“Sunshower” by Chris Cornell

Song of the Day

August 22, 2017

Written by Chris Cornell
Produced by Chris Cornell & Alain Johannes
Recorded in Los Angeles, 1997
Released on the Soundtrack for Great Expectations in January 1998

Although it was recorded during the sessions for Chris Cornell‘s debut solo album, Euphoria Morning, “Sunshower” was not originally included on that album (it was later included as a bonus). Instead, the song found the light of day as part of the soundtrack of the 1998 film adaptation of Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations.

Chris Cornell,1998

This slightly melancholy ballad of hope lyrically uses the rare phenomenon of rain falling while the sun shining to poetically describe its mood. But the real beauty of the track is Cornell’s light but complex guitar chording, the ever-so-subtle layering, and , most of all, his incredible vocal dynamics throughout the track.

Listen to “Sunshower”:

Song Lyrics

Dark as roses and fine as sand
Fell your healing and your sting again
Hear you laughing and my soul is saved
On forgotten graves you cry
Crawl like ivy up my spine
Through my nerves and into my eyes
Cuts like anguish or recollections
Of better days gone by

But it’s all right, when you’re all in pain
And you feel the rain come down, oh it’s all right
When you find you way then you see it disappear
Oh it’s all right, though your garden’s gray
I know all your graces someday will flower
Oh oh in a sweet sunshower

Eyes like oceans so far away, a feather trail to a better way
Worried mornings turn into days then into worried nights

But it’s all right, when you’re all in pain
And you feel the rain come down, oh it’s all right
When you find you way then you see it disappear
Oh it’s all right, though your garden’s gray
I know all your graces someday will flower
Oh oh in a sweet sunshower
In the sweet sunshower
In the sweet, sweet sweet sunshower
I know all your graces someday will flower
In the sweet, in the sweet sunshower
And its all right all you’ll be you are today
Are today, are today, are today

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