...turned my world to BLACK
All the love gone bad, turned my world to black,
tattooed all I see
all that I am, all I'll be....
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
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.
I wish I was the verb to trust, and never let you down
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.