Jerry Cantrell

Boggy Depot tracks

Lyrics

1. DICKEYE

Once round outside and check the door
Only thing he came here lookin' for
One man wasting another man
One hand washes the other hand
Born traitor, soul fader
Stoplight flashes in the street
Injected concrete hide bloody feet
Armed and shining in his hands
Cold metallic green, he don't give a damn
Born traitor, soul fader
Down come the hammer, fall my god, you say
Once again the big dog has his day
One man wasting another man
One hand washes the other hand
Born traitor, soul fader
One man wasting another man
Born traitor
One hand washes the other hand
Born traitor
One man wasting another man
Born traitor
One hand washes the other hand
Soul fader




2. CUT YOU IN

I like to sit
Do nothing at home
I disappear, turn off the phone
I lose myself
Hide from the sun
I make a trip, when I'm out of fun
I cut you in, come on let's go for a fall
I cut you in, and you ain't leavin' at all
I cut you in, don't let it go to your head
I cut you in, part-time friend
I call you up
Whenever I'm stoned
We chew the skin, choke on the bones
You wonder when
I'll go away
If I could deal with it, I would have stayed
I cut you in, come on let's go for a fall
I cut you in, and you ain't leavin' at all
I cut you in, don't let it go to your head
I cut you in, part-time friend
I like to sit
Do nothing at home
I disappear, turn off the phone
I lose myself
Hide from the sun
I make a trip, when I'm out of fun
I cut you in, come on let's go for a fall
I cut you in, and you ain't leavin' at all
I cut you in, don't let it go to your head
I cut you in, part-time friend
I cut you in
I cut you in
I cut you in, don't let it go to your head
I cut you in, part-time friend




3. MY SONG

She won't tell me lies
She want to see me smile, yeah
Every time you let it show
I didn't want to know
By the time I had lost my soul
You had to go
She come, in disguise
I want to say goodbye, yeah
Every time I let it show
You didn't want to know
By the time I had lost my soul
You had to go
You had to go
Love's strong, mine gone
Still have the time to sing my song
Love's strong, mine gone
Still have the time to sing my song
Still have the time to sing my song
Still have the time to sing my song
She got her own way
Same as yesterday, yeah
Every time you let it show
I didn't want to know
By the time I had sold my soul
You had to go
You had to go
Love's strong, mine gone
Still have the time to sing my song
Still have the time to sing my song
Love's strong, mine gone
Still have the time to sing my song
Still have the time to sing my song
Still not a crime to sing my song




4. SETTLING DOWN

Though you're always on my mind
Found a sickness that was mine
Chose a life out on the run
All alone inside this game
Until I'm done
Sometimes I don't think I can trust myself no more
Seems I've failed you all my life
Youthful dreams you'd be my wife
Before I fall into the sun
If there never is again
You were the one
Sometimes I don't think I can trust myself no more
So I don't feel that I can love you anymore
On this settling down
Oh I better lay down and rest awhile
On this settling down
Oh I better lay down and rest awhile
Sometimes I don't think I can trust myself no more
And I don't know if I can love you anymore
On this settling down
Oh I better lay down and rest awhile
On this settling down
Oh I better lay down and rest awhile
And I say no




5. BREANKS MY BACK

Through windows by my bed
Miles away I rest my weary head
Next to you
No coldness in my eye
Cut the skin and take my sorry hide
Cover you
Make love with you
It bleeds upon my back
Strapped with silver tacks
Wish I'd loved you more
And never shut that door
The waves that run the shore
Wash away the stones of pain we bore
I tortured you
I tried to drown my hate
Underneath an ocean I still wait
Remembering you, always true
It bleeds upon my back
Strapped with silver tacks
Wish I'd loved you more
And never shut that door
Restitution day
All I have I give away
To be with you
If it breaks my back
Through windows by my bed
Miles away I rest my weary head
Next to you
No coldness in my eye
Cut the skin and take my sorry hide
Cover you
Make love with you
It bleeds upon my back
Strapped with silver tacks
Wish I'd loved you more
And never shut that door
Restitution day
All I have I give away
To be with you
If it breaks my back




6. JESUS HANDS

If you ever torch your bridges
If you're ever past the starlight
If you're ever unassured
Forever you will burn
As you sleep unearthly grace
Lay Jesus hands upon your face
To this sea you've been shot down
Now find the shore, it can be found
Can be found
Can be found
If you ever crack your small mind
If you're ever much disturbed
If you ever reach the shore
Forever be your turn
As you sleep unearthly grace
Lay Jesus hands upon your face
To this sea you've been shot down
Now find the shore, it can be found
Can be found
Can be found




