History TearJerker / AliceInChains

19th Jan '16 12:09:13 PM HasturHasturHastur
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* "Died" and "Get Born Again", the two final songs recorded with Staley before he died (and were not featured on any album), ''especially'' the former song. Read to the lyrics to it, and you can almost feel his pain. Keep in mind he died ''less than 4 years after it was recorded''. Also, read the aforementioned Wikipedia sections to hear how he looked during the recording. Oh, lord...

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* "Died" and "Get Born Again", the two final songs recorded with Staley before he died (and were not featured on any album), ''especially'' the former song. Read to the lyrics to it, and you can almost feel his pain. Keep in mind he died ''less than 4 years after it was recorded''. Also, read the aforementioned Wikipedia sections to hear how he looked His appearance during the recording. Oh, lord...recording was no less heartbreaking; his hair was long and unkempt, his figure was ghoulishly thin, his skin was sallow, his legs were so thin that they appeared to be atrophying, and he was completely edentulous. Despite this, they could clearly see that the smart, funny Layne that they knew and loved was still very much there. Even then, they were still shown reminders of just how close to gone he was; he spilled a bottle of root beer while nodding off on heroin, and after dicking around during the first day of recording, he suddenly announced that he had to go back to Seattle to attend his sister's wedding (which was proven to be bullshit, as the sister in question had been married over two months prior to the recording session; all parties suspected that he really just wanted to go and score some more drugs) only to be chastised by Cantrell; Layne's response was to revert to an almost childlike state that was akin to a little boy who had just been ordered to go to his room.
19th Sep '15 5:39:49 PM blockboy
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** Although, let's put it this way: Said song isn't the heaviest on the album ''Dirt'' - in fact, it could count as one of the acoustic ballads[[note]]In fact Rooster was originally going to be on Sap. The demo version on Music Bank was recorded during the Sap sessions.[[/note]] - and the subject is the guitarist's [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam vet]] father, and it's still talking about him getting shot at, and all his friends getting gunned down or dying from malaria.

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** Although, let's put it this way: Said song isn't the heaviest on the album ''Dirt'' - in fact, it could count as one of the acoustic ballads[[note]]In fact Rooster "Rooster" was originally going to be on Sap. The demo version on Music Bank was recorded during the Sap sessions.[[/note]] - and the subject is the guitarist's [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam vet]] father, and it's still talking about him getting shot at, and all his friends getting gunned down or dying from malaria.
19th Sep '15 5:39:23 PM blockboy
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** Although, let's put it this way: Said song isn't the heaviest on the album ''Dirt'' - in fact, it could count as one of the acoustic ballads[[note]] In fact Rooster was originally going to be on SAP. The demo version on Music Bank was recorded during the SAP sessions.[[/note]] - and the subject is the guitarist's [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam vet]] father, and it's still talking about him getting shot at, and all his friends getting gunned down or dying from malaria.

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** Although, let's put it this way: Said song isn't the heaviest on the album ''Dirt'' - in fact, it could count as one of the acoustic ballads[[note]] In ballads[[note]]In fact Rooster was originally going to be on SAP. Sap. The demo version on Music Bank was recorded during the SAP Sap sessions.[[/note]] - and the subject is the guitarist's [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam vet]] father, and it's still talking about him getting shot at, and all his friends getting gunned down or dying from malaria.
19th Sep '15 5:38:09 PM blockboy
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** Although, let's put it this way: Said song isn't the heaviest on the album ''Dirt'' - in fact, it could count as one of the acoustic ballads - and the subject is the guitarist's [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam vet]] father, and it's still talking about him getting shot at, and all his friends getting gunned down or dying from malaria.

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** Although, let's put it this way: Said song isn't the heaviest on the album ''Dirt'' - in fact, it could count as one of the acoustic ballads ballads[[note]] In fact Rooster was originally going to be on SAP. The demo version on Music Bank was recorded during the SAP sessions.[[/note]] - and the subject is the guitarist's [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam vet]] father, and it's still talking about him getting shot at, and all his friends getting gunned down or dying from malaria.
12th Sep '15 1:30:39 PM ConCass
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* "Would?" might be even more depressing than "Down in a Hole."

