"Good Night..."
Yeah, it's over now, but I can breathe somehow
When it's all worn out, I'd rather go without

You know its been on my mind
Could you stand right there
Look me straight in the eye and say
That it's over now

We pay our debt sometime

Well it's over now, yet I can see somehow
When its all gone wrong, it's hard to be so strong

You know its been on my mind
Could you stand right there
Look me straight in the eye and say
That it's over now

We pay our debt sometime
Yeah, we pay our debt sometime
We pay our debt sometime
Yeah, we pay our debt sometime

Guess it's over now, I seem alive somehow
When it's out of sight, just wait and do your time

You know its been on my mind
Could I stand right here
Look myself in the eye and say
That it's over now

We pay our debt sometime
Yeah, we pay our debt sometime
We pay our debt sometime
Yeah, we pay our debt sometime


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  • +2
    General CommentIt's about the band breaking up and making the ends meet. It's about getting what you know you deserve ("we pay our debt sometime"). This is a very mature song... BTW I love the aching guitar lines at the end... AWESOME. Jerry kicks some mad ass on this one.
    Angry Saron May 26, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is simply about completing your destiny and dying.

    Hence at the begining of the song where the trumpet plays the first few lines of a Remembrance Day song, "The Last Post", and someone mumbles "Good Night".
    GoD-Likeon March 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of my favorite aic songs. I love the unplugged version!
    dogwisperer2003on March 18, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is an excellent song, defintely one of AICs best. It's amazing how many great songs they had. As far as interpretation goes, I think it's just talking about taking responsibility for what you've done. But, taking responsibility for it doesn't right your wrong.
    Esenthielon April 09, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOnce while listening to this, I thought Jerry said "I saved your life somehow." I went back to listen to it, but the instruments cancelled out his voice. On the Unplugged version, it's still debateable, but I accepted "I seem alive somehow."
    innumerableon July 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of my favorite AIC songs. The Unplugged Version is so amazing. I think this song is about getting over past regrets and mistakes. The lyrics seem like someone is reminding him of his the mistakes he's made in his life and his response is, "Yes I accept my past, I haven't forgotten, but I've paid my dues. And it's over now."
    tiffany_in_chainson December 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJerry knew deep down that Alice was going to be no more, just that he didn't know when.
    TheDeaderManon March 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song

    Looking back at something that is over now..
    bleachon April 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat and challenging song. i dont think this one sounds right on Tripod. its definately better all acoustic on unplugged. the funeral music in the begining is interesting. yea its probably about all the mistakes they have made. its a way of saying "yea, we've done some things we regret, but its over now, and we'll pay you back sometime" kinda like what tiffiny in chains said.
    beavis&butthead69on May 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow, for such an awesome song, I'm surprised more people didn't comment. This is Layne telling himself that the band will eventually end, and soon. While the band isn't officialy ended yet (They're touring right now, in fact), without Layne, there really is no use. This song is very cool. One of AIC's softer songs, though it's not a ballad. It just doesn't have that heavy metal/sludge riffing to it. It is extremely catchy.
    TommyCap77on June 08, 2006   Link

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