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Guitarist Jerry Cantrell wrote this about the love of his life, Courtney Clarke. This song encompasses all of the insecurities and self-doubt inherent in a relationship.
With singer Layne Staley singing the lyrics, this could be seen as a foreshadowing of his death from a drug overdose. He had been fighting his addiction for years, and this song can be read as part of his struggle with that. (thanks Live Freak - Beirut, Lebanon)
This was released as a single with "Rooster," another song similar to it in style, in that they both feature harmonizing between Staley and Cantrell - the softer acoustic side of the band.
On most versions of the album, this is 4th on the track list. However, there are some versions on which it appears 12th, right before the album closer "Would?"
A version of this also appears on the Unplugged album that was recorded and released in 1996, after Alice In Chains' 3 year absence from live performances.
The only Irishman to play at Woodstock (backing Joe Cocker), Henry was an early member of Paul McCartney's band Wings.
Only Madonna, Beyoncé, Janet Jackson and Rihanna have more #1 Dance hits than Kristine.
Newman makes it look easy these days, but in this 1974 interview, he reveals the paranoia and pressures that made him yearn for his old 9-5 job.