Soundgarden - Drawing Flies Lyrics




Sitting here like uninvited company
Wallowing in my own obscenities
I share a cigarette with negativity
Sitting here like wet ashes
With X's in my eyes and drawing flies
Bathed in perspiration drowned my enemies
Used my inspiration for a guillotine
I fire a loaded mental cannon to the page
Leaning on the pedestal that holds my self denial
Firing the pistol that shoots my holy pride
Sitting here like wet ashes with X's in
My eyes, and drawing flies
Hey what you yellin'
About, conditions, permission, mirrored self affliction
Hey what you yellin' about sadist's
Co-addiction, perfect analogies
Hey what you yellin' about conditions
Permission mirrored self affliction
Leaning on the pedestal that holds my self denial
Firing the pistol that shoots my holy pride
Sitting here like wet ashes with X's in my eyes
And drawing flies





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Soundgarden Drawing Flies Comments
  1. Heyo Beano

    Share a cigarette with negativity.

  2. Lewtallica 1975

    One of Chris’s best lyrical and vocal performances 👌

  3. Alienusion

    Sitting here like uninvited company
    Wallowing in my own obscenities
    I share a cigarette with negativity
    Sitting here like wet ashes
    With x's in my eyes and drawing flies
    Bathed in perspiration drowned my enemies
    Used my inspiration for a guillotine
    I fire a loaded mental cannon to the page
    Leaning on the pedestal that holds my self denial
    Firing the pistol that shoots my holy pride
    Sitting here like wet ashes
    With x's in my eyes, and drawing flies
    I'll say hey, what you yelling
    About, conditions, permission, mirrored self affliction
    Hey, what you yellin' about sadist's
    Co-addiction, perfect analogies
    Hey, what you yellin' about conditions
    Permission mirrored self affliction
    Leaning on the pedestal that holds my self denial
    Firing the pistol that shoots my holy pride
    Sitting here like wet ashes with x's in my eyes
    And drawing flies (flies)
    Sitting here like uninvited company
    Wallowing in my own obscenities
    Share a cigarette with negativity
    Leaning on the pedestal that holds my self denial
    Firing the pistol that shoots my holy pride
    Sitting here like wet ashes
    With x's in my eyes and drawing flies

  4. Personal Progress English Class

    Sitting here like uninvited company
    Wallowing in my own obscenities
    I share a cigarette with negativity
    Sitting here like wet ashes
    With X's in my eyes and drawing flies

    [Verse 2]
    Bathed in perspiration drowned my enemies
    Used my inspiration for a guillotine
    I fire a loaded mental cannon to the page
    Leaning on the pedestal that holds my self denial
    Firing the pistol that shoots my holy pride
    Sitting here like wet ashes
    With X's in my eyes, and drawing flies

    [Bridge]
    Hey, what you yelling
    About conditions, permission, mirrored self-affliction
    Hey, what you yelling
    About sadists, co-addiction, perfect analogies
    Hey, what you yelling
    About conditions, permission, mirrored self-affliction

  5. p.horse

    How does this retard have ads on his video?

  6. Lewt Goblin

    damnit, i still love this album to death....

  7. Hank Hardigan

    Love the saxes

  8. Iam Notevenanumber

    Love those Free Jazz horns!

  9. Alexander Kohlhepp

    how the fuck does he sing that powerfull?! this song is constant G#4,G4, my vocal break area, his tone MY GOD... nobody gets it, how fucking good this guy actually was, he is easily one of the greatest singers of all time and should be seen as that.

  10. Ryan Wade Platner

    Was itching for this song. Love the brass section.

  11. Noriaki Kakyoin

    I love 0:54 with the brass instrument

  12. steviep76

    Share a cigarette with negativity...

  13. steviep76

    Classic!

  14. Satanic Panic

    27 bieber fans made a wrong turn!

