Best Lyrics from PJ

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  • Almost every single lyric in Marker in the Sand is out of this world. Where did he come up with those lyrics.

    Inspiring!
    "Nothing changes but the surrounding bullshit, that has grown."
  • guypjfreakguypjfreak Posts: 2,186
    for my wife
    Breath
    GIVES ME GOOSE BUMPS OOOOOOOHHHHHAA ;)
  • guypjfreakguypjfreak Posts: 2,186
    for my wife
    Breath
    GIVES ME GOOSE BUMPS OOOOOOOHHHHHAA ;)
    aaahahhahahahaha for me indifference
  • ...turned my world to BLACK
    Tattooed all I see, all that I am, all I'll be
    Dalai Lama—To say that humility is an essential ingredient in our pursuit of spiritual transformation may seem to be at odds with what I have said about the need for confidence. But there is clearly a distinction to be made between valid confidence or self-esteem, and conceit - which we can describe as an inflated sense of importance, grounded in a false image of self.
  • The use of a tattoo as a metaphor for pain that, in theory, will last the life of the tattoo paints a picture of a person who will be in pain for the rest of his natural life. I can liken it to the Myth of Sisyphus, the Greek doomed to roll a rock up a hill for all of eternity. Both punishments are harsh and never-ending.
    wenlove22 wrote:
    All the love gone bad, turned my world to black,
    tattooed all I see
    all that I am, all I'll be....
    really is a powerful line.
    Dalai Lama—To say that humility is an essential ingredient in our pursuit of spiritual transformation may seem to be at odds with what I have said about the need for confidence. But there is clearly a distinction to be made between valid confidence or self-esteem, and conceit - which we can describe as an inflated sense of importance, grounded in a false image of self.
  • Black...

    See Signature below.
    And now my bitter hands cradle broken glass
    Of what was everything?
    All the pictures have all been washed in black, tattooed everything...

    All the love gone bad turned my world to black
    Tattooed all I see, all that I am, all I'll be...
  • The Waiting Trophy ManThe Waiting Trophy Man Niagara region, Ontario, CanadaPosts: 12,158
    All the lyrics fromVitalogy.
    Another habit says it's in love with you
    Another habit says its long overdue
    Another habit like an unwanted friend
    I'm so happy with my righteous self
  • abogailabogail Posts: 20
    "I'll ride the wave where it takes me" - Release (also my lifes motto)

    "He who forgets will be destined to remember" - Nothingman

    "Don't see some men as half empty, see them half full of shit" - 1/2 full

    "The ocean is full 'cos everyone's crying" - I am Mine

    and all of Black and Indifference
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me
  • It's hard to pick a song from the most recent album, but I think that Vedder's lyric writing has only improved over the years. The music might not be as intense or awesome as it was in the era of Vitalogy and No Code, but Eddie The Poet has evolved quite nicely, leaving some of the nicest gems on Backspacer.

    My personal fave would have to be:

    Last I saw, he was out there waiting
    A silhouette in the black light, full moon glow
    In the sand there he stands upon the shore
    Forevermore


    I just lost my 19 year old brother to cancer; he was a huge PJ fan. To me, these lyrics describe him and how I try to imagine him now. He's standing there on the shore watching over us, a silhouette in the black light, full moon glow.

    While this clearly isn't the intent of the song, one way to define great poetry is that which can be applied to many contexts, and can touch different people in different ways. In this manner, EV is quite the poet.
    Pearl Jam: 9/4/00 7/1/03 5/30/06 6/22/08 6/24/08 6/25/08 8/23/09 8/24/09 10/28/09 10/31/09 5/20/10 10/15/13 8/7/16 9/2/18 9/4/18

    Eddie Vedder: 6/15/09 6/16/11
  • ed243421ed243421 Posts: 6,753
    It's hard to pick a song from the most recent album, but I think that Vedder's lyric writing has only improved over the years. The music might not be as intense or awesome as it was in the era of Vitalogy and No Code, but Eddie The Poet has evolved quite nicely, leaving some of the nicest gems on Backspacer.

    My personal fave would have to be:

    Last I saw, he was out there waiting
    A silhouette in the black light, full moon glow
    In the sand there he stands upon the shore
    Forevermore


    I just lost my 19 year old brother to cancer; he was a huge PJ fan. To me, these lyrics describe him and how I try to imagine him now. He's standing there on the shore watching over us, a silhouette in the black light, full moon glow.

