"Scalpel" as written by and Michael A. Inez Jerry Cantrell....
Road narrows, pouring down
I'm breaking without a sound
Bits and pieces of trying
Get what you pay for, nothing

Frozen dreaming of yesterday
Potent, creeping I'm far away
From my hometown I lit out
To save my skin and shed some doubt

I know how false the floor
How high the sky
Been down that road before

It's a lie, you hide in someone else
Like a shining scalpel, cut yourself

Hard as truth is, been my friend
Don't need to be invited in
I'll go round 'til bested
Pick up myself and try again

I know how false the floor
How high the sky
Been down that road before

It's a lie, you hide in someone else
Like a shining scalpel, cut yourself

All comes in time
Don't fight it, don't mind it
Whatever may come

I know how false the floor
How high the sky
Been down both roads before

It's a lie, you hide in someone else
Like a shining scalpel, cut yourself


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    General CommentI think it's about cutting ties with the past and being real with yourself by taking off a facade you put on, hence the "like a scalpel, cut yourself" part.
    flaminmofoon August 12, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationI think it is about the struggle to give up taking drugs. Been down both roads before...there is pleasure and pain in taking and staying off drugs. The hope is false as there is an inevitable fear of not staying off and taking them again. It is a pain suffered alone and which is hidden from the world. Just my thoughts :-)
    boopberryon March 29, 2014   Link

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