Hands All Over (5:59)

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This is an environmental song. It’s about the abuse of mother nature (blanketing the ocean with oil, the clear cutting of old growth forests). Then the lyrics go on to say, “Put your hands away, your gonna kill your mother,” meaning the Earth. Back in 1989 Kim Thayil and Chris Cornell did an interview on MTV’s Headbangers Ball with host Ricki Rachman (Ricki’s first day on HB) and those were some of the things they mentioned. The video had a girl in it personifying Mother Earth.


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  • szelbiry


    20 Dec 2013 Reply
  • MsMoonlightt

    This is so underrated...maybe the best Soundgarden song.

    10 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Captain_Awful

    It has that big sound, so alive with vitality, like taking a shite under a panoramic waterfall, great stuff!

    11 Mar 2013 Reply
  • essex853

    Right, that's it I've made up my mind...this IS my favourite Soundgarden track ever! The new album is awesome, Taree might even sneak into my top ten, Soundgarden are back, which is fantastic. Will Pearl Jam put together a proper album like this too? is it just me or is every album since Vitalogy a big disappointment?

    14 Jan 2013 Reply
  • TaniththeWolf

    Really loving the new album!

    18 Nov 2012 Reply
  • tad72

    definitely one of my favs but damn they are all so good, hard to choose a fav; my fav SG song changes often lol

    10 Oct 2012 Reply
  • maciekced

    It sounds like Led Zeppelin

    4 Oct 2012 Reply
  • essex853

    Never gets old, one of their finest tracks, brilliant.

    22 Sep 2012 Reply
  • tad72

    i love that early soundgarden sound. i love all soundgarden but damn i just love hearing young SG.

    29 Jul 2012 Reply
  • tad72

    badass...love it

    29 Jul 2012 Reply
  • satedmidget

    TONIGHT - Hyde Park, muddy as hell - buddies, beer, rain, HELL YEAH

    13 Jul 2012 Reply
  • discmania

    yay can´t wait to see them live tonight.......

    31 May 2012 Reply
  • satedmidget

    I get to see them twice in a month! HOLY FUCKING GOD!

    4 Apr 2012 Reply
  • The-Iron-Lion

    I am curious as to why there are people here who claim that this songs makes them laugh.

    25 Mar 2012 Reply
  • brianwolfe_3579


    15 Mar 2012 Reply
  • KingsAndQueen

    Aahh love this!

    20 Feb 2012 Reply
  • tomrud73

    gnarly song. no other way to put it really

    7 Feb 2012 Reply
  • tomrud73

    Kim Thayil=one of the most underrated guitarists and that rthym section!!!

    3 Feb 2012 Reply
  • tomrud73

    one of the best Soundgarden songs

    3 Feb 2012 Reply
  • essex853

    Classic Soundgarden, Cornell rocks!

    18 Jan 2012 Reply
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