andrew wood, lead singer of Mother Love Bone, the band from which sprang forth the era of grunge. Tragically Andy died as a result of complications of a heroin overdose and never saw the release of their first album, he was 24.
Cantrell said this about the song: "I was thinking a lot about Andrew Wood at the time. We always had a great time when we did hang out, much like Chris Cornell and I do. There was never really a serious moment or conversation, it was all fun. Andy was a hilarious guy, full of life and it was really sad to lose him. But I always hate people who judge the decisions others make. So it was also directed towards people who pass judgments." Would? Alice in chains Lyrics