"Hung On A Hook" as written by and Jerry Cantrell....
Hung on a hook I'm a mirror
Cracked down the center I split you
Counting the clouds in a storm behind your eyes

Show you the face of a man who
Not that he wants but he has to
Look at the thing he's become, what I see

I'm caught in a still life with no frame
Sometimes people do, the world it don't change

Give up awaiting someday
Future between a gun and your head

Pieces of me on a tile floor
Look up at you as you change more
Floating in fear I appear a hundred times

Hold a reflection inside me
I cannot feel you are empty
Throw me away
I am broken not your time

I'm caught in a still life with no frame
Sometimes people do, the world it don't change

Give up awaiting someday
Future between a gun and your head

Not gonna save you
Perform euthanasia


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    Song Meaningthe song talks about how the narrator (im assuming it's Layne) is depressed and is contemplating suicide or something of the sort.

    In lines like

    "Hung on a hook I'm a mirror"
    "Cracked down the center I split you"
    "Show you the face of a man who"

    you can see how the narrator is directing the song or the lyrics to himself as if he were observing his own life and his own decisions and that's shown even more clearly here in

    "Show you the face of a man who
    Not that he wants but he has to
    Look at the thing he's become, what I see"

    It could also be about depression or troubled times or any sort of confusion maybe as when he says "Counting the clouds in a storm behind your eyes" , he's talking about how cloudy his own judgement is or maybe even his thoughts, and with "I'm caught in a still life with no frame" he most probably means he has no control over his life (though im not so sure on this)

    Though the idea of suicide is more apparent since he, with the idea that he's addressing himself in the song already at hand, very clearly says things like

    "Future between a gun and your head"

    and

    "Not gonna save you
    Perform euthanasia"

    Personally i do believe it's an amazing and poetic song, albeit very dark. It captures the narrator's sadness in a very poetic way especially with the idea that the narrator is addressing himself throughout the song.
    Rami Abu Shakraon May 20, 2015   Link
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    Song MeaningWhat a wonderful song. I think it's is about a man who wants to commit a suicide.
    King of Hartson December 14, 2014   Link

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