  15. Limits98

    Lyrics

    Flies
    Flies

    Sitting here like
    Uninvited company
    Wallowing in my
    Own obscenity
    I share a cigarette
    With negativity
    Sitting here like
    Wet ashes
    With X's in my eyes
    And drawing flies

    Bathed in perspiration
    Drowned my enemy
    Used my inspiration
    For a guillotine
    I fire a loaded mental
    Cannon to the page
    Leaning on the pedestal
    That holds my self denial
    Firing the pistol that
    Shoots my holy pride
    Sitting here like wet
    Ashes with X's in
    My eyes,
    And drawing flies

    I'll say,
    Hey
    What you yelling about,
    Conditions,
    Permission,
    Mirrored self affliction
    Hey
    What you yelling about
    Sadist's co-addiction,
    Perfect analogies
    Hey
    What you yelling about
    Conditions
    Permission
    Mirrored self affliction

    Leaning on the pedestal
    That holds my self denial
    Firing the pistol that
    Shoots my holy pride
    Sitting here like
    Wet ashes
    With X's in my eyes
    And drawing flies
    Flies

    Sitting here like
    Uninvited company
    Wallowing in my
    Own obscenity
    I share a cigarette
    With negativity
    Leaning on the pedestal
    That holds my self denial
    Firing the pistol that
    Shoots my holy pride
    Sitting here like
    Wet ashes
    With X's in
    My eyes,
    And drawing flies

    Flies
    Flies
    Flies
    Flies
    Flies

  16. Renee Ornelas

    I think they should reopen Chris Cornell because he looks likes. He was scared of Vicky his young wife.They should have a investigation talk to alls parties.

  17. Shirasai

    Awesome! could easily be a song for golden age Metallica

  18. Chris Garcia

    This song has horns in it! Amazing tune!

  19. Shane V

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  20. johnwayne87

    Brilliance. Pure, unadulterated brilliance. We love you and miss you, Chris.

  21. Matt Mitchell

    Blast from the past movie brought me here 😂

  22. Chris Harten

    Best fucking song..!.. EVER!!!!

  23. Davide Di

    I said HEY! holy holy holy pride.

  24. Luis Estêvão

    Never realized that this song has saxofone... until now!

  25. Rebecca Acosta

    Love this song!

  26. LORDERIK13

    SOUNDGARDEN KICKS ASS

  27. Motorpsych0

    Sitting here like uninvited company
    Wallowing in my own obscenities
    I share a cigarette with negativity
    Sitting here like wet ashes
    With x's in my eyes and drawing flies

    Bathed in perspiration drowned my enemies
    Used my inspiration for a guillotine
    I fire a loaded mental cannon to the page

    Leaning on the pedestal that holds my self denial
    Firing the pistol that shoots my holy pride
    Sitting here like wet ashes
    With x's in my eyes, and drawing flies

    I'll say hey, what you yelling
    About, conditions, permission, mirrored self affliction
    Hey, what you yellin' about sadist's
    Co-addiction, perfect analogies
    Hey, what you yellin' about conditions
    Permission mirrored self affliction

    Leaning on the pedestal that holds my self denial
    Firing the pistol that shoots my holy pride
    Sitting here like wet ashes with x's in my eyes
    And drawing flies (flies)

    Sitting here like uninvited company
    Wallowing in my own obscenities
    Share a cigarette with negativity
    Leaning on the pedestal that holds my self denial
    Firing the pistol that shoots my holy pride
    Sitting here like wet ashes
    With x's in my eyes and drawing flies

  28. Karen Hagelmann

    I'm listening to this album in honor of the great Chris Cornell. Happy Fathers Day in Heaven! ❤️😢

    jdbankshot

    i can't believe that people still believe in that poisonous shit....THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS HEAVEN, THERE IS NO GOD, JESUS NEVER EXISTED, & ALL RELIGIOUS PEOPLE ARE FUCKED IN THE HEAD. shame on you for bringing up that evil fairy tale.

