Down In A Hole’ Lyrics

Down In A Hole' Lyrics
Down In A Hole’ Lyrics

“In 1992, Alice in Chains introduced ‘Down in a Hole,’ a poignant ballad from their legendary ‘Dirt’ album. This song delves deep into themes of despair, addiction, and isolation, drawing a hauntingly beautiful portrait of the human psyche’s darkest corners. Lead singer Layne Staley’s evocative vocals, coupled with Jerry Cantrell’s melancholic guitar work, create an atmosphere of profound introspection. The lyrics vividly describe a man’s struggle with his inner demons in a world filled with darkness. ‘Down in a Hole’ exemplifies Alice in Chains’ ability to convey raw emotion and vulnerability through their music, making it one of their most enduring and moving tracks.”

[Intro: Layne Staley]

Ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh

[Intro: Layne Staley & Jerry Cantrell, Jerry Cantrell]

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

[Verse 1: Layne Staley]

Down in a hole and I don’t know if I can be saved
See my heart, I decorate it like a grave
Oh, you don’t understand who they thought I was supposed to be
Look at me now, a man who won’t let himself be

[Chorus: Layne Staley & Jerry Cantrell, Jerry Cantrell, Layne Staley]

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

[Verse 2: Layne Staley]

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

[Chorus: Layne Staley & Jerry Cantrell, Jerry Cantrell, Layne Staley]

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

[Bridge: Layne Staley & Jerry Cantrell, Jerry Cantrell, Layne Staley]

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

[Chorus: Layne Staley & Jerry Cantrell, Layne Staley]

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, out of control
I’d like to fly
But my wings have been so denied

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