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Wake Up
Lyrics by Layne Staley
Music by Staley, McCready, Martin, Saunders 


Wake up young man, it's time to wake up
Your love affair has got to go
For 10 long years, for 10 long years
The leaves to rake up
Slow suicide's no way to go, oh
Blue, clouded grey
You're not a crack up
Dizzy and weakened by the haze
Moving onward
So an infection not a phase
Yeah, oh

The cracks and lines from where you gave up
They make an easy man to read, oh
For all the times you let them bleed you
For little peace from God you plead, and beg
For little peace from God you plead
Ahhaahh, Yeah, Ahhaahh, Yeah, Ahhaahh, Yeah

Wake up young man, wake up, wake up
Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up
Oh, yeah

Wake up young man, it's time to wake up
Your love affair has got to go, yeah
For 10 long years, for 10 long years,
The leaves to rake up
Slow suicide's no way to go, oh
Slow suicide's no way to go
Wake up, wake up, wake up
Wake up, wake up, wake up



X-Ray Mind Lyrics by Layne Staley Music by Staley, McCready, Martin, Saunders Do the laughs die when One such as I run And allow myself Time for own true needs When convincing me That you're on my team May not lie to me But not mentioning So sit back and have An hysterical Laugh at tiny holes Buy and trade men's souls X-ray mind reads plenty Worth no more than pennies You, they, it or what Have been fair, I thought May you never free You from you or me See the more I think I'm afraid to blink I don't move an inch Slowly draining me Hire a spy and bug me Pimp your friends for money Rich and growing sicker Sell the dead ones quicker
River Of Deceit Lyrics by Layne Staley Music by Staley, McCready, Martin, Saunders My pain is self-chosen At least, so The Prophet says I could either burn Or cut off my pride and buy some time A head full of lies is the weight, tied to my waist The River of Deceit pulls down, oh oh The only direction we flow is down Down, oh down Down, oh down Down, oh down Down, oh down My pain is self-chosen At least I believe it to be I could either drown Or pull off my skin and swim to shore Now I can grow a beautiful shell for all to see The River of Deceit pulls down, yeah The only direction we flow is down Down, oh down Down, oh down Down, oh down Down, oh down The pain is self-chosen, yeah Our pain is self-chosen
I'm Above Lyrics by Layne Staley Music by Martin, McCready, Staley, Lanegan For clear space and soundess of mind I've let you play me for some time One can only receive and retain But the lies you recite for your gain So you rely on my faith in your kind Or rather continue to pretend that I'm blind You say I made your life a living hell And yet still let me pay you when I fell How is it you're feeling so uneasy? How is it that I feel fine? Life reveals what is dealt through seasons Circle comes around each time I've been blessed with eyes to see this Behind the unwhole truth you hide Bite to remind the bitten, bigger Mouth repaying tenfold wide I'm above Over you I'm standing above Claiming unconditional love Above Try to keep bad blood in the past Never thought a chance, a chance it would last I have strength enough, enough to forgive I desire peace where I live I've been blessed with eyes to see this Behind the unwhole truth you hide Bite to remind the bitten, bigger Mouth repaying tenfold wide How is it you're feeling so uneasy? How is it that I feel fine? Life reveals what is dealt through seasons Circle comes around each time I'm above Over you I'm standing above Claiming unconditional love Above I'm above Over you I'm standing above Claiming unconditional love Above I'm above Over you I'm standing above Claiming unconditional love Above
Artificial Red Lyrics by Layne Staley Music by Staley, McCready, Martin, Saunders Artificial red, smoke, poison consumed In the House of Ill Repute Is this the way I spend my days In recovery of a fatal disease? Oooh... Oooh... Oooh... Oooh... On a cloud of pink has to grey And I'm alone again, yeah Someone to hold against my own Alone, untouched is what I crave Oooh... Oooh... Oooh... Oooh... Artificial red, smoke, poison consumed In the House of Ill Repute Is this the place I search for love When my need is within me, a gift from above? Oooh... Oooh... Oooh... Oooh...
