Ha ha ha!
I am Iron Gland!

Ha ha ha!



Oh ha ha ha


Red rum, red rum!

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Iron Gland Lyrics as written by Jerry Cantrell

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    My Opinionto me the song represents a bad trip
    dubnuttson February 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTom Araya doing some vocals. Fuckin' A.
    libertykillingconson August 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentRedrum from the Stephen King novel the Shinning, later turned into a film by Stanely kubrick. Redrum, is backwards for murder of coarse and I am Iron Gland is a parody of the start of Iron Man by Black sabbath, just to state the obvious
    Dressed2Depresson August 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDressedtoDepress is right. Although I don't think this should have been on "Nothing Safe" (they left out a lot of good songs, like "Heaven Beside You"), it was an unexpected little interlude to a brilliant album.

    I miss Alice a lot. Although I was very much into grunge when they were around, I was a huge Nirvana fan, so I wasn't ready to really appreciate AiC for the unique band that they are/were. RIP Layne.
    colubrid660on April 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentJerry always used to play this on guitar during the recording of Dirt. It started to get on everyone's nerves, so they told him if he stopped playing it, they'd put it on the album.
    horrorbusiness89on April 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI don't have much knowledge about drug use, period, but maybe he is referring to some kind of effect of or to some kind of gland or another, as the result of drug use. Maybe they are referring to the abnormal usage of the pineal or adrenal glands? I believe meth shuts down your pineal glands, which secretes melatonin, which would allow the user to stay up for days or weeks on end. But I don't know, it's pretty much speculation, since I don't know enough about the use of hard drugs that rock stars typically use.
    benj30a4on October 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song represents a drug user hallucinating, hence the trippy screaming. It's also known in the Alice in Chains fan community as "Dream Sequence".
    Tig45on January 17, 2011   Link
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    My OpinionAbsolute worst AIC track, period. But it serves the purpose which Cantrell created it for. XD

    Seriously though, it was a waste of space on the Dirt album. A much better song could have gone there, like Lying Season - or really anything else from the Dirt Demos.
    Altrealon December 25, 2016   Link

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