  29. Christopher Moore

    BadMotorFinger was the reason I turned my back on bands I'm too ashamed & embarrassed to mention that I listened to. Lollapalooza '92 in Charlotte, NC doubled sealed the deal! RIP Chris Cornell

  30. Jayson Wilson

    Damn that is dirtiest bass break. R.I.P. Chris

  31. Binza

    cmon everyone lets vote Soundgarden! clearly not enough likes compared to those Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift fans out there

  32. Hank Hardigan

    Love the brass

  33. William Jenkinson

    Rip Chris Cornell.may god bless you.love this song.

  34. Robb Gardner

    The drumming in this track is the shiz

  35. Scordia

    Favorit song by Soundgarden. Rest in peace Chris <3

  36. Craig Moore

    My 'go to' Soundgarden song.

  37. tomatocan

    a jewel of the modern classic rock lexicon

  38. b0r0din

    This whole album is fucking perfection.

  39. Kristine Barney

    PLAYING FAVORITES AGAIN....

  40. Kristine Barney

    YESSSSSS DANNNY

  41. Kristine Barney

    love this

  42. Ben Richard

    This amazing song almost romanticizes depression with its upbeat vibe and kickass riffs and wild saxophone. Chris Cornell dealt with depression almost his whole life, and had an emotionally rough childhood which is featured in many songs he wrote and co-wrote. And then you see him graduate to some more uplifting lyrics in his Audioslave years. His return to Soundgarden and coming full circle ending with his depression is deeply disturbing. I found myself darkly intrigued with this song following his suicide. I hope you finally got peace Chris! RIP

  43. George Knoppe

    One of my favorites

  44. dajohnsen99

    Chris, may you always draw flies. RIP

  45. Ghetto MAn

    X's on my eyes Rip Chris

    Ghetto MAn

    Music industry is just straight killing musicians off

  46. Kreepy Krab

    Huh. I guess Chris Cornell really IS drawing flies now. Because he's dead. Get it?

    Sarah B

    Kreepy Krab shut the fuck up

    Chris Simpson

    Go fuck yourself, geez, your creepy!

  47. Elysium Productions

    RIP Chris!

  48. Don Koovey

    my dad requested to have this played at his funeral (two months ago). my dad committed suicide at barely 54 years old. Chris passing is bizarre for me. i always associated Soundgarden or anything Chris Cornell with my dad. they shared similar looks. badass (handsome) tanned dudes with goatees. it's strange realizing how much my fathers tortured soul and unique perception shaped my view of this world now that he's gone.

    RIP Chris. RIP Dad.

    okbaez3

    RIP to your father

    Iam Notevenanumber

    Sad & Sad,

    ... but take an advice and don't romanticise death. There is nothing romantic about it.

    Chris Simpson

    So sorry dude, great (your dad I'm sure, and hell, if he looked like our beloved Chris then damn💓💓💓💓💓) people, I'm sure, we're here if you need us. I'll miss Chris and my beloved Granny until I die. Stay strong you'll get through this.

    djhero0071

    I know it was two years ago but I hope you’re doing alright stranger. I can’t imagine going through something like that. I hope you’re doing better.

    Heyo Beano

    I hear him. I'll say hey.
    Or. Hiiii

  49. GasmaskAvenger

    Shit! The flies finally came.

    Rip in peas, Cornell.

  50. Kevin Velasco

    RIP to the goat

  51. Larry Kin

    RIP brother.You were the best.

  52. Surfsupahole

    Caught 'em at Lollapalooza '92 in Scranton, PA. Blew me away! Awesome record.

    HealthyMealthy

    Long live Cornell and Scranton, PA.

    kino5831

    Is this an Office joke?

    Christopher Moore

    + sideobeef2
    Lollapalooza '92 Charlotte, NC

    Adam C.

    Cool to know they played there back then, since I grew up an hour from there and still live roughly that close to there.. Too bad I was 5 y/o at the time though.. I had no clue there was a lollapalooza show in PA. I wish I could go back in time with what I know now and somehow make my parents get tickets to take me to it.

    Steven Frederici

    Lollapalooza '92 Irvine Meadows, CA

  53. cfx5000

    That is art. Ms. Steep.

