Soundgarden - Halfway There Lyrics




I woke up with my feet nailed down
And my head moving the speed of sound
Had a dream I was caught in a maze
And I couldn't find my way back out
Some were born to move mountains around
And some to rot away in jail
I get an itch and when I am scratching
Everything can go to hell

And how far is halfway there?
I didn't see you on the trail
Did almost become good enough?
Should a good life be so hard won?
Is that what our dreams have become?

Sometimes when you're shooting an arrow
It can fly across the sky so proud
I would go all the way to the sun
If I didn't have to come back down

And how far is halfway there?
I didn't see you on the trail
Did almost become good enough?
Should a good life be so hard won
Is that what our dreams have become?

Have you got a car?
Somewhere to sleep?
Someone who loves you?
Something to eat?
I would say you're doing better than most
Though maybe not as well as some

And how far is halfway there?
I didn't see you on the trail
Did almost become good enough?
Should a good life be so hard won?
Is that what our dreams have become?
Is that what our dreams have become?





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  1. George Taylor

    Rest in peace Chris Cornell

  2. Black Sunshine

    King Animal and AICs Black Gives Way To Blue were such killer comeback albums. That's how you do a comeback! RIP Cornell. Saw him live twice and that voice was there never wavering all show. Really something to witness. Beautiful voice

  3. JEAN WAGNER

    This is so original. I love it!

  4. JEAN WAGNER

    Praying for my father. Moving with conviction.

    JEAN WAGNER

    Mold. Mole. Mo

  5. karlfritz47

    Chris..you will never know how much your creativity is missed..

  6. SEGAHEADDY

    This song and music video is so 1999/2000. Had the band stayed together this is what we would've had back then as a follow up to Down On The Upside. Guess they didn't miss a beat...

  7. az hal

    Before Interstellar.

  8. 64davrecon

    I'd never been effected by any public persona's passing before, but after Bowie, and then Chris dying, whenever I hear certain songs of theirs, it makes me break down and cry, and plead with them to come back, by any means possible, just get back here....the joke's not funny anymore....just come back.....

  9. Hoory Madani

    I miss you .Loud love .

  10. TheChicken_YT

    Like every single album from them EXCEPT this one. I hope I'm not going crazy!

  11. Alien Hussien - Artistic Days -

    Am I the only one who thinks that the video is been affected by stanley Kubrick's works so much?

  12. Lance Barredo

    2019 anyone?

  13. Alejandro Tosi

    This video in the 90's on MTV would have been number 1 for weeks. Great song, amazing band, R.I.P. Chris.

  14. Marek Strzegowski

    Like a stone...

  15. VARsinson

    I love this song, it's amazing, is one of my favorities

  16. Paul C Lalchungnunga

    Pretty damn lovely

  17. Limits98

    Lyrics

    I woke up with 
    My feet nailed down
    And my head moving 
    The speed of sound
    Had a dream I was 
    Caught in a maze
    And I couldn't find 
    My way back out
    Some were born to 
    Move mountains around
    And some to rot away in jail
    I get an itch and 
    When I am scratching
    Everything can go to hell

    And how far is 
    Halfway there?
    I didn't see you 
    On the trail
    Did almost become 
    Good enough?
    Should a good life 
    Be so hard won?
    Is that what our 
    Dreams have become?

    Sometimes when you're 
    Shooting an arrow
    It can fly across 
    The sky so proud
    I would go all 
    The way to the sun
    If I didn't have to 
    Come back down

    And how far is 
    Halfway there?
    I didn't see you 
    On the trail
    Did almost become 
    Good enough?
    Should a good life 
    Be so hard won?
    Is that what our 
    Dreams have become?

    [Guitar Solo]

    Have you got a car?
    Somewhere to sleep?
    Someone who loves you?
    Something to eat?
    I would say you're 
    Doing better than most
    Though maybe not 
    As well as some

    And how far is 
    Halfway there?
    I didn't see you 
    On the trail
    Did almost become 
    Good enough?
    Should a good life 
    Be so hard won?
    Is that what our 
    Dreams have become?

  18. Derrick Bullock

    This is phenomenal. King Animal was a great album from beginning to end! Gems are By Crooked Steps, Taree, Bones Of Birds, Blood On The Valley Floor & Halfway There. Killer album! They got better as a band the more albums they dropped! R.I.P. Chris Cornell...

  19. Ruby theater[루비시네마]

    🌿 Super Hero 💗
    👍Still 👦SG 👽

  20. Экономика и приложения

    I am listening this song again and again and again, and satiation is not here...

  21. 45revolut1on

    Another soundgarden gem. Rip chris

  22. Vernon Rogers

    i miss piloting my astra ...

  23. Rusty_Cage

    Some people didin't like this song when the album dropped, as it sounds maybe a little like a Cornell solo track, but man some chords are really a bitch to play! I mean some are harder than the chords in "Preaching The End Of The World', and that's a song with over 20 chords lol.
    Great song.

