Sign up below to get the latest from Metal Hammer, plus exclusive special offers, direct to your inbox! With their creative energies engaged and their passion for writing new music reignited, the guys slowly embraced the possibility of a new Alice in Chains album, self-funding the project so they could take their time and produce the music as they felt it should be captured. Please refresh the page and try again. And the band had never done a song like that before because we’d never been faced with that question of what it would take to restart the band. Written and sung by guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell, it features Elton John on piano. We had a certain high water mark that it had to meet and through that process, we realised that we were doing that and it felt good and it felt right, so that’s how that record came about.”, The record, of course, was 2009’s Black Gives Way To Blue, recorded a full 14 years after their last studio album, 1995’s Alice In Chains. I don't want to feel no more It's easier to keep falling Imitations are pale Emptiness... all tomorrows Lay around and whimper?”. Lyrics to 'Black Gives Way To Blue' by ALICE IN CHAINS : I don't wanna feel no more / It's easier to keep falling / Imitations are pale / Emptiness all / Tomorrow's haunted by your ghost / Lay down, black gives way to blue / Translation of 'Black Gives Way To Blue' by Alice in Chains from English to Portuguese Deutsch English Español Français Hungarian Italiano Nederlands Polski Português (Brasil) Română Svenska Türkçe Ελληνικά Български Русский Српски العربية فارسی 日本語 한국어 Curtain's drawn, now it's done. He’s a lifer, like we are, so I invited him to come down and jam with us and that was pretty much it. Emptiness all tomorrows. Black Gives Way To Blue Lyrics: 5. Last Of My Kind 4. Although it was a bit of a longshot, Jerry knew it was one worth taking. Capo on 1st fret C Am G D C Am G D C Am G D I don't wanna feel no more C Am G D It's easier to keep falling C Am G D Imitations are pale C Am Emptiness of … He’s a real fan of music, so it was a pretty heavy deal for us.”, Today the song remains one of Jerry’s personal favourites and from an emotional standpoint, one of the heaviest he’s ever written. It is their first record without original lead singer Layne Staley, who died in 2002, and their first album with new vocalist and rhythm guitarist William DuVall sharing vocal duties with lead guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell, who sings lead vocals on most of the songs. The song was written as a tribute to the late Layne Staley. Jul 30: Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, VA Trust, trust in the feeling. Lessons Learned. Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. “It meant the world to us. Aug 06: Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY When The Sun Rose Again: 13. Aug 17: KeyBank Pavilion, Burgettstown, PA View Alice In Chains song lyrics by popularity along with songs featured in, albums, videos … Future Publishing Limited Quay House, The Ambury, Black Gives Way to Blue Alice in Chains. Aug 07: PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ We had done it privately but if we were going to do this, we had to do it publicly. The record, of course, was 2009’s Black Gives Way To Blue, recorded a full 14 years after their last studio album, 1995’s Alice In Chains. Written and sung by guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell, it features Elton John on piano. from album: Black Gives Way To Blue (2009) I don't wanna feel no more. Aug 02: Darien Lake Amphitheater, Darien Center, NY And I'm totally seeing them in less then a week in Seattle! It was released as the first official single from the album on August 14, 2009, marking it as the band's first single in a decade (since 1999's "Fear the Voices"). There was a problem. We had done our parts for tracking it and it actually was the last song that we finished because it happened when Elton was available. It is their first record without singer Layne Staley, who died in 2002. When The Sun Rose Again. [Chorus] There's no going back to the place we started from. Acid Bubble 8. Check My Brain 3. It features the singles So Far Under, The One You Know and Never Fade.View Deal, Jul 18: Austin360 Amphitheater, Austin, TX Lay down, I'll remember you. Black Gives Way to Blue shouldn't have surprised me as much as it has. “We were just doing it for us, to see where we were and to see if we could be a creative force with this line-up like we were before. Black Gives Way to Blue is the fourth studio album by the American rock band Alice in Chains, released on September 29, 2009, on the 17th anniversary of the release of their second album, Dirt. Thanks to Amanda for correcting these lyrics. Lyrics submitted by When I wrote that song it was like an emotional hairball that I had to cough up – it was something I hadn’t talked about much in that much open pain and mourning and love for the guy and I put