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Remember The Music: Layne Thomas Staley (1967-2002)

The Roar of A Lion...

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This song perfectly expresses how I currently feel about Layne...
 
It's by Sarah Mclachlan. It's called "Do What You Have To Do"
 
What ravages of spirit
Conjured this tempestous rage
Created you a monster
Broken by the rules of love
And fate has lead you through it
You do what you have to do
And fate has lead you through it
You do what you have to do
 
And I have the sense to recognize that
I don't know how to let you go...
 
Every moment marked
With apparitions of your soul
I'm ever swiftly moving
Trying to escape this desire
The yearning to be near you
I do what I have to do
The yearning to be near you
I do what I have to do
 
But I have the sense to recognize
That I don't know how to let you go
I don't know how to let you go
 
A glowing ember
Burning hot
Burning slow
Deep within I'm shaken by the violence
Of existing for only you
 
I know I can't be with you
I do what I have to do
I know I can't be with you
I do what I have to do
And I have the sense to recognize
That I don't know how to let you go
I don't know how to let you go
I don't know how to let you go...

"Core"

By Layne Thomas Staley

Self-imprisonment.

I suppose somewhere inside me

I yearn for freedom from

That which holds me stagnant

Overexaggeration turns underestimated

Emotion...

Emotion. Why the urgency to hide and

Slow the flow of that which could,

And perhaps will, improve, and

Heal the burning inside?

I am protecting my pain

It is mine

And I so badly want to keep my

Pain to myself.

But, in doing so I am hurting

So many who cross me, or care for me,

Aching for love and acceptance,

Only to throw you down in the latter

Of our shared love

Yet anger and guilt not shared

Between me and you

You are blamed for all that is a

Mystery within myself...burning

Oh, I pray that I might someday

Throw a blanket over that angry

Child

If the strength is found within the

Core of my being

His tears soak my heart and

Weigh it down

I am drowning, and I am tired,

And so very, very lonely

I am.

To Jesus Christ: Thank you.
 
For Nancy, Layne, Phil, Jim, Liz, Jaime, Oscar, and Demri.  With all my undying love.
 
For my mom & dads: I love you very much.

  

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