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Song Parodies -> "The Ballad of Layne"

Original Song Title:

"The Ballad of Jayne"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

L.A. Guns

Parody Song Title:

"The Ballad of Layne"

Parody Written by:

mouselover

The Lyrics

In the 1990s, Alice in Chains hit it big as grunge exploded in popularity. Their lead vocalist, Layne Staley, often took to drugs, like heroin, to deal with being famous. It ultimately killed him in 2002. Ironically, the song being parodied here is a glam metal song. Grunge had supplanted glam metal's popularity.
He was always such a marvel
Was the leader of a great band
Everybody listened to them

No one would ever know
How much we loved him so

Now it all seems funny, kinda like a dream
Things ain't always what they seem
What a shame, what happened to Layne

You were always a great singer
Stretched you vocal cords up so high
Slowly wasted away until
He took too big a shot, and he died

I wish we never let you go
Even now we just want you to know

That it all seems funny, kinda like a dream
Things ain't always what they seem
What a shame, what happened to Layne

Now he's rockin' out in heaven
Shinin' bright in the sky
I still hear his voice in the wind
I still play your songs, all the time, oh yeah

Well I guess you'll never know
How much we need him so

Now it all seems funny, kinda like a dream
Things ain't always what they seem
What a shame, what a shame
What happened to Layne

Now it all seems funny, kinda like a dream
Things ain't always what they seem
What a shame, what happened to Layne
What happened to Layne

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mouselover - April 21, 2020 - Report this comment
It just hit me that this is the first L.A. Guns parody on this site. I had no idea the band had never been parodied on here before.

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