    While this clearly isn't the intent of the song, one way to define great poetry is that which can be applied to many contexts, and can touch different people in different ways. In this manner, EV is quite the poet.

    so sorry for your loss
    try to find your inner strength from his soul
    and maybe we can all find each other on the other side
    The whole world will be different soon... - EV
    RED ROCKS 6-19-95
    AUGUSTA 9-26-96
    MANSFIELD 9-15-98
    BOSTON 9-29-04
    BOSTON 5-25-06
    MANSFIELD 6-30-08
    EV SOLO BOSTON 8-01-08
    BOSTON 5-17-10
    EV SOLO BOSTON 6-16-11
    PJ20 9-3-11
    PJ20 9-4-11
    WRIGLEY 7-19-13
    WORCESTER 10-15-13
    WORCESTER 10-16-13
    HARTFORD 10-25-13









  • Meaning behind Lukin?
  • I wish I was the verb to trust, and never let you down

    +1
  • I've used hammers made out of wood
    I have played games with pieces and rules..
    I've deciphered tricks at the bar...
    But now you're gone,... I haven't figured out why...
    I've come up with riddles... and jokes about war...
    I've figured out numbers and what they're for...
    I've understood feelings.. and I've understood words...
    But how could you be taken away?...


    For anyone who has lost someone special these lyrics are heavy, but then you think of the goods times and it becomes a bit easier.
  • I love Army Reserve - the best song on PJ-PJ album..
  • The Waiting Trophy ManThe Waiting Trophy Man Niagara region, Ontario, CanadaPosts: 12,158
    All the lyrics Ed wrote for Vitalogy.
    Another habit says it's in love with you
    Another habit says its long overdue
    Another habit like an unwanted friend
    I'm so happy with my righteous self
  • LieslLiesl Posts: 64
    "she holds the hand that holds her down, she will RISE ABOVE"
  • Every year I get older I come back to:

    "if I knew then what I know now"

    Sounds corny but it's true
  • and wherever you've gone
    and wherever we might go
    it don't seem fair...you seem to like it here
    your light's reflected now, reflected from afar
    we were but stones, your light made us stars
    Santiago I 2005
    Santiago II 2005
    West Palm Beach 2008
    Alpine Valley PJ20 I 2011
    Alpine Valley PJ 20 II 2011
    Santiago 2011
    Lima 2011
    Buenos Aires 2013
    Brooklyn I 2013
    Brooklyn II 2013
    Santiago 2015
    Bogota 2015
    Ft Lauderdale 2016
    Miami 2016
    Rio de Janeiro 2018
    Boston 2 2018
  • Jee-sus how do u pick a favourite? So, so many great lyrics. For mine:

    - Black
    - Corduroy, particularly "Everything has chains, absolutely nothing's changed".
    -"Some die just to live" - Immortality
    - In My Tree. Just a great, great song.
    - "I would've fallen from the sky to you, but parachutes have opened now" - Parachutes
    - Come Back
    - "Cannot find the candle of thought to light your name" - Elderly Woman

    I could list so many more.
  • KP_McMinnKP_McMinn West Philadelphia born and raisedPosts: 522
    South of the Northern border....
    Exponentially serving. Perpetually unnerving. Vehicle swerving.
  • I've used hammers made out of wood
    I have played games with pieces and rules
    I undeciphered tricks at the bar
    But now you're gone, I haven't figured out why
    I've come up with riddles and jokes about war
    I've figured out numbers and what they're for
    I've understood feelings and I've understood words
    But how could you be taken away?
    And wherever you've gone
    And wherever we might go
    It don't seem fair... Today just disappeared
    Your light's reflected now, reflected from afar
    We were but stones, your light made us stars
    With heavy breath, awakened regrets
    Back pages and days alone that could have been spent, together...
    But we were miles apart
    Every inch between us becomes light years now
    No time to be void or save up on life
    You got to spend it all...
    And wherever you've gone
    And wherever we might go
    It don't seem fair... You seem to like it here
    Your light's reflected now, reflected from afar
    We were but stones, your light made us stars
    And wherever you've gone
    And wherever we might go
    It don't seem fair... Today just disappeared
    Your light's reflected now, reflected from afar
    We were but stones, your light made us stars
  • I am fuel, you are friends, we got the means to make amends
  • BLACK - I hope some day you have a beautiful life i know u'll be a star in somebody elses sky in somebody elses sky but why can't it be in mine. I remember breaking up to a girl and listening to the lyrics and crying lol...
    1998 Sydney
    2003 Sydney x 3
    2006 Sydney x 3
    2009 Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney
    2010 Dublin , Belfast, Berlin, Venice
    2011 Eddie Vedder Solo - Newcastle, Sydney x 3
  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 21,718
    So I'll just lie down and wait for the dream
    Where I'm not ugly and you're lookin at me

    Oh, I paid the price...
    Never held you in real life
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.

