What does Angry Chair mean?

Alice In Chains: Angry Chair Meaning

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Song Released: 1992

Angry Chair Lyrics

Sitting on an angry chair
Angry walls that steal the air
Stomach hurts and I don't care

What do I see across the way, hey
See myself molded in clay, oh
Stares at me, yeah I'm afraid, hey
Changing the shape of his face, oh yeah


  1. anonymous
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    Jun 8th 2020 !⃝

    It could be about a young man picking wrong career, sitting on his "angry chair" in his office or work area. Walls trapping him,seeing older workers and realizing that he will become one of those miserable workers from now until he's an old man. Nothing to look forward to and trapped in a job he hates.

  2. anonymous
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    Jul 9th 2019 !⃝

    It's about a time he had spent in rehab and the "pink cloud" is when an addict first starts a program of recovery they are all about it and go 100% about it and are all happy and shit. Then he relapses and it turns to grey. And the song is pretty self explanatory from there.

  3. anonymous
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    May 17th 2019 !⃝

    Its not "flag" is "flash" obviously dont know shit.

  4. anonymous
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    May 27th 2018 !⃝

    lane had said his father sat him in a chair in front of a mirror when he was a child and misbehaving also,as a former addict I would guess that the pink cloud has now turned to gray is when you "flag"while injecting drugs,you pull the plunger back a little and if blood flows into the syringe it makes a pink cloud,then you have hit the vein and you can procceed,im assuming the gray represents the wave rolling over you as the drugs kick in.Then all i want is to play is "hey i just wanted to party but,shit now i better pray cause i think i may have overdosed,its pretty scary shit.

  5. anonymous
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    Oct 18th 2017 !⃝

    I think this song is about Laneys live for fine art and jelly babies.

  6. anonymous
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    Apr 17th 2017 !⃝

    this song is about laynes father turning up after years away his father has come to find him now hes famous laynes is delighted but realises his dad only wants to use his sons fame money to get hi. sitting on a angry chair layne is angry now with his father who hes staring at whilst sat across from him what do I see cross the way see myself moulded in clay layne sees himself in his ageing father (moulded in clay). I'm almost positive this is the really meaning of the song think I read it in a book about layne.

  7. anonymous
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    Aug 29th 2016 !⃝

    I believe this song is about layne and his drug addiction.

  8. anonymous
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    Apr 18th 2016 !⃝

    This song is 100% about the agony of withdrawal and being pissed that you're going through it again, and realize the shit you've done is horrific, to deal with it, inevitably you pick up again and start at the beginning. Dreadful cycle...

  9. anonymous
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    May 9th 2013 !⃝

    This song is about layne's heroin addiction. It was killing him inside
    and out. It is relating that to childhood punishment and his baf childhood. Layne was truly amazing. He was one of the last great singers now its all auto tuned pop. Too bad grunge abd the nineties was all before my time. I would of been two when he died:(

  10. anonymous
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    Mar 27th 2013 !⃝

    Hey, Sharper Image Catalogue person,I just looked in the web site(Sharper Image) and ther's no such thing.Who the hell would write a song about damn recliner or whatever you're talking about?

  11. anonymous
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    Jul 19th 2012 !⃝

    The song is about a chair in the Sharper Image catalogue. It's in the liner notes, dummies.

  12. anonymous
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    Jul 4th 2012 !⃝

    I've heard from a lot of people that this song is actually about the death penalty. It's about someone who's regretting what they have done in the past and they are reflecting on it as they are getting ready to sit on the angry chair (aka the electric chair) this song is open to many interpretations though.

  13. anonymous
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    Apr 23rd 2012 !⃝

    I was told by a friend that it was in this Angry Chair that Layne used heroin, and the needles were then thrown to the floor like darts...and one of his friends walked in and saw the scene, and made a comment like, " that is one angry chair"...

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  14. anonymous
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    Dec 11th 2011 !⃝

    The song is about his heroin addiction. The angry chair represents the bathroom toilet. The word stomach hurts is referring to constipation caused by the use of herion or any opiate, but the part that clearly supports the idea of talking about his addiction is " I'm a dull boy work all day. Oh, so Im strung out anyway "

  15. anonymous
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    Dec 2nd 2011 !⃝

    His father left when he was a child. This devasted him. In his last interview, he says during this time there were shadows everywhere. During the time of Facelift, his father found him, and used him for drugs.....saw my reflection and cried. He was his father.

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