  24. Julio Funked

    Miss you man.

  25. Zentraedi Forces

    Galletozo 🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪

  26. Ezequiel

    Soundgarden ❤

  27. Al Evans

    wow 1.2 mill

  28. LanzEarthling

    Yup, this sounds very soundgarden to my ears...

  29. Gates Toy & Play REVIEW

    1990s Seattle grunge music is better than 2000s southern California skate punk scene

  30. Drew Benjamin

    Miss you Chris Cornell, Soundgarden lives on...

  31. Tommy Brun Olesen

    Superunknown is still their signature release. It's the perfect Soundgarden album and nothing came close before or after which is understandable since it is next to impossible to follow up let alone supercede perfection.
    R.I.P Chris.

  32. Shelby Cobra

    Open your eyes folks

  33. Victor Spain

    the best singer of every genre. hands down nothing left to say

  34. Andy Vasquez

    still miss you chris,..see you in the superunknown.

  35. scott merrow

    The Earth is flat.

  36. Dogan Kaplan

    Soundgarden for life

  37. andrew dods

    Haven't even heard the song yet. RIP Chris. Another one of my Gen X muso heroes gone. Thanks for being here, and leaving us with what you did. See you in the afterlife mate; and you can teach me how to sing. Love Brother ... xx

  38. sebastian

    Simply beautiful... Chris still had so much to give to the world, and maybe he didin´t know !! It will be deeply missed

  39. cory stewart

    How did I miss this song.

    cory stewart

    It’s not a question either.

  40. Khalid Younes

    Great lyrics from chris !! and amazins song as usual from this band

  41. Know 1squarter

    How far.........epic ....
    Epic song

  42. Robert Murry

    dude.... he left his friends to be in the sun... to pay the ultimate price... keep listening and keep him alive... make sure his price was worth it!

  43. Luciene da COSTA PEREIRA

    Chris Cornell's voice = classy rock

  44. froggerjohn427

    Crazy I'm 22 and this song speaks volumes about my struggle. Especially " have you got a car? And somewhere to sleep? Someone who loves you? Something to eat? I would say you're doing better than most. Though maybe not as good as some

  45. Fred Aluizo

    O well!

  46. Gabriel Victor

    The best Voice

  47. Zoe Williams

    Beautiful! Completely love Matt Cameron on drums, he suits Soundgarden so much...

  48. Jeff Commissaris

    How far is halfway there?
    I didn't see you on the trail
    Did almost become good enough?
    Should a good life be so hard won?
    Is that what are dreams have become?

  49. seattleloud

    if someday is going to be a 2001: A Space Odyssey remake, I hope it looks like this.

  50. Ceasar Salazar

    Anyone here actually watching this? Like, currently? Not one or two years ago?

  51. German Cundino

    Cada día más te Amo,SOS la perfección por completo.

  52. BENNYANDHISGUITAR

    RIP  Mikey- you were MY Chris Cornell

  53. Lockout

    Miss you Chris you awoke me to life

  54. nigelcarren

    That unique blend of fragility and power that is Mr Chris Cornell! BRAVO

  55. Andrés Alexánder Spirow Kaputjan

    You are 'there' Chris, see you... 'there', where our dreams can become.

  56. AsurorusA

    "Should a good life be so hard won? is that what our dreams have become?" hit me right on the nutsack

  57. Muhammad Dafi

    RiP chris...u voice still alive forever

  58. Amalia Van Hellsing

    Maybe this song...Said that Chris is live in MARTE o MOON as slave mining or experiments...not suicide not not!!!

  59. Outlaw GT

    One of my favorite songs and music videos.. RIP

  60. christian renteria de la fuente

    yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  61. jason branson

    Worst song on the album. Sadly, the most radio friendly. Chris knew...this one was for the idiots, and it was a vessel to get the rest of the album out there to the rest of us.

    IrishGuitarGaz

    Nonsense. There are plenty of bands out there who throw commercial singles onto an album just to maximise sales, anyone with any experience of Soundgarden will know they've never played that game. Chris' solo music in recent years had been much more like Halfway There than Soundgarden's heavy stuff, it's more likely this was one of his works which morphed into a band song.

  62. drawin grunge

    Gracias por tu música Chris, eres la inspiracion de muchos, descansa en paz y sigue componiendo en la eternidad...

  63. Kyung Hoon Ahn

    RIP C.C one of my favourite rock singer

  64. Victor Novaes

    Minha preferida do retorno deles.

  65. Alex Kid

    Beatles now

  66. Gustavo Loces

    Aún recuerdo cuando ví por primera vez este video tenía 400 reproducciones en 2013 estaba en la escuela ahora el ya no está con nosotros hasta pronto Chris Cornell

  67. Swoon

    I cried when I first heard this two weeks ago.
    Always loved what Chris put his vocals/talent to, can't believe I wasn't paying attention back in 2013.
    This song is beautiful through and through.

