Lyrics to I Got Shit???

AyedavanitaAyedavanita Posts: 1,437
Can someone please post the correct lyrics for I Got Id/I Got Shit?
Or is there a website with the right Pearl Jam lyrics for their songs?
Thanks, I'm coming up with NOTHING!
"You think I got my eyes closed but I'm lookin' at you the whole fuckin' time..."
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  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 22,058
    I Got ID

    My lips are shakin' my nails are bit off
    Been a month since I've heard myself talk
    All the advantage this life's got on me
    Picture a cup in the middle of the sea

    And I fight back in my mind
    Never lets me be right
    I got memories I got shit
    So don't you go show
    Oh I walked the line when you held me in that night
    I walked the line when you held my hand that night

    An empty shells seem so easy to crack
    Got all these questions don't know who I could even ask
    So I'll just lie alone and wait for the dream
    Where I'm not ugly and your lookin' at me

    And I stayed in bed
    Oh in a little while I'll see you
    If just once I could feel love
    Oh I'd say it like I mean it
    But I walked the line when you held me in that night
    Oh I walked the line when you held my hand that night
    Oh I walked the line when you held me close that night
    I paid the price never held you in real life
    My lips are shakin'
    If I had known then what I know now...

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  • My lips are shaking my nails are bit off.
    Been a month since I've heard myself talk.
    All the advantage this life's got on me.
    Picture a coffin in the middle of the sea.

    And I fight back in my mind. Never lets me be right.
    I got memories. I got shit so much it don't show.

    Oh, I walked alive when you held me in that night.
    I walked alive when you held my hand that night.

    An empty shell seems so easy to crack.
    Got all these questions. Don't know who I could even ask.
    So I'll just lie alone and wait for the dream where I'm not ugly and you're looking at me.

    And I stay in bed. Oh, little ive seen there.
    If just once I could feel loved, oh, Stare back at me . Yeah.

    But I walked alive when you held me in that night.
    Oh, I walked alive when you held my hand that night.
    Oh, I walked alive when you held me close that night.
    I paid the price. Never held you in real life.
    My lips are shaking...
  • TheGhostTheGhost Posts: 510
    no dude, CUP, not coffin
    Your light made us stars
  • I will concede to cup. But I'm holding my ground on this line: "If just once I could feel loved, oh, Stare back at me . Yeah."
  • AyedavanitaAyedavanita Posts: 1,437
    Thanks bunches!!!
    "You think I got my eyes closed but I'm lookin' at you the whole fuckin' time..."
  • ShawshankShawshank Posts: 1,012
    It's actually "I walked in light", not I walked the line. Just wanted to clarify. :)
  • WM31482WM31482 New York, NYPosts: 543
    I agree on the walked in light part- had a similar argument about walked in light vs. walked in line with someone but had a very hard time finding anything to back that up? Is it posted anywhere?
  • CJMST3KCJMST3K Posts: 9,721
    it's

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    not

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  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 22,058
    I just hum through the parts I can't understand ;) .
    If I had known then what I know now...

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  • ShawshankShawshank Posts: 1,012
    WM31482 wrote:
    I agree on the walked in light part- had a similar argument about walked in light vs. walked in line with someone but had a very hard time finding anything to back that up? Is it posted anywhere?

    I've seen the original hand-written lyrics, which was good enough for me. :lol:


    And yes....it's cup.....not coffin.
  • justamjustam Posts: 21,208
    I always thought it was "walked in line" too. :geek: Light actually rhymes better. :? :D
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  • i_lov_iti_lov_it Perth, Western AustraliaPosts: 3,229
    No Idea of the Lyrics!!!...Just a GOOD song is all I know...haha :P
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  • If just once I could feel love, oh stare back at me

    99.9% sure, it makes more sense.
  • LDBLDB Posts: 41
    picture a cup
    walk the line
    feel love

    many, many listenings with headphones....a song I have lived.

