Over Now (7:12)

Cover of Alice in Chains

From Alice in Chains and 7 other releases

‘’Over Now’’ is a song by Alice in Chains, released on their 1995 eponymous album, Alice in Chains. Similar to “Heaven Beside You”, it features mostly vocal work of guitarist Jerry Cantrell, with lead vocalist Layne Staley only harmonizing in the chorus. The song charted on both Billboard rock charts, despite the fact that it was not released as a single and no video was filmed for it. It was played heavily in the acoustic sets of Alice in Chains’ 2006 reunion tour.

It was a single from the band’s Unplugged performance, and was used to close the televised broadcast. The video of the song from the performance is considered a music video, much like the live video of “Bleed the Freak”, used in support of their live album. The song was featured on the 2006 compilation ‘’The Essential Alice in Chains’‘.

While the song was written by Jerry Cantrell about a failed relationship, many fans see this song — which features a traditional bugle quote of “Taps” — as an eerie foreshadowing of the band’s ultimate demise because it is the closing track of their final studio album.


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  • chadderack

    I've always loved this interesting melody. "It's over now". On the word "now" he sings that natural instead of the flat... always hit my ear just right.

    5 Nov 2:15am Reply
  • doctaphil9

    Whew what a great melody

    1 Oct 8:12pm Reply

    Tripod > Unplugged Both rules, btw.

    4 Sep 2:04am Reply
  • lannaq

    you know its been on my mind could i stand right here look myself in the eye and say...

    15 Jul 12:41pm Reply
  • corpsetastic

    Layne certainly paid his debt to poisoning his body for years, poor guy. Something forlorn yet satisfying about this closer. Chilled but has a touch of unease.

    6 Jul 2:05am Reply
  • cannibal_ism666

    one of my favorites by them

    25 May 10:17am Reply
  • joshsaussey

    We pay our debts some time. [2] The lyrics on this track are fantastic.

    2 May 9:00pm Reply
  • IDontBelieveNBK


    25 Mar 11:12pm Reply
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    15 Mar 7:46pm Reply
  • DanStu1990

    Prefer the Unplugged version to the album version, but both are still good regardless. [3]

    9 Mar 6:56pm Reply
  • jochorocket

    +200 scrobblings!!

    3 Jan 7:06am Reply
  • Valkovuokko

    that giggle at the beggining o.O

    12 Nov 2013 Reply
  • lukasz_pulawski

    One of their best!

    8 Oct 2013 Reply
  • MIKEH3875

    one of their very best,pretty sad also because it was pretty much over by then.

    10 Aug 2013 Reply
  • elf-culture

    one of the first songs I really got into of theirs. Jerry's voice is excellent, really soothing.

    7 Aug 2013 Reply
  • thebram

    This song, at my funeral. Period.

    10 Jun 2013 Reply
  • DrMosse

    Prefer the Unplugged version to the album version, but both are still good regardless. [2] We pay our debts some time. [4]

    29 May 2013 Reply
  • Gitarrenmeister

    So fucking classic stuff! Ohhh yyeeeeaaahh! gives me the creeps every time i listen to it!

    17 Apr 2013 Reply
  • prime1128

    Man, that Mtv Unplugged album is one of my favorite things by them ever. Through and through.

    17 Apr 2013 Reply
  • wedonttanwerust

    arguably, the best frontman in rock history....

    31 Mar 2013 Reply
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