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Old 08-29-2002, 06:04 PM   #1
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WTF??? "Snuff the Rooster"???????

This afternoon, while I was making a chocolate cheesecake, I was listening to KROQ trying to hear ES. I still haven't heard it on the radio, and I've had all I can take of KROQ. Anyway some hideous song came on which had a chrous about how they can't "snuff the rooster." I swear to God, that's what he was wailing. What the hell was that?
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Alice in Chains?
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Alice In Chains

Rooster

Album: Dirt, Unplugged

Ain't found a way to kill me yet
Eyes burn with stinging 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

Yeah, they come to snuff the rooster
Yeah, here come the rooster
You know he ain't gonna die

Yeah, they come to snuff the rooster
Yeah, here come the rooster yeah
You know he 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

Here they come to snuff the rooster
Yeah, here come the rooster yeah
You know he ain't gonna die
No, you know he ain't gonna die
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That's the one. Wow. Was the rest of their stuff that bad?
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They're really not that bad.
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Old 08-29-2002, 07:10 PM   #7
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Ok. If you say so, Sicy. Maybe I should hear another song.
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Hey Martha... look down a few to my thread I started early this AM (ironically enough)

AIC- Dirt

http://forum.interference.com/showth...threadid=63450

Rooster is off this album. Great tune IMO... if you listen to the whole song/or read the lyrics that Sicy posted, you'll see what they were singing about.

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Alice in Chains!

or was it Stone Temple Pilots?

or maybe Pearl Jam???
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Quote:
Originally posted by She ls Raging

AIC's not for everyone..

Whoo-boy! You ain't just whistlin' Dixie, sweetie!
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Well, that album is ten years old heh, I guess for some the grunge sound wasn't too timeless.

The song was written about the singers father, or grandfather, who was in a war. I guess his nickname was "Rooster."
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minority here....

That is the best song off that album!! If you read the lyrics you'll clearly see it is about a soldier probably in the Vietnam War. As far as the "Rooster" I have no idea what that signifies.

That album "dirt" is excellent but also very very sad. I listened to it a couple of weeks ago after not listening to it for years and I realized, "Well if this album isin't a blatant cry for help from this guy than I don't know what else it is"

I dig Alice in Chains!
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Old 08-30-2002, 11:16 AM   #13
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what the fuck??

that song is awesome

I suggest you clean out your ears and give it another go, such a great tune!
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