So all you fools
Who sing just like him
Feel free to do so now
Cuz he's dead

Using, using, using
The using takes toll
Isolation
Just so happy to be one
Sad to, sad to think
Sad to think of him all alone

Lonesome friend, we all knew
Always hoped you'd pull through

No blame, no blame
No blame, it could be you
Using, you can't grow old using

So sing just like him, fuckers
It won't offend him
Just me
Because he's dead



Lyrics submitted by Stoney, edited by Mckaynoway

4/20/02 song meanings
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  • +2
    General CommentThere's no rationalizing, breking it down, or trying to find hidden meanings here people......Vedder and the late, beautiful/inspiring Layne Staley were once friends.....many of us just waited for years to hear the news when he would finally be at peace.....for Vedder it was on 4/20/02....along with the rest of us......NO VOICE CAN EVEN COME CLOSE TO THE POWER, BEAUTY, AND PAIN-FILLED SOUL OF MR. Layne Staley!....I was at his original memorial service....along with Vedder, McCready, Cornell,Inez,andCantrell.....you are loved and missed Dark Angel!
    imisslayneon August 05, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is about Layne Staley. Eddie is pissed at how people try to copy Layne's style to make a buck. R.I.P. Layne Staley.
    Stoneyon April 12, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSeether is actually pretty good, I've read alot of stuff about Shaun Morgan (the lead singer) and he's a pretty big Nirvana freak...

    he says that he wants to try to keep what Kurt started going, that he wants to be in it basically for the sake of writing music,... there's no doubt in my mind that he's a hell of a lot more commercially appealing than Kurt, more Mainstream Friendly, but I think he's pretty sincere....

    Sully Erna on the other hand.........
    N0 C0DE 79on February 16, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is so great. When I listen to it, I just have this image in my head of Eddie sitting in a dark room with his guitar just bleeding this out... I always wondered how Eddie took Layne's death. We all know his reaction to Cobain's death but him and Kurt were never close, like Eddie and Layne.
    Tig45on September 16, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentvery heartfelt tribute to a fallen hero. it was so sad to see layne decompose. i wish he could of gotten help.
    kozworthon May 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti've thought that about many of the new bands and how they try to copy laynes voice and style, and i share vedders views in this song. probably everyone does.
    hooliobischoffon October 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti thought this was about Andy Wood. i don't know...
    opiumon October 31, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno its not about Andrew Wood...Eddie didnt know him but he sang on his tribute "temple of the dog" Ed was new in Seatle when Andrew died....and this song is about Layne....all these newere bands try to copy Laynes voice...cough cough Godsmack...alot of them try to copy Eddie Vedders voice and Kurt Cobains and Chris Cornell...they all had/have great voices and everyone wants to sound just like them but they cant
    slvercord17on December 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment!992 maybe, but not 2002.

    Ive never heard this song before....would love to now though!
    Bellyfull of Swanson January 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^^^

    Just listen to 'Bee Girl' off Lost Dogs if you have it. It's after the silence following Bee Girl. A hidden track.
    sbhojuon January 28, 2005   Link

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