"Rotten Apple" as written by and Michael Inez Layne Staley....
Hey ah na na
Innocence is over
Hey ah na na, over
Hey ah na na
Ignorance is spoken
Hey ah na na, spoken
Hey ah na na
Confidence is broken
Hey ah na na broken
Hey ah na na
Sustenance is stolen
Hey ah na na, stolen
Hey ah na na
Arrogance is potent
Hey ah na na, potent, yeah

What I see is unreal
I've written my own part
Eat of the apple, so young
I'm crawling back to start

Hey ah na na
I repent tomorrow
Hey ah na na tomorrow
Hey ah na na
I suspend my sorrow
Hey ah na na
Sorrow, yeah

What I see is unreal
I've written my own part
Eat of the apple, so young
I'm crawling back to start

Hey ah na na
A romance is fallen
Hey ah na na fallen
Hey ah na na
Recommend you borrow
Hey ah na na, borrow, yeah

What I see is unreal
I've written my own part
Eat of the apple, so young
I'm crawling back to start
Hey ah na na


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"Rotten Apple" as written by Michael Inez Layne Staley

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    General CommentHaunting, lucid, melancholy, visionary images distorted by the concept of original sin, eating the forbidden apple, and seeing the world as a sustenance-draining entity of greed, consumption, evil, corruption, disillusionment, angst, etc. The song is borderline creepy, which in song format is difficult if not impossible to convey. However, this song is possibly the exception and will give you a haunting stare into your own imagination, with sensations of distraught and disillusionment until the very last note. Rotten Apple is a mental masterpiece in the likes of which may never be duplicated. The creative genius behind Alice in Chains is exemplified in this, Rotten Apple. eat of the apple so young, I'm crawling back, to start...
    magoosh008on July 25, 2010   Link

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