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* "Would?" might be even more depressing ([[LyricalDissonance lyrically]]) than "Down in a Hole."



** Although, let's put it this way: Said song might be the happiest on the album ''Dirt'', and the subject is the guitarist's [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam vet]] father, and it's still talking about him getting shot at, and all his friends getting gunned down or dying from malaria.
* "Whale & Wasp," which has no lyrics -- but still manages to be... Depressing as hell.
* "Don't Follow," especially the part where Layne yells that he's scared to death, can be a real trigger. It's like listening to a best friend cry or something.
* "Hate to Feel," especially when you compare it to "Real Thing," which was about how much he wants his friends and family to back off about his addiction, even though he knows he needs help. "Hate to Feel" is basically a sequel, about how the heroin has taken over his life, and now he needs it because life is physically too painful without it.
* "Black Gives Way to Blue," which is about the late Layne Staley.
* Hell, you could say that the SelfTitledAlbum is all one big TearJerker -- being written by Layne Staley. With the exception of four songs, they are about how he's all alone with no one willing to help and him unwilling to accept help with his addiction. It's truly depressing stuff, but it gets worse. He didn't remember writing those songs, because he was high when he wrote them.
** Especially in the chorus of "Frogs," where Layne repeatedly asks: "Why's it have to be this way?", and the spoken word coda, where he looses such wonderfully hateful lines as "Off the wall I scrape you" and "Never gonna fuck with me again."
* "[[GriefSong Over Now]]."
* Also: "I Stay Away," "Angry Chair," and "No Excuses."
* The "Final Years" and "Death" sections of Layne Staley's Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Layne_Staley page]] are ''incredibly'' depressing.

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** Although, let's put it this way: Said song might be isn't the happiest heaviest on the album ''Dirt'', ''Dirt'' - in fact, it could count as one of the acoustic ballads - and the subject is the guitarist's [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam vet]] father, and it's still talking about him getting shot at, and all his friends getting gunned down or dying from malaria.
* "Whale & Wasp," Wasp", which has no lyrics -- but still manages to be... Depressing as hell.
* "Don't Follow," Follow", especially the part where Layne yells that he's scared to death, can be a real trigger. It's like listening to a best friend cry or something.
* "Hate to Feel," Feel", especially when you compare it to "Real Thing," Thing", which was a story about how much he the protagonist wants his friends and family to back off about his addiction, even though he knows he needs help. Staley eventually becomes an addict in real life, making "Hate to Feel" is basically a sequel, about how the heroin has taken over his life, life and now he needs it because life is physically too painful without it.
* "Black Gives Way to Blue," Blue", which is about the late Layne Staley.
* Hell, you could say that the SelfTitledAlbum is all one big TearJerker -- being written by Layne Staley. With the exception of four three songs, they are about how he's all alone with no one willing to help and him unwilling to accept help with his addiction. It's truly depressing stuff, but it gets worse. He didn't remember writing those songs, because he was high when he wrote them.
** Especially in the chorus of "Frogs," "Frogs", where Layne repeatedly asks: "Why's it have to be this way?", and the spoken word coda, where he looses such wonderfully hateful lines as "Off the wall I scrape you" and "Never gonna fuck with me again."
* "[[GriefSong Over Now]]."
Now]]". Although written by Cantrell most likely about a relationship, the fact that a song by that title (with the lyrics "It's over now") is the ''last song on their last album'' gives it a very disturbing double meaning.
* Also: "I Stay Away," Away", "Angry Chair," Chair", and "No Excuses."
Excuses".
* The "Final Years" and "Death" sections of Layne Staley's Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Layne_Staley page]] are ''incredibly'' depressing.easily one of the most tragic stories in rock music.



