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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.
Songs Discussed in Movies
, Reservoir Dogs
, Willy Wonka
. Just a few of the flicks where characters discuss specific songs, sometimes as a prelude to murder.
Tom Keifer of Cinderella
Tom talks about the evolution of Cinderella's songs through their first three albums, and how he writes as a solo artist.
When Judd Apatow needed under-appreciated rockers for his Knocked Up
sequel, he immediately thought of Parker, who just happened to be getting his band The Rumour back together.
Jim McCarty of The Yardbirds
The Yardbirds drummer explains how they created their sound and talks about working with their famous guitarists.