In Case You Were Wondering What Else Chris Cornell’s Been Up To

Sep 23rd, 2008 // 8 Comments

In addition to dropping rhymes over watered-down Timbaland beats, the former Soundgarden frontman also co-wrote “Light On,” which you will probably come to know as the first single off American Idol winner David Cook’s solo album if you decide to step in a Walgreen’s anytime over the coming months. And Cornell wrote it with the dude who has co-writing credits on Hinder’s “Lips Of An Angel.” Now you get to choose which fate is better! Sadly “Light On” hasn’t leaked yet (it’s due to premiere somewhere tomorrow), but I’ve posted its lyrics after the jump. Yes, for some reason it was decided that couplets like “Try to leave a light on when I’m gone / Even in the daylight, shine on” would be the best way to whet peoples’ appetite. This is why I don’t work in marketing, you know.



Never really said too much
Afraid it wouldn’t be enough
Just try to keep my spirits up
When there’s no point in grieving
Doesn’t matter anyway
Words could never make me stay
Words will never take my place
When you know I’m leaving

Try to leave a light on when I’m gone
Something I rely on to get home
One I can feel at night
A naked light, a fire to keep me warm
Try to leave a light on when I’m gone
Even in the daylight, shine on
And when it’s late at night you can look inside
You won’t feel so alone

You know we’ve been down that road
What seems a thousand times before
My back to a closing door and my eyes to the seasons
That roll out underneath my heels
And you don’t know how bad it feels
To leave the only one that I have ever believed in

Try to leave a light on when I’m gone
Something I rely on to get home
One I can feel at night
A naked light, a fire to keep me warm
Try to leave a light on when I’m gone
Even in the daylight, shine on
And when it’s late at night you can look inside
You won’t feel so alone

Sometimes it feels like we’ve run out of luck
When the signal keeps on breaking up
When the wires cross in my brain
You’ll start my heart again
When I come along

Try to leave a light on when I’m gone
Something I rely on to get home
One I can feel at night
A naked light, a fire to keep me warm
Try to leave a light on when I’m gone
Even in the daylight, shine on
And when it’s late at night you can look inside
You won’t feel so alone

David Cook – “Light On” Lyrics [MJ's Big Blog]

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  1. Oface

    Oh Chris Chris Chris. *sigh* You used to write such good music.

  2. Charlie Kerfelds Jetsons Tee

    Is that “Blue Steel” or “Magnum?”

  3. samiamiamsam

    Song is up at [www.popeater.com]

  4. samiamiamsam

    Sorry for the bad link. If you manually type the site address, you will get there.

  5. Thierry

    @MrStarhead: It’s pretty much what I expected – Phantom of Grunge Opera – but it’s also really catchy and Cook’s got a better voice than most of the modern rock crowd. It ain’t “Since U Been Gone”, but it’s far better than that David Archuleta Ford and AE Outfitter commercial…

  6. Anonymous

    He’s done some questionable stuff over the years, but it seems like his descent into full-on douchedom occurred rather suddenly. Pod person?

  7. MrStarhead

    The Cook song’s not bad. Better than Daughtry.

  8. Tenno

    The mere mention of Hinder makes me hate the song, him and you all by association. Prepare for dark looks people!

    On a brighter note, the new Ettes album is great!

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