Your Decision (4:00)

Cover of Black Gives Way to Blue

From Black Gives Way to Blue and 3 other releases

“Your Decision” is a song by Alice in Chains, featured on their fourth studio album Black Gives Way to Blue (2009). It was released as the third single from the album on November 16, 2009 in the UK, and was released in the US on December 1, 2009. The fourth track of the album, “Your Decision” is a power ballad that features an acoustic rhythm and breaks from the dark, aggressive leanings of the previous songs in exchange for an emotional tone that, while muted and perhaps tinged with sad resignation, can also be interpreted as calmer and more at peace. The single has, so far, reached number one on the Billboard Rock Songs chart, number one on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, and number four on the Alternative Songs chart. This makes Alice in Chains the first artist to have two songs top the US Rock Songs chart.

In an interview for the making of the video of “Your Decision”, Duvall stated “This song is all about choices and their consequences”. Many fans believe this song was written from Cantrell to the late Layne Staley, who couldn’t kick his addiction to drugs. Staley died in 2002.


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  • robveiga

    Perfect , very good

    15 Apr 10:27pm Reply
  • tcbp

    So perfect. Really

    9 Apr 5:59am Reply
  • DreamyGirl-

    One of my favorites ♥

    24 Jan 4:23am Reply
  • MartianReaper

    this song is probably as close to the original feel of AIC is they can get, truly amazing... it definitely feels like Layne is with them here [5]

    10 Sep 2014 Reply
  • cerealkiller_x


    31 Mar 2014 Reply
  • BabichokLast

    almost unreal

    12 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Liloucat

    love it :)

    14 Jan 2014 Reply
  • dvsmorton

    The way music was meant to be.

    31 Dec 2013 Reply
  • albertlespaul

    awesome song and video

    5 Oct 2013 Reply
  • camilaonliveira

    so amazing.

    17 Sep 2013 Reply
  • aRetardGirl

    Perfect Song.♥

    8 Sep 2013 Reply
  • octopuss22

    One of Alice's best songs ever. Very touching.

    12 Aug 2013 Reply

    Amazing song.

    20 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Leifdistad

    Jerry Cantrell is still keeping these guys alive... I love it. And this does almoooooost feel like the AIC I grew up with. Great regardless. And we still miss ya Layne. Hope you've found peace finally.

    10 May 2013 Reply
  • Lithium778

    grew up with Alice in childhood memories follow their songs...

    11 Feb 2013 Reply
  • NeilMossop

    This song is so fucking cool.

    16 Jan 2013 Reply
  • StacyRenee09

    this song is probably as close to the original feel of AIC is they can get, truly amazing... it definitely feels like Layne is with them here [4]

    4 Jan 2013 Reply
  • sierena

    This gives the exact same feelings Nutshell does, both are great, special songs. I'm so proud of Jerry and the other guys for keeping the AIC soul alive. Duvall is pretty great as well, him and Jerry harmonize perfectly much like Jerry and Layne were.

    7 Oct 2012 Reply
  • wlaXrbl

    One of the few bands, that still rock, though changing their - important and very special - lead singer. and i'm not talking about douchebags like dream theaters horror of a lead singer, i'm talking about individual, special quality, like layne had. good job duvall, good job alice.

    29 Aug 2012 Reply
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