"Layne" as written by and Zack Wylde....
This fear that clouds my mind
This fear that just won't die
Blacked out this world
Nothing's pure, nothing's real

Oh, I'm just bidding my time
'Til I wave goodbye

If I could, you know I'd die
The final rest, just one big lie
This trip that's broke my back
My death is war, it's where I'm at

Oh, I'm just bidding my time
'Til I wave goodbye
Oh, goodbye
Oh, oh, oh yeah
'Til I wave goodbye


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"Layne" as written by Zack Wylde

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    General CommentI think Layne has so many tributes because he was honest. He in no way tired to hide his pain. He displayed it so that others can learn from it. Neither did he want any pity. He accepted full responsibilty and didn't want others to go down the same path.

    And for that we all absolutely love him. And that is by far not the only reason why we love him.

    RIP sweet Layne
    drainingblueon May 26, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's cool because you hear someone knocking on the door and a cat at the end of the song. Sadie, Layne's cat, and despite not eating for approximately two weeks, survived and is now owned by Jerry. The knocking is when they come to check on Layne and ultimately find him.
    killervon April 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLayne has more tributes than Elvis.... God bless him.....
    WillowTheWispon May 18, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about layne waiting to die, he knew he was going to die, he was ready for death to happen as soon as possible because he was suffering so bad

    RIP Layne
    eeric187on March 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThere are a lot of songs tributed to layne he wuz a good guy...I love the song w/ staind "Layne" just as of this one it wuz also tributed to Layne
    Negrumon February 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love Alice In Chains. God bless Layne Staley. I named my son Layne Sidney after Layne Staley and Sid VIcious from the Sex Pistols. I am proud of bands like Black Label Society for writing songs like Layne. I think it is so cool and honorable. My heart weeps everyday for musicians like Layne Staley, Sid Vicious, Jim Morrison, Dimebag Darrell and Bon Scott. There are others but I can't think of them at the moment. Thanks.
    darrell1973dayon February 20, 2014   Link
  • -2
    General CommentZakk should put down the beer adn the guitar for ten minutes and learn to read. Okay, so it's dedciated to Layne Staley, (Alice In Chains being an obviously huge influence on BLS). But "biddin' my time until I wave goodbye?" I thought it was justa typo, so I dug out the CD (not my favorite BLS album), and he actually sings "biddin'." You don't bid your time, you bide it, slob!
    Doghouse Reillyon May 26, 2008   Link

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