“Black Hole Sun” – Norah Jones Pays Tribute to Chris Cornell at the Fox Theatre in Detroit on May 23, 2017 [YouTube Live Performance]

Released: May 30th, 2017
LYRICS

In my eyes, indisposed
In disguises no one knows
Hides the face, lies the snake
The sun in my disgrace
Boiling heat, summer stench
‘Neath the black the sky looks dead
Call my name through the cream
And I’ll hear you scream again

Black hole sun, won’t you come
And wash away the rain?
Black hole sun, won’t you come?
Won’t you come? Won’t you come?

Stuttering, cold and damp
Steal the warm wind tired friend
Times are gone for honest men
And sometimes far too long for snakes
In my shoes, a walking sleep
And my youth I pray to keep
Heaven send Hell away
No one sings like you anymore

Black hole sun, won’t you come
And wash away the rain?
Black hole sun, won’t you come?
Won’t you come?
Black hole sun, won’t you come
And wash away the rain?
Black hole sun, won’t you come?
Won’t you come?

Black hole sun, black hole sun
Won’t you come?
Black hole sun, black hole sun
Won’t you come?
Black hole sun, black hole sun
Won’t you come?
Black hole sun, black hole sun

Hang my head, drown my fear
Till you all just disappear

Black hole sun, won’t you come
And wash away the rain?
Black hole sun, won’t you come?
Won’t you come?
Black hole sun, won’t you come
And wash away the rain?
Black hole sun, won’t you come?
Won’t you come?

Black hole sun, black hole sun
Won’t you come?
Black hole sun, black hole sun
Won’t you come?
Black hole sun, black hole sun
Won’t you come?
Black hole sun, black hole sun
Won’t you come?
Black hole sun, black hole sun
Won’t you come?
Black hole sun, black hole sun
Won’t you come?
Won’t you come?

Norah Jones shared her tribute performance of Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” to the recently departed Chris Cornell.

Recorded during her concert at Detroit’s Fox Theatre, it is a beautiful performance and completely different from Soundgarden’s 1994 original. Norah’s voice sounds incredible and her piano playing takes the song in a direction toward classic soul and jazz while still capturing some of the uniquely dark energy that made “Black Hole Sun” such an enduring hit.

Stick around for some beautiful camerawork showing the outside of the venue and the city at the 6:30 mark. Norah’s YouTube page gives a film credit to Ed Davis.

For more, check out Norah Jones’ Zumic artist page.