Alice In Chains - A Looking In View Lyrics



Hear foot steps creek the floor
The shadows give away
Someone outside the door
Won't let em in

Life damaged gives to crime
A run down broke machine
That steals your piece of mind
Before you know it's gone
Lay
Down
Wait

Silence burning on your tongue
Keep us separate, sullen, dumb

Hiding in the darkness under
Boiling to the surface, something

A looking in view too long on the outside
Desperate plans make sense in a low life
A looking in view too long on the outside
Desperate plans make sense in a low life

These things I hate in you
Also reflect it seems
Distortion laced with spite
Teach you outta me
Lay
Now
Lay

Hiding in the darkness under
Boiling to the surface, something
Crawling on your skin discomfort
Makes you break, run, stumble, fall

A looking in view too long on the outside
Desperate plans make sense in a low life
A looking in view too long on the outside
Desperate plans make sense in a low life

It's why you never tell me (what's on your mind)
It's why you never tell me (what's on your mind)
It's why you never tell me (what's on your mind)
It's why you never tell me (what's on your mind)

A looking in view too long on the outside
Desperate plans make sense in a low life
A looking in view too long on the outside
Desperate plans make sense in a low life

It's why you never tell me (what's on your mind)




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Alice In Chains A Looking In View Comments
  1. shaft9000

    One of the heaviest riffs ever, kids.

  2. Sebastien Crusener

    This is what they call a comeback. Nu bullshit, just vintage Alice In Chains. Massive song!

  3. Paul Belmonte

    Esto es un terremoto musical ,,,,me gusta

  4. ROCKaholic

    Terrible sound quality. Amazing track.

  5. JandC Motorwerkz

    Well done! Of course we miss Layne but one after the other they have knocked it out of the park.

  6. Chad VanBrunt

    Not one weak song on album.

  7. Laughing Soupfork

    Locusts are swarming intro...........

  8. Jerrod Hernandez

    Hell Raiser ? 😟

  9. Darkless4X

    I love how the music video has referenced the "Man in the Box" & the "Dirt" girl.

  10. ingles1 cmaa

    This song turned me on...

  11. VictoryRoad04

    This is terrible audio quality. The topic version is much better

  12. Nate H.

    I'm getting younger Tobey Maguire vibes from the guy in the beginning.

  13. S Kho

    Intro sounds like Mr. Krinkle by Primus

  14. Pepsolman

    This is my favorite non-Layne AiC song.

  15. Southern Fried Funky Monk

    This song is so fucking complex

  16. Riley Bowman

    This video is brilliant.

  17. eurologic

    The Greatest comeback album of all time. Its practically impossible for a band to comeback like this after losing their most prized asset. This has everything to do with Cantrell and Co masterful decision to select Duvall vocals to compliment Staleys previous legacy while sitting perfectly together with Cantrells going forward.

  18. Andre Romário Pereira de Castro

    10 years ago...

  19. Scott Turner

    Tool is amazing but alice in chains understands song depth and meaning on a deeper melodic level and jerry is a better lead guitarist than adam but I'm not knocking tool in no way these are my two favorite bands

  20. Eliud Veliz

    Dumbest music video ever

    Kenny Powers

    Boasting about your shallowness and ignorance is nothing to be proud of Eliud Veliz. Tsk Tsk.

  21. Fernando Caballero

    i love this song

  22. Kookue Cachoo

    I wonder why Ben Shapiro is so intent on working on that box.

  23. Tattooed Relic

    Awesome music list. I would recommend checking out the Facelift album by AIC. It's obviously most known for man in the box, but that's probably the weakest song on the whole record. Think about that!!!!

  24. Thunderforall *

    Such power within darkness.....wrapped in beauty

  25. Spectator 72

    The landscape at the end looks like it showed up in the same location, but right after that of "In the End" by Linkin Park.

  26. tsweetbaby

    We do suffocate from air also.

  27. tsweetbaby

    I imagine drowning takes lots of breath.

  28. tsweetbaby

    Where's Layne, sorry, Nevermind.

  29. tsweetbaby

    This would be a great Layne song.

  30. Deadpan Devastation

    Overcompressed audio 😖

  31. David James

    #discountpeterparker

  32. Lavendor Town

    Man in the Box 📦

    Lavendor Town

    @SELL TOWER You tell me 😊

  33. Jessaca Robby

    One of their best post-Layne songs.

  34. usmani.ebaad

    This song along with We Die Young, Them Bones, Rain when I Die, Died, Check my brain, and Love hate love are among AIC's heaviest songs no doubt

  35. potsos

    I just can't get into William. I wish I could. He has a nice voice and I don't care at all that they've moved on from Layne. His voice is just white bread to me.

  36. Justin Copple

    Alice in Chains done it again and they made one hell of a comeback. Can't wait to see them in concert this summer.

  37. Samuel Tischler

    Dude this kicks so much ass

  38. Maciel

    Lembra um pouco a Man in the Box

  39. Dylan Gilbertson

    If you put Leonardo DiCaprio's face from Whats wrong with Gilbert Grape and my face together, it's this guys in the video.