* "Died" and "Get Born Again," the two final songs recorded with Staley before he died, ''especially'' the former song. Read to the lyrics to it, and you can almost feel his pain. Keep in mind he died ''less than 4 years after it was recorded''. Also, read the aforementioned Wikipedia sections to hear how he looked during the recording. Oh, lord...

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* "Died" and "Get Born Again," Again", the two final songs recorded with Staley before he died, died (and were not featured on any album), ''especially'' the former song. Read to the lyrics to it, and you can almost feel his pain. Keep in mind he died ''less than 4 years after it was recorded''. Also, read the aforementioned Wikipedia sections to hear how he looked during the recording. Oh, lord...



* "Am I Inside" is a good candidate for the most depressing song ever written. The lyrics are about depression, self loathing, and hopelessness and the instrumentals are truly haunting.

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* "Am I Inside" is a good candidate for the most depressing song ever written. The lyrics are about depression, self loathing, and hopelessness and the instrumentals are truly haunting. And keep in mind, the only instruments are an ''acoustic guitar''.
15th Aug '15 3:50:55 PM HasturHasturHastur
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* Mike Starr was the last person known to have seen Staley alive and was also most likely the last person to ever speak to him. The day before Staley died, Starr had stopped by at Staley's condo to talk to him, wound up getting into an argument about Staley's health (as Starr demanded that Staley call 911 and get help only to be rebuffed by Staley, who told Starr that he would sever his friendship with him if 911 was called), and angrily left as Staley called for him to come back. It's entirely possible that Starr's own drug usage may have gotten to the level that it did in no small part due to guilt over his final meeting with Staley and how it ended.
28th Apr '15 11:37:53 AM Weirdowithcoffee
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* "Acid Bubble" from the Duvall era is this made of NightmareFuel. The filthy sludge of the music certainly compliments the depressing hopelessness of the lyrics and chorus.
11th Feb '15 10:11:39 AM spirasen
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* "Down In A Hole" is a kind of depressing only they can pull off; whether the tears come or not will depend on who you are, but hearing the singer accept that his life is over and it's all his fault evokes a certain gloom and sorrow rarely pulled of tastefully.

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* "Down In A in a Hole" is a kind of depressing only they can pull off; whether the tears come or not will depend on who you are, but hearing the singer accept that his life is over and it's all his fault evokes a certain gloom and sorrow rarely pulled of tastefully.
11th Feb '15 10:10:11 AM spirasen
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** The [[http://pl.st/s/700627729 acoustic version]] on the single sounds even sadder. See if you can make it through without shedding even a SingleTear.
* "Would?" might be even more depressing than "Down in a Hole".
** The normal version is depressing enough, but the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMPGGRrLhkI acoustic version]] is almost painful to listen to (and even harder to watch when you can see Layne's rotting teeth, constant shaking, and pained face). Hearing that song coming from a dying man is one of the most depressing things you'll ever hear.
* "Nutshell". Good God, just..."Nutshell". To clarify, it was written by Layne Staley - enough said.

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** The [[http://pl.st/s/700627729 acoustic version]] version on the single sounds even sadder. See if you can make it through without shedding even a SingleTear.
* "Would?" might be even more depressing than "Down in a Hole".
Hole."
** The normal version is depressing enough, but the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMPGGRrLhkI com/watch?v=FGkQ2xNiFeo acoustic version]] is almost painful to listen to (and even harder to watch when you can see Layne's rotting teeth, constant shaking, and pained face). face.) Hearing that song coming from a dying man is one of the most depressing things you'll ever hear.
* "Nutshell". "Nutshell." Good God, just..."Nutshell". just... "Nutshell." To clarify, it was written by Layne Staley - -- enough said. said.