7. DEVIL BY HIS SIDE

Clear on the road tonight
Headlamps shine on the one-way signs
I try to clear my head
Of thoughts better left unsaid
Runnin' down an old elusive high
One more time
The wind upon my face
No one here for to block my way
I wake the setting sun
Bullet shot by a thoughtful gun
Runnin' down an old elusive high
Did I lose you
Oh friend of mine
Is it in your hardened heart to
Trust me one more time
See, I'm tryin' to shake that same
Devil from my side
Always watchin' me, yeah
Laughing while I cry
While I cry
Gunnin' down an old elusive high
One more time
Clear on the road tonight
Headlamps shine on the mileage signs
Not much further to go
I laugh and I'm almost home
Gunnin' down an old elusive high
Did I lose you
Oh friend of mine
Is it in your hardened heart to
Trust me one more time
See, I'm tryin' to shake that old
Devil from my side
Always taunting me, yeah
Laughing while I cry
While I cry
Runnin' down an old elusive high
One more time
One more time




8. KEEP THE LIGHT ON

Haven't seen her, she hit the wall last night
Bumped his head low, a cause-effected fight
She says she ain't gonna take it no more
(golden ring around her finger)
But she won't ever set him free
(golden ring around his finger)
Come to find out, she'd been with someone else
So it's a bitch now, he sees it in himself
Long before we, teachers of our game
On a bent lord, it tends to get insane
She says she ain't gonna take it no more
(golden ring around her finger)
But she's not gonna set him free
He keeps the light on, prepare for war
Severed past gone, it's all the same today
Cannibalistic, eating themselves away
She says she ain't gonna take it no more
(golden ring around her finger)
But she's not gonna set him free
'Cause he keeps the light on, prepare for war
He keeps the light on, prepare for war
(golden ring around her finger)
He keeps the light on, prepare for war
(golden ring around his finger)
Fill me
Kill me




9. SATISFY

I would like to know
How you cage a bird aflight
Feathers bright
To show your might
Are you such a stone
Smile greasy, you pick my bones
Crawl inside
Have you no life
Hard times on the refugee
Keep a sidesteppin' over me
Not sure but you think you might
Can you see when there is no light
Tell me once again
That you'd like to be my friend
While we run
A race of one
Do you feel the same
My head hung high in shame
You install
A trophy wall
Hard times on the refugee
Keep a sidesteppin' over me
Not sure but you think you might
Can you see when there is no light
Please me
Satisfy
One request
Choose to live...




10. HURT A LONG TIME

His hands are clenched
His knuckles white
He got a gun
And gave up the fight
When I found out
I couldn't even cry
Well I am now
And I'm tryin' to figure out why
I'll save it for you
You save me from me
And the hole in my head I can see
Tell her I love her
Tell the kids that I loved them
Oh, it's a bad dream
I've got only time
Yeah, it's a bad dream
I've got only time
You know it's a bad dream
I've got only time
I wish it was a bad dream
I wish it was a bad dream
'Cause it's gonna hurt a long time, yeah
He lies awake
With saddened eyes
Sleeping babies
Keeping him alive
I'll save it for you
You save me from me
And the hole in my head I can see
Tell her I love her
Tell the kids that I loved them
Oh, it's a bad dream
I've got only time
Yeah, it's a bad dream
I've got only time
You know it's just a bad dream
I've got only time
I wish it was a bad dream
I've got only time
I wish it was a bad dream
'Cause it's gonna hurt a long time, yeah




11. BETWEEN

Going to California
Try and find my head
Gonna swim in the ocean until I'm dead
Let the infection spread
On my way to Texas
Drive up on my ranch
Gonna take you fishin' up big branch
Well now you're my catch
Somewhere in between the wrong and right
We fight
It's fair to say that in your eyes I'm wrong
And in my mind, that's alright
Off in New York City
Good to see some friends
Scratched my nose upon a barrette on her head
Laid up in a rental bed
Then back home to Seattle
Fed the Monkey Man
I proceed to throw up all over my hand
Well it ain't so bad
Somewhere in between the wrong and right
We fight
It's fair to say that in your eyes I'm wrong
And in my mind, that's alright
That's alright




12. COLD PIECE

Been awhile and you see his face
So you can't ignore the waste
All the empty spaces
No one home, leaving only traces
Give up, go 'way
He's not yours to save
And if you decide
He's not that kind
He got a cold piece inside
Cold piece inside
Now you hear that there's something wrong
Though it's sad, he lives his song
Ever changing
Stranded on the notes remaining
Give up, go 'way
He's not yours to save
And if you decide
He's not that kind
He got a cold piece inside
Cold piece inside
In your sunshine
In your sunshine
Where's your sunshine now
Average all, let it in my son
To be, is worth the damage done
You have no halo
Don't spend your time sniffin' round dead shadows
Give up, go 'way
I'm not yours to save
And if you decide
I'm not that kind
He say, give up, go 'way
I'm not yours to save
And if you decide
I'm not that kind
I got a cold piece inside
Cold piece inside
In your sunshine
In your sunshine
Where's your sunshine now