After Seeing the Steve Gleason pc today.....

pjtradekingpjtradeking Posts: 3,970
edited October 2013 in The Porch
I am convinced of a few things....(all subjective and JUST my opinion and MY feelings).....So please save the negative comments for the 10C shipping thread or something else...I was moved today and for whatever reason, it moved me to the point of tears on more than one level....not just about Steve, his family or his terrible life altering journey.....It is hard to explain, I guess, but it did...

Sirens is an AMAZING song.....

This MAY be the greatest set of lyrics Ed has EVER penned....

The "man" to whose arms she may or may not be sent could be God....Not saying that it is, but for some reason, it seems to me that it could be.....it fits in a certain context in my head....

While probably NOT the case, this song COULD have been written for....to.... or about Steve Gleason....It was actually kind of surreal to listen to it during the show, then going back and listen to the whole thing after the fact, and see how easily the lyrics applied in a lot of places....

Eddie is an AMAZING man...(as are ALL the members of the band)..Not that I (we) didnt already know/think that, but there was some element of him that I had never seen today even if for just a very short moment...I have a different respect and understanding of him, the band, their music, and what he went through once the whole story of his past surfaced....

Today, the band are in a different place...a VERY GOOD place...They finally seem relaxed and comfortable in their own skin to me, they care for one another far more than even I thought or have ever seen from any other band......

They could ALL quite possibly be the most humble, well grounded, down to earth band in music today or ever...

Again...as I said above...all subjective, and I am NOT looking to start an argument or fight of any kind......just felt like writing it down as it has been swimming in my head for many hours now....Love yourself....love each other....and live EVERY SINGLE DAY with laughter like it were your last.....because you never know when the circus will end.....
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Never, ever, flipping forget
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My friend was going to see Eddie last night. Since he was in Vegas, I gave him 5 Grand to gamble with. I told him I wanted it all to go on Black. Bastard! PhillyCrownOfThorns-11-2-12

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  • Put down the bong.

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
    four or five virgins.....and a pelican.
  • And ya know I am just giving you a little shit.
    Always a pleasure to see you here my friend.
    four or five virgins.....and a pelican.
  • pjtradekingpjtradeking Posts: 3,970
    SPEEDY MCCREADY" said:
    Put down the bong.

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
    Oh I know, brother....:lol: :lol: ...Sober as a judge too by the way!! ;-).....Just been a long day and have had too much time in my own mind today I guess....feeling small...vulnerable....reflective and regretful.....just in a mood that I dont reach very often..... :oops:
    Never, ever, flipping forget
    "Free Shipping" SPEEDY MCCREADY

    My friend was going to see Eddie last night. Since he was in Vegas, I gave him 5 Grand to gamble with. I told him I wanted it all to go on Black. Bastard! PhillyCrownOfThorns-11-2-12
  • corduroykellycorduroykelly Posts: 494
    edited October 2013
    I agree that it could be the best lyrics Eddie Vedder has ever written. I was not a big fan of Sirens at first but every time I hear it I love it more. I never thought about the line of being sent into another man's arms was about God but after you pointed that out I completely agree.
    Post edited by corduroykelly on
  • Oh, it’s a fragile thing, this life we lead, if I think too much I can get overwhelmed by the grace by which we lead our lives with death over our shoulders



    that line did it to me
    i have a paper here that entitles me to fast track status
  • KimmiebyromKimmiebyrom Posts: 1,798
    I'm ALL IN for this song. One of the very best songs they've ever done. I've been floored by how open this band has been, and so far really digging where they are right now musically. Great post OP, I agree 1000%.
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    There's just one word I still believe...and it's LOVE.
    "Take care of one another..." -EV
  • Last-12-ExitLast-12-Exit Charleston, SCPosts: 2,069
    I agree with you about the lyrics. Eddie is on the same level as john Lennon.
    Mine is mine and yours won't take its place.

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  • papa_pearls_jam.pj20papa_pearls_jam.pj20 Chicago USAPosts: 2,008
    Steve Gleason said he hears, "more contentedness and exploration, a sense of self and outward love" in the music from Lightning Bolt. Pearl Jam is collectively making a difference in the lives of those who listen...Gleason is proof of that.
    Posimists. Fuck the pessimists...fuck'em.
  • klusterfukklusterfuk Posts: 1,407
    Last-12-Exit" said:
    I agree with you about the lyrics. Eddie is on the same level as john Lennon.
    i agree.
    The future's paved with better days

    Alpine Valley Resort is etched in my brain!!!


  • I'm in Ireland so only just caught this on YouTube.

    I knew about Steve from reading about him on here but... Wow!

    There aren't many moments like that on TV. I think I just became a better person, especially father.

    I've even greater respect for the band and its music now. Still reeling from it actually.

    Peace!
  • CharliePCharlieP Posts: 786
    Last-12-Exit" said:
    I agree with you about the lyrics. Eddie is on the same level as john Lennon.
    This.
    He may be yet to write a line as grand as 'Life's what happens....' but he's definitely up there
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  • Where can I find the lyrics? They don't seem to be on this site yet
  • dimitrispearljamdimitrispearljam NINUNINOPROPosts: 122,853
    Last-12-Exit" said:
    I agree with you about the lyrics. Eddie is on the same level as john Lennon.
    i agree!
    "....I'd rather be at Chicago Fishing Forum .."
  • dimitrispearljamdimitrispearljam NINUNINOPROPosts: 122,853
    vedderoffdead" said:
    Where can I find the lyrics? They don't seem to be on this site yet
    check this thread

    viewtopic.php?f=4&t=217648
    "....I'd rather be at Chicago Fishing Forum .."
  • dimitrispearljamdimitrispearljam NINUNINOPROPosts: 122,853
    and great read Scott..thanks brother
    "....I'd rather be at Chicago Fishing Forum .."
  • it's funny what a little context will do to your appreciation of a song. I thought Sirens was pure cheese until I saw the piece yesterday. Now....? Not so much.
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  • papa_pearls_jam.pj20papa_pearls_jam.pj20 Chicago USAPosts: 2,008
    Hugh Freaking Dillon" said:
    it's funny what a little context will do to your appreciation of a song. I thought Sirens was pure cheese until I saw the piece yesterday. Now....? Not so much.
    Sirens is corny only to those who have never loved and those who will never die.
    Posimists. Fuck the pessimists...fuck'em.
  • dimitrispearljamdimitrispearljam NINUNINOPROPosts: 122,853
    papa_pearls_jam.pj20" said:
    [quote="Hugh Freaking Dillon"]it's funny what a little context will do to your appreciation of a song. I thought Sirens was pure cheese until I saw the piece yesterday. Now....? Not so much.
    Sirens is corny only to those who have never loved and those who will never die.[/quote]
    best answer ever
    "....I'd rather be at Chicago Fishing Forum .."
  • papa_pearls_jam.pj20papa_pearls_jam.pj20 Chicago USAPosts: 2,008
    dimitrispearljam" said:
    [quote="papa_pearls_jam.pj20"][quote="Hugh Freaking Dillon"]it's funny what a little context will do to your appreciation of a song. I thought Sirens was pure cheese until I saw the piece yesterday. Now....? Not so much.
    Sirens is corny only to those who have never loved and those who will never die.[/quote]
    best answer ever[/quote]
    :wave:
    Posimists. Fuck the pessimists...fuck'em.
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