    Peace.
  • DPrival78DPrival78 CTPosts: 2,172
    imalive wrote:
    And I stayed in bed
    Oh in a little while I'll see you
    If just once I could feel love
    Oh I'd say it like I mean it

    not sure about this. i'm hearing something like this, especially live:

    and i stare you back
    oh what a blue-eyed (or sometimes he's said "green") scene, yeah
    if just once, i could feel love
    oh stare back at me, yeah


    gun to my head, this is probably my favorite song.. and it annoys me that i still don't know the words.. ;)
    i'm more a fan of popular bands.. like the bee-gees, pearl jam
  • imalive wrote:
    I Got ID

    My lips are shakin' my nails are bit off
    Been a month since I've heard myself talk
    All the advantage this life's got on me
    Picture a cup in the middle of the sea

    And I fight back in my mind
    Never lets me be right
    I got memories I got shit
    So don't you go show
    Oh I walked the line when you held me in that night
    I walked the line when you held my hand that night

    An empty shells seem so easy to crack
    Got all these questions don't know who I could even ask
    So I'll just lie alone and wait for the dream
    Where I'm not ugly and your lookin' at me

    And I stayed in bed
    Oh in a little while I'll see you
    If just once I could feel love
    Oh I'd say it like I mean it
    But I walked the line when you held me in that night
    Oh I walked the line when you held my hand that night
    Oh I walked the line when you held me close that night
    I paid the price never held you in real life
    My lips are shakin'

    "picture an EMPTY cup in the middle of the sea" <3
    Ohhhh, I walked in light when you held me in that night
    Ohhhh, I walked in light when you held my hand that night
  • lpeddlelpeddle Posts: 293
    DPrival78 wrote:
    imalive wrote:
    And I stayed in bed
    Oh in a little while I'll see you
    If just once I could feel love
    Oh I'd say it like I mean it

    not sure about this. i'm hearing something like this, especially live:

    and i stare you back
    oh what a blue-eyed (or sometimes he's said "green") scene, yeah
    if just once, i could feel love
    oh stare back at me, yeah
    I hear that too!! Although I don't know how much sense it makes so I usually just mumble through that part... :lol:
  • ratmandoratmando Music city. motownPosts: 312
    This song was on replay about 599 times when I was doing a stand up tour from Ohio to Seattle-- I just LOVE this song... (yes it's cup.. unless you hear it cut, like I did 30 times)
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  • meveretmeveret Posts: 110
    I always thought it was walk the line, maybe because of the Johnny Cash song, but I really like walked in light much better!
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  • imalive wrote:
    I just hum through the parts I can't understand ;) .

    Put the pipe down...

    :D
  • WhyNotSwedenWhyNotSweden SwedenPosts: 4,100
    Live it's always:
    It's been a month and a day since I've heard myself talk.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyQIclyen9Y
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  • EraserheadEraserhead Stoke-on-TrentPosts: 2,585
    How it builds on And I fight back in my mind is amazing.
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  • mT282095mT282095 Posts: 10
    edited July 2014
    I needed to figure this out for personal and professional reasons. Here's my 2 cents (take or leave.) Within the lyrics there are parentheticals that indicate alternate or additional words frequently used when sung live.

    I Got ID (a.k.a I Got Shit)

    My lips are shaking my nails are bit off
    (It’s) Been a month (and a day) since I've heard myself talk
    All the advantage this life's got on me
    Picture a(n empty) cup in the middle of the sea

    And I fight back in my mind
    Never lets me be right
    I got memories I got shit
    So much it don’t show
    I walked in light when you held me in that night
    I walked the line when you held my hand that night

    An empty shell seems so easy to crack
    Got all these questions don't know who I could even ask
    So I'll just lie alone and wait for the dream
    Where (or That) I'm not ugly and you’re looking at me

    And instead you beg
    All blue-eyed, sitting there
    “If just once I could feel love
    Oh stare back at me,” yeah
    But I walked in light when you held me in that night
    Oh I walked in line when you held my hand that night
    Oh I walked in light when you held me close at night
    But I paid the price, never held you in real life

    …My lips are shaking…


    The biggest difference in interpretation is that I've added the quotation in the last stanza. When the person speaking quotes the other person (in the relationship) saying they never really felt loved. Only in the speaker's mind/version of the relationship was there love on both sides. Heartbreaking because this imagined love was the greatest love the speaker has known - "I walked in light…" past tense and Hence "an empty cup in the middle of the sea". He/She's got nothing "I've got memories, I've got shit/ So much it don't show…" It all seems to fall in place when you think of that part as a quote.

    best,
    MT
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  • shouldn't it be I got shit a.k.a i got id? i thought the title was changed to id from shit for merkinball
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    listened to my 45 today, a powerful song
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  • NanouNanou Posts: 138
    edited March 27
    And I fight back in my mind
    became
    And I fight back with my mind

    I think.
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