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Alice In Chains: Your Decision Meaning

Song Released: 2009

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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...


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    Dec 27th, 2017 12:17am report

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


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    Jul 23rd, 2016 7:54am report

    Its about me


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    Aug 16th, 2015 8:30am report

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


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    Jul 1st, 2015 7:51pm report

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


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    Jan 2nd, 2015 1:31pm 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!


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    Apr 5th, 2013 4:00am 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.


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    Feb 16th, 2013 2:27pm 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.


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    Jan 7th, 2013 1:35am 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.


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    Nov 28th, 2011 11:38am 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....


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    Sep 12th, 2011 9:36am 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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    Jul 31st, 2011 7:28pm report

    This song is about Layne, and the message is all about it being his choice to do what he had done. At the end of the video, the woman is eating her heart. "It's your decision, so eat your heart out"


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    Jul 2nd, 2011 7:11am report

    I think this song is about drugs and how the character chose to take his own path instead of seeking the help of his true friends/family.

    "No one plans to take the path that brings you lower
    and here you stand before us all and say its over"

    I can relate to this song in a lot of ways. and i agree, very haunting song.


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    Jun 7th, 2011 6:01pm 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.


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    Mar 29th, 2011 3:06pm report

    I think this song is about how you have many decisions in life. You can choose to live above society's influence and live life your way or you can fall into society's influence and in this case Layne Stanley did. It's talking about addiction and how it's your decision to be an addict or not. Very very haunting song! <3 r.i.p. Layne Stanley, I love you!!!!


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    Mar 2nd, 2011 3:05pm report

    I truly believe its about dealing with the temptation of suicide.

    When life seems so low, we decide to choose to end our life or go on. Sometimes when we are at our lowest point in life, even the smallest things seem to feed a fire that burns inside us to end our life.

    When you are feeling so low and depressed you feel empty and alone. A blackness shrouds us and the pain that we feel spurs us on to kill ourselves. However, we choose whether or not to end our life. Ultimately we are in control of the decisions we make in life, even when things seem so hopeless and you have been hurt so much we still choose if life is worth going on and whether or not we can battle through it.

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