Chris Cornell feat Chester Bennington - Hunger Strike (Live)



"Hunger Strike" is a song by the American rock band Temple of the Dog. Written by vocalist Chris Cornell, it was released in 1991 as the first single from the band's sole studio album, Temple of the Dog (1991). It was the band's most successful song, peaking at #4 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.


Cornell also performed the song on Linkin Park's Projekt Revolution tour singing Vedder's part with Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington joining in to sing Cornell's part.


The Temple of the Dog cover of the song "Hunger Strike" performed by Chris Cornell with the band's lead vocalist Chester Bennington, can now be heard on the band's second extended play, Songs from the Underground.


Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell, two rock talents united by the tragedy.

Chester committed suicide on July 20, 2017, the same day that Cornell would have turned 53.


On May 18, 2017, Cornell hanged himself in the bathroom of his room at the MGM hotel in Detroit, hours after having offered a concert in that city.


In loving memory. R.I.P.




Lyrics


I don't mind stealing bread

From the mouths of decadence

But I can't feed on the powerless

When my cup's already overfilled

Yeah


But it's on the table

The fire's cooking

And they're farming babies

The slaves are all working


Blood is on the table

The mouths are all choking

But I'm goin' hungry, yeah


I don't mind stealing bread

From the mouths of decadence

But I can't feed on the powerless

When my cup's already overfilled, mmm mmm


But it's on the table

The fire is cooking

And they're farming babies

The slaves are all working


And it's on the table

Their mouths are all choking

But I'm going hungry (going hungry)

I'm going hungry (going hungry)

I'm going hungry (going hungry)

I'm going hungry (going hungry)


I'm going hungry (going hungry)

I'm going hungry (going hungry)


Yeah, I don't mind stealing bread

(Mmm, I don't mind)

No, I don't mind stealing bread


I'm going hungry (going hungry)

I'm going hungry (going hungry, yeah)