"Layne" as written by Michael Mushok, Aarron Lewis, Jonathan Wysocki and John April....
I heard today that you were gone
I had to stop and sing along
The song they played to say goodbye
A song that gave
Gave me back life

You'll never fade
The words you gave
My life you saved
Your name was Layne

And on that day a child was born
To someone who you helped along
And helped see through his darkest times
Because of you, this child, she is mine

You'll never fade
The words you gave
My life you saved
Your name was Layne

The words you said
You made me feel like they were all for me
The words you said
They will always be a part of me
The words you said
You made me feel like I was not alone
The words you said
You gave me all the strength to carry on

So to me you'll never fade
Your life you gave
My life you saved
Your name was Layne


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"Layne" as written by John April Aarron Lewis

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  • +1
    General CommentA song that he wrote to Layne of Alice in Chains, but its kind of ironic because its a song that many staind fans could write to aaron in the same way that he felt about Layne
    pretzel0021on June 17, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI couldn't say it any better then Pretzel did, pretty much a dedication song to the late, great Layne Staley of Alice in Chains, ironically, the same day Layne died is also the same day Aaron's baby girl, Zoe Jane was born.
    saroknighton June 18, 2003   Link
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    General CommentHoly shit, I almost cried like a fuckin' baby when I heard this song. Layne Staley was my hero. Good to see other people feel the same way.

    "We pay our debts sometime"
    Phiedbakkon June 21, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBoth Pretzel0021 and saroknight said it right. And it's cool how the song is so much like an Alice in Chains song. Usually I'll listen to a whole album a few times before I even dabble into the lyrics. I didn't even notice this song was titled Layne or dedicated (obviously I figured that out by the title) to the singer. But I definitely thought it sounded just like an Alice in Chains song. It's good to see how music is so powerful in which it passes down the line through so many people. The beauty within songs have saved my life as well, and its awesome to see that it has done the same to the very artists that have reached out to us!
    chino69on June 18, 2003   Link
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    General CommentWhat's strange is that Zoe Jane Lewis was born the same day Layne Staley of Alice in Chains passed away, April 5, 2002, and exactly eight years earlier, Kurt Cobain of Nirvana was also killed. I found this at ubl.artistdirect.com/music/artist/bio/…. AIC was one of Lewis' favorite bands before he joined a band himself, and listening to them helped him through hard times so he wouldn't feel as bad. And because he pulled through, he's still alive and now has a family.
    MegaMadManon June 19, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's great to see someone pay tribute to Layne. The song is beautiful....RIP
    SGMonkee497on June 25, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIt's great to see someone pay tribute to Layne. The song is beautiful....RIP
    SGMonkee497on June 25, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHey Phiedbakk,
    don't feel alone I did the same! Rooster by Alice in Chains hit me hard and then i fell in love with thier music....It was my dad's birthday April 5, when we heard what happend.......then i realized it was the day Cobain Commited suicide......what a day!
    RiP Kurt Donald Cobain & Layne Stayle
    creed_rocks13on July 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti personally think he oculkda had better lyrics, but thats me
    gitarkidon July 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes anyone know the song hes talking about in the line:
    The song they played to say goodbye
    A song that gave, gave me back life

    We're making a video for this song in media tech. and we're kinda wondering......
    mY_sUgAr_HiGh69on May 11, 2004   Link

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