Lifeless Dead Lyrics by Layne Staley Music by Staley, McCready, Martin, Saunders Lifeless dead, that unclean bed Till or when her hunger's fed How he'd wished that they would wed "I promise on our love" she said Promises were never kept Alone on dirty floor he slept Yeah, Lifeless Dead And although he'd not accept She was gone and so he wept Then a demon came to him "You must know I'm gonna win" Yeah, Lifeless Dead He said, she said She led him dead He said we bled She said not fed Lifeless Dead, Lifeless Dead Lifeless Dead, Lifeless Dead...
I Don't Know Anything Lyrics by Layne Staley Music by Staley, McCready, Martin, Saunders I don't know anything I don't know anything I don't know anything I don't know who I am I don't know anything I don't know anything I don't know anything I don't know who I am Why we have to live in so much hate everyday? Oh yeah Why the fighting and the coming down, am I sane? I don't know, yeah I don't know anything I don't know anything I don't know anything I don't know who to be I don't know anything I don't know anything I don't know anything I don't know who I am Why we have to live in so much hate everyday? Oh yeah Why the fighting and the coming down, am I sane? I don't know When the teacher put the ruler down on my hand I laugh! Cross my heart and hide reliever in trails of blood, I love?!? I don't know anything I don't know anything I don't know anything I don't know who I am I don't know anything I don't know anything I don't know anything I don't know who to be Why we have to live in so much hate everyday? Oh yeah Why the fighting and the coming down, am I sane? I don't know When the teacher put the ruler down on my hand I laugh! Cross my heart and hide reliever in trails of blood, I love?!?
Long Gone Day Lyrics by Layne Staley and Mark Lanegan Music by Martin, McCready, Staley, Lanegan So much blood I'm starting to drown Runs from cold to colder Time to time the sky's come down To help me lose my way Tears and lies for answers You and open veins, God knows I'm gone Girl I just want you to Come on down Lord it's a storm and I'm heading to fall These sins are mine and I've done wrong, oh babe Come on down Long Gone Day Mmmm, who ever said We wash away with the rain See you all from time to time Isn't it so strange How far away we all are now Am I the only one who remembers that summer Oh, I remember Everyday each time the place was saved The music that we made The wind has carried all of that away Long gone day Mmmm, who ever said We wash away with the rain So many tears I'm starting to drown The rain in heaven's all come down Silver spoons affix the crown The luckless ones are broken Fears and lies for answers You and open flames God knows I'm gone And I just want you to Come on down, hmmm Lord it's a storm and I'm heading to fall These sins are mine and I've done wrong I want you to, oh, I just want you to Come on down I fear again, like then, I've lost my way And shout to God to bring my sunny day
November Hotel Music by Staley, McCready, Martin, Saunders (Instrumental)
All Alone Lyrics by Layne Staley Music by Staley, McCready, Martin, Saunders All alone We're all alone... We're all alone...
I Don't Want to be a Soldier Lyrics and Music by John lennon Well I don't wanna be a soldier mama I don't wanna die Well I don't wanna be a sailor mama I don't wanna fly Well I don't wanna be a faliure mama I don't wanna cry Well I don't wanna be a soldier mama I don't wanna die Oh no Oh no Oh no Oh no Oh no Well I don't wanna be a rich man mama I don't wanna cry Well I don't wanna be a poor man mama I don't wanna fly Well I don't wanna be a lawyer mama I don't wanna lie Well I don't wanna be a soldier mama I don' wanna die Oh no (12x) Well I don't wanna be a beggar mama I don't wanna die Well I don't wanna be a theif now mama I don't wanna fly Well I don't wanna be a church man mama I don't wanna cry Well I don't wanna be a soldier mama I don't wanna die Oh no (11x)
Voodoo Child Music by Jimi Hendrix (Instrumental)