SoS8: Nutshell

Welcome to Songs of Significance, chronicling the songs that have helped shape me and people across generations.

Nutshell, Alice in Chains, from the 1994 album Jar of Flies

Line of Significance

And yet I fight, and yet I fight/This battle all alone/No one to cry to/No place to call home

Layne Stale lived a tortured life of addiction and hopelessness. His vocals gave voice to the feelings of a lot of people — not just young people — then and still today, long after his death by overdose on April 2, 2002. The line of significance is such a cry for help — from Staley and so many others. Sadly, that help often never comes — and it certainly didn’t for the Alice frontman.

B. Goode is by no means a music critic and has zippo in the way of actual music theory education. He is simply a fan of music who grew up in Seattle and loves delving into the significance of songs.


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