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Alice in Chains - Down in a Hole - Lyrics Meaning

Alice in Chains is a rock band that's from Seattle, Washington. The band consists of Jerry Cantrell, Sean Kinney, Mike Inez and William DuVall. The band's past singer (Layne Staley) died in 2002 due to depression and drugs.

'Down in a Hole' was released during the early '90s. The song was released with two compilation albums around 1999. The song was written by Jerry Cantrell. Jerry Cantrell had some issues with the song, not the actual song itself, but getting approval by the band. The song and its lyrics had to do with Jerry Cantrell's personal life and he was afraid that the rest of the band wouldn't like it. However, the band gave it the green light.

This is what Jerry Cantrell had to say about the song: "It's to my long-time love. It's the reality of my life, the path I've chosen and in a weird way it kind of foretold where we are right now. It's hard for us to both understand... that this life is not conducive to much success with long-term relationships." People can relate to the lyrics in many ways, it all depends on how you look at things and how others do as well.

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