Cantrell, Jerry - Castaway Lyrics




Day break, wind is blowing strong
No escape, caught on a reef in the storm
Castaway, licking his cracked lips sore
Patient, waits, hoping the rats reach the shore...yeah...yeah

Yesterday, seems a lifetime now
Remembering, those he left and how
Out in space, laughing at all below
Island stage, plays to his thoughts and ego...yeah...yeah

Dusk fall, fading sun, no fire light
Memories amplify his plight
Gathering, searching for shelter above
Feel the sting, choking on hoarded love...yeah...yeah

Thin, cold, tired...castaway





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  1. Limits98

    Lyrics

    Day break, 
    Wind is blowing strong
    No escape, 
    Caught on a reef in the storm
    Castaway, 
    Licking his cracked lips sore
    Patient, 
    Waits, 
    Hoping the rats reach the shore...
    Yeah...
    Yeah
    Yeah...
    Yeah

    Yesterday, 
    Seems a lifetime now
    Remembering, 
    Those he left and how
    Out in space, 
    Laughing at all below
    Island stage, 
    Plays to his thoughts and ego...
    Yeah...
    Yeah
    Yeah...
    Yeah

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    Dusk fall, 
    Fading sun, 
    No fire light
    Memories amplify his plight
    Gathering, 
    Searching for shelter above
    Feel the sting, 
    Choking on hoarded love...
    Yeah...
    Yeah
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    Thin, 
    Cold, 
    Tired...
    Castaway

  2. Juice Ingot

    Jerry's vocalizing is the fucking best

  3. Marijan Desin

    Found it!

  4. Tracey Ryche White

    I'm a huge Queensryche fan and think Chris DeGarmo is a musical genius. It's my understanding that he collaborated with Jerry on this album. Does anyone know if it's just certain songs and which ones they are or is he on this whole album. Thank you.

    MrTechselect

    Its just for the song 'Anger Rising'.

  5. william gibbons

    I love how that line "thin cold tired Castaway" is just below the music and how it rings out at the end. if I didn't know better I would say that was Layne's voice.

  6. Andi Wand

    100% AIC

  7. Theffinmeloncashshow

    I fuckin love jerrys like the 90s arent over yet music style

  8. MAURY JÚNIOR

    I've liked his vocals to the Alice in Chains style, this album he shows all his power as a musician!

    Mr Cool

    @MAURY JÚNIORhe's sick one man awesome show

    Rotten Apple

    Still think that Deg Trip was far darker than any AIC album. The riffs were darker and the themes. Two songs from the Deg Trip writing sessions eventually made it to AIC songs - Died and Get Born Again.

    Butt Head

    I square dance naked to this song.

  9. Costa Margarida

    likely best A.I.C/Cantrell song after layne death.

    Giuseppe Meneguzzi

    This album was written shortly before Layne's death

  10. Jason1975ism

    HOPING THE RATS REACH THE SHORE!!!!!!!
    genuis..a masterpiece from a master.

  11. guitarars dons

    Saw Jerry live at the edge Fest at Molson Park weeks after Laynes departure it was a hard gig for him but the fans were still in his corner  

  12. John Smith

    Jerry's solo work is much better than the new "Alice In Chains" stuff, by far.

    Cesnakov

    am sorry for your dog

    Daniel Rodrigo Gil Valladares

    +John Smith Subjetive

    Jason1975ism

    No way. Saw them in cleveland. Amazing show! William Duvall is one amazing singer. The new songs haven't the same grit, instead they are songs of healing and wisdom resulting from the heroin years. 

    Ely Gallego

    Nah, both are amazing, I think I like Black Gives Way To Blue even more than this album

    Rotten Apple

    John Smith Both are amazing in their own way but Deg Trip is just deeply personal. It retains some of the hallmarks of an Alice track i.e. the sinister riffs and lyrics but something about it is distinctly Jerry. The man literally went into a degradation trip of sorts, secluding himself for months in his home. Never going out. That's a very serious head trip. What we got was 30 songs. 25 made it into the album and 2 became Alice songs - Died and Get Born Again.

  13. Jason1975ism

    you are quite welcome. stay pretty!

  14. Layne Gray

    Haha, I know what you mean by it, it just sounds nasty! And by dictionary definition it is supposed to mean dirty or wet like a cave or basement (: And thanks!

  15. Jason1975ism

    dank is good. my medical bud is dank, dank is good. and fyi, you're cute! hella cute!

  16. härjaren Langstrumpf

    Agreed!