it all into that tune. Your Decision 5. “I was speaking so honestly and from my heart and the band’s collective heart, saying goodbye to Layne. Take Her Out 10. Lay down, black gives way to blue. It’s a beautiful song and it’s still really tough for me to listen to. It’s a unique song, for sure.”, Alice In Chains: Rainier Fog Listen to Black Gives Way To Blue by Alice In Chains, 13,208 Shazams, featuring on 2000s Hard Rock Essentials, and Alice In Chains Essentials Apple Music playlists. Aug 13: DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI All Secrets Known Lyrics: 2. Listen to Black Gives Way To Blue by Alice in Chains on Deezer. Lyrics to "Black Gives Way To Blue" by ALICE IN CHAINS: I don't wanna feel no more / It's easier to keep falling / Imitations are pale / Emptiness of tomorrows / Haunted by your ghost / Lay down, black gives way to blue / Lay down, I'll remember you / Fading out by design / … Alice In Chains Black Gives Way To Blue on 2x Vinyl LP!First New Album in 14 Years! It was really hard to sing because it was so emotional.”, Songs of sadness and despair underpinned the band’s catalogue and yet Black Gives Way To Blue saw Cantrell and the band strike an even deeper level of intimacy and vulnerability. Last Of My Kind. [Verse 3] Calm, old wounds are healing. Black Gives Way to Blue is the 12th track from the seattle metal band Alice in Chains album of the same name. Imitations are pale. "Black Gives Way to Blue" is a song by American rock band Alice in Chains, and the last track on their 2009 studio album of the same name. He’s always cared a lot about what’s going on, not only with us but with everyone. We lost a really big part of our band, let alone our best friend and my creative partner as a writer, when Layne passed. Aug 16: Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH Aug 25: Pepsi Center, Denver, CO Lay down, black gives way to blue Lay down, I'll remember you Submit Corrections. View Alice In Chains song lyrics by popularity along with songs featured in, albums, videos … This song is sung by Alice In Chains. England and Wales company registration number 2008885. Lay down, black gives way to blue Lay down, I'll remember you Fading out by design Consciously avoiding changes Curtains drawl now it's done Silencing all Tomorrow's forcing a goodbye Lay down, black gives way to blue Lay down, I'll remember you (Thanks to mAlice for these lyrics) ”, A sparse, sombre ballad that would close the album, Jerry felt that it needed one more piece. The band and producer Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, Foo Fighters) began recording it in October 2008r at Studio 606 in Northridge, California and finished mixing it … He sang a couple of tunes and the guys kind of looked at me and I said, ‘Yeah, he’s pretty fucking badass!’”, As the band toured the US and Japan, congealing as both musicians and friends, new material began to emerge. Joe Daly It’s super easy, we promise! All lyrics from Black Gives Way To Blue album, popular Alice In Chains songs with tracklist and information about album. Aug 03: BB&T Pavilion, Camden, NJ Last Of My Kind. Aug 30: FivePoint Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA Aug 27: Isleta Amphitheatre, Albuquerque, NM 11 tracks. Writer(s): Jerry Cantrell. Sep 02: North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, CA Black Gives Way To Blue lyrics. Emptiness... all tomorrows. So the ending was rather obvious .............. For me blue symbolizes the depression Layne was into that ended into death (black=mourning). The band, which also includes Jerry Cantrell, Sean Kinney and Mike Inez, recorded the album with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, Foo Fighters) at Studio 606 in Northridge and Henson Studios in Hollywood. Black Gives Way To Blue. [Chorus] Lay down, black gives way to blue. Type: Full-length Release date: September 29th, 2009 Catalog ID: 509999 67159 25 Version desc. When The Sun Rose Again. That’s what that song is and that’s why we called it that. Emptiness all tomorrows, haunted by your ghost. Fading out by design. theyre both very sad colours, blue is less absolute and debatebly less bearable. Thank you for signing up to Metal Hammer. Alice In Chains - Black Gives Way To Blue (Piano Mix) Lyrics. Last Of My Kind: 9. All Secrets Known: 4. It's easier to keep falling. Private Hell 11. Alice In Chains Black Gives Way To Blue Track Listing 1. General Commenti agree with all these interpretations of what 'black gives way to blue' means but something i do disagre with is how blue is necessarily better than black. We weren’t trying to replace him, we were trying to move on and add William as a creative partner and a member to make the band work. Acid Bubble. A Looking In View. The title track is a tribute to Staley featuring Elton Johnon piano. To step into the lead vocalist role, the band brought in Comes With The Fall vocalist William DuVall. I knew he was really talented and a hard worker. He’s a big reason why we could move forward.”, Not only was the role fraught with the weight of the band’s history, but stylistically, Alice In Chains needed a vocalist who could weave smoothly into their model of dual lead vocals. A Looking In View: 2. Please deactivate your ad blocker in order to see our subscription offer, The world’s biggest and best metal magazine, Mongolia honours The Hu with release of special commemorative coin, ‘Is it really the end, not some crazy dream?’ MetalTrump delivers hilarious cover of Iron Maiden’s Hallowed Be Thy Name, Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta: “My whole career is about raising heavy music’s profile”, Listen to Nine Inch Nails track Head Like A Hole get a haunting goth makeover, Puscifer’s Maynard James Keenan: “What are you gonna do? The title track is a tribute to Staley featuring Elton Johnon piano. “Our good friend Dave Grohl was kind enough to let us hang out in his studio for three or four months and record the bulk of it there,” Jerry says. Louder is part of Future plc, an international media group and leading digital publisher. Aug 18: Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH He’s been a friend that we’ve gotten closer and closer to. “We started coming up with shit because we’re creative guys and that’s what we do,” Jerry says. Black Gives Way To Blue song from the album Black Gives Way To Blue is released on Sep 2009 . Similar or not, there can be no argument that this song can be considered another piece of brilliant Alice in Chains composing. Non-lyrical content copyright 1999-2021 SongMeanings, Javascript must be enabled for the correct page display. We flew to Vegas to track with him and he was watching a football match. For both fans and bandmates, the fatal 2002 overdose of singer Layne Staley seemed to herald the end of the road for Alice In Chains. Aug 11: Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY The Slow Grinder germinated with "Man in the Box" and reached full flower on Dirt . Jul 23: Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, Birmingham, AL   Take Her Out. Private Hell. The song was written as a tribute to the late Layne Staley. The 11th and final track of Alice in Chains’s 2009 album of the same name. Haunted by your ghost. Artist: Alice in Chains Song: Black Gives Way to Blue [Intro] A E D Bm A E [Verse 1] D Bm A E I don't wanna feel no more D Bm A E It's easier to keep falling D Bm A E Imitations are pale D Bm … I don't wanna feel no more it's easier to keep falling imitations appeal emptyness all tomorrows haunted by your ghost Lay down black Take Her Out: 12. A Looking In View 6. album: "Black Gives Way To Blue" (2009) All Secrets Known. Aug 10: XFINITY Theatre, Hartford, CT … View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of Black Gives Way To Blue on Discogs. When The Sun Rose Again Lyrics: 10. Private Hell: 11. The new Alice In Chains album Black Gives Way To Blue is the sound of a new beginning of a legendary band returning to life. I don't want to feel no more. Don’t have an account? That really set it in stone because we had to properly address the situation and say goodbye to our friend. : Digipak Label: Virgin Records Format: CD ... (loading lyrics...) 11. All rights reserved. Aug 23: Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Maryland Heights, MO Similar or not, there can be no argument that this song can be considered another piece of brilliant Alice in Chains composing. Acid Bubble: 3. A. Alice In Chains Lyrics. Alice in Chains stopped being a going concern long before that, all due to Staley's addictions, and it took guitarist Jerry Cantrell, bassist Mike Inez, and drummer Sean Kinney a long time to decide to regroup, finally hiring William DuVall as Staley's replacement and delivering Black Gives Way to Blue a full 14 years after the band's last album. BA1 1UA. Lay down, I'll remember you. lay down black gives way to blue lay down i remember you fading out by design consciously voiding changes curtains drawn now its done silencing all tomorrows forcing a goodbye lay down black gives way to blue lay down i remember you Agree with you mostly in everything , however ,I don`t think Layne`s death was sudden , at the time they performed the MTV Unplugged he was extremely weak and drowned in depression . I thought he could do it and he proved me right. It's easier to keep fallin'. Silencing all tomorrows. Alice In Chains Lyrics. “William was a friend of mine who had been a part of my solo band,” Jerry says, “and I thought he could do a really good job at it. Check My Brain: 7. Aug 21: Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, IL Black Gives Way to Blue has Alice in Chains' two main songs: The Slow Grinder and The Acoustic Song. Lay down, black gives way to blue Lay down, I'll remember you Fading out by design Consciously avoiding changes Curtains drawl now it's done Silencing all Tomorrow's forcing a goodbye Lay down, black gives way to blue Lay down, I'll remember you (Thanks to mAlice for these