"Deaf Ears Blind Eyes" as written by and Jerry Fulton Cantrell....
Sinking below view
Time spent a wasting
Alone in a full room
Nobody plays in

I own everything
Whine all set on eleven
I own everything
Cries a soul on fire

Hurt does surround you
Blinded and tied on
Numbness engulfs truth
Let bygones be bygones

I own everything
Whine all set on eleven
I own everything
Cries a soul on fire

And it tears me in a way
Hangin' over
And I feel it's here to stay
Inner coldness so ingrained

Feel like a fake thing
Where did the time go?
Memories worth making
Pass by the window

I own everything
Whine all set on eleven
I own everything
Cries a soul on fire
Soul on fire


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"Deaf Ears Blind Eyes" as written by Jerry Fulton Cantrell

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    General CommentI struggle with the meaning. Excellently orchestrated and obviously deep. Is he describing a severe Narcissist ?
    HBeardon October 10, 2018   Link
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    General CommentDeaf ears and blind eyes refers to ignoring and not seeing the problems either by choice or not.

    Feels like Jerry Cantrell is lamenting the wasted years Alice In Chains was inactive and his guilt for allowing it to happen and still carrying the burden.

    First verse: could mean no one is playing in the rehearsal studio, the band is wasting time.

    Chorus: owning everything could refer to him founding the band, writing the songs and possibly organising the studio time too: but all he hears are arguments and moaning from bandmates and/or from himself (whine set to eleven) while deep down he is screaming for it to end (soul on fire)

    Second verse: the truth is hard to bear but it’s easier to ignore it and become numb than confront the pain that’s still there.

    The middle breakdown: the regret still lingers now and has become part of the band’s identity.

    Last verse: regret about not making the most of the golden years and now feeling fake because the band’s own history has become it’s inspiration too.

    Bhagwanton November 10, 2018   Link

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