>> Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam is one of my favourite bands; I love the raw emotion that Eddie Vedder manages to inject into the clever songs.

Black: A song with very strong imagery, and only one colour; black.
Do the evolution: Man the Destroyer. One of my favourites, pure explosive.
Wishlist: Does the wishing ever stop?
Soon forget: Richman Lonelyman
Whipping: A typically angry Pearl Jam song.
Better Man: About a girl taking a lot from a man, thinking she can’t get a better man.
Hail, Hail: Hail the lucky ones who are in love.
All those yesterdays: Life’s a rat-race, step off the treadmill.

Black

Sheets of empty canvas, untouched sheets of clay,
Were laid spread out before me as her body once did.
All five horizons revolved around her soul as the earth to the sun.
Now the air I tasted and breathed has taken a turn.

Oh And all I taught her was everything.
Oh I know she gave me all that she wore
And now my bitter hands chafe beneath the clouds of what was everything.
All the pictures have all been washed in black, tattooed everything…

I take a walk outside, I’m surrounded by some kids at play.
I can feel their laughter, so why do I sear?
And twisted thoughts that spin round my head…I’m spinning,
Oh, I’m spinning. How quick the sun can drop away…

And now my bitter hands cradle broken glass of what was everything
All the pictures had all been washed in black, tattooed everything…
All the love gone bad, turned my world to black tattooed all I see, all that I am, all I’ll ever be…yeah…

I know someday you’ll have a beautiful life, I know you’ll be a star
In somebody else’s sky, but why
why, why can’t it be, why can’t it be mine?

Do the evolution

Woo..
I’m ahead, I’m a man
I am the first mammal to wear pants, yeah
I’m at peace with my lust
I can kill ’cause in God I trust, yeah
It’s evolution, baby

I’m at piece, I’m the man
Buying stocks on the day of the crash
On the loose, I’m a truck
All the rolling hills, I’ll flatten ’em out, yeah
It’s herd behavior, uh huh
It’s evolution, baby

Admire me, admire my home
Admire my son, he’s my clone
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
This land is mine, this land is free
I’ll do what I want irresponsibly
It’s evolution, baby

I’m a thief, I’m a liar
There’s my church, I sing in the choir:
(hallelujah hallelujah)

Admire me, admire my home
Admire my son, admire my clone
An appetite for a nightly feast
Those ignorant indians got nothin’ on me
Nothin’, why?
Because, it’s evolution, baby!

I am ahead, I am advanced
I am the first mammal to make plans, yeah
I crawled the earth, but now I’m higher
Twenty-ten, watch it go to fire
It’s evolution, baby (2x)
Do the evolution
Come on, come on, come on

Wishlist

I wish I was a neutron bomb, for once I could go off
I wish I was a sacrifice but somehow still lived on
I wish I was a sentimental ornament you hung on
The Christmas tree, I wish I was the star that went on top
I wish I was the evidence, I wish I was the grounds
For 50 million hands upraised and open toward the sky

I wish I was a sailor with someone who waited for me
I wish I was as fortunate, as fortunate as me
I wish I was a messenger and all the news was good
I wish I was the full moon shining off a Camaro’s hood

I wish I was an alien at home behind the sun
I wish I was the souvenir you kept your house key on
I wish I was the pedal brake that you depended on
I wish I was the verb ‘to trust’ and never let you down

I wish I was a radio song, the one that you turned up
I wish…
I wish…

Soon forget

Sorry is the fool who trades his soul for a corvette.
Thinks he’ll get the girl he’ll only get the mechanic.
What’s missing? He’s living a day he’ll soon forget.

That’s one more time around. The sun is going down.
The moon is out but he’s drunk and shouting.
Putting people down. He’s pissing. He’s living a day he’ll soon forget.

Counts his money every morning. The only thing that keeps him horny.
Locked in a giant house that’s alarming.
The townsfolk they all laugh.

Sorry is the fool who trades his love for hi-rise rent.
Seem the more you make equals the loneliness you get.
And it’s fitting. He’s barley living a day he’ll soon forget.

