could this possibly be the best pj song ever??

GmoneyGmoney Posts: 1,618
edited August 2008 in The Porch
Down. Fall by the wayside... no getting out...
Down. Cry me a river... dried up and dammed.
The names can be changed... but the place is still the same.
I am loaded. Told that all's for naught. Holds me down.

Rise. Life is in motion. I'm stuck in line.
Oh rise. You can't be neutral on a moving train.
One day... the symptoms fade. Think I'll throw these pills away.
And if hope could grow from dirt like me. It can be done.

Won't let the light escape from me.
Won't let the darkness swallow me.





or what about I got id...
Further back and forth a wave will break on me, today...
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  • DiRtyFranK38DiRtyFranK38 Posts: 3,131
    Gmoney wrote:
    Down. Fall by the wayside... no getting out...
    Down. Cry me a river... dried up and dammed.
    The names can be changed... but the place is still the same.
    I am loaded. Told that all's for naught. Holds me down.

    Rise. Life is in motion. I'm stuck in line.
    Oh rise. You can't be neutral on a moving train.
    One day... the symptoms fade. Think I'll throw these pills away.
    And if hope could grow from dirt like me. It can be done.

    Won't let the light escape from me.
    Won't let the darkness swallow me.





    or what about I got id...


    best ever? with a catalogue like pj's, not even close.
    however, it is still a fantastic, uplifting song. love it!
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  • LikeAnOceanLikeAnOcean Posts: 7,722
    I would say top 10.

    And if you don't agree then you've never lived..
  • trammeustrammeus Posts: 124
    Gmoney wrote:
    Down. Fall by the wayside... no getting out...
    Down. Cry me a river... dried up and dammed.
    The names can be changed... but the place is still the same.
    I am loaded. Told that all's for naught. Holds me down.

    Rise. Life is in motion. I'm stuck in line.
    Oh rise. You can't be neutral on a moving train.
    One day... the symptoms fade. Think I'll throw these pills away.
    And if hope could grow from dirt like me. It can be done.

    Won't let the light escape from me.
    Won't let the darkness swallow me.

    no for sure
    the tune is too classical
    and the lyrics are too..clear
    i definitely prefer some hidden things

    Gmoney wrote:
    or what about I got id...

    way better
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  • StoneyChixStoneyChix Posts: 125
    DEFINTLEY one of my faves .....have LOTS of others..but this would definitley be in my top 10!!
  • AnonAnon Posts: 11,175
    I long ago gave up on the idea of top 10.

    When it comes to Pearl Jam, I have a top song that changes periodically, and everything else is tied for 2nd place...well, maybe not "Bugs," but I digress.

    Down is fantastic and immediately grabbed me, heard it live before Lost Dogs was released...best ever?? I don't know. If someone held a gun to my head I'd probably go with something more epic...just my taste...but a great song nonetheless...
  • i think there are a few in the band who just might feel the same

    until i hear differently, I Am Mine is my fav of all-time

    now if I could only remember the b-side to that single
    they go together so well

    the thing that amazes me the most about Down is where Eddie was in his personal life when that song was written
    'I'm like an opening band for the sun'
  • GmoneyGmoney Posts: 1,618
    I would say top 10.

    And if you don't agree then you've never lived..
    hahahha, well said. to me this song is a huge turning point in the bands career. A lot of their songs are uplifting for some odd reason, but this song is uplifting just because it's uplifting. If that makes sense, im hungover right now...
    Further back and forth a wave will break on me, today...
  • EraserheadEraserhead Stoke-on-TrentPosts: 2,622
    Those aren't the lyrics to Present Tense!
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  • smile05smile05 Posts: 600
    No 6 on my list

    Finally got to a grand
    1:Black 2:Corduroy 3:All Those Yesterdays 4:I Got ID 5:Smile

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  • restlesssoulrestlesssoul Posts: 6,896
    damn good song indeed. hopeful
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  • 12345AGNST112345AGNST1 Posts: 4,906
    Never understood the hype. I like the song alot, but I dont think its even close to their best. Sad is definately a better B side
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  • Not even close. It's way too generic for my taste.
  • gozzo5058gozzo5058 Posts: 611
    possibly...
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  • By far one of my favorites.
    My favorite by far for about a month in there.
    I love Mike's writing.
    This and Inside Job, among others
  • dannydanny Posts: 2,049
    Gmoney wrote:
    Down. Fall by the wayside... no getting out...
    Down. Cry me a river... dried up and dammed.
    The names can be changed... but the place is still the same.
    I am loaded. Told that all's for naught. Holds me down.

