vocal performance ever.

Tom Sorge

This is the song.

Brian Williams

Literally one of the best songs in Rock history. Too bad most havent even heard it.

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Reach Down

Temple of the Dog

Well, I had a dream the other night
You were in a bar in the corner on a chair
Wearing a long white leather coat
Purple glasses and glitter in your hair

And you said "hey this is where I'm gonna sit
And buy you a drink someday
Well, you were going to the dog shows
But you kinda lost your way

Now you said "now I got all this room
And no money to decorate it, "
So some local customer put me in touch with the man upstairs
But he said "little man you got no business gettin' frustrated
You gotta rest you gotta rest, you gotta rest"

You gotta reach down and pick the crowd up
Oh, I wanna reach down and pick the crowd up
Carry back in my hand to the promised land
To the promised land
Ooh, I had an angel shine my wings
She said, "nothin' but the best for the golden boy
And she made me promise not to tell
I had her under a spell
Singin' golden words in a broken voice

Now I caught a blessing on the wind
I'm feelin' lighter than a breath from a dove
I got no hands to tie behind my back
And I'm sparkin' like a heart attack

And I got room to spread my wings
And my messages of love, yeah
Love was my drug
But that's not what I died of

So don't ya' think of me
Cryin' louder than some billion dollar baby
Ooh, I wanna rest I wanna rest I wanna rest

I wanna reach down and pick the crowd up
I wanna reach down and pick the crowd up
Carry back in my hand to the promised land
To the promised land
To the promised land
Oh

Yeah, ooh ooh 
Yeah, I wanna reach down
Oh yeah, and pick the crowd up
(I wanna reach down) I wanna reach down
(And pick the crowd up) and pick the crowd up
(Carry back in my hand) hand
(To the promised land) to the promised land
(To the promised land) ooh yeah
Ah oh

Lady Stardust

👉 Merci!

Thiago Moraes

This is the album where ALL THE SONGS are masterpieces, but if i had to pick one song in the album to say, that's the one i would pick this one,sooooooooooo goood!!

AlbinKarpowicz

One of my favorite songs.

Joseph von bulow

🤘🤘

Lady Stardust

Elle est géniale Reach Down

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