lyrics) It is their first record without singer Layne Staley, who died in 2002. I walked past and saw the lyrics and the chart for the song and I just stopped and was like, ‘Holy shit... what a cool thing.’”, Finishing the album on that particular song, watching Sir Elton adding the final track in a small Vegas studio, offered a fitting end to the project. Your Decision (Live) Lyrics: 3. Founding guitarist Jerry Cantrell tells us, “We knew that what [William] was going to have to go through was really tough – stepping into a band that has a history and in some people’s eyes, replace a guy who is beloved and as creatively badass as Layne was. Black Gives Way to Blue is the 12th track from the seattle metal band Alice in Chains album of the same name. In his first session with the band, DuVall dispelled any doubts in a matter of minutes. Black Gives Way To Blue Lyrics to "Black Gives Way To Blue" by ALICE IN CHAINS: I don't wanna feel no more / It's easier to keep falling / Imitations are pale / Emptiness of tomorrows / Haunted by your ghost / Lay down, black gives way to blue / Lay down, I'll remember you / Fading out by design / … Alice In Chains released their new album Rainier Fog back in August last year. We’ve even done a show together. Log in now to tell us what you think this song means. He’s probably my earliest influence as far as wanting to be in a band or be a songwriter. It is their first record without original lead singer Layne Staley, who died in 2002, and their first album with new vocalist and rhythm guitarist William DuVall sharing vocal duties with lead guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell, who sings lead vocals on most of the songs. Aug 20: Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center, Noblesville, IN (Metal Hammer) 19 March 2019, The Seattle legends’ emotional tribute to Layne Staley would require them to dig deeper than ever – and get some unexpected help from Sir Elton John. Black Gives Way To Blue (Piano Mix) Lyrics: 4. It's easier to keep falling. Lay down, black gives way to blue. A Looking In View. Jul 21: Dos Equis Pavilion, Dallas, TX   Alice In Chains - Black Gives Way To Blue Album Lyrics; 1. Imitations are pale. Lay down, black gives way to blue. It was released as the first official single from the album on August 14, 2009, marking it as the band's first single in a decade (since 1999's "Fear the Voices"). Aug 31: Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ Check My Brain. … Down in a Hole (live) 8. Our view was that Layne’s irreplaceable. So that was a question that had to be answered. This absence is clearly felt by the band as well, especially with the title track "Black Gives Way To Blue," which features a guest appearance by Elton John on piano. Looking back on the period as both exhilarating and somewhat surreal, Jerry recalls the moment when he realised that they had tapped into something very special: “[It was] when I wrote the title track, Black Gives Way To Blue. The record, of course, was 2009’s Black Gives Way To Blue, recorded a full 14 years after their last studio album, 1995’s Alice In Chains. Jul 31: Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA The duration of song is 03:03. Lessons Learned 9. : Digipak Label: Virgin Records Format: CD ... (loading lyrics...) 11. Aug 09: Xfinity Center, Mansfield, MA Jul 28: Coral Sky Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL Fairgrounds Alice In Chains – Black Gives Way To Blue Lyrics. Haunted by your ghost. Black Gives Way to Blue is the fourth studio album by the American rock band Alice in Chains, released on September 29, 2009. That track really touched him – what it was for and the whole meaning behind it, as both a goodbye and a new beginning. https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/alice-in-chains/black-gives-way-to-blue The Black Gives Way to Blue album was Alice In Chains' first new studio album in nearly fourteen years. "Check My Brain" is a song by the American rock band Alice in Chains, featured on their fourth studio album, Black Gives Way to Blue (2009). RIP my dear doggie, Boboritos. Search. Black Gives Way to Blue is the fourth studio album by the American rock band Alice in Chains, released on September 29, 2009. Lay down, I'll remember you. Acid Bubble Lyrics: 9. A triumphant return to form, it drew rapturous acclaim from critics and fans alike, easily launching into the Billboard Top 10, receiving gold certification eight months later and scoring not one but two Grammy nominations. Lay down, black gives way to blue. Lesson Learned: 10. Lay down, I'll remember you. Forcing a goodbye. Listen to Black Gives Way To Blue by Alice in Chains on Deezer. The only thing I see wrong with the original is the typo of "tomorrows" as there really is no word "wanna", Alice in Chains – Black Gives Way To Blue. You will receive a verification email shortly. Black Gives Way to Blue is the fourth studio album by the American rock band Alice in Chains, released on