parachutes and light years...

GmoneyGmoney Posts: 1,618
edited April 2009 in The Porch
I'm such a wuss!! I seriously cannot even listen to these two songs without getting seriously depressed. They're so beautiful to me, but yet so sad. They hit some sort of button in me that, really, nothing else in the world does. Eddie, best writer ever.
Further back and forth a wave will break on me, today...
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  • I wish I could get into Parachutes. It grates my ears like no other in the PJ catalogue. Even had the privilege to hear it live and still... my ears bleed.
  • GmoneyGmoney Posts: 1,618
    really? I think it's perfect. Really the only song on the last album that gets me. A lot of people seem to hate it, i mean it is different, i can understand why people dont like it, but man the lyrics kill me!
    Further back and forth a wave will break on me, today...
  • BeerBaronBeerBaron Toronto-ishPosts: 4,028
    I love both songs, especially Parachutes. It seems to be a love it or hate it song though. Took me while to get in to it, but when it clicked, it really clicked :)
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  • SPEEDY MCCREADYSPEEDY MCCREADY