Layne Staley & Demri Parrott – The Greatest Love Story Never Told

 

Layne & Demri
Layne & Demri

 

 

 

I came across a great site that is hosted by a friend of Demri and Layne’s. It is a design site, but look at the home page or do a search for Demri. Here’s the link: Layne & Demri Posts

NE Readers know how we like to investigate the life and demise of Layne Staley. It is an important discovery that goes way beyond mere fanaticism. Staley was, among (many) other things, a very transparent person. This was the most unusual part of his personality. Most (all?) junk users thrive on misinformation and, frankly, lies. Layne avails us of an opportunity to see what his demons were and his reaction to them. He was crystal clear. So, regarding Demri, Layne’s choice of girlfriend was initially another means of seeing what was going on in his head. However, after reading the posts on the site (above) I became fascinated by Demri herself. She may have been the muse that allowed Layne to produce the most moving metal album of all time, DIRT. Her whimsical nature and quirks may be the key to his demise. They may, in fact, be the cause of his demise. Demri was his only warmth in a world that was so cold and full of terror to Layne. Her departure corresponds with his withdrawal into solitude. As I said before, I believe these fierce emotions drove Layne to belt out another two incredible songs. The last two new Alice in Chains songs before his death, “Get Born Again” and “Died”.

“Died” is clearly about Demri and her death. The song is again, transparent. Here are the lyrics:

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I could climb until I reach where angels reside 
Ask around to find out where the junkies apply
You just up and left me on this rock all alone 
It’s my fault for knowing not what I should have known 

Ohhhhhhhh
My heart is dried up beating slow 
Ohhhhhh
It’s been just raining since you died 
Died 
Since you died 
You died 

I could drop until I touch the sinister side 
Visit all attractions flippin’ back and aside 
Still you leave me rotting on this rock all alone 
It’s my fault for knowing not what I should have known 

Ohhhhhhhh
My heart is dried up beating slow 
Ohhhhhh
It’s been just raining since you died 
Died 
Since you died 
You died 

Ohhhhhhh
My heart is tired of beating slow 
Ohhhhhh
It’s been just raining since you died 
Died 
Since you died 
You died 

I could climb until I reach where angels reside 
I could drop until I touch the sinister side 

Ohhhhhhhh
My heart is dried up beating slow 
Ohhhhh
It’s been just raining since you died 
Died 
Since you died 
You died 
Died 
You died 
Died 
You died 

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  Says a lot doesn’t it?  Layne would climb to find out where angels reside.  Clearly he wanted to find Demri, an angel.  Then, “ask around to find out where the junkies apply”.  He clearly did not feel the same about himself.  He seemed to say he was not worth of her “angelic” qualities as he was a mere junkie.  It’s not hard to go through this and see how he felt during the end of his life.  

  Please visit the link above.  I hope to contact the site directly and get more information for NE Readers.  As always, your comments on this post and the Demri site, are always welcome.

-NE

Eddie Vedder Wrote 4/20/02 For Layne Staley

When Eddie Vedder heard the news about the tragic death of Seattle icon Layne Staley it was 4/20/02.  He sat and wrote this song in tribute.  I love the lyrics.  R.I.P. Layne.
4/20/02 by Pearl Jam
so all you fools
who sing just like him
feel free to do so now
cuz he’s dead
using, using, using
the using takes toll
isolation
just so happy to be one
sad to, sad to think
sad to think of him more
lonesome friend, we all knew
always hoped you’d pull through
no blame, no blame
no blame, it could be you
using, you can’t grow old using
so sing just like him, fuckers
it won’t offend him
just me
because he’s dead

The Best Lyrics Ever – Alice In Chains

“Lost inside my sick head
I live for you but Im not alive
Take my hand before I kill
I still love you, but, I still burn”
-Alice In Chains “Love, Hate, Love”
OR
 
“What The Hell Am I?
Thousand Eyes, A Fly
Lucky Then I’d Be
In One Day Deceased”
Alice In Chains “Sickman”
R.I.P. Layne I love you and miss you terribly.  Your spirit is a part of my soul and it is my duty to bring it to light, once again.
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