Strangest Tribe

Force Of NatureForce Of Nature Hertfordshire, EnglandPosts: 682
Seems appropriate, so what do you make of the lyrics.

It's five below in evidence.
The winded eves and sideways snow.
His eminence has yet to show.

Follow the ageless tide.
Follow the angled light.
Follow the strangest tribe.
I... I... I...

It's 6:00 AM. You're waiting for...
You've had your feast. You're wanting more.

Follow the wayward mile.
Follow the distant high.
Follow the strangest tribe.
I... I... I...

Follow the ancient stripe.
Follow the angel's try.
Follow the strangest tribe.
I... I... I...

2006 - Reading Festival, Paris
2007 - London
2009 - London (11/18), Manchester
2010 - Dublin, Belfast, London
2012 - Manchester (20/21) Manchester (EV), London (30/31) (EV)

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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 10,558
    one of the songs I have wondered about -- love this tune but no clue what he is writing about
    Rob
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  • edited July 2014
    Love this song. The lyrics and music combined are so beautiful. I think of someone trying to find meaning in life beyond everyday existence. To do that they want to think past basic needs/ wants, they stay up at night wondering about things, waiting for something. The answer is to follow the strangest things, to question, and not get caught up in the routine and in the ways of society. Follow the... all are different ways of examining life or finding answers. Just checked the Oslo fan views and saw that it was played. Awesome.
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  • rollingsrollings unknownPosts: 6,702
    I always thought it was, "it's five below in Aberdeen"

    I sometime like my lyrics better..
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 10,558
    rollings said:

    I always thought it was, "it's five below in Aberdeen"

    I sometime like my lyrics better..

    I can remember all of mine -- and if I cant I make up new ones!
    Rob
    Seattle

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  • My friend told me the strangest tribe are PJ fans. For me it makes sense.
  • Mad MohabMad Mohab Posts: 310
    Stone is a songwriting and rhythm guitar genius. McCready is an electric guitar genius. Jeff is a bass guitarist with a lot of soul and heart. Ed is a lyrics/vox genius. Good times!!!

    This song will always be one of Pearl Jam's finest moments for me.
  • violcia said:

    My friend told me the strangest tribe are PJ fans. For me it makes sense.

    =D>
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 10,558
    Listened to LD again this weekend and it really is a standout track. Love it!
    Rob
    Seattle

    Berkeley 10/31/93,Indio 11/5/93,San Diego 11/7/95,Irvine 6/3/03,LA 7/10/06,Universal City 10/7/09,Long Beach 7/6/11 (EV),Vancouver 9/25/11, Philly 9/2/12,Wrigley 7/19/13,Philly 1 & 2,10/21/13,10/22/13, Cincy 10/1/14, GCF 9/26/15, Philly 1/2 4/28/16, 4/29/16, MSG 1/2 5/1/16, 5/2/16, Fenway2 8/7/16
  • whispering handswhispering hands Under your skinPosts: 13,527
    Iove this song.. I had to spend 11 years caring for my mother, and I'd listen to this song, and wonder what all of you were doing.. I was missing your after tour.. Show after show.. And knowing that one day I'd get there again. So when someone here said it was about us fans, I can totally see that! It kinda reminds me if my family.. How we usually seem to follow the strangest solutions to issues. We cannot be accused as thinking outside the box! But somehow this song reminds me both if my actual family and my PJ family. Either way, it is one of those songs that can make me sad, wistful, and hopeful all at once.
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  • rollings said:

    I always thought it was, "it's five below in Aberdeen"

    I sometime like my lyrics better..

    It would have fit nicely.
    But you know Pearl Jam don't visted Scotland. :D
    At least you made me smile.
    It's funny how you can mis hear something, and once you know it's hard to hear it as you origianlly did.
    It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.

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  • whispering handswhispering hands Under your skinPosts: 13,527
    Isn't Aberdeen in Wa state though? Guess I should Google if there's an Aberdeen Scottland.
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  • Isn't Aberdeen in Wa state though? Guess I should Google if there's an Aberdeen Scottland.

    Yes it is aparently some slightly depressed blond singer was born there.
    But google away anyway, you'll find it's also high up at the east coast of Scotland. ;)
    It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.

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    2012 Amsterdam 1 2012 Amsterdam 2 2014 Amsterdam 1 2014 Amsterdam 2
    2014 Berlijn
  • whispering handswhispering hands Under your skinPosts: 13,527

    Isn't Aberdeen in Wa state though? Guess I should Google if there's an Aberdeen Scottland.

    Yes it is aparently some slightly depressed blond singer was born there.
    But google away anyway, you'll find it's also high up at the east coast of Scotland. ;)
    Yes I found that..
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  • TJ25487TJ25487 Posts: 969
    This has become a white whale song for me. So hauntingly beautiful. Would love to hear it live.
  • whispering handswhispering hands Under your skinPosts: 13,527
    TJ25487 said:

    This has become a white whale song for me. So hauntingly beautiful. Would love to hear it live.

    Meeee TOOO! Have wanted to hear this live for YEARS!!
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  • dimitrispearljamdimitrispearljam NINUNINOPROPosts: 133,897
    so lucky i saw it live the only time played live
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  • whispering handswhispering hands Under your skinPosts: 13,527

    so lucky i saw it live the only time played live

    so lucky i saw it live the only time played live

    When was that you lucky dude???? Thanks for rubbing it in!! Lol
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  • Oslo this year. Lucky dude, indeed :)
  • whispering handswhispering hands Under your skinPosts: 13,527
    Wow.. Well.. Since we're rubbing things in.. I've seen Ghost live!! :-)
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  • Something for "serious collectors" :) But the sentence "I've seen Ghost live" is a little funny, don't you think?
  • whispering handswhispering hands Under your skinPosts: 13,527
    Dimitris gets it.. It was a joke. Though I really have seen that song. He got my white whale, I hot his.. Was supposed to be funny. :-)
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