"No Excuses" is the lead single off American grunge band Alice in Chains's second EP, Jar of Flies (1994). The song's sound (and that of the entire EP) is a departure from some of the band's better-known, heavier work. Jerry Cantrell's subtle guitar riffs built around suspended chords (as well as Sean Kinney's soft, syncopated drumming) help lend an unusually airy feel to the song. It was written by Jerry Cantrell about his unstable relationship with band vocalist Layne Staley. Read more on Last.fm.