  68. P F

    Such a great song. love it!

  69. Sebastian Reinoso

    amazing video

  70. 0vr fl0ater

    sh2h brother
    God bless Chris
    and you too!
    long live
    knights of the
    soundtable!

  71. Lorine Grangy

    There's something really weird with Soundgarden's songs. From Black Hole Sun to this one, each time i was like "oh well another soundgarden song" and tried to go back to work, but i simply couldn't. Because there are such strange chord combinations, such great melodies and rhythms from the beginning to the end of each song, it makes me wanna stop everything and just L I S T E N. Their songs make me feel good and i can't really explain why, i guess that's simply what happens when you listen to very talented people.

    Robert Murry

    And dont forget cryptic lyrics that can have you pondering for years...

    Reliable Rodney

    I feel the same way! It makes me feel....weird. But its so amazing! I just sit for a damn long time just Listening and not wanting to think about anything else. It feels as if I heard the songs before, in a past life or something and im listening again in this life. I dont know how to explain it. It is just amazing music that makes you feel amazing.

    Derrick Bullock

    You just explained how I feel perfectly! I’ve been trying forever to combine these words you just typed in a sentence. Thank you for that!

    Emerald Meade

    You are so right. its so weird, but good. Thats how I feel about crooked steps - its so strange, but it works!

  72. Mooky Blaylock

    For some reason this is my favorite track off King Animal although you can't pick just one with Soundgarden.

  73. Gavin G

    Dammit this song makes me so sad. It was the last Soundgarden song I heard before Chris's passing. With it already sounding peacefully mellow, it will never phase me the way it used to. Brings me to tears every time. He guided me through every step of life ever since I could remember, a true human. Chris, I love you so much and miss you man. Never even met you and you were like a brother to me. Rest well, friend

  74. StartabandRoxy

    Soundgarden meets Coldplay? Not for me.

  75. TJ Reynolds

    R.I.P. Chris. The world is a sadder place without you.

  76. jay frat

    I loved king animal and waited for a follow up. What a shame for Chris. RIP

  77. JEFF_K

    Classic Cornell.. RIP

  78. SBP

    Should a good life be so hard won? Is that what our dreams have become?

  79. Mr. Porco Games

    Mas que música fantástica! Diz muito da minha vida ou da vida de qualquer um que olha para trás e vê de longe o caminho que percorreu e o quanto ainda virá e o que fez de sua vida e o que sonhava fazer. Nossa, é uma reflexão muito profunda, é um talento extraordinário pôr tudo isso numa música que é excelente. Chris Cornell, fique com Deus amigo e até qualquer dia!

  80. Karim Otic

    such a fantastic track! its so so sad..R.I.P. Chris!

  81. JORGE PERALTA

    mis respetos a este pedazo de musico,, Q.e.p,d

  82. Roger Reynolds

    I love you Chris

  83. MrSentia

    *Good luck out there Chris*

  84. Jake Lodico

    I have never felt so affected by a celebrity's passing before. This song has always been special to me, but it brings a tear to my eye now that Chris is gone. We lost rock and rolls greatest singer on that fateful night. May Chris, his soul, his friends, and his family be at peace.

    Kurt Vedder

    Jake Lodico same here only cobain when I was 15 but even this is different because he seemed like he had it all together had a will to live

    Ongo Gablogian

    He's not a celebrity. Chris Cornell is a Musician.

    andrew dods

    Been crying on and off ever since ... RIP good soul. Only the good die young ....

  85. quieness

    R.I.P. Friend

  86. Mike Nutshell

    Now this song fills me with anguish, sadness and melancholy... Say Hello 2 Heaven Chris...

  87. Ulises Solis

    i love you Chris, i wish i could see you again

  88. Blanca Helena Rojas Coria

    Chris Cornell was an amazing person, let's hope he finds the peace he longed for. Much love to him!!!!!

  89. Ernesto Javier Martínez

    Cuando muere la escencia de tu banda favorita, muere en alguna forma parte de ti. Y eso que ya no soy el niño de 18...... como te quise Soundgarden.

  90. Farhad Qazi

    RIP in the superunkown legend. I hope there are many more like you. I am however doubtful :(

  91. Joanna Lai

    RIP Chris. I am still listening this till today. You bright up my life with your positive words in Sydney 2015. Thank you X

  92. Nancy K. Ramos Tejeda

    So sad, miss you Cris

  93. Noe

    and now he's halfway to heaven

  94. Fernando Abba silva

    Rest in Peace Chris, see you on the other side <3

  95. Das4 YYZ

    To the greatest singer of my generation RIP Chris Cornell. You will be immensely missed.

  96. Lejn Bolejn

    Oh no Chris. RIP

  97. El Pechero

    How long it's the halfway there? not too long :(

    R.I.P Chris Cornell