Alice In Chains Lyrics
1987. The wonderful year marked with the birth of Alice in
Chains. It all started in Seattle,WA at a party. It just so
happened that an extremely talented guitarist named Jerry
Cantrell was attending this party along with the man that
sings like a lark, Layne Staley.
At that time, Layne was involved in a glam band which was
growing stale. When he met and hit it off with Jerry that
night, Jerry threw out the brilliant idea that they should
start a band together. Layne agreed. Now there were two.
Jerry knew a man by the name of Mike More...
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rooster | Reviewer: Julian------ About the song Rooster performed by Alice In Chains
Ok so this is late but I can say as a fellow soldier I've never heard a veteran of a war talk bad about there country or blame the hardships on there country the truth of the matter is once you deploy the only thing that matters is survival yours and the people around you the fighting for freedom part usually comes from the people who've never experienced war or its effect so they'll never understand the mindset of the people who have and as for me the rooster signifies the coming of morning and to snuff the rooster means to stop morning from coming in the song his buddies dying he's going through all these hardships he doesn't want time to flow and just like tomorrow always comes the rooster always crows and nobody can stop it which is why the rooster never dies
Sludge factory | Reviewer: Melyssa------ About the song Sludge Factory performed by Alice In Chains
The first part of this song is about a junkie shooting another junkie up and get'n off on it!! It's called stealing a high! " your eyes dilalate you shake I'm HIGH " the first time I ever heard that I was like, "wow, he just put that out there!" No matter what he did in life he was an amazing creator!!! BEAUTIFUL!!
Sad Song: Shame In You | Reviewer: Jeremy------ About the song Shame In You performed by Alice In Chains
For me, this song always got me in the heart, because there is somber feeling that never quite leaves this song. Like the singer wanted you to know how bad he was getting but he crafted so well to make it like it wasn't his persoanl feelings, but I see Layne written all over this song. And I'm sad to play this song because all I usually think about is how a great musician rise to the top and then fell when it got tough from drugs and depression.
'Don't Follow' is about suicide, not addiction or heroine directly. | Reviewer: Scott Wesley------ About the song Don't Follow performed by Alice In Chains
This song is about suicide, regardless of the reasons for the act. It is not about heroine addiction. Yes Jerry wrote it, and sounds more like Lanes life, but that changes nothing.
If you will, follow my trane of interpretation:
Hey, I ain't never coming home.
I have decided to end my life.
Hey, I'll just wander my own road.
I am so lost and alone. And have run out of hope. My misery has pushed everyone I care for so far away. But I dont want to tell you my decision yet. Youll understand once I am gone. (or perhaps its a sort-of filler lyric)
Hey-hey, I can't meet you here tomorrow - no, no. -
By tomorrow, I will be dead.
Say goodbye don't follow. Misery so hollow.
Dont take my suicide as something to consider for yourself.
Dont romanticize my, your own or anyone elses dark struggles: if it draws you in, youll find there is no sweet spot or silver lining to internal darkness. The attraction is real, the reality is fake. So youre left with nothing.
"Hey you, you're livin' life full throttle."
I have no clue what this means. Maybe referring back to Dont do what I am about to because youre life is going well.
"Hey you, pass me down that bottle, yeah..."
OK, Ive made up mind my, hand me the bottle of pills to kill myself.
Or Hes found some comfort among others who also want to die lets take a swig of booze and get this over with.
The pills are taken, its just a matter of time now.
Now hes entering a state of transformation: aware and existing between living and dead.
"Hey-hey you, you can't shake me round now."
Hes now remembering the first time he went through that transition - being born. Opposite direction but similar experience. So he is now telling his mother (not in person), hes not in her womb, or dependent on her, so he is free and a bit bitter about the past.
"I get so lost and don't know how, yeah..."
Being a sensitive soul, the bitterness shifts to an attempt at explaining to her that he did try over and over, but always ended up in a living hell.
"It hurts to care, I'm goin' now."
He realizes that he dropped his guard, so he is starting to feel sadness, reflect on regret and guilt for the pain he will cause others. OK, enough. I AM doing to die. So one last time: goodbye.
*** The song tone changes, indicating that hes now shifting from looking back and saying goodbye to looking forward at whats to come.
"Well I forgot my woman, lost my friends
Things I've done and where I've been,"
His identity and any relation to what he knows as life are now gone.
"Sleep in sweat - the mirror's cold -
Seen my face? It's growin' old -"
His body is reacting to the drugs cold sweats.
