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Alice In Chains - Would?


Alice In Chains - Would? - Meaning of the song


This song is about going through rehab and its aftermath. The last part of the lyrics wonders if the future is any more promising.

Guitarist Jerry Cantrell wrote this song for the late lead singer of Mother Love Bone, Andrew Wood, a very influential figure in the Seattle music scene. Wood died of a heroin overdose in 1990. Two of his band mates in Mother Love Bone, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament, went on to form Pearl Jam.

Sadness and drug addiction played a big part in the band's music for the rest of their career. Their songs often reflected the life of lead singer Layne Staley, who died of a drug overdose in 2002.


Would? - Lyrics


Know me broken by my master

Teach thee on child of love hereafter


Into the flood again

Same old trip it was back then

So I made a big mistake

Try to see it once my way


Drifting body it's sole desertion

Flying not yet quite the notion


Into the flood again

Same old trip it was back then

So I made a big mistake

Try to see it once my way


Into the flood again

Same old trip it was back then

So I made a big mistake

Try to see it once my way


Am I wrong?

Have I run too far to get home?

Have I gone?

And left you here alone?


Am I wrong?

Have I run too far to get home?

Have I gone?

And left you here alone?


If I would, could you?


Alice In Chains - Would? - Live


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