Nearly Lost You

Screaming Trees

About Nearly Lost You

"Nearly Lost You" is a song by the American alternative rock group Screaming Trees. It is the first single released in support of their sixth album Sweet Oblivion. Perhaps their best-known song, it was a moderate success on modern rock radio, partly because of its appearance on the soundtrack to the 1992 Cameron Crowe film Singles. In addition to the soundtrack, Nearly Lost You also appeared on the band's 1992 breakthrough album Sweet Oblivion. It also appears on the soundtrack to the 2007 baseball video game The Bigs, and is available as downloadable content for the Rock Band series, and is in the main soundtrack of Guitar Hero 5. The song was covered in 2013 by Rogue Wave. 


Year:
1992
4:07
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#3

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Did you hear the distant cry
Calling me back to my sin
Like the one you knew before
Calling me back once again

I nearly, I nearly lost you there
And it's taken us somewhere
I nearly lost you there
Let's try to sleep now

Drag me far enough to know
I'm blind every mile that you burn
There's a rider that's fallen and
It's clear there's no time to return

I nearly, I nearly lost you there
And it's taken us somewhere
I nearly lost you there
Well let's try to sleep now

Did you hear the distant lie
Calling me back to my sin
Like the one you knew before
Calling me back once again

I nearly, I nearly lost you there
And it's taken us somewhere
I nearly lost you there
Well let's try to sleep now
I nearly lost you there
I nearly lost you
I nearly lost you there
I nearly lost you there
I nearly lost you there
Oh yeah, oh yeah, yeah oh 
Nearly lost you there

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Screaming Trees

Screaming Trees was an American rock band formed in Ellensburg, Washington in 1985 by vocalist Mark Lanegan, guitarist Gary Lee Conner, bass player Van Conner and drummer Mark Pickerel. Pickerel had been replaced by Barrett Martin by the time the band reached its most successful period. Although widely associated with grunge, the band's sound incorporated hard rock and psychedelic elements. Since its formation, Screaming Trees released seven studio albums, five EPs and three compilations. more »

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Written by: GARY CONNER, MARK LANEGAN, VAN CONNER

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10 facts about this song

Song Creation
"Nearly Lost You" is a song by Screaming Trees, an American rock band from Washington State. The band was formed in 1985 and consisted of lead singer Mark Lanegan, guitarist Gary Lee Conner, bass player Van Conner, and drummer Mark Pickerel.
Album Release
The song was released in 1992 as part of their album "Sweet Oblivion." This was the band's sixth studio album, and "Nearly Lost You" was the lead single.
Music Genre
The song is generally classified under the grunge genre, a subgenre of rock that was highly popular during the 1990s. The sound is characterized by heavy guitar riffs, a fuzzy sound profile, and often introspective or anguished lyrics.
Influence
The song, along with other works by Screaming Trees, played a key role in shaping the "Seattle Sound," which was influential in the development of grunge music.
Chart Performance
"Nearly Lost You" is probably the band's most popular song. It rose to #5 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart, and, in the UK, it hit #50 on the Singles Chart.
Music Video
The music video was directed by David Markey, who also filmed other punk and grunge bands, and features the band playing the song in a desert.
Soundtrack Appearance
The song is also featured on the soundtrack of the film, "Singles," directed by Cameron Crowe. The 1992's film centers on a group of young people in Seattle during the grunge era, and the soundtrack was a significant success.
Performances
Screaming Trees performed "Nearly Lost You" on "The Late Show with David Letterman" in 1993, exposing a wider audience to the grunge movement outside of Seattle.
Legacy
Despite the band's dissolution in 2000, "Nearly Lost You" continues to be a highly recognized song from the grunge era, signaling Screaming Trees' contribution to this music movement.
Cover Versions
Several bands and artists have covered "Nearly Lost You," including Canadian band Our Lady Peace and American band Hole, highlighting its ongoing influence.

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