I don't wanna feel no more
It's easier to keep fallin'
Imitations are pale
Emptiness all tomorrows
Haunted by your ghost

Lay down
Black gives way to blue
Lay down
I'll remember you

Fading out by design
Consciously avoiding changes
Curtain's drawn, now it's done
Silencing all tomorrows
Forcing a goodbye

Lay down
Black gives way to blue
Lay down
I'll remember you

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Black Gives Way to Blue Lyrics as written by Jerry Cantrell

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    General CommentHere's some info i found on a webite Quote "d For those of you who are fans of 5 Alice in Chains demo songs that have shown up on bootlegs sometimes called Tasty White Powder, 1989 Demo Tape or Alice in Chains: Unchained Rarities, I have some news for you. The 5 demo tracks known as Distance Aside, Foolish, Blue, We've Come and Look were not written or recorded by Alice in Chains. These songs are from a demo tape released in 1993 by another Seattle band called Thread.
    By the way, I'm Scott and I was the co-founder and guitarist of Thread. We played the local Seattle music scene from 1993-1996. We reached a medium level of local popularity playing regular live shows around Seattle. We released a 5 song demo tape in 1993 and eventually 2 full length albums over the following two years.
    Early on we were big fans of Alice in Chains and our songs showed it, especially our first demo tape. We threw together the recordings for that tape using my 4-track and quite a lot of borrowed gear. It featured 5 songs from our live set called Distance Aside, The Fool, Aviary Garlands, What We Are and Look at Me. We used to dub copies of the tape ourselves and sell them at our shows for $5.
    You can imagine my surprise when I learned that for almost the last 10 years our 5 songs from that tape have been sold and traded as early AiC recordings.
    In March 2006 I received an email from John, who runs a long running AiC site, informing me of this misattribution. I did some web searches and was amazed to find just how far our little songs had traveled. It was surreal to find my guitar parts transcribed, our lyrics posted (albeit not accurately) and discussion board conversions about the tunes.
    It's flattering to know that our songs have been mistaken for a band like Alice in Chains, but I also feel that credit should be given where it's due. So to help set the record straight, I created this site.
    I do have digitally re-mastered versions of our recordings, including the demo tape (see our discography below). I'm curious to know how much interest there is in purchasing our recordings. Please drop me a line and let me know your thoughts"
    Negrumon February 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI remember hearing this old piece of music, and thinking to myself if it was even really Alice. It really is, back in that "Chained To The Studio" era.
    flayon December 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti`ve just heard it for the first time..is this really aic?i mean its a beautiful song.. just beautiful
    tremorchriston December 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is actually called Aviary Glands and comes from the demo of a band called Thread. As of now, there are two hits on google for "aviary glands;" there was pretty much no information on the interweb about this song other than it being listed on various lyrics sites.

    For more information:
    vigetx.com/bb/jerrycantrell/… (jerrycantrell.com message board)

    itsnotallice.com should be up soon with more information.
    quickposton March 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSorry, that's Aviary Garlands, not glands.
    quickposton April 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI would LOVE to buy the final version of this EP. What's the website? It still active?
    jarofsapon November 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentNegrum, email me the retail details of the remastered tapes. I LOVE those songs.
    whiterabieson December 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI know im looking for some one that got all the songs...man i luv em like aic lol...if i find anything i'll send you da songs on an email...i think i have all of them but Distance aside thats my favorite
    Negrumon June 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is by a Seattle band called Thread, off of a five-song demo that circulated online and was mislabeled as being by Alice In Chains. This song is actually called Aviary Garlands, and where you have "every god lives in me" in the lyrics it is ACTUALLY saying "aviary garlands in me." i have 4 of the 5 songs from their demo thought to be Alice In Chains (the others are Distance Aside, The Fool (Foolish), and What We Are (We've Become)
    NirvanaNChains22on June 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAll mystery is solved. I found Thread's website. They sell their stuff, and they've made a few albums since these songs. Cool band but jesus, try googling "thread". It's a miracle I found em.

    whiterabieson May 29, 2009   Link

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