  17. Layne Gray

    Yikes, some of us do I guess. i don't.... sounds like a dirty cave or something

  18. fernando sepulveda

    good lord!

  19. lucifersam99

    this is the only way i could get even more hype at an AIC gig. They really should though.

  20. Jason1975ism

    lol..cool. we say hella dank!

  21. tbrad1234

    English slang for something being cool

  22. Michael Lavin

    the unrequited love of heroin

  23. BNSF1985

    Pure fucking bad ass, I love Jerry's music.

  24. Jason1975ism

    Jerry had 1 in each hand and played the other 2 with his feet..cuz hes THAT good..YEAH!!

  25. Jason1975ism

    actually i dont think its a member of the band..the tats look different.

  26. Jason1975ism

    or the chains without alice..wait..who the hell is alice?

  27. Jason1975ism

    EARGASM!!!

  28. Jason1975ism

    THIS IS MUSIC IN THE PUREST FORM.

  29. VotzSKiLLioN

    oh ok thxxxxxxx

  30. laroccacounty1

    @LordAkaneon You make a really good point. We should be subbed up and so i am gonna head right over.

  31. Craig Brittain

    The sad thing is that Matchbox 20 isn't even a shitty band in comparison to the shit we've got now, they're almost in the same boat, talent has been replaced with autotune

  32. Deborah JB

    no prob'.

  33. Fraser River Stories

    @questscience1 oops, i just realized via default iphone settings that i subbed with the talk channel (laroccavlogga). i will sub ya with the strum channel (laroccacounty1) as well. Two subs in two minutes!

  34. Fraser River Stories

    @questscience1 Wow, somebody who knows enough about site maintenance to reply. I will be subscribing this time by.

  35. Deborah JB

    You are so right! Jerry Cantrell is a wonderful musician. Check out "Breaks My Back". Also, "Satisfy". Both by Mr. Cantrell.

  36. VotzSKiLLioN

    Does anyone know whose arm that is? :33

  37. laroccacounty1

    Hoping the rats reach the shore! Jerry Cantrell and Zakk Wylde will never be remembered as the worlds best guitarists but daaaaamn, dudes like this can get shit done. Jerry's so much bigger than AIC but thanks to corporate powers your more likely ta hear matchbox 20 on the radio! What in the name of un-holy fuck?

  38. Staminist

    I wouldn't know if that's true, but nothing would be too surprising...

    And why not? 1000 $ worth of uppers isn't so many after all, I know I did crazy shit like that with my band, only we didn't record at the time, we were touring... So - I'd say the story can be true :)

  39. ghostwhiskey

    one solo an hour isnt unheard of. sabbath made their first record in 9 hours,sure production time was alot shorter back then but im only talking about the leads. im assuming thats what the crack was for. i wouldve dissmissed that as ridiculous if i hadnt heard it so many times and given the history of AIC it seems the most hard to believe things were true

  40. Outrammusic

    Okay, lets think about this. this album originally had what 20 something songs? But the record company said he had to shorten it. Thats like a song an hour. No use your brain.

  41. Jaytecx

    i'm gonna roll a joint to this one!

  42. Cathal C

    Truijjo's bass tone is fucking vicious

  43. ghostwhiskey

    i heard somwhere that jerry brought about 1000 dollars worth of crack to the studio and recorded all his solos for this album in one day. is there anyone who knows if thats true?

    PapaKakes

    ghostwhiskey Google is your friend in this regard

  44. Deborah JB

    Jerry Cantrell is truly great. The AIC sound is different, because of the harmonies. The harmonies with another singer is part of the beauty. This song, and the whole album, is good too!

  45. Bereeze

    @Jeff2870 hah thought I was the only one who noticed.

  46. AwakenSoul27

    fukin awesome song...i like the song is still dark....man jerry should have continues as being the lead singer too..hes fukin awesome..but cant forget layne..he was the best...it suks ill never see him in conert..

  47. Headbanger270

    Hell yeah it is!

  48. blazdone

    this couldn't have been any better!

  49. MarkNotMe

    This song could have been the soundtrack for "Hellraiser", specially the mid-to-end part with the high-pitched guitar doing the eeriest "solo" ever. I am not even sure if that is technically a solo, but who cares. Great song and album by Jerry.

  50. Headbanger270

    That's why it sounds so awesome also. Jerry is a guitar god and knows how to make great and emotional music. Inspirational stuff right here.

  51. Jeff2870

    At one point in the song you can hear four different guitar parts at once. Jerry's compositional masterpiece.

  52. Jeff2870

    Great tune. That little chorus-breakdown gets in your head and it's hard to get rid of it!