You’re Gonna Kill Your Mother… and I Love Her

Insane how apt these words are, lo these 27 years later.

“Hands All Over”

Hands all over the Eastern border
 You know what? I think we’re falling
 From composure
 Hands all over Western culture
 Ruffling feathers and turning eagles into vultures
 Got my arms around my baby brother
 Put your hands away
 Your gonna kill your mother, kill your mother
 And I love her

Hands all over the coastal waters
 The crew men thank her
 Then lay down their oily blanket
 Hands all over the inland forest
 In a striking motion trees fall down
 Like dying soldiers

Hands all over the peasants daughter
 She’s our bride
 She’ll never make it out alive
 Hands all over words I utter
 Change them into what you want to
 Like balls of clay
 Put your hands away
 Your gonna kill your mother
 And I love her

Words: Chris Cornell
 Music: Kim Thayil

“Making this video was fun because we were in a steel foundry. And there was like a black cancer dust all over everything. We’re all gonna get cancer from it and die. So I hope you enjoy it. This will be the video that killed Soundgarden.”


Originally published at DJ Mugen — Infinitely Danceable.