  40. Brian Clarke

    Happy i stumbled on this gem....anyone jammin' out in 2019 ?

  41. Yagoshi300

    Man. I just like this music and it's music video as well.
    Also that girl's fat reflection at 2:54 makes my.... welp... i guess i can't say that. xD

  42. VTP01

    At 1:20 it sounds like he yells "LAYNE!!!"

  43. Mustafa Akyüz

    on this grunge scene man, considering the big 4 and the rest I believe jerry had the strongest instict in all of its mystery, it just doesnt die with him and he just stays loyal to it

  44. Nate Wilson

    One of my favorite song w/out Layne

  45. fabio

    I want to inject that riff in my veins

  46. Thomas Hebert

    this song is the best

  47. outdated TV

    atrocious audio quality. should be re-uploaded.

  48. Riley Bowman

    I love AIC...but this song is creepy, haha!

  49. Devon M

    Reminds me of No Association by Silverchair

  50. Ka3

    When your choice for a new singer is so damn good the first time you listened to this song you thought it was a posthumous work.

  51. munkemis

    Is that a sneaky "Dirt" album art easter egg at the end there?

  52. Connor Marion

    Nhl 2k11 anyone?

  53. sandramorrison99

    Great vid& great song$

  54. Spiceboy9000

    This song is so good like the first time I heard it I thought Layne was singing a little bit too

  55. Matias Barrios

    this song is excellent it seems like a nightmare, dark and strange I definitely love Alice in chains is one of my favorite bands

  56. Alexandria H

    Fuck Yeah!!

  57. snapon29

    How does this not have more views? Can someone explain? This has always been one of their best songs since they made their comeback

    newman447

    be happy that you know what great music is, can appreciate it, and have good taste. Other people just dont, dont understand it, and have to be told what to like.

  58. crowley xd

    AQUI É O BRASIL!

  59. Velga Al Rasyid

    It's about child abuse

  60. Norman

    The whole song is awesome but from 5:51 on it's fucking epic

  61. SKY666

    best band in the world for me the band i wana create music like is aic

  62. Daniel Ryan

    I foolishly avoided listening to post-Layne AIC for a long time. Kicking myself for waiting so long to check it out. This song kicks ass. I think it has a little bit of a Deftones vibe.

    tnt8106

    I did the same thing but atleast I wised up and started to listen to the new stuff!

  63. Dylan Brophy

    I use this song to wake me up in the morning sometimes.

  64. Goji Boy

    I hear a little of Rain When I Die in this

  65. SavageStudio

    My favorite song by Alice In Chains follow closely by rooster,stone,nutshell,bleed the freak

  66. Dubshotimage

    Savage stuff. Lane I'm sure would approve!

  67. Kelsey Doyle

    I dont like when people say the song would be better with Layne singing. Who is to say that william didnt add a creative edge to this song in the writing process that Layne wouldnt have.

  68. Emma Bauer

    One of my fave AIC songs.

  69. Tanya Evanson

    Opening riff, chills. Whole song, pure power. This gives me life.

  70. James Michaels

    Scary tune and you can feel and hear the anger, as well as the sadness, in it... I love it. This one let us all know that they were back when it came out in October, 2009. This whole album is great from start to finish, imho.

  71. Jared Lammi

    NHL 2K11, anyone?

  72. Sophie Blue

    Hear footsteps creak the floor
    The shadows give away
    Someone outside the door
    Won't let 'em in
    Life damaged kids to crime
    Rundown broke machine
    That steals your peace of mind
    Before you know it's gone
    Lay
    Down
    Lay
    Silence burning
    Hold your tongue
    Keep a separate
    So they'll know
    Hiding in the darkness under
    Boiling to the surface
    Don't go far
    A looking in view too long on the outside
    Desperate plans make sense in a low life
    A looking in view too long on the outside
    Desperate plans make sense in a low life
    These things I hate in you
    Also reflect it seems
    Distortion laced with spikes
    Digs you out of me
    Lay
    Down
    Lay
    Hiding in the darkness under
    Boiling to the surface
    Crawling on your skin discomfort
    Makes you brake and run, stumble, fall
    A looking in view too long on the outside
    Desperate plans make sense in a low life
    A looking in view too long on the outside
    Desperate plans make sense in a low life
    It's why you never tell me whatevers on your mind
    It's why you never tell me whatevers on your mind
    It's why you never tell me whatevers on your mind
    It's why you never tell me whatevers on your mind
    A looking in view too long on the outside
    Desperate plans make sense in a low life
    A looking in view too long on the outside
    Desperate plans make sense in a low life
    It's why you never tell me whatevers on your mind

  73. CLIFF TANNEN ESTATOF

    If you Love Alice in Chains Check This !!!! Really ! https://youtu.be/9Yhp9jMjyfg

  74. whoohaaXL

    Best song Post Layne, hands down.

  75. Matias Nelson Capdevila

    Best thing they did since jar of flies.

  76. Angry Chair

    I get the chills every time DuVall yells "Lay!" because it sounds like he's yelling "Layne!"

