Alice In Chains: Would? Meaning
Song Released: 1992
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Teach thee on child of love hereafter,
Into the flood again,
Same old trip it was back then,
So I made a big mistake,
Try to see it once my way.
Drifting body, it's sole desertion,
Flying, not yet quite the...
1TOP RATED#1 top rated interpretation:anonymous May 31st 2008 report
One of the greatest songs by far ever created. It is dedicated to andrew wood of mother love bone, a major influence in the seattle rock scene. In the lyric perspective, it talks about one's journey and the choices we make in this life. "life is what you make it" andy once said. now, interpret this from jerry's last 5 words of this song. you'll pretty much get it.
2TOP RATED#2 top rated interpretation:anonymous Feb 16th 2009 report
Know me broken by my master(Herion).. Teach thee love here after(Hooked the first time using)..So i made a big mistake(relapes).. Have i gone to far to get home(have i hurt to many people for being hooked)...If i would(if i stop) could you(stop also) This is what i think this song is about..
anonymous Jul 21st report
Into the flood (blood) again....same ole trip (high).it was back then ..
So i mad a big mistake (relapsed)
Try to see it once my way ..(the power of the drug over the body )
anonymous Jul 16th 2020 report
Yep, about heroin addiction.
'Into the flood again, same old trip it was back then' is the old familiar feeling of injecting into the vein (the flood) and subsequent high.
'Have I run to far to get home' have I od'd this time and will die?
anonymous Apr 7th 2019 report
I've never used "H", and I can see Would's lyrics being about that struggle. I can also see the lyrics as two dialecticts going on (a couple splitting up).
anonymous Sep 28th 2017 report
Know me _ don't be - broken by my master. ...warning ..applies to everything.
Teach thee.. teach love from there after.
Into the flood again
One more time around the mountain so I made a big mistake.
Trying to find love where there will never be
Check it. I'll always be making that mistake in your eyes.. recognize how low one has gone for you ..you hard hearted and selfish pig
Couldn't you just once throw me a bone find some scope of the imagination other than how you can benefit and see things they my eyes.. help me
Have I gone too far to get home? Am I pushing this too far. Should I give in have I laid my life down in vain?
The od is God's random act of kindness. This boys work is done.
If I would (give in), could you ( pull your head out)
anonymous Apr 17th 2017 report
the song is about Andrew wood who died of a heroin overdose in 1990. layne staley is wearing woods orange jumper in the video for the song.
anonymous Jan 23rd 2015 report
euacantrell wrote this song as a tribute to the late andrew wood(mother love bone guitarist)... it's about drug addiction- specifically herion, and hell of a lot that goes w/it. "broken by my master- the master is the drug and broken means fucked up/dead. the song shows the insanity of the addict, how everything is always the same old shit over n over, until eventually one ends up killing themself w/the shit... it's really sad and a shame.
anonymous Oct 13th 2014 report
I wish that this song was what I thought it was all of these years-a fuck song.
After Layne died, I told a friend about it and he was kinda like " o'boo-woo he knew what he was doing-big deal"
Guess how my friend died...:(
anonymous Jun 6th 2014 report
From what I understand, this song is about Andy Wood from Mother Love Bone. Andy died of a heroin overdose. When Layne sings, "Am I wrong? Have I run too far to get home?" it confirms that interpretation in my mind. Think of all the loved ones Andy left behind. His drug useage may not be understood by others, but it may feel comfortable or like "home" to him. The song is sort of saying, this is what I've dealt with, could you? Its asking someone, would they do the same if they took comfort in a drug. On that same note, the song can be seen as a love song but still using the same principal. The music video focuses on this as it uses footage from the movie Singles. And at the same time, the song is relateable to a great number of people, whether they are doing drugs or love someon that doesn't return the favor. Maybe its somehing different. Have you ever done something your parents judge you wrongly for but you look at it different? Thats why the song is so great, it has a purpose but touches base with everyone.
anonymous Jan 31st 2013 report
I guess this song is about heroin... Although I kind of got like an anti-God kind of vibe... lol
anonymous Sep 24th 2012 report
Maybe it is, look at my past childyears,meaning that he can t forgive himself about some abuses that he had as a child, so he did a big mistake, try to see it his way,(drug abuse). Broken by my master and know me by it.., and if I could would you? Would you what?? What is the action-tought he is talking about? Because if noone can really tell it looks pretty psycho...because from there someone become creazy!
That s what they say in their songs anyway, that they are creazy! Lol
anonymous Mar 15th 2012 report
"Know me broken by my master" obviously referring to heroin addiction. "Teach the on child to love thereafter" having one of the worlds most addictive substances handed to you at a young age. "Into the flood again same old trip it was back then." Relapse and mentally revisiting that feeling of either the high or the personal guilt of relapse.
This is a song Jerry Cantrell wrote about Andrew Wood, that has been established, but I think the song was also in a sense TO Layne Staley and his extreme addiction. That part however is just my take on it
anonymous Dec 28th 2011 report
about heroin, and the singer of mother love bone... bottom line now stfu
anonymous Sep 4th 2011 report
If I could quit shooting dope would you?
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