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Alice In Chains: Your Decision Meaning

Song Released: 2009

Your Decision Lyrics

Time to change has come and gone
Watched your fears become your God

It's your decision
It's your decision

Overwhelmed, you chose to run
Apathetic to the stunned

It's your decision
It's your decision

You feed the fire that burned...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Jun 7th 2011 report

    I don't know if anyone else has caught this, but the 'business card' in the video lists the address as "1023 Corinthians drive"

    Looking up the corresponding bible verse, 1 Corinthians 10:23

    "Everything is permissible"—but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is permissible"—but not everything is constructive."

    Just a little hint to the theme behind the song's meaning.

  2. anonymous
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    Feb 1st 2021 report

    Its about free will. We make our own decisions and face the consequences of said decisions. Some good, some not.

  3. anonymous
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    Aug 10th 2020 report

    Cannabalism elite assholes who eat trafficked people because they are tools of the devil controlled by demons they will meet their maker any moment they are all going to the pit where they will be tortured enternally what a disgrace

  4. Teri
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    Jul 1st 2020 report

    Cannibalism easy as that! Cannibal Club was and is a big talk item among celebrities around time song was produced! Obvious is an understatement! Geese there is a freaking list at the end of the video showcasing what is on the menu, your name here is your decision. Thus the biblical reference to everything being permissible but should not be done! Long to be rumored a big thing with the illetes and their love of all things forbidden!

  5. anonymous
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    Jul 18th 2019 report

    It's about making decisions.

    For the one who made the comment last Jan 2, 2015 at 1:31 pm. You better keep your intentions for the lady brunette to yourself! Control your emotions, mind, urges!

  6. anonymous
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    Jul 17th 2019 report

    William Duvall once said in an interview:"This song is all about choices and their consequences." Duvall and drummer Sean Kinney once stated:"Consequences,you know. It's your decision. You've got to sleep in the bed you make, you know. Things happen, and it's just funny how one little left or right turn in your life can just totally take you off on a tangent that can be so bizarre and unanticipated, you know."

  7. anonymous
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    Dec 27th 2017 report

    It's about layne stayleys battle with addiction and his death from herion and cocaine.

  8. anonymous
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    Jul 23rd 2016 report

    Its about me

  9. anonymous
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    Aug 16th 2015 report

    C. McCormick did you interpret how you perceived the simple but effective lyrics too bland to be serious but creative instead?

  10. anonymous
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    Jul 1st 2015 report

    OK...love, love ,love the surreal leprechaun interpretation simply used as a nonsensical rebuttal to the crap before it. triumphant.

  11. anonymous
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    Jan 2nd 2015 report

    It's obviously about women who choose to prostitute themselves for politicians who then use, abuse, OWN AND CONSUME THEM. But GEE that brunette was fucking hot as fuck and I'd eat her asshole out if she wanted me to!

  12. anonymous
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    Apr 5th 2013 report

    First off, I love this song.

    Secondly, I think it's about like some random dream world where there are aluminium butterflies and copper flavoured leprachauns who wear tall hats and come up to you like "A GREETENS WOULD YOU LIKE SOME SILVER???" and then you're like nooo because you want the gold, the proper stuff but he's hiding it all because he's evil on the inside but appears good natured on the outside. He just wants to turn you to the dark side and make you kill Samuel Jackson and his pink lightsaber... I mean really?? Why did he have a pink one :S Seems kinda girly. But either way the Leprachaun kills you.

  13. anonymous
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    Feb 16th 2013 report

    This song about "Your Decision" that is the title. It is universal. It is about the decisions you make and how it affects everyone not just the one making them. I highly doubt it is about Layne. Every song is not about Layne, nor should it be. I doubt Jerry sits around thinking about songs to write about Layne.

  14. anonymous
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    Jan 7th 2013 report

    It could possibly be written about Layne's sick addiction, which resulted to his end. In this song Jerry is very emotional about it, as he took on the lead vocal role. In the 1990's his voice was all over the records, even with their new album in Spring of 2013. Layne's death has been very effective to the band, concluding with the abscence of the band from the mid 2000's.

  15. makemebelieve2000
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    Nov 28th 2011 report

    Just wanted to say to the person that wrote on the third spot down that if you seriously "love Layne Stanley" you'd know his last name is Staley. Not Stanley....

  16. DBagg
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    Sep 12th 2011 report

    The song to me itself speaks about the morality of everything we do in everyday life and how those decisions affect everyone and everything. The line "No one plans to take the path that brings you lower" sums that up meaning that no one ever really intends to do something that would completely turn theirs or someone elses world upside down. It is all about the heat of the moment and what is fun at the time, never thinking of the reprocussions of the choices made

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