Alice In Chains – Down In A Hole – MTV Unplugged

Posted by By at 17 August, at 02 : 25 AM Print

by *matmoon

“Down in a Hole” is a single from Alice in Chains’ album Dirt (1992). It is the fourth song on most pressings of the album and twelfth on others. The song was included on the compilation albums Nothing Safe: Best of the Box (1999) and Music Bank (1999).

Songwriter and guitarist Jerry Cantrell was at first hesitant to present the song to the band, feeling that the song was too soft, but after a positive response from the band, they followed through and recorded it. The composition is written in A minor, utilizing Dorian mode, and is centered mainly around A minor – G major – D major chord progression, with Layne Staley’s and Jerry Cantrell’s vocal parts intricately harmonizing.

Lyrics

Bury me softly in this womb
I give this part of me for you
Sand rains down and here I sit
Holding rare flowers
In a tomb... in Bloom

Down in a hole and I don't know
if I can be saved
I sing my heart out decorated
like a grave
You don't understand who they
thought I was supposed to be
Look at me now a man
who won't let himself be

Down in a hole, feelin' so small
Down in a hole, losin' my soul
I'd like to fly,
But my wings have been so denied

Down in a hole and they've put all
The stones in their place
I've eaten the sun so my tongue
Has been burned of the taste
I have been guilty
Of kicking myself in the teeth
I will speak no more
Of my feelings beneath

Down in a hole, feelin' so small
Down in a hole, losin' my soul
I'd like to fly but my
Wings have been so denied

Bury me softly in this womb
Oh I want to be inside of you
I give this part of me for you
Oh I want to be inside of you
Sand rains down and here I sit
Holding rare flowers (oh I want to be inside of you)
In a tomb...in bloom
Oh I want to be inside...

Down in a hole, feelin' so small
Down in a hole, losin' my soul
Down in a hole, feelin' so small
Down in a hole, outta control
I'd like to fly but my
Wings have been so denied

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3 Comments

  1. This is the perfect way to break down this infrnmatioo.

    Toshiyuki, 3 years ago Reply

  2. Hej! Jag deltar för andra gången. Jag tycker att det är jätteroligt att kolla vad andra har lag upp som sina tre bilder och hur de har tolkat temat.Hälsar Marita NR

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  3. Sehr geehter Herr Buurmann ,Peter Scholl-Latour hat mehr Erfahrung als sie.Wenn sie keine Ahung haben . Tut es mir leid.Sie haben vom Nahem Osten keine Ahung.Ihr zionistisches Gedankengut, passt zur rechtenRegierung Israels. Ich wiederhole was kümmert es diedeutsche Eiche(Peter Scholl-Latour) wen Borstenvieh (Gerd Buurmann)sich daran schrubbt.

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