Tracks

01. Hollow
02. Pretty Done
03. Stone
04. Voices
05. The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
06. Lab Monkey
07. Low Ceiling
08. Breath On A Window
09. Scalpel
10. Phantom Limb
11. Hung On A Cook
12. Choke



01. Hollow

Music & lyrics by Jerry Cantrell
Turning in circles, slowing down
Pulling against what's closing out
Easy to fend off a weaker thing
Harder to say what I really mean

Hollow as a mountain
All tunneled and drilled below
Hollow as a mountain
Crowned with a cold, blue sky

All of your colours turn to grey
Don't really matter anyway
Bleeding impressions were you were tied
Can't really say how you lost your mind

Hollow as a mountain
All tunneled and drilled below
Hollow as a mountain
Crowned with a cold, blue sky

Hollow as a mountain
All tunneled and drilled below
Hollow as a mountain
Crowned with a cold, blue sky

Silence
So loud
Silence
I can't tell my up from down

Silence
So loud
Silence
I can't tell my up from down

All of the faces life can show
Withered and ugly the one you know

Hollow as a mountain
All tunneled and drilled below
Hollow as a mountain
Crowned with a cold, blue sky

Silence
So loud
Silence
I can't tell my up from down


02. Pretty Done

Music & lyrics by Jerry Cantrell
So you got the thing you wanted
Don't let it go
Though it hurts your hand to hold it
Don't let it show

I'm pretty done
Once a favored son
I'm pretty done
Slap me 'round for fun

Finding no pleasant changes
In old enemies
Not a lead a bit part playing
In my story

I'm pretty done
Once a favored son
I'm pretty done
Slap me 'round for fun

I don't care to further amuse you
Never had you how, could I lose you?
Paid in full, I owe no one at all

I'm supposed to smile and ignore it
Better than some
High roads are to fall from
Already hung

I'm pretty done
Once a favored son
I'm pretty done
Slap me 'round for fun

Pushing towards hopeless mission
Curiosity, omission
History colored since the fall

I'm pretty done
I'm pretty done
I'm pretty done
I'm pretty done


03. Stone

Music & lyrics by Jerry Cantrell
I know you think I'm wrong, but I'm not your tour guide
Have a guess, I don't let you look inside
Cold dry stone

What makes you want to carve your initials in me?
Rained and weathered, erasing, hard to read
Find me distant, outwardly rough, obscene
Cold dry stone

Cold and dry a stone
Cold and dry a stone

I'm not a cornerstone in a palace for you
Time will bring your very own hard truth
Not to worry, ice covered rocks still move
Cold dry stone
Cold dry stone


04. Voices

Music & lyrics by Jerry Cantrell
Who am I, is this me?
Am I one or thirteen?

I've gone cold, hard to deal
Used to stand where I kneel

Everybody listen
Voices in my head
Everybody listen
Does yours say what mine says?

I want more, than I need
I don't know what is real

Everybody listen
Voices in my head
Everybody listen
Does yours say what mine says?
Anytime I listen
Voices in my head
Everybody listen
Does yours say what mine says?

Whispering of names, faces
Uniforms I've worn
And all that is gone
Always climbing
To fall down again
Holding onto everything
It's not what it seems

I've been told, dreaming' s free
Think I'll go back to sleep

Everybody listen
Voices in my head
Everybody listen
Does yours say what mine says?
Anytime I listen
Voices in my head
Everybody listen
Does yours say what mine says?

Calling out the names, faces
Uniforms I've worn
And all that is gone
Always climbing
To fall down again
Holding onto everything
It's not what it seems


05. The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here

Music & lyrics by Cantrell, Sean Kinney, Mike Inez
Come to me, I'll fill the hole
Why would I be lying
End fan, all planned out
Offering a wonderful
Peace of mind worth buying
Bow down last round up

I am wise and you don't know
A cloud is my home
Only some get in
Got a 'maginary friend

The devil put dinosaurs here
Jesus don't like a queer
The devil put dinosaurs here
No problem with faith just fear

Promise those who've gone before
Waitin' on you flyin'
Leading, receiving us
I'm as flawed as any man
Look at me I'm smiling
Drink me, eat me up

I am wise and you don't know
A cloud is my home
Only some get in
Got a 'maginary friend

The devil put dinosaurs here
Jesus don't like a queer
The devil put dinosaurs here
No problem with faith just fear

I am wise and you don't know
A cloud is my home
Only some get in
Got a 'maginary friend

The devil put dinosaurs here
Jesus don't like a queer
The devil put dinosaurs here
The problem with faith

Fear

Liar


06. Lab Monkey

Music & lyrics by Jerry Cantrell
Anybody out there
Anyone at all
Can you finally hear this deep in
Scratching through the wall
Came far to find me
Down the rabbit hole
Watch me smiling back while chewing on my skull

I know, won't forget
Limped away from the wreck

Is the monkey breathing
Looking kinda sick
Got a witty comment for me
Have yourself a kick
Does it make you feel good
Are you full and strong
Gonna end up in this cage and I hope your stay is long

I know, won't forget
Limped away from the wreck

We'll never know what this is
'til we take a look inside
I'm sure we'll find what came before it dies

We'll never know what this is
'til we take a look inside
I'm sure we'll find what came before

Had enough, I don't need you to stick my hide
Had enough, no more tears for me left to cry
Had enough, I don't need you to blind my eyes
Had enough, no more tears for me left to cry

I know, won't forget
Limped away from the wreck

We'll never know what this is
'til we take a look inside
I'm sure we'll find what came before it dies

We'll never know what this is
'til we take a look inside
I'm sure we'll find what came before it dies

