Mother's dead hurts my head
Doctor said take my med's

I know that things look brighter on the other side, hell yeah
I know I'd feel quite lighter on the other side, hell yeah
I want to go away because my friends are all dead there
I want to sing them songs because my heart's beyond repair

Layne is dead failed the test
Life's a mess be my guest

I want to feel the pain of me screaming in your ears
I want to see your fear as I bring you far too near
I want to feel the weight of you pushing me too far
Repeat the frenzy-heat of me burning on your car

Alice said eat your head
Chained to med's kills Layne dead

Mother's dead hurts my head
Doctor said no more med's

Layne to rest failed the test
Life's a mess be my guest


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    General CommentThis song is Kat's tribute to Alice In Chains' frontman, Layne Staley. The song is about Staley's death. The title of the song suggests this, as does this line in particular:
    "Alice said eat your head/Chained to meds/kills Layne dead".
    'Alice' and 'Chained' refers to the band's name, although 'Chained to meds' also means that Staley was addicted to drugs, and because of that he died ('kills Layne dead').
    There are some references that Staley's death was a suicide:
    "I know that things look brighter on the other side"
    VelveteenDollon August 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBut what does the line "Mother's dead" mean if the song is about Layne Staley's death?
    seeingon February 11, 2016   Link

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