"Dying Days" as written by and Conner/lanegan/conner/martin....
All these dying days
I walk the ghost town
Used to be my city
I seen a holy man
Seen him crying with the Mother Mary
All these dying days

Yes it's too late
This life isn't mine
Lord hear me pray
Can you ease my mind
Now they're gone forever
Jesus I done gone over
Sleeping alone you
Stay on your side
If I couldn't lie
Like all of a thousand other times
I wouldn't be on this highway
Taken on down this highway

All these dying days
Waiting for the sunshine
Waiting for the sunshine


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"Dying Days" as written by Gary Conner Barrett Martin

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    General CommentI've just recently started listening these guys, heard about them through QOTSA, and I definetly love them. Too bad they're not around anymore, they are certainly better than most of today's bands. Mark's is probably my favorite voice.

    From Wikipedia:
    "The record [Dirt] featured Mike McCready of Pearl Jam and Mad Season playing the guitar solo on 'Dying Days', a track commemorating the death of several of Lanegan's close friends, and of the grunge scene in general."
    SekundesCon September 13, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about the end of the Seattle grunge scene. Written not long after Kurt Cobain's death.
    judexyzon August 05, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnd nobody commented on this thing? What the fuck is wrong with people?

    This is one of the bands best. Period.
    Charlie the manon September 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat great song. it's a shame the band aren't together again. Mark and the Connor's really were special. it's about perhaps his wasted days he had when he was on drugs and realized he is now regretting it
    pibstson February 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits so pathetic that no1 comments on screaming trees songs. they're so underrated. i guess everyone is too busy commenting on emo bands and rap music...
    dirt388on February 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMost people are not smart enough to find a band like the Screaming Trees. I was led to them through Alice in Chains and after becoming familiar with how smart and developed their songs were, I read all the lyrics to every song on every album. Mark Lanegan has a real gift for poetry and vocal patterns. Consider this - the show Full House was on the air for almost 10 years - meaning it got high enough ratings, enough households were actually watching it on a daily or weekly basis to make it last for almost a decade. That's what you're dealing with. In other cases, people just don't 'get it'. They hear the music, but they don't really listen or have a good sense of dual perspective. They can't feel what is being expressed like others can. You can hear Mark Lanegan's pain, misery, anguish or wonder in each lyric. The master of this was Kurt Cobain. It's not a developed thing. When Kurt Cobain sang, it sounded like it came straight from his soul. There were no barriers, no filters, no falsity. Some people just can't detect that - they think he just sounds like a 'cat being killed' or a 'wounded animal'. The funny thing is - they actually got it right and didn't even know it. He was dying inside and that's what it sounds like. The song "No One Knows", "Troubled Times", "Too Far Away" and many others have elicited tears from me on many occasions. If you are ever faced with serious heartache, The Screaming Trees should join you.
    juggernatrixon June 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI do enjoy this band very much mostly because of the rather mellow but still grungy music. I was first introduced when I looked for more bands similar to Blind Melon. Although there may not be much similarity I don't regret it for one second.

    This song seems to reference some drugged up past. Now he feels empty inside and doesn't have anything to believe in.
    dbieon12on July 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*Dust

    Dirt was an album by Alice in Chains, also great. A must have for grunge lovers.
    IAmOneon December 10, 2008   Link
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    General Commentdefenitly one of my favorite Screaming Trees songs, gets me into a deep mood, pretty creative too
    SaisBladeon August 11, 2009   Link

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