Alice In Chains: Dirt Meaning
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Or lack of self control
I want you to kill me
And dig me under, I wanna live no more
One who doesn't care is one who shouldn't be
I've tried to hide myself from what is
wrong for me
anonymous May 29th, 2018 5:14am report
It may not have to be about a single subject. While this is attributed to Layne, Jerry also contributed and it may have had to do with drugs, a relationship or Layne's father all in one. The most likely is a relationship or his father - Cantrell himself stated that only Sickman, Godsmack and Junkhead were about drugs.
anonymous Dec 26th, 2017 12:15pm report
You are all wrong. It's about his father in the Vietnamese war, and PTSD.
anonymous Nov 26th, 2016 11:58pm report
Drugs. And father issues.
anonymous Aug 27th, 2014 8:14am report
Probably bullshit all about parents or drugs (which both are on various sites) Listen to Paris, France 15/10/93, he says that this one is about a beautiful little girl who tore his heart out - "fucking little bitch" as he says - so similar to love hate love - maybe the same girl.
anonymous Jan 25th, 2012 1:19am report
It's a song about abuse, definitely. I'm not sure if it's similar with 'Angry Chair', which means that Layne talks about his parents abusing him, or with 'Love, Hate, Love' and 'Confusion' which is about Layne treating bad his girlfriend. The first one makes more sense, because Layne said he's been treated awfully by his father and he always wanted to become famous because he thought that if he was a celebrity, his father would care about him.
It's an amazing song, the lyrics are so heavy and badass, the music is also great and the guitar riff just blows your mind.
Awesome Alice In Chains, once again.
Rest in peace Layne Staley, rest in peace Mike Starr.
anonymous Oct 30th, 2011 10:10am report
His father left him as a child and later returned when layne had become famous. They did drugs together then he disapeared again. Put 2 and 2 together plus troubled past and that's the meaning of th song
anonymous Sep 29th, 2011 9:04pm report
It seems he was abused by his parent(s) and, unfortunately, he was a kid and couldn't get away (I've tried to hide myself from what is wrong for me) and therefore he is frustrated and has no self control and doesn't want to live anymore. When he talks about someone that doesn't care shouldn't be, I believe he can't believe the fact that his parent(s) dont' care about him and treat him the way they do, and someone who treats their kids that way shouldn't exist. When he says
"You, you are so special
You have the talent to
make me feel like dirt
And you, you use your
talent to dig me under
And cover me with dirt"
He talks about how he was raised and pretty much that his parent(s) him feel like dirt and how good they were at it and that they pretty much affected the rest of his life by how terrible they treated him and how he will never be normal because of it.
I hope this all makes sense because it makes perfect sense to me!
anonymous Aug 23rd, 2011 8:52pm report
I thank the song mean when some one who doest not care is one who should not be this song is so me like my father left me when i was three did not see him for 15 years and now he wants to be back in my life hes not a farther lack of self control is the drug problem for me and i try to hide my self from it but i dont iam just like layne i love that guy
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