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I don't wanna feel no more
It's easier to keep falling
Imitations are pale
Emptiness all tomorrows
Haunted by your ghost

Lay down, black gives way to blue
Lay down, I'll remember you

Fading out by design
Consciously avoiding changes
Curtains drawn now it's done
Silencing all
Tommorows Forcing a goodbye

Lay down, black gives way to blue
Lay down, I'll remember you...



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    UnregisteredJun 28, 2012 at 1:21 am
    I've always stated that cantrell is a genius. Except for the music, he's the only songwriter in this world who can be so accurate, deep and realistic that sometimes becomes a little raw and cynical. He always expresses the deepest, the darkest thoughts, the ones that hurt the most. I've found myself crying to this song several times. This is the beauty of music. And I'm really sad that layne is gone. May his and mike's souls rest in peace. Miss you, guys.
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    DimeForeverOct 27, 2009 at 1:34 am
    I would have loved to have watched them perform this song last Thursday (10/22) when I took in their show. Instead, the boys did an extended version of "Nutshell" that had an extended solo. After the song was finished, Jerry appeared in the red stage light and stated, "That was for Layne", which brought huge cheers from the crowd. R.I.P. Layne. Great show, great f*****g band. Alice in chains are back!
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    UnregisteredOct 19, 2014 at 7:35 am
    Great song! Got to listen to AIC very recently and definitely has made a huge influence. Regret I missed listening to them all these years. Thought after Layne's passing they wouldn't make good music but this is definitely a great song.
    I guess its about how Jerry feels about life now, must have been hard for him to move on . I am sure he is reminded of the earlier days of them as a band and all the great chances they are missing if Layne would have been alive!
    RIP Layne. Get Born Again!
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    UnregisteredFeb 9, 2012 at 3:56 am
    I do not know the true meaning of this song, it could be a tribute to layne I do not know. Tell me this why did the band let him go? I am sure there were obvious signs of drug addiction, he was a human being don't you think you could have done something?. Look what happened to mike star. I know that addiction is very hard to over come, and you can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink. But christ man he was a big part of your band. I guess I just do not understand why?
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    UnregisteredDec 31, 2011 at 1:05 am
    Having experienced addiction first-hand, I find the recent aic relates the difficulties of addiction and the suffering it causes - both to those who have the addiction and those who are close to them. My reference to the lyric black gives way to blue is twofold:
    1. Like a bruise that at first starts as black upon initial impact turns blue when it heals. Which is a metaphor for healing. 2. Like a deep depression of blackness and hopelessness which gradually turns to a "blueness" or more of a melancholy or sadness - again a reflection of healing, possibly from grief/loss. Like many, lane lost his way and ultimately his battle with his addiction. My heart goes out to those who have experienced the pain of addiction and the joy of recovery.

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