Like Suicide (7:01)

Cover of Superunknown

From Superunknown and 6 other releases

Chris was working on the music to this when he heard the sound of something hitting the window in another room, thinking someone was trying to break in. He went outside to discover a bird writhing around on the floor with a broken neck. The story goes that he had to finish her off with a brick from his garden, then went back in and wrote this for her.

This was the album closer on the original, US pressing of Superunknown.


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  • FjordSweetFjord

    easily my favorite song by Soundgarden, so glad they did this in concert years ago.

    11 May 7:49pm Reply
  • KingNoCrown


    11 Feb 6:40am Reply
  • mauesndkj

    Perfect album closer. Even better than Black Hole Sun, if you ask my opinion.

    24 Jan 12:22am Reply
  • KoromoAmae

    Looove's like suicide

    5 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Amurpo


    5 Aug 2014 Reply
  • GonnaGetYouAll

    Knowing the background story behind this song really makes me hear it in a completely different way. So weird...The "she" being a bird, the tone of the song is just so haunting...I'm not gonna say i'm glad this incident happened to the bird - & CC- , but he sure turned it into a fucking masterpiece ...Fucking good addictive song...

    23 Oct 2013 Reply
  • BlueRaja237

    This song...

    24 Aug 2013 Reply
  • truebelief

    fuck. this song has such a powerful effect on me. it almost makes me cry sometimes!

    13 Aug 2013 Reply
  • JTweedie

    A guitar solo to die for.

    2 Aug 2013 Reply
  • rayneonme


    12 Sep 2012 Reply
  • ProgPro96

    This is amazing!

    4 Sep 2012 Reply

    I don't get why this isn't right up there in the SG stats.

    29 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Footshac

    dat song!!!!

    4 Jul 2012 Reply
  • jamb-gumb


    23 Jun 2012 Reply
  • tad72


    9 Jun 2012 Reply
  • asimakopoulos

    another chris back then....

    25 May 2012 Reply
  • giggleloop1

    Excellent in every way!!

    1 Apr 2012 Reply
  • fieldsofsun

    This is just a monster of a track, the vocals are flawless, the bass is massive, and it very succinctly showcases what makes Soundgarden great, all in one song.

    16 Mar 2012 Reply
  • nicoza

    This in an insanely epic, 7 minute rock n roll masterpiece, yet everytime I listen to it, I feel it was too short and could have been twice as long. What a song.

    20 Jan 2012 Reply
  • earthcrossing

    Epic is a really good word for this one! I do love the acoustic version too though.

    6 Dec 2011 Reply
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