According to the Black Rain Songfacts, the song was recorded during sessions for the 1991 album Badmotorfinger. Chris Cornell told USA Today the song captures "that super heavy version (of the band) we were finally realizing to its fullest potential about 1991."
A recently reunited Soundgarden return from a 13-year absence with 'Black Rain,' a newly released song from their upcoming greatest hits album 'Telephantasm:…
If I could hug my love, could I try
For your wings to cover me and let them fold
Half alive I hurt the most brilliant lie
Sleepless eyes, close the light