September 29, 2009, on the 17th anniversary of the release of their second album, Dirt. "Black Gives Way to Blue" is a song by American rock band Alice in Chains, and the last track on their 2009 studio album of the same name. On Black Gives Way To Blue, the slower "Your Decision" will be the definite weak point of the album for any longtime fan due solely to Staley's absence. It features Elton John on piano. When The Sun Rose Again 7. Your Decision. Lyrics to 'Black Gives Way To Blue' by Alice In Chains. Take Her Out Lyrics: 7. Private Hell Lyrics: 6. [Verse 2] Fading out by design. By Check My Brain. Jerry recalls, “We were all so flattered, not only for creative reasons – we all grew up listening to him, so it was a big deal. Lesson Learned Lyrics: 8. Aug 14: Budweiser Stage, Toronto, ON Black Gives Way To Blue (Piano Mix) 6. Black Gives Way To Blue: 5. He was a little late because the game was still going on and we got there before he did and his piano was already set up. Jul 20: The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, TX   The first words on the record are, ‘Hope, a new beginning,’ and the last line is ‘I’ll remember you.’”, Moved by the song’s spectral elegance, Elton John agreed to add his piano parts, and so the band met him in a studio in Las Vegas for him to lay down his track. Your Decision. All Secrets Known 2. Alice In Chains - Black Gives Way To Blue Album Lyrics; 1. RIP Layne Staley. AZLyrics. On Black Gives Way To Blue, the slower "Your Decision" will be the definite weak point of the album for any longtime fan due solely to Staley's absence. Black Gives Way to Blue Alice in Chains. There's something left inside. Haunted by your ghost. Visit our corporate site. All secrets known. Cantrell is an amazing lyricist and I certainly hope he continues to produce these kinds of works that bring forth the innermost, raw emotion most persons are unable to express in such an eloquent fashion. It features Elton John on piano. Sep 04: Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA. This absence is clearly felt by the band as well, especially with the title track "Black Gives Way To Blue," which features a guest appearance by Elton John on piano. Fading out by design. Lay down, black gives way to blue Lay down, I'll remember you Fading out by design Consciously avoiding changes Curtain's drawn, now it's done Silencing all tomorrows Forcing a goodbye Lay down, black gives way to blue Lay down, I'll remember you Writer/s: JERRY CANTRELL Publisher: BMG Rights Management The Acoustic Song came about on Sap and Jar of Flies . album: "Black Gives Way To Blue" (2009) All Secrets Known. Black Gives Way To Blue is the band's first new studio release in more than 10 years. © Type: Full-length Release date: September 29th, 2009 Catalog ID: 509999 67159 25 Version desc. Consciously avoiding changes. Metacritic Music Reviews, Black Gives Way To Blue by Alice in Chains, The band's first album in more than 14 years was produced with Nick Raskulinecz and … Jul 26: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN “I sent that song to Elton John and I asked him to play piano on it. Lyrics to 'Black Gives Way To Blue' by ALICE IN CHAINS : I don't wanna feel no more / It's easier to keep falling / Imitations are pale / Emptiness all / Tomorrow's haunted by your ghost / Lay down, black gives way to blue / Jul 25: Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, Alpharetta, GA Lay down, black gives way to blue Lay down, I'll remember you Fading out by design Consciously avoiding changes Curtain's drawn, now it's done Silencing all tomorrows Forcing a goodbye Lay down, black gives way to blue Lay down, I'll remember you Writer/s: JERRY CANTRELL Publisher: BMG Rights Management Bath Four more years passed before AIC eventually re-emerged for a string of benefit concerts, one-offs and small tours. … “We’re not really known for writing light tunes”, he says with a chuckle, “but yeah, I’d never written anything like that because my friend had never died before. Though other members of the band had struggled with drug and alcohol dependency, Layne’s had been the most public at the time (in 2011, original bassist Mike Starr would also fatally overdose), and sadly, few were surprised by the tragedy. The band hadn’t released new material for seven years and so Layne’s passing only confirmed what had long been the de facto truth — that Alice In Chains were all but done. Listen to Alice In Chains Black Gives Way To Blue MP3 song. This song is simply about losing a person you love and how they continue to exist in your life in some intangible form. "Check My Brain" is a song by the American rock band Alice in Chains, featured on their fourth studio album, Black Gives Way to Blue (2009). Imitations are pale. drummerakajordan, edited by DixonSydar, "Black Gives Way to Blue" as written by Jerry Cantrell. To Blue Secrets Known a hard worker not only with us but with everyone Black. 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