Metal Motivation – Alice In Chains – “Rooster”

One of Alice In Chains’ best songs, ‘Rooster’ is about a war vet who survives the horrifying conflict of the Vietnam War to find another, equally terrible battle waiting for him at home. The good news is that the Rooster is a real man. He’s a survivor and no matter the struggle he’s gonna fight until the very end.


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

Here they come to snuff the rooster
Yeah here come the rooster, yeah
You know he ain’t gonna die
No, no, no, ya know he ain’t gonna die

Here they come to snuff the rooster
Yeah here come the rooster, yeah
You know he ain’t gonna die
No, no, no, ya 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, no, no ya know he ain’t gonna die

Written by: Jerry Cantrell
Lyrics courtesy of AZLyrics.com

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Metal Motivation