There's no out, downside up for good
No light, reflection understood
Had to try, perversion satisfy
Insane so, I indulge the beast awhile

When hurtin' yourself feels right
And there's nothing familiar in sight
Take the time to pull the weeds
Choking flowers in your life

Seal your doom
Cold transparent bloom
Locked inside a room
Solitude

There's no flesh, my own ghost awaits
Unclean, defiled, hallucinatory state
Lust, sloth, not my only sins
It's just how, when it's time, on a degradation trip

When hurtin' yourself feels right
Long gone, the will to fight
Take the time to pull the weeds
Choking flowers in your life

Seal your doom
Cold transparent bloom
Locked inside a room
Solitude

Insanity takes you
So black, it's untrue
So black, it's untrue


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  • +2
    General CommentDegradation Trip, the title of the album and the most menacing lyrics to the song. It sets the entire theme of the album. Jerry wrote this album in the midst of sobering up. It was a long struggle, which took him years, even after the album was finished. This is really the pinnacle of his addiction. He knows he is at a low and near death, as supported by the lyrics "my own ghost awaits" and from here on out he fights regain control in his life. "pull the weeds
    Choking flowers in your life."

    The entire album is very reflective over his entire life. It's as if he sat down to right an album, and realized how bad his life really was at that point. He reflects his childhood, his success as musician, his relationships, his addictions, and finally, he works to overcome them, and sets his goal to better his life. Each song is just a chapter in the novel that is Degradation Trip.
    Redsand187on January 17, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI can't believe no posts for this song! Its about the road to depression and insanity. It is a long road and the "degradation trip" is about drug or alcohol use/abuse. It takes awhile, but his friend Layne Staley eventually got there. It is basicly Jerry's song about the cycle of "do drugs because things suck" and the eventual "things suck because I do drugs". Or it may be even deeper than that. This "solitude" is the real problem, but drugs and booze helped for awhile. Now they help very little, but I have no better alternative. I hate the drugs, I hate were I am now, I hate everything. Shit! Fuck it. I am goin to get high.
    The cycle of shit keeps goin on. Until insanity takes you.
    Agreenmachineon March 23, 2006   Link
  • -2
    General CommentI think the last post was total shit! Who do you think you are anyway? What a creep!!
    Agreenmachineon March 23, 2006   Link

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