"Phantom Limb" as written by and Michael A. Inez Jerry Cantrell....
No hope of rescue
I'm trapped here alone
If I don't dig my own way out, I'll die here

Gave my loyalty too soon
Now the forked-tongue piper's bill is due

Weather is shifting
So cold, going numb
Through a pinhole of light, I see vultures circling

Bottom feeders pick my skin
Weathered brain a parasite within

Ego pulverized
No better medicine
Angels have been advised
Don't want no requiem

I'll just haunt you like a phantom limb
I'll just haunt you like a phantom limb
Gonna wear you like a second skin
I'll haunt you like a phantom limb

Every new second
Getting harder to breathe
No matter which side I end up on, this ain't over

My regrets are many, true
Still so much worse lies ahead for you

Ego pulverized
No better medicine
Angels have been advised
Don't want no requiem

I'll just haunt you like a phantom limb
I'll just haunt you like a phantom limb
Gonna wear you like a second skin
I'll haunt you like a phantom limb


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"Phantom Limb" as written by Michael A. Inez Jerry Cantrell

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    General CommentI feel like this is about recovering from addiction, but always having that feeling embedded in your brain and not being able to change how dependent you were in the past.
    Alice In Chains has cleaned up since the deaths of Layne Staley and Mike Starr, but their past drug use and the havoc that happened as a result still haunts them "like a phantom limb"
    Alice_in_Soundweezeron February 01, 2016   Link
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    General CommentI believe the song references a persons struggle with the ups and downs of life, battleing things such as drug addiction, depression and other issues. I think these struggles can haunt someone like a phanton limb.
    EternalTearsOfSorrowon June 04, 2013   Link

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