Alice In Chains

Black Gives Way to Blue tracks

Lyrics

1. ALL SECRETS KNOWN

Hope,
A new beginning
Time,
Time to start living

Like just before we died

There's no going back
To the place
We started from

Hurt,
Falling through fingers
Trust,
Trust in the feeling

There's something left inside

There's no going back
To the place
We started from

All secrets known

Calm,
All wounds are healing
Strong,
Truth is worth saving

I want to feel alive

There's no going back
To the place
We started from

All secrets known




2. CHECK MY BRAIN

An so I found myself on the sun, oh yeah...
A hell of a place to end a run, oh yeah...

California I'm fine,
Somebody check my brain
Calidornia's alright
Somebody check my brain

I walked these streets a creep in a fog, oh yeah...
When she sang I answered the call, oh yeah...

California I'm fine,
Somebody check my brain
Calidornia's alright
Somebody check my brain

Tears that filled my bong
Years expended gone

I hung my guns and put'em away, oh yeah...
A trick of the trade and by the way, oh yeah...

California I'm fine,
Somebody check my brain
Calidornia's alright
Somebody check my brain

Tears that filled my bong
Years expended gone
Tears that filled my bong
Years expended gone




3. LAST OF MY KIND

So young so brazen so unholy
I come to you in painted skies
Your broken saint, your ancient story
The living challenge to their lies

Trapped in the cold outside
There ain't no shelter
They wanna force my hand
Until I...

Take what I wanted, and
Break all the lies that they
Feed, the fuckin' liars...
Smash all the temples, and
Crawl through the rubble, and
Cry to the fallen

I'm the last of my kind still standing
I'm the last of my kind still standing down the law

A wolf alone upon the hillside
I live on what they throw away
I got to sleep behind the eight ball
I live to fight for one more day

I'm trapped in the cold outside
There ain't no shelter
They wanna force my hand
'Til I...

Take what I wanted, and
Break all the lies that they
Feed, the fuckin' liars...
Smash all the temples, and
Crawl through the rubble, and
Cry to the fallen

I'm the last of my kind still standing
I'm the last of my kind still standing down the law

Last of my kind still standing...
Last of my kind still standing...




4. YOUR DECISION

Time to change has comme and gone
Watched your fears become your God

It's your decision

Overwhelmed you chose to run
Apathetic to the stunned

It's your decision

You feed the fire that burned us all
When you lied
To feel the pain that spurs you on
Black inside

No one plans to take the path that brings your lower
And here you stand before us all and say it's over
It's over

It might seem an afterthought
Yes it hurts to know you're bought

It's your decision

You feed the fire that burned us all
When you lied
To feel the pain that spurs you on
Black inside

It's your decision

No one plans to take the path that brings your lower
And here you stand before us all and say it's over
It's over




5. A LOOKING IN VIEW

Hear footsteps creak the floor
The shadows give away
Someone outside the door
Won't let him in

Life damaged gears to grind
A run down, broke machine
That steals your peace of mind
Before you know it's gone...

Silence burning, hold your tongue
Keep us separate, sullen, dumb

Hiding in a darkness under
Boiling to the surface, stumble fall

A looking in view too long on the outside
Desperate plans make sense in a low life

These things I hate in you
Also reflect it seems
Distortion laced with spite
Takes you out of me...

Silence burning, hold your tongue
Keep us separate, sullen, dumb

Hiding in a darkness under
Boiling to the surface something
Crawling on your skin, discomfort
Makes you break and run, stumble fall

A looking in view too long on the outside
Desperate plans make sense in a low life

It's why you never tell me whatever's on your mind

A looking in view too long on the outside
Desperate plans make sense in a low life

It's why you never tell me whatever's on your mind




6. WHEN THE SUN ROSE AGAIN

Run
Run 'til you drop
Hide
Every one knows

We all trade in never befores
Selling out for the score

Pray
Squeal when you're caught
Cry
It's not my fault

Time to trade in never befores
Selling out for the score

It seems you prophesized all of this would end
Were you burned away when the sun rose again

Hate
Long wearing thin
Negative
All you've been

Time to trade in never befores
Selling out for the score

It seems you prophesized all of this would end
Were you burned away when the sun rose again




7. ACID BUBBLE

You tried to kill me off
Surprised, I remain
A scale tips, impossible
Afraid of my own name

And I always paid attention to all the lines you crossed
Forgive this imperfection it shows, and know
I am the child that lives and cries in a corner
Dies in a corner

Alone inside your mind

Intent obsolescence
Built into the system

I tried to shake it off
You can't remove this stain
A scale breaks, impossible
Afraid we are the same

And you never paid attention to all the lines I crossed
Forgive this imperfection it shows, and know
I am the child that lives and cries in a corner
Dies in a corner

Alone inside your mind

Hides in a corner
Dies in a corner
Alone inside your mind

Intent obsolescence
Built into the sytem




8. LESSON LEARNED

Just another lesson learned
Wear a scar, a bore repeating
Take a simple fateful turn
Opened up to stop the bleeding

Feeling like you never could
Been the disconnected frying
Hit the vein & struck a nerve
Seeing through a self that's blinding

Nowhere to buy in
Most of us hiding
Others are shining

You know when you find it
In your darkest hour, you strike gold
A thought clicks, not the be-all end-all

Just another lesson learned...

Just another brick you toss
Stone the number one deceiver
Multiply the added cost
Easy to become a believer

Feeling like you never could
Been the disconnected frying
Hit the vein & struck a nerve
Seeing through a self that's blinding

Nowhere to buy in
Most of us hiding
Others are shining

You know when you find it
In your darkest hour, you strike gold
A thought clicks, not the be-all end-all

Just another lesson learned...




9. TAKE HER OUT

Here I am again
I feel time is draggin' on
Aren't you getting tired of me ?
Whinging overdrawn

Faceless, blind
Want to take her out again
She's not just mine
Want to take her out again

In a bodiless embrace
Thrinving I have grown
Fickle changing grip replaced
Chocking take it all

Faceless, blind
Want to take her out again
She's not just mine
Want to take her out again

Dedicated, true to form
Still the only one
Only guarantee
Continue after I am done

Faceless, blind
Want to take her out again
She's not just mine
Want to take her out again




10. PRIVATE HELL

Give away a love
And then remove another too
Painted words adorn the wall
Echoing untrue

I feel cold... hu huh

Promises abound,
You rarely find it to begin
Maybe I'm afraid to let you
All the way in

I guess so... hu huh

I excuse myself,
I'm used to my little cell
I amuse myself,
In my very own private hell

Lately, I'm beside myself
Pretending unconcerned
Standing on a corner
Where I threw you on a torn

I'll move on... uh huh

Flowers on a cross remain
Mark an ending scene
Damn it all if blood you spill
Turn the grass more green

Life is short... uh huh

I excuse myself,
I'm used to my little cell
I amuse myself,
In my very own private hell




11. BLACK GIVES WAY TO BLUE

I don't want to feel no more
It's easier to keep falling
Imitations are pale
Emptiness... All tomorrows

Haunted by your ghost...

Lay down, black gives way to blue
Lay down, I'll remember you

Fading out by design
Consciously avoiding changes
Curtain's drawn now it's done
Silencing all tomorrows

Forcing a goodbye...

Lay down, black gives way to blue
Lay down, I'll remember you