"Sea Of Sorrow" as written by and Cantrell....
Mind, of destructive taste
I choose...to stroll amongst the waste
That was your heart
Lost in the dark

Call off the chase
Walls of thought, strong and high
As my castle crumbles with time...
I think of you

Oh, yes I do
Such a crime

You opened fire...and your mark was true
You opened fire...aim my smilin' skull at you

You opened fire...
I live tomorrow, you I'll not follow
As you wallow in a sea of sorrow
Lines cut across my face

Why you laugh at my disgrace
I'll never know
How far to go
To reach that place

You opened fire...and your mark was true }
You opened fire...aim my smilin' skull at you }
You opened fire... } [Repeat: x 2]

I live tomorrow, you I'll not follow }}
As you wallow in a sea of sorrow }} (out...)


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  • +4
    General CommentI think this song deals with a break up or coming to ones senses that they will no longer try with this particular girl. He's saying that he knew that she was trouble from the start "mind of destructive taste, i chose to walk amongst the waste that was your heart" but still got involved and was/is paying the price in pain. He's saying that its such a shame that a girl can get in his head and do that to him "as my castle crumbles with time...i think of you......such a crime." He says how she enjoys putting him through this kind of pain. "lines cut across my face, while you laugh at my discrace, i'll never know, how far to go, to reach that place" and how he cannot ever think of what to do to make it better. But, in the upside to this song, he gets back at her by just simply smiling at her when she argues and shows her that he wont be lead into her games any more "you opened fire....and your mark was true....aim my smilin skull at you....i live tomorrow.....you i'll not follow, as you wallow in a sea of sorrow"

    I have dealt with a few women like this. It was all about head games and nothing is better than pushing back when some psycho girl tries to get in your head. That is why such the long response to this song. I can relate 100%
    Sicmanon September 26, 2004   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI love this video...
    Its about not stooping to someone's level, and learning from their mistakes.
    Angry Saron July 02, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIts about being like "Ay, fuck you buddy!" to someone who fucked you over and rising above them as they die trying to clean up the mess they made themselves, but you managed to avoid becase of that person
    NINirvana69on January 28, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDude, I think the glam was kind of a joke. They did the Man in the Box video, same album, no glam. It was just the theme of the video. Videos ARE meant to entertain, you know.
    TommyCap77on June 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdamn off their demo

    crackermcnaccaon June 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe lyrics to this song seem ironic when compared to some of AiC's other stuff.
    Thunderbolton March 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGood point hunter.Now go fuck yourself!
    a_fake_plastic_treeon December 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlol
    ThE $aNdMaNon January 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe video for this song is so glam rock, thank god they saw sense after this album
    No_Snowon May 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsicman is right. but all women are like this. relationships are war. the way you lose is to fall for the other person - love is a mindfuck. in any relationship there is always one who is more into the other, and if the other person knows this, they can and generally do use it to their advantage... i reckon the writer realised this with a particular girl, gave up chasing her and lives tomorrow even tho maybe he once thought he wouldn't. The smiling skull is him, emotionally dead, killed by this. The castle of thought is the time and effort put into fabricating a grandiose dream of them together. I think "that place" is success with her, and he doesn't know how much he has to do to get there. Ironically, its how little he does that counts. he was going about her the wrong way; thinking of her, caring about her was a crime. the way to win in a relationship is to be on top.

    its a love song. a great one. an ode to the real meaning of love.
    SFy65B2G5rKbzps5acdHwQe6on July 21, 2006   Link

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