As we continue to reflect on the life and career of Chris Cornell, we’ve put together a gallery of the 20 Greatest Chris Cornell Lyrics.

Cornell was one of the most prolific songwriters in modern rock, writing classics with Soundgarden, Audioslave, Temple of the Dog and for his own solo career over a period of three decades. Though Soundgarden was the most successful of Cornell’s projects, his most incredible lyrical contributions were spread evenly throughout his discography.

Many of these lyrics were submitted by our Twitter followers, such as "In my eyes, indisposed / In disguises no one knows / Hides the face, lies the snake / The sun in my disgrace," from Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun.” Chris was a well of brilliance on Audioslave’s three studio albums as well, penning lines like, “But the hours grew so empty / And the ocean sent her waves / In the figure of a women / She pulled me out to sea,” in “Out of Exile.”

Don’t forget Cornell’s solo career. He put down some sage words for the Casino Royale theme song, “You Know My Name.” Lyrics like, “I’ve seen angels fall from blinding heights
/ But you yourself are nothing so divine / Just next in line,” cemented the track as an essential Cornell cut.

Check out our picks for the 20 Greatest Chris Cornell Lyrics in the gallery above.

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