** Although, let's put it this way: said song might be the happiest on the album ''Dirt'', and the subject is the guitarist's [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam vet]] father, and it's still talking about him getting shot at, and all his friends getting gunned down or dying from malaria.
* "Whale & Wasp", which has no lyrics -- but still manages to be...depressing as hell.
* "Don't Follow", especially the part where Layne yells that he's scared to death, can be a real trigger. It's like listening to a best friend cry or something.
* "Hate To Feel" - especially when you compare it to "Real Thing", which was about how much he wants his friends and family to back off about his addiction, even though he knows he needs help. "Hate To Feel" is basically a sequel, about how the heroin has taken over his life, and now he needs it because life is physically too painful without it.
* "Black Gives Way to Blue", which is about the late Layne Staley.
* Hell, you could say that the SelfTitledAlbum is all one big TearJerker - being written by Layne Staley. With the exception of four songs, they are about how he's all alone with no one willing to help and him unwilling to accept help with his addiction. It's truly depressing stuff, but it gets worse. He didn't remember writing those songs, because he was high when he wrote them.
** Especially in the chorus of "Frogs", where Layne repeatedly asks, "Why's it have to be this way?", and the spoken word coda, where he looses such wonderfully hateful lines as "Off the wall I scrape you" and "Never gonna fuck with me again".
* "[[GriefSong Over Now]]"
* Also: "I Stay Away", "Angry Chair", and "No Excuses".

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** Although, let's put it this way: said Said song might be the happiest on the album ''Dirt'', and the subject is the guitarist's [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam vet]] father, and it's still talking about him getting shot at, and all his friends getting gunned down or dying from malaria.
* "Whale & Wasp", Wasp," which has no lyrics -- but still manages to be...depressing be... Depressing as hell.
* "Don't Follow", Follow," especially the part where Layne yells that he's scared to death, can be a real trigger. It's like listening to a best friend cry or something.
something.
* "Hate To Feel" - to Feel," especially when you compare it to "Real Thing", Thing," which was about how much he wants his friends and family to back off about his addiction, even though he knows he needs help. "Hate To to Feel" is basically a sequel, about how the heroin has taken over his life, and now he needs it because life is physically too painful without it.
it.
* "Black Gives Way to Blue", Blue," which is about the late Layne Staley.
Staley.
* Hell, you could say that the SelfTitledAlbum is all one big TearJerker - -- being written by Layne Staley. With the exception of four songs, they are about how he's all alone with no one willing to help and him unwilling to accept help with his addiction. It's truly depressing stuff, but it gets worse. He didn't remember writing those songs, because he was high when he wrote them.
** Especially in the chorus of "Frogs", "Frogs," where Layne repeatedly asks, asks: "Why's it have to be this way?", and the spoken word coda, where he looses such wonderfully hateful lines as "Off the wall I scrape you" and "Never gonna fuck with me again".
again."
* "[[GriefSong Over Now]]"
Now]]."
* Also: "I Stay Away", Away," "Angry Chair", Chair," and "No Excuses".Excuses."



* [[http://users.stargate.net/~holliday/INT3.HTM This interview]]
* "Died" and "Get Born Again", the two final songs recorded with Staley before he died, ''especially'' the former song. Read to the lyrics to it, and you can almost feel his pain. Keep in mind he died ''less than 4 years after it was recorded''. Also, read the aforementioned Wikipedia sections to hear how he looked during the recording. Oh, lord...

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* [[http://users.stargate.net/~holliday/INT3.HTM This interview]]
interview.]]
* "Died" and "Get Born Again", Again," the two final songs recorded with Staley before he died, ''especially'' the former song. Read to the lyrics to it, and you can almost feel his pain. Keep in mind he died ''less than 4 years after it was recorded''. Also, read the aforementioned Wikipedia sections to hear how he looked during the recording. Oh, lord...



* "Am I Inside" is a good candidate for the most depressing song ever written. The lyrics are about depression, self loathing, and hopelessnes and the instrumentals are truly haunting.

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* "Am I Inside" is a good candidate for the most depressing song ever written. The lyrics are about depression, self loathing, and hopelessnes hopelessness and the instrumentals are truly haunting.
6th Jan '15 3:14:29 PM BNJC1
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* This [[http://users.stargate.net/~holliday/INT3.HTM interview]]

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* This [[http://users.stargate.net/~holliday/INT3.HTM This interview]]
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