Had enough, I don't need you to stick my hide
Had enough, no more tears for me left to cry
Had enough, I don't need you to blind my eyes
Had enough, no more tears for me left to cry


07. Low Ceiling

Music & lyrics by Cantrell, Kinney, Inez
Old mister fun is back
Wonder where he's been hiding at
Hanging round the edge
Walls unfortified, inside

No different, patchwork hack
Toil away on an unlaid track
Falls closing in, got nowhere to hide
This time

Finding ceilings low
I'm too big or this room's too small
Why's my ceiling another's floor

Past twisted, expected wrap
Attention span increasingly short
Hard to breathe, this altitude will get you high
I've tried

Finding ceilings low
I'm too big or this room's too small
Why's my ceiling another's floor

And nobody can tell you
It's a moment in time
That defines and deforms you

Finding ceilings low
I'm too big or this room's too small
Why's my ceiling another's floor

And nobody can tell you
It's your moment in time

Write me over, false reporter
Can't you let me shine
Write me over, false reporter
Can't you let me shine

And nobody can tell you
It's a moment in time
That defines and deforms you


08. Breath On A Window

Music & lyrics by Jerry Cantrell
I mending fence along the road
Barely holding together
Mapless zone the road signs holes
Keep ahead of the weather
Long past time to close dead eyes
Find a break in the highway
Out here I'm invisible
Very few going my way

Breath on a window showing tic tac toe
Rear view reflecting there ain't nobody home

Ghost town strip of misery
I ain't feeling no better
Road kill heart inside of me
Follow it to the letter
Sundown brings a welcome change
Everything that's hiding
More at home in landscapes strange
Are you selling I'm buying

Breath on a window showing tic tac toe
Rear view reflecting there ain't nobody home
Cigarette burn holes outline an old soul
Connect the dot scribbling
And you would never know

Failed to heed the signal
Thought you got through just in time
Crashing hard upon your ego
Penetrated from the side

I'd let you go, but you're always in the way
I'm the damage done, your scar of yesterday

I'd love to go, but you're always in the way
I'm the damage done, your scar of yesterday


09. Scalpel

Music & lyrics by Cantrell, Kinney, Inez
Road narrows, pouring down
I'm breaking without a sound
Bits and pieces of trying
Get what you pay for, nothing

Frozen dreaming of yesterday
Potent, creeping I'm far away
From my hometown I lit out
To save my skin and shed some doubt

I know how false the floor
How high the sky
Been down that road before

It's a lie, you hide in someone else
Like a shining scalpel, cut yourself

Hard as truth is, been my friend
Don't need to be invited in
I'll go round 'til bested
Pick up myself and try again

I know how false the floor
How high the sky
Been down that road before

It's a lie, you hide in someone else
Like a shining scalpel, cut yourself

All comes in time
Don't fight it, don't mind it
Whatever may come

I know how false the floor
How high the sky
Been down that road before

It's a lie, you hide in someone else
Like a shining scalpel, cut yourself


10. Phantom Limb

Music & lyrics by Cantrell, Kinney, Inez, William DuVall
No hope of rescue
I'm trapped here alone
If I don't dig my own way out, I'll die here

Gave my loyalty too soon
Now the forked-tongue piper's bill is due

Weather is shifting
So cold, going numb
Through a pinhole of light, I see vultures circling

Bottom feeders pick my skin
Weathered brain a parasite within

Ego pulverized
No better medicine
Angels have been advised
Don't want no requiem

I'll just haunt you like a phantom limb
I'll just haunt you like a phantom limb
Gonna wear you like a second skin
I'll haunt you like a phantom limb

Every new second
Getting harder to breathe
No matter which side I end up on, this ain't over

My regrets are many, true
Still so much worse lies ahead for you

Ego pulverized
No better medicine
Angels have been advised
Don't want no requiem

I'll just haunt you like a phantom limb
I'll just haunt you like a phantom limb
Gonna wear you like a second skin
I'll haunt you like a phantom limb


11. Hung On A Cook

Music & lyrics by Jerry Cantrell
Hung on a hook I'm a mirror
Cracked down the center I split you
Counting the clouds in a storm behind your eyes

Show you the face of a man who
Not that he wants but he has to
Look at the thing he's become, what I see

I'm caught in a still life with no frame
Sometimes people do, the world it don't change

Give up awaiting someday
Future between a gun and your head

Pieces of me on a tile floor
Look up at you as you change more
Floating in fear I appear a hundred times

Hold a reflection inside me
I cannot feel you are empty
Throw me away
I am broken not your time

I'm caught in a still life with no frame
Sometimes people do, the world it don't change

Give up awaiting someday
Future between a gun and your head

Not gonna save you
Perform euthanasia


12. Choke

Music & lyrics by Cantrell, Kinney, Inez
Before you ask for something better
You should know I'm practiced at goodbyes
Are you so deprived
Think you're doing me a favor
I don't need no lesser savior
I'm doing fine

Fragile things so close together
Taped up broken from before
Part of something or all of nothing
A very long hard way to fall

Go then, if you don't feel right
Living in our home
Choking, eat your pride alone

Needless tension, the walls around you
Built before you came to tear them down
It was you I found
Take some time to think it over
If it's so hard to walk this road we mind
Then it's time to say goodbye

Fragile things so close together
Taped up broken from before
Part of something or all of nothing
A very long hard way to fall

Go then, if you don't feel right
Living in our home
Choking, eat your pride alone

So go then, if you don't feel right
Living in our home
Choking, eat your pride alone
If you don't feel right
Living in our home
Eat your pride alone