That’s one more time around and there is not a sound.
He’s lying dead clutching Benjamins. Never put the money down.
He’s stiffening. We’re all whistling a man we’ll soon forget.
Whipping

Don’t need a helmet, got a hard, hard head
Don’t need a raincoat, I’m already wet
Don’t need a bandage, there’s too much…blood…
After a while, seems to roll right off…hmm…

Whipping, ah…they’re whipping, ah…
…they’re whipping, ah…they’re whipping…

Don’t need a hand, there’s always arms attached
Oh, don’t get behind, I can’t fall back
Why must we trust all these rusted rails?
They don’t want no change, we already have

They’re whipping, ah…they’re whipping, ah…
…they’re whipping, ah…they’re whipping…

Don’t mean to push, but I’m being shoved!
Ohh, I’m just like you, think we’ve had enough
I can’t believe a thing they want us to…oh…
Oh, we all got scars, they should have ’em too…

Oh, they’re whipping, ah…they’re whipping, ah…
…they’re whipping, ah…they’re whipping…
They’re whipping, ah…they’re whipping, ah…
…they’re whipping…yeah…they’re whipping…

Better Man

Waitin?, watchin? the clock, it?s four o?clock, it?s got to stop
Tell him, take no more, she practices her speech
As he opens the door, she rolls over…
Pretends to sleep as he looks her over
She lies and says she?s in love with him, can?t find a better man…
She dreams in color, she dreams in red, can?t find a better man…
Can?t find a better man (2x)
Ohh…

Talkin? to herself, there?s no one else who needs to know…
She tells herself, oh…
Memories back when she was bold and strong
And waiting for the world to come along…
Swears she knew it, now she swears he?s gone
She lies and says she?s in love with him, can?t find a better man…
She dreams in color, she dreams in red, can?t find a better man…
She lies and says she still loves him, can?t find a better man…
She dreams in color, she dreams in red, can?t find a better man…
Can?t find a better man (2x)
Yeah…

She loved him, yeah…she don?t want to leave this way
She feeds him, yeah…that?s why she?ll be back again
Can?t find a better man (3x)
Can?t find a better…man…

Hail, hail

Ah, is there room for both of us
Both of us apart
Are we bound out of obligation
Is that all we’ve got?

I get the words and then I get to thinkin’
I don’t wanna think, I wanna feel
How do I feel?
How do I?

If you’re the only one will I never be enough, yeah
Hail, Hail the lucky ones
I refer to those in love, yeah

Oh, how I’d love ya till the day I die… and beyond
Are we goin’ to the same place?
If so can I come?
It’s egg rollin’ , thick and heavy
All, the past we carry
Oh, I could be new
You under-estimate me

If you’re the only one will I never be enough, yeah
Hail, Hail the lucky ones
I refer to those in love, yeah

I sometimes realize…I could only be as good as you’ll let me
Are you woman enough to be my man?
Bandaged hand in hand.

Black lining,
On the run, in a race that can’t be won, yeah

Oh, Hail, Hail the lucky ones
I refer to those in love, yeah

If you’re my only one
So good, you, only one
I want to be your one
Enough, you won, your one, your one

All those yesterdays

Don’t you think you oughta rest?
Don’t you think you oughta lay your head down?
Don’t you think you want to sleep?
Don’t you think you oughta lay your head down tonight?

Don’t you think you’ve done enough?
Oh, don’t you think you’ve got enough, well maybe..
You don’t think there’s time to stop?
There’s time enough for you to lay your head down, tonight, tonight

Let it wash away
All those yesterdays

What are you running from?
Taking pills to get along
Creating walls to call your own
So no one catches you drifting off and
Doing all the things that we all do

Let them wash away
All those yesterdays
All those yesterdays
All those paper plates

You’ve got time, you’ve got time to escape
There’s still time, it’s no crime to escape
It’s no crime to escape, it’s no crime to escape
There’s still time, so escape
It’s no crime, crime..

All those yesterdays {9X}

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