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Riff: Soundgarden – “Black Saturday”

Nov 12, 2012

Promise something kill me right away if I start to get slow/And don’t remember how to separate the worm from the apple

from Black Saturday lyrics by Soundgarden

“Black Saturday” opens with the same chord progression as “Ho Hey,” but blossoms further into earthy, Soundgarden goodness. The message seems to be one of request for euthanasia, in hopes that our singer rises like a new-and-improved phoenix – perhaps that was what the 16-year-hiatus was all about.

Riff by Karl Ernest

Karl is a Seattle-based musician and writer at SONGLYRICS; a veteran of both east and west-coast scenes, he has performed with the likes of The Ying Yang Twins, David Arquette, Wynton Marsalis, among others. But he's no stranger to seedy dives or house shows, either.

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