I like to sit
Do nothing at home
I disappear, turn off the phone
I lose myself
Hide from the sun
I make a trip, when I'm out of fun
I cut you in, come on let's go for a fall
I cut you in, and you ain't leavin' at all
I cut you in, don't let it go to your head
I cut you in, part-time friend
I call you up
Whenever I'm stoned
We chew the skin, choke on the bones
You wonder when
I'll go away
If I could deal with it, I would have stayed
I cut you in, come on let's go for a fall
I cut you in, and you ain't leavin' at all
I cut you in, don't let it go to your head
I cut you in, part-time friend
I like to sit
Do nothing at home
I disappear, turn off the phone
I lose myself
Hide from the sun
I make a trip, when I'm out of fun
I cut you in, come on let's go for a fall
I cut you in, and you ain't leavin' at all
I cut you in, don't let it go to your head
I cut you in, part-time friend
I cut you in
I cut you in
I cut you in, don't let it go to your head
I cut you in, part-time friend


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    General CommentI'm pretty sure this has nothing to do with Layne. Jerry is an autobiographical writer. Not every song he writes is about Layne. You have to remember at the time this was written Jerry was just as deep in substance abuse as Layne, and was very reclusive himself. It sounds more like it is about a bad influence in his life. Either a dealer or enabler that he would only really like to be around when he wanted to get or was high.

    As for the Alice being a close group. There were and still are today. They had arguments, there was some things published which may or may not be true about their relationship in the final days of Layne's life. But you must remember the fights and arguments came from the substance abuse. They all were guilty. The drugs made them do and say different things. Jerry, although, he does not just come out and blab about it, has said numerous times that it his use really changed him. As he gets clean, he really realizes how he was a completely different person when he was using. That is why he has nothing but love for Layne still, he has walked in those shoes for years. Times were great, times were bad, but the bad times were synthetic. If Layne was alive today and clean, I have no doubt that they would be playing together again.
    Redsand187on November 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthanks redsand, you gave me a lot to think about - what a rational and thought out post, i think you might be right, maybe it has nothing to do with layne. its so easy for outside observers like us to project what you think are obvious topics (like layne) onto the meanings of songs, when in reality Jerry was like u say an autobiographical writer.

    i still like to think Layne played a part in this song anyways, maybe from the angle that Jerry would call Layne up when he was high. I'm wondering who his "part time friend" was. i don't think it was his dealer, as he calls him up once he's already using.

    Although, maybe its not about drugs whatsoever also, and just about Jerry's reclusiveness, which is something else he's known for. he only mentions drugs twice here, after all "I make a trip, when I'm out of fun" and "whenever I'm stoned"... maybe its an apology of sorts to his friend(s) who he spends large amounts of time away from... dont know... hoping to hear some more thoughts on this one
    SFy65B2G5rKbzps5acdHwQe6on November 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm guessing this is about a dysfunctional person, who makes friends easily but leaves them in the dust when things get tough.
    bandobandoon December 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is indicitive of the relationship between Layne and Jerry at the time.
    onelokikittyon January 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentonelokikitty i think you are SPOT on. the song is written from Layne's point of view. in his final years Layne was said to sit in his condo playing video games and shooting up, sometimes noone would hear from him for weeks which is why his body wasnt discoverd for 2 weeks. now Jerry only hears from his friend occasionally, and whenever he does, he's high. They talk (chew the skin) but cant get down to the real issues (the bones).

    alice in chains was a band with the potential to be much bigger than they were, but their internal problems caused them to implode leaving only about 60 songs for the world to enjoy. Still Jerry (at least publicly) doesn't lay blame with anyone to the demise of his band.

    apart from the obvious wedges Alice seemed like such a close-knit group. i cant help but wonder what might have been.
    SFy65B2G5rKbzps5acdHwQe6on May 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIts definitely criticizing Layne for his behavior, and its no wonder Layne didn't consider his bandmates his friends anymore. I am not saying I wouldn't be frustrated with him as well, but considering that Jerry wrote "Would?" about not judging Andy Wood after his death, he's kind of being an asshole here.
    colubrid660on June 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentcolubrid660 you are a retard, This song was released 5 years before layne passed away and was most likely written way before that, I doubt it has any kind of resentment towards him. And for your inforfuckingmation they were all best friends.
    sonwo121on August 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti dont think jerry's being an asshole! he feels bad that layne doesn't talk to him much any more, he misses his friend.. thats what i get out of it. i don't think he RESENTS layne, but of course he frustrates him, and of course he's sorry layne's addicted to drugs. is that judging him, or is that more like emotional attachment?
    SFy65B2G5rKbzps5acdHwQe6on September 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentCool song, and it's pretty obvious that it's about using drugs. C'mon people, he mentions isolating himself at his home all day and "making a trip" and countless other drug references. The only part I'm still stuck on is the middle verse, because there it seems like he really is talking to an actual person but that wouldn't seem to fit the rest of the song.
    The Firmon June 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI Read Somewhere That Jerry Said This Song Is About A Girl He Had A On Again Off Again Relationship With But He Really Didn't Want Her Because He Already Told Her That He Broke Up With His True Love.
    TheArtOfSandon August 13, 2011   Link

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