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Song Released: 1992

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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



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    May 27th, 5:13am report

    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.


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    Oct 18th, 2017 10:37pm report

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


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    Apr 17th, 2017 4:08pm report

    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.


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    Aug 29th, 2016 8:02am report

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


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    Apr 18th, 2016 4:28am report

    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...


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    May 9th, 2013 5:35pm report

    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:(


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    Mar 27th, 2013 3:02am report

    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?


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    Jul 19th, 2012 7:25pm report

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


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    Jul 4th, 2012 7:16pm report

    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.


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    Apr 23rd, 2012 4:58pm report

    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"...


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    Dec 11th, 2011 12:11pm report

    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 "


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    Dec 2nd, 2011 12:13pm report

    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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    Jul 6th, 2011 7:39pm report

    I have listened to many this song many times and i never thought about what its meaning is. But after looking at the lyrics a few times, it is clearly about Layne's addiction. The lyrics "fields of pain is is where i graze, serenity is far away," is just one of the many lines that hints towards heroin addiction. To me he is saying that he was too young to realize what he was getting himself into, and now that he does know what he has done, he choose this life. "corperate prison, we stay, im a dull boy work all day, so i'm strung out anyway."


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    Apr 17th, 2011 4:34am report

    It is about a time out chair and abuse for making mistakes.


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    Dec 3rd, 2010 12:37am report

    Dang-dog, the lyrics are not clear that he was beaten. Unhappy and mistreated for sure, But not beaten. My Father never beat me, but I got a stomach ache from the verbal lectures and yelling, but he never touched me.

    "What do I see 'cross the way?"

    He answers,

    "see myself molded in clay"

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