meaning of the song: | Reviewer: Anonymous | 2/4/14

just so you know, the song is about Layne Staley's death, and how Jerry Cantrell felt black and depressed when it happened, but he's saying to lay down and not worry because the black fades to blue eventually.

Review I guess | Reviewer: Genesis | 3/25/13

Beautiful, heartfelt song. It's about the way any given individual feels when he or she loses someone in his or her life. Black mourning gives way to blue depression, blue sorrow.
Death has a strong impact even on the mightiest of humans..

wow! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/30/10

honestly, alice in chains won't change at all after lead vocalist layne stayley past away. Cantrell give a farewell tribute song tohis bandmate, who passed away in 2003. Alice in chains pour out their hearts in this songs. What makes this song more fascinatting from all other semi_acoustic songs, the legendary Elton John plays the piano in this trck. This songs is just simply amazing!