Know me broken by my master
Teach thee on child of love hereafter

Into the flood again
Same old trip it was back then
So i made a big mistake
Try to see it once my way

Drifting body it's sole desertion
Flying not yet quite the notion

Into the flood again
Same old trip it was back then
So i made a big mistake
Try to see it once my way

Into the flood again
Same old trip it was back then
So i made a big mistake
Try to see it once my way

Am i wrong?
Have i run too far to get home?
Have i gone?
And left you here alone?
If i would, could you?


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Would? (Alice in Chains cover) song meanings
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    Song MeaningTo me this song is talking about drugs, as do many of Alice in Chains songs. Layne Staley, as many know, was an addict who battled drugs for most of his life and sadly lost the war. This song is talking about trying to come out of the dark hole and get back on track, but he keeps making the same mistake, like the "same old trip it was back then". This doesn't only have to relate to drug addiction, it could relate to everyday life in a bad rut and trying to get out, but you seem to fall right back in.
    beccalouon June 03, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song is about addiction, not about taking drugs.

    "Know me, broken by my master." That says it all.

    Taking drugs and addiction are two things that can definitely be mutually exclusive.

    Layne Staley did not write the lyrics, Alice in Chains recorded it as a cover. However, Staley certainly knew addiction as his cover of the song makes explicit. There is no arguing with the emotional intensity or honesty of his interpretation. I view Staley's cover of "Would" the same way I view Jimmy Hendrix's cover of "All Along the Watchtower"--Dylan wrote the words, but Jimmy owned the song.
    maryanne10on February 07, 2014   Link

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