Today’s song is from Soundgarden’s frontman, Chris Cornell. Cornell wrote “The Keeper” for the 2011 film, Machine Gun Preacher. The song appears on the film’s soundtrack and on Cornell’s 2011 live solo album, Songbook. Though it has a different mood than the film, “The Keeper” has well-crafted, meaningful lyrics that tie in closely with the film’s story. It’s simply a beautiful song.
Cornell discussed his songwriting process for the film in this 2011 Hitfix interview.
And before I let one more fire go out / Understand that I won’t give one inch of ground / From beneath yours and my feet / Whatever the price happens to be