Sunday, July 8, 2012

Favorite Pearl Jam lyrics

After getting "Adarn'd" the other week regarding the suspensions, I realized I needed to take a step back and get away from thinking/talking/writing/Photoshopping Saints related material.  So again we're tapping the well of "Kevin is a huge nerd with opinions on the most random shit."

Last time out, I wrote about my 32 favorite comic book movies.  This time out, I thought I'd go music instead of movies.  And instead of listing my favorite bands or albums, I thought I'd up the degree of difficulty for myself and get really specific: favorite Pearl Jam lyrics.

"Oh, but Pearl Jam SUCKS, Kevin!" you may be thinking.  To which I would casually respond, "SHUT YOUR WHORE MOUTH!!!!!"  Or something like that.  I love Pearl Jam.  There.  I said it.

"Oh, but Pearl Jam hasn't had a good album since 'Versus', man!"  Uh-huh.  I suppose you also think the E! Channel and Hot Topic are the great purveyors of modern culture.  Where's that "Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory" meme when I need one?

I tried to pare down some of the lyrics so I wasn't posting entire stanzas of work.  Cause that'd be kinda chickenshit, wouldn't it?  Oh yeah, here's my favorite lyrics, but I'm copping out and using whole paragraphs.  BS.  If I'm posting more than a couple lines, it's because all the lines tie in together via a rhyme or some theme that I feel has to be repeated in order for you, dear reader, to fully grasp its awesomeness.

And by the way, I'm not going to Matt Pinfield this thing up by breaking down just what I think each and every lyric means.  That's like listening to a self-righteous art critic tell you about every painting in the museum and then explaining what (he/she THINKS) the meaning is for every work.

You're getting the lyric, song and album, and maybe if you're really good I'll toss in a YouTube video or five.

"Oh, dear Dad
Can you see me now?
I am myself
Like you, somehow"

"I wish I was the verb 'to trust' and never let you down."


"I know someday you'll have a beautiful life,
I know you'll be a sun in somebody else's sky, but why
Why, why can't it be, can't it be mine"

WASH (Lost Dogs collection)
"Oh please let it rain today.
This city is so filthy, like my mind in ways."

NOT FOR YOU (Vitalogy)
"All that's sacred, comes from youth
Dedication, naive and true."

CORDUROY (Vitalogy)
"Everything has changed, absolutely nothing has changed
Take my hand, not picture, spill my tincture."

I AM MINE (Riot Act)
"I know I was born and I know that I'll die
The in between is mine
I am mine."

BETTER MAN (Vitalogy)
"She dreams in color, she dreams in red."

"I changed by not changing at all."

LIFE WASTED (Pearl Jam [the avocado album])
"I escaped it, a life wasted
I'm never going back again."

"Stop light, plays its part
So I would say you've got a part
What's your part? Who you are"

"Are you woman enough to be my man?
Bandaged hand in hand"

"I'm at peace with my lust
I can kill cause In God I Trust
It's evolution, baby."

"I'm like an opening band for the sun."

I could probably keep going and post 40 more of these, but I'm tired.  And it's Sunday.  So there.

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