  54. Isaac Colon

    7 people are uninvited company.

    DaggylMc Gra

    Why do they bother eh???

  55. roninreturns

    This is poetry in its own sense, albeit in the form of hardcore/metal music. This song simply gets it done quickly, in fine fashion. For the handful of people that may not like it, that is understandable, it isn't for everyone, nothing is in music. I'll be glad to link you to some top tracks by Enya if this is hurting your ears or sensibilities. Thanks Michael for the lyrics post, and manthantium, absolutely descriptive lyrics, agreed sir. Adelia, throw in a thumbs up, let's keep this zone troll free, they'll be Drawing Flies soon enough.

  56. Dennis Potwin

    there are 7 very sorry souls occupying valuable oxygen

    Adelia Hogarth

    I wanted to do the thumbs up but I have noticed once one does this some smart troll presses the thumbs down, just to spoil it to get attentions!

  57. United Plankton

    Mother said i shouldn't listen to music like this...

    Slingermon Yay

    United Plankton you're mothers wrong

  58. Ben Cochrane

    Patrick litalien you sound like a fucking idiot

  59. Jerzy Dziś

    This is how I quit Smoking :-D

    Christopher Moore

    + Sebastian J
    Yeah, that soothing female voiceover warning about possible suicidal thoughts that may occur while taking Chantix seems to make any risk just magically disappear. Vaping 3yrs and not 1 single suicidal thought....

  60. SID SID

    need playing on the walking dead

  61. John Ibbetson

    Makes ma big toe shoot up through ma boot!!!

    Daniel Matthews

    I don't know if this has some secret meaning but it makes me laugh every time  I read it.

    Chris Harten

    John Ibbetson yip

    Noriaki Kakyoin

    That made my day, 3 year old comment

    Aquatications AJ

    This is Little Richard talking about when Hendrix was part of his touring band. "He would have it a-rumpun and a-tumpin all up under my toes." Little Richard is a SUPERFREAK.

  62. Richard Atwood

    ould be called "Get off your lazy ass"!

  63. Michael Massey

    Drawing Flies

    Song by Soundgarden

    Lyrics

    Sitting here like uninvited company
    Wallowing in my own obscenities
    I share a cigarette with negativity
    Sitting here like wet ashes
    With X's in my eyes and drawing flies

    Bathed in perspiration drowned my enemies
    Used my inspiration for a guillotine
    I fire a loaded mental cannon to the page

    Leaning on the pedestal that holds my self denial
    Firing the pistol that shoots my holy pride
    Sitting here like wet ashes
    With X's in my eyes, and drawing flies

    Hey what you yelling
    About, conditions, permission, mirrored self affliction
    Hey what you yellin' about sadist's
    Co-addiction, perfect analogies
    hey what you yellin' about conditions
    permission mirrored self affliction

    Leaning on the pedestal that holds my self denial
    Firing the…

    United Plankton

    +Michael Massey Thank you sir...when i rule the world, I will have to let you live...

  64. mkultramars1

    Curled up in the fecal position.

    United Plankton

    +mkultramars1 you shall be my minister of feces...

    mkultramars1

    I'm da shit!

  65. my2cents2u

    One of my favorite driving songs. Wish it was a little longer.

    Nick

    Dam That River by Alice In Chains is another good driving grunge tune :D

    my2cents2u

    @Nick Caldwell
    Good one. AICs  "Again" is a favorite to drive to as well. Full blast of course :D

    United Plankton

    +my2cents2u while burning a fat one?

    Anon yMous

    are you sure it's safe to be driving while listening to this song?

  66. Mulla Nasrudin

    What's this BS about not being available on mobile¿¡

  67. nick ollila

    Sounds like the end of the Muse song Kings of Cydonia

    A P

    Rather the other way around

    Jake

    sounds like timelines get all screwed up in your head...Muse hadnt even formed until 3 years after this album was released,so sounds like what influenced the end of their song would be more accurate...its all good though.