    Rotten Apple

    HockeyShark It does! I've heard some rumors that this song was about the many times the band tried to reach Layne. They'd knock, call, try to contact him in any way and he wouldn't answer them. Even Duff McKagan tried to reach him.

    VTP01

    Totally....this would have been a killer live song with him

    VTP01

    @Rotten Apple the lyrics are pretty clear that's exactly what it's about.

    MrPajamaShark

    I know this is comment is a year old, but they do it again on the title track of this album, and after seeing your comment I'm starting to think maybe that was intended

    Fernando Pinto

    To me this song is clearly about layne and the fact William sings it like that is no coincidence. Layne is probably his biggest influence as a singer and now he makes music with laynes friends. All very obvious in my opinion.

  77. Some guy on the Internet

    Such a fantastic band. I feel sorry for the immature people who can't enjoy this because they think AiC died with Layne.

    Southern Fried Funky Monk

    @Jasondurgen sure makes sense

    Darkless4X

    Honestly, Jerry Cantrell remotely sounds very alike like Layne Staley. But while I do agree that it is very immature for people to bash on a band just because their original singer died. This is also happening with Mushroomhead because their original singer Jeffrey Nothing parted ways from the band. I'm surprised no one's slandering Alice in Chains as a "cover band".

    Fernando Pinto

    Dirt saved my life man, its not immature to miss a guy I admired and related heavily with. I still like this but no, its not the same. It is equally good but not the same because i dont relate to Jerrys issues like I related to laynes. It doesnt mean ill bash it like many do though but ill always miss the way he wrote and sang.

    Puppetmaster 85

    Fernando Pinto but Jerry wrote a ton of their lyrics on the old material and I’m sure you related to his problems on facelift/dirt/tripod.jerry wrote just about an equal amount of the lyrics as Layne but everyone credits them all to Layne, Jerry also wrote the lyrics and the songs in general to the majority of their hits. Layne was a legend and one of the best singers ever but Jerry has always been the driving force and the lead creative force behind AiC, some of the most relatable songs they have were written by Jerry but everyone just credits Layne because he sang them

    Paul Belmonte

    His soul is still alive there

  78. ShirleyCobain

    Cast:
    Body Dismorphic Girl - Sacha Senisch
    Obsessive Compulsive Boy - Chad Post
    Religious Zealot - Devin Zephyr
    Heavier Dismorphic Girl - Debbie Fry
    Older Dismorphic Girl - Vallean Mann
    Young OCD Boy - Dylan Matzke

    Katie K

    Thank you!

  79. Lizard Overlord

    I was very hesitant to listen to Black Gives Way To Blue and The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here because they didn’t have Layne but I feel Alice In Chains still manages to be a great band even after the loss of their lead singer

    tnt8106

    I couldn't agree more! I was hesitant to listen to the new stuff but the more I listen the more I like it!!

  80. Harrison Shaw

    I love the psychological aspect to this video!

  81. KindredSouls

    The most powerful comeback in the history of metal/rock

    DanQuijote777

    indeed. when this came out i just couldnt find any words to express how impressed and overwhelmed i was when i realized this was the new AIC stuff, and noting this was still the essence of the AIC i fell in love in the fisrt time

    Rayene Boussetta

    @DanQuijote777 same man

    Bob Schneider

    Absolutely 100%

    Atma Moore

    I was geeked when this shit came out. Especially impressed with how well the lead singer can evoke Layne while still sounding like a new singer.

  82. Charlie Bay

    Wow. This sounds like Scott Weiland.

  83. Deukneus

    this song really made me feel like i was in the grunge time of the '90s. what a pearl....

  84. Mr J

    This song is awesome, but that girl a 6:55 is beyond gorgeous.

  85. R Justin

    Why does this only have 720k views?? This song is so fucking awesome dude. And video is astounding!!

  86. Therealgamer1300

    Noah from smosh? 😂

  87. Cameron Muise

    6:52 reminds me of the dirt album cover

  88. Rajiv Pokharel

    amazing lyrics, amazing riffs, amazing drums......this song never ceases from mind....

  89. Braden Grimm

    this song is awesome

  90. JAMESWESTSTONE WEST

    MARAVILHOSA BANDA,LEGAL PRA CACETE. AMO ALICE IN CHAINS.BRASIL.

  91. Nora matuszewski

    OMG, I NEVER heard of this song b4!! Rip beautiful 👼 LAYNE

  92. The Populous Pimp - PPT

    Could you imagine this with Layne???????? My God!!!!

  93. Jason Moore

    Not the same without Layne

    Adam Turner

    Laynes the king but chains still kick alot of ass.

  94. Rasool Lewis

    Stickman Football 10

  95. Frank alarcon

    William has no feeling or passion in what he sings. Staley brought feeling and emotion to his voice and songs.. Tell me if I'm wrong.

    Jordan Webb

    Frank alarcon you’re wrong :D

  96. cristina gnegné

    That damn closed door....:(

  97. Joe Bemis

    This is a great song by them.

  98. Scott Wilson

    How long was that poor girl underwater, lol.

  99. Gabriele AIC

    3:16 laaaaaynnne