    Sep 30, 2006 - OAKA Sports Hall - Athens, Greece
    Jul 11, 2014 - Milton Keynes Bowl - Milton Keynes, UK
    Jul 10, 2020 - Hyde Park - London, UK
  • Bulldog88Bulldog88 Posts: 380
    I've always thought "born on third, thinks he got a triple" from Bu$hleaguer was a great line.....and very fitting for that situation, as well.

    Also "It's not the world that's heavy, it's the things that you save" from Drifting- I try to remember not to carry the 'heavy' stuff with me all the time- but instead, set it free (set myself free)
    "Forgive every being -the bad feelings, it's just me" from Can't Keep - again, I try to rember to let go of negative energy.


    There's a TON more, but those came to mind at this moment ;)
  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 21,718
    Bulldog88 wrote:
    Also "It's not the world that's heavy, it's the things that you save" from Drifting- I try to remember not to carry the 'heavy' stuff with me all the time- but instead, set it free (set myself free)
    "Forgive every being -the bad feelings, it's just me" from Can't Keep - again, I try to rember to let go of negative energy.

    :clap:
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.

    Sep 30, 2006 - OAKA Sports Hall - Athens, Greece
    Jul 11, 2014 - Milton Keynes Bowl - Milton Keynes, UK
    Jul 10, 2020 - Hyde Park - London, UK
  • Red LukinRed Lukin CanadaPosts: 2,848
    I may be wrong but when I hear Save You I think it's about us fans. This thought makes it great live.

    i'm gonna save you fucker, not gonna lose you
    i'm feeling cocky and strong, can't let you go
    too important to me, and too important to us
    we'd be lost without you
    i'm there, let yourself fall, i'm right below you now
    and fuck me if i say something you don't want to hear, from me
    and fuck me if you only hear what you wanna hear, from me, if i care
    but i'm not leaving here
    you helped me when i was down, i'll help when you're down
    why are you hitting yourself? c'mon and hit me instead
    let's pick up your will, it's grown fat and lazy
    it's sympathetic as well, don't go on me now
    and i'm not living this life without you, i'm selfish and clear
    and you're not leaving here without me, i don't wanna be without...
    my best friend
    wake up to see you could have it all
    whoa!
    cuz there is but you, and something within you
    has taken control, let's beat it
    get up, let's go
    oh, you're in your own world, let's see the whole world!
    let's pick up your soul
    and fuck me if i say something you don't wanna hear from me (fuck me)
    and fuck me if you only hear the tremble in your head
    please help me to help you help yourself!
    help me help yourself
    help me, please want me to
    please let me to, help you...
  • Lives opened and trashed..."look ma, watch me crash"...
    No time to question...why'd nothing last...
    Grasp and hold on...we're dyin' fast...
    Soon be over...and i will relent...
    Let the ocean swell, dissolve 'way my past
    Three days, and maybe longer
    Won't even know i've left...
  • Some of my personal favorite couplets:

    I'll never suck Satan's dick. Again you' see it you know right 'round the lips.

    Like egg, rolling thick and heavy, all the past we carry.

    It's funny when things change so much, it's all state of mind.

    Sorry is the fool who trades his soul for a corvette. Thinks he'll get the girl, he'll only get the mechanic.

    I will swallow poison until I grow immune. I will scream my lungs out 'til it fills this room.

    We go way back. I wonder about his insides. It's like his thoughts are too big for his size.
    &
    Nothing's changed but the surrounding bullshit. That has grown.

    I could go on and on...but I guess I'll truncate it there.
    "Not only do you have sunshine but you have better thunder...fuckers." -Ed, Phx 10/21/00
    PJ * 10/21/00 - Phx * 6/7/03 - Phx * 6/29/06 - Milwaukee * 6/30/06 - Milwaukee * 11/19/13 - Phx *
    EV * 11/4/12 - Phx, AZ *
  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 21,718
    I used to try and kill love... It was the highest sin...

    If I think too much... I can get over... whelmed...

    I study your face... The fear goes away...
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.

    Sep 30, 2006 - OAKA Sports Hall - Athens, Greece
    Jul 11, 2014 - Milton Keynes Bowl - Milton Keynes, UK
    Jul 10, 2020 - Hyde Park - London, UK
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