    A P

    Well, I know all that, but your comment implied Soundgarden was the one being influenced while it's the other way around.

    Jason Kane

    @nick ollila Good ear, other way around, but good ear :)
    Muse sounds like this.

    Adam Turner

    Not Amused. ❌

  68. Sonic Jet

    ITS SOUNDGARDENSMITH :) OR AEROGARDEN :) 

  69. orgasmatron1977m

    fuck labron james and samsung

  70. Adelia Hogarth

    Clever!

  71. HBlatz87

    Soundgarden was before any of them. Kurt used to go to their shows before Nirvana existed. He told Kim Thayil once that they were his biggest local influence at the time.

  72. parallax88

    Jesus Soundgarden just kicks you in the balls! This is what rock is supposed to sound like!

  73. Andrea Viterbori

    this is pure rock!

  74. DecayRitual

    shows all the solid points of the band, I wish they did more 70s sounding hard rock like this as this is the only song I truly love off this album

  75. wianian

    Shit Chris' voice reminds me heaps of AC-DC's Bon Scott ! RIP !

  76. Chuck Jones

    it would be nice if you tried to get they lyrics right...white ashes? try wet...and that's just the beginning...sheesh, and you call yourself a fan...

  77. 65awesomedude

    Forgot about the Smashing Pumpkins ;)

  78. 65awesomedude

    Nirvana came first actually.

  79. T. Rud

    great underratted Soundgarden track.

  80. Mark Cox

    God this song takes me bqack I've drunk a few beers feel good remembering middle school memories. Its 3;36 IN the morning I feel good

  81. joshpainwins

    dude STP is hella grunge wtf are you talking about quit being a bitch and do your homework before you mouth off

  82. Shocking Blue fan Andy Nirvana

    This is by far one of the greatests 90's rock songs ever,too bad they didn't made of video with this song,that would be amazing

  83. BareBandSubscription

    Whoa, badass over here.

  84. thebystander

    Yeah, STP definitely isn't grunge. They aren't even from Seattle. STP and Soundgarden are my two favorite bands.

    Adam Davis

    thebystander nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Alice In Chains also not from Seattle .. newb.

  85. cdbeckm

    Pure poetry.

  86. danny schlosburg

    fuck pearl jam

  87. Shocking Blue fan Andy Nirvana

    My favorite track from Badmotorfinger,but i love all Soundgarden's songs from all albums:X\m/greatest grunge rock band ever in the universe

  88. BareBandSubscription

    I don't think Tiny Music, though I love it, qualifies as what people would perceive to be "grunge". STP is really just a great, talented band taking inspiration from numerous periods and styles of rock and recreating them in different ways with each album. I think Soundgarden was far more expansive with what was expected from "grunge bands" with Down on the Upside, as well as Alice in Chains with Sap and Jar of Flies.

  89. BareBandSubscription

    Notice that he put "grunge" in quotes. Makes you think, doesn't it? (HINT: It should.)

  90. ezernut9mm

    grunge gave me faith in rock again. try living through the hair band years. goddammit.

  91. OHIOverdrive

    they got back together and are releasing a new one this fall (2012) of course

  92. JimB667

    FUCK YEAH PLAY THIS SHIT LOUD

  93. John Doe

    the true spirit of grunge ! :)

  94. Kaleb Weber

    Grunge, if you were born after 1996 and dont know what the hell you're talking about

    Adam C.

    I found a video here on YouTube once of Kurt Cobain seriously calling the scene Grunge music before the word was even really used yet(1989-1990),during an interview, so try again. It is called grunge. I was weary of using the word myself before seeing that tbh.

  95. Jack Phuck

    @Nintendorks12345 IGNORE MY OTHER COMMENT I FUCKED UP....YOU GOT NIRVANA THERE!!!

  96. Jack Phuck

    @Nintendorks12345 I'm sorry but Nirvana was sick too...

  97. Jack Phuck

    @DemonOfJustice it sucks for soundgarden...compared to every other band out these days it's a greatest hit...you know what I mean?