Looking in a mirror, he gets a chilling view of a dying face. Or hes sick of being reminded of his life, which is strongest when looking at himself in the mirror.
"Scared to death, no reason why"
No more misery, depression, or agony, so why be scared?
And it is a play on words: Why be scared to death when he has already insured that he will get to death very soon anyways.
"Do whatever to get me by,"
Hell grab any distraction to avoid experiencing the horrors the poison he took is causing until he is dead. So he chooses to:
"Think about the things I've said
Read the page its cold and dead"
But reflecting on anything he has said is pointless: he cant address who he said them to, or adjust to how people react, but as far as he is concerned he is already dead.
"An' take me home!
Yeah! Take me home!
Oh-oh... take me home
Take me home, yeah.
Take me home. Yeah, oh."
Home is resolve, relief, comfort. And he has felt dead for so long, being dead will be like home to him than living another day.
Hes now feeling hopeful and optimistic. Leaving the body, the relief of the pain feels so good.
"Say goodbye. Don't follow."
One final time, reminding others not to do what he has now done.
Follow that into the song Swing On This (the next song on that album). Death is over. The song is more upbeat. Hes confronted with feeling his family and friends' desire for him to come back to life (said come home), but he still wants to die (heading towards what home is for him.) He hears a voice that says you have a choice, but he knows he cant go back, only choose how fast he heads home.
Or I am completely wrong and all of that was just my weird mind getting too creatively over-active.
The cusp of my life. | Reviewer: lil_cuetito------ About the song Nutshell performed by Alice In Chains
What I was, what I am, what I will be ... past, present, future, all bound here in these lyrics. I too was an explorer of forbidden vices and pleasures. In my case it would not be self-destruction, but a massacre.
Grunge Era. | Reviewer: Black Star------ About the song Would? performed by Alice In Chains
The 'Grunge Era' brought to me , a far more accurate feeling and aggressive way of expression, that no other scene could provide.
Would' made a heart out of a memory that any one NOT listening with an open ear could comprehend. There are many angles to "Get this" song which none, with out explanation could teach the true meaning. "Could I what?" I don't know. But I have definitely run too far to get home. Yeah. Like Bilbo.
I was always a fan of rock, The metal lot, but never allowed my self to go 'fanatic'. Too deep, for me. I only wanted to know just.. so much. 'Nirvana' set it off for me with 'Something in the way'. I pictured actually being under a bridge surviving and barely living. bu that would be good enough. Because the other place was full of anger and rage and wouldn't sustain a light to follow back home. Rusting steel, rain and dripping concrete, the smell of decay in the air and a polluted river of lost dreams and hopes.
'Nutshell' is my most relatable song by 'AIC'.
I miss Laine's voice. Because HE, was the man carrying the heart of the songs. But eh wouldn't have bean complete with out his second set of vocals, The mighty, Cantrell.
Loud & Clear | Reviewer: Juje------ About the song Don't Follow performed by Alice In Chains
For anyone who believes this song is about a breakup clearly has very little understanding of AIC & has never experienced the pain & darkness of drug addiction. I personally can relate to every word of the song & its ALWAYS been clear to me, without a doubt. Id say you'd have to be an idiot not to but I think its more the lack of understanding. One can not see or feel the depth & meaning of something they've never experienced. He's waking in sweat BECAUSE the mirror's cold. Meaning hed going through withdrawals because je has nothing to put on the mirror (until he gets more, of course). He's becoming aware of his aging, as drugs will quickly do to you. I could go over every word & its addict related meanings but the vast majority of us already know. You're free to believe whatever you choose about the songs meaning but the true AIC fans/followers know the real deal.
anon | Reviewer: dirk nigler------ About the song I Can't Remember performed by Alice In Chains
2 things. The Seattle area barely used the term grunge back in the day, mostly media bullshit. Second, everyone copies someone else in some fashion. Oh and facelift.. great fucking album.
simply the best | Reviewer: Kayleen------ About the song Would? performed by Alice In Chains
I'd have to agree with many reviews on 'would' by Alice In Chains, as this songs does connect with the audience very well. It really doesn't matter what the song was written about because anyone that listens to this song could relate, hell I'm a 16 year old girl and I remember the very first time hearing this song! And no, I wasn't an addict yet I felt like that song was written for me.
music has evolved, yet music that actually meant something just like all of Chains' songs and bands such as Pearl Jam, Nirvana and SoundGarden will forever be great! This is music I truly wise would become 'cool' again
Review I guess | Reviewer: Genesis------ About the song Black Gives Way To Blue performed by Alice In Chains
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..
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