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ALICE IN CHAINS


Rooster Lyrics

Ain't found a way to kill me yet
Eyes burn with stingin' sweat
Seems every path leads me to nowhere
Wife and kids, household pet
Army green was no safe bet
The bullets scream to me from somewhere

Here they come to snuff the rooster, oh yeah
Yeah here come the rooster, yeah
You know he ain't gonna die
No, no, no, you know we ain't gonna die

Yeah they come to snuff the rooster, oh yeah
yeah here come the rooster, yeah
you know he ain't gonna die
No, no, no, you know we ain't gonna die

Walkin' tall machine gun man
They spit on me in my home land
Gloria sent me pictures of my boy
Got my pills 'gainst mosquito death
My buddy's breathin' his dyin' breath
Oh god please won't you help me make it through

Yeah they come to snuff the rooster, oh yeah
Yeah here come the rooster, yeah
You know he ain't gonna die
No, no, no, you know we ain't gonna die

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Songwriter(s): Jerry Cantrell, William B. Duvall
Copyright: Absolutes From Attack Music, Buttnugget Publishing, Rooster'S Son Publishing, Shylo Viola Publishing
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Meaning to "Rooster" (12 meanings)
Lojik 11/12/12,16:34
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Is it possible that his dad's nickname rooster was a double entendre so the song actually means both?
dious 08/03/12,06:18
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Acually, Jon is right. Hes dads nickname was rooster due to his hair, and the song is about him and hes time in nam.
Mike Males 06/07/12,19:29
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My meaning to this song is you got to wake up with the rooster if you dont to get snuffed. Meaning getting killed. Rooster goes to sleep and is up at dawn.Thats why they cant snuff the rooster.
john p 05/11/12,00:18
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Actually the rooster was mistaken for the American eagle by the Vietnamese... I know this for a fact I have served in the army with 2 deployments. None of the above are correct, sorry
Jon 04/20/12,11:02
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The rooster is Jerry Cantrell's father, who got his nickname in his childhood due to a colic that had his hair sticking up down the middle every morning.
harrison 04/02/12,10:27
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This actually wasn't made for the soldier term rooster or machine gunner, cantrell's dad's nickname was rooster and this was dedicated to him because he served in vietnam
riley 06/20/11,16:18
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AIC was my favorite band of the early 90's. Such a shame Layne couldn't beat his addictions. They could've been one of the greatest.
bad bob 11/29/10,12:04
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the rooster was an automatic (M-60) machine gun operator. In times of aggression by the nva the gunner was called to a certain place to lay down suppressive fire
Dippy 10/08/10,16:32
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The title comes from Jerry Cantrell's father. Rooster was his nickname in Vietnam. The song is about some of his feelings and experiences told from his perspective.
Larissa 02/27/10,23:05
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why would it matter if ever single word was capital. anyway. love this song. listen to it everrryday. :)
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