    Rise. Life is in motion. I'm stuck in line.
    Oh rise. You can't be neutral on a moving train.
    One day... the symptoms fade. Think I'll throw these pills away.
    And if hope could grow from dirt like me. It can be done.

    Won't let the light escape from me.
    Won't let the darkness swallow me



    or what about I got id...
    great song not the best in my opinion i think all around the bend is better!!!!!!
    danny d
  • This is what is fun about being a fan of PJ...Everyone has their favorite and while it may not mesh with another fans opinion, everyone understands where that person is coming from. We are spoiled and lucky.....
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  • normnorm I'm always home. I'm uncool.Posts: 31,138
    all of these songs are a tie for best for me but down is definitely one of their best ;) :D

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    Alive
    All Night
    All Or None
    All The Way
    All Those Yesterdays
    Alone
    Angel
    Animal
    Arc
    Army Reserve
    Around The Bend
    Aye Davanita
    Bee Girl
    Better Man
    Big Wave
    Black
    Black Red Yellow
    Blood
    Brain Of J.
    Breakerfall
    Breath
    Brother
    Bu$hleaguer
    Bugs
    Can't Keep
    Comatose
    Come Back
    Corduroy
    Cropduster
    Daughter
    Dead Man Walking
    Deep
    Dirty Frank
    Dissident
    Do The Evolution
    Don't Gimme No Lip
    Down
    Driftin'
    Education
    Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town
    Evacuation
    Even Flow
    Faithful
    Fatal
    Footsteps
    Garden
    Get Right
    Ghost
    Given To Fly
    Glorified G
    Go
    Gods' Dice
    Gone
    Green Disease
    Grievance
    Habit
    Hail Hail
    Happy When I'm Crying
    Hard To Imagine
    Help Help
    Hey Foxymophandlemama, That's Me
    Hitchhiker
    Hold On
    I Am Mine
    I Got Id
    I'm Open
    Immortality
    In Hiding
    In My Tree
    In the Moonlight
    Indifference
    Inside Job
    Insignificance
    Jeremy
    Just A Girl
    Last Exit
    Last Soldier
    Leash
    Leatherman
    Leaving Here
    Let Me Sleep
    Life Wasted
    Light Years
    Long Road
    Love Boat Captain
    Low Light
    Lukin
    Man Of The Hour
    Mankind
    Marker In The Sand
    MFC
    No More
    No Way
    Not For You
    Nothing As it Seems
    Nothingman
    Oceans
    Of The Girl
    Off He Goes
    Once
    Other Side
    Out of My Mind
    Parachutes
    Parting Ways
    Pilate
    Porch
    Present Tense
    Pry, To
    Push Me, Pull Me
    Ramblings 91
    Ramblings 92
    Ramblings 93
    Rats
    Rearviewmirror
    Red Mosquito
    Release
    Rival
    Sad
    Santa God
    Satan's Bed
    Save You
    Severed Hand
    Sleight Of Hand
    Smile
    Sometimes
    Soon Forget
    Spin The Black Circle
    State Of Love And Trust
    Strangest Tribe
    Sweet Lew
    Thin Air
    Thumbing My Way
    Tremor Christ
    U
    Undone
    Unemployable
    Untitled
    W.M.A.
    Wash
    Wasted Reprise
    Whale Song
    Whipping
    Who You Are
    Why Go
    Wishlist
    World Wide Suicide
    Yellow Ledbetter
    You Are
    You're True
  • angryyoungmanangryyoungman Medford, NYPosts: 1,007
    no. . .but its a typically great pj song
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