Heartbreaker, feelin' alright
Body over, mind
It's slower, reduction is addictive too

Personality overview
I can see what the cost will be
You know I don't need you
I just can't put you down
I can see what it all means to me
Honey I don't need you
I just can't put you down
I can't put you down

Hard drinker, feelin' uptight
Your maker, mine
It's slower, reduction is addictive too

Personality overview
I can see what the cost will be
You know I don't need you
I just can't put you down
I can see what it all means to me

Honey I don't need you
I just can't put you down
Put you down, down, down, gonna put you down, down
Put you down, down, down, gonna put you down, down
Put you down, down, down, gonna put you down, down
Put you down, down, down, gonna put you down, down

Everything you buy is for the jingle
Every time you lie it's all the same
Oh, if you need a rhyme to kill the singer
Shoot me dead before I may be through



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"Put You Down" as written by Cantrell

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  • +1
    General Comment:Why is this song not receiving airplay now? It so deserves to be heard. Love that guitar melody and riff.
    JohnnyMontroseon December 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This song appears to be another about Layne's addictions. "I can see what the cost will be, you know I don't need you, I just can't put you down" - He knows it's destroying him, but he knows he doesn't need it but still doesn't have it in him to fully give up, na'am sayin'?!
    MrKASADYon April 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:great song and one comment? wow.
    Rocklovinggirlon April 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:come on guys, why so few posts? this song was one of the best ones aic made. so some love guys
    laynestaley622on May 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:this is obviously about a girl he cant stop thinking about.

    "Heartbreaker, feelin' alright" -definatly a girl, not drugs.

    "Honey I don't need you
    I just can't put you down" -again, NOT DRUGS

    not every alice in chains song is about drugs. they dealt with everyday problems aside from drugs just like all of us.
    Sicmanon April 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I believe that MrKASADY has it pretty much right on. Sicman, you need to learn a little about drinking and it's terminology (no offense). I love this song, it is one of my favorite AIC songs. Hard as hell to play though. :P
    SwingOnThison June 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:One question MrKASADY, how the fuck could it be about Layne's drug addictions when it was written by Jerry Cantrell?
    hunter_benedicton July 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Kinda reminds me of Mr Brownstone for some reason. Good tune.
    No_Snowon August 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:to me, seems to me like it's about a bad habit, one that's personified as a girl.

    it could be a girl, too.
    kelaron December 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:i think he's obsessed or at least interested in a girl who probably has no personality.
    seattle liteon February 20, 2006   Link

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