"Pretty Done" as written by and Jerry Cantrell....
So you got the thing you wanted
Don't let it go
Though it hurts your hand to hold it
Don't let it show

I'm pretty done
Once a favored son
I'm pretty done
Slap me 'round for fun

Finding no pleasant changes
In old enemies
Not a lead a bit part playing
In my life story

I'm pretty done
Once a favored son
I'm pretty done
Slap me 'round for fun

I don't care to further amuse you
Never had you how could I lose you
Paid in full, I owe no one at all

I'm supposed to smile and ignore it
Better than some
High roads are far to fall from
Already hung

I'm pretty done
Once a favored son
I'm pretty done
Slap me 'round for fun

Pushing forward hopeless mission
Curiosity, omission
History colored since the fall

I'm pretty done


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    My InterpretationI wonder if this is William Duvall's writing? So you got the thing you wanted, Don't let it go, Though it hurts your hand to hold it, Don't let it show..(New AIC Album..?)
    I'm pretty done, Once a favored son, I'm pretty done, Slap me 'round for fun..(favored son: Layne..? Slap me round for fun, comparing william to layne..?)
    I don't care to further amuse you, Never had you how could I lose you
    Paid in full, I owe no one at all (Talking about the fans, they didnt like him being the "replacement" maybe? Never had you -the fans- how could i lose you. I could hear somebody sayin "man fuck this new duvall dude, i won't listen to it"..) The rest just speaks for itself, of course I could be WAAAY off lol
    Myztikkillaon July 13, 2013   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song is from Lucifer/satan's point of view,cursing god and his plan,about his fall,and being done with god's orders.(Pretty DONE!)

    "So you got the thing you wanted
    Don't let it go"
    "Though it hurts your hand to hold it
    Don't let it show"
    ::::::>>>>>God created him and now he has discarded him from heaven.God never shows any weakness(because he has none).Lucifer/satan doesn't agree with this, and claims himself the almighty, thinking his power and supremacy was not acknowledged by god in heaven over the others, for which god was hurt holding him in heaven and so he threw him out of heaven.


    "I'm pretty done
    Once a favored son/sun
    I'm pretty done
    Slap me 'round for fun" (listen to the snarling manner of singing)

    ::::::::>>>>>he's pretty done with the following the orders of god,and for this disobedience he is slapped around by god.(since satan thinks god is against him-and he is against god and he likes disturbing god's creation,he thinks god also likes pushing him around)

    "Finding no pleasant changes
    In old enemies/we're known enemies
    Not a lead a bit part playing
    In my life story"

    ::::::::::>>>>He himself does'nt like his foe-ship with god but he hates not playing the lead part in his story and so he has disrupted and confused the script by subtlelity and subliminality(because he is wise and for which he is not acknowledged by god) of his story.

    "I don't care to further amuse you
    Never had you how could I lose you
    Paid in full(or blatantful???there is no such word as it is grammatically wrong), I owe no one at all" (snarling manner of singing, again)

    These lines are very important:
    ::::::::>>>>Being pretty done with following of orders and being a disobedient one he doesn't care to further amuse him in being part of his plan.
    The next lines(Never had you....at all) are to justify his hate and arrogance since he himself knows, that without god he would have never came to existence....but being blatant...he owes no one at all.(beautiful solo,yeah!!)

    "I'm supposed to smile and ignore it
    Better than some"
    ::::::::::>>>>His cruel style is better that god.(Sublime in his own way)
    .............................................
    My alternate lyrics:
    "I'm supposed to smile, having no riddle
    benevolent sun"
    Note:I have interpreted these lines by hearing differently.(are these lines subliminal???)
    ..........................................
    "High roads are far to fall from
    Already hung"
    It is easier to find satan and his ways than god,there are no riddles,and also since he is a humanitarian,there is benevolence for his followers, who go against god.
    "High roads are far to fall from
    Already hung"
    Despite losing many battles against god he has hung to his task,and the high roads from which he fell are now far(he managed to hang in his fall) and his path is still leading him to his wanted victories.

    "Pushing forward hopeless mission
    Curiosity, omission
    History colored since the fall"

    ::::::>>>>CLIMAX of the song:Satan's understanding of nature is great because of his constant experiments with god's creation........but his experiments are only lead by evil curiousness for which he is left out.But history of mankind is nothing without him,and would have never came to it's present condition without his constant occurring.It is just colored since his fall from heaven.The whole universe is affected by his fall.The most historical event.
    (but he's going to get a 1000 years in jail....according to bible....i guess)

    This is just my opinion and interpretation on the following hypothesis.The song fits adequately though.LAST thing :Cantrell ROCKS!!!
    Note:LUCIFER/Satan symbolizes EGO.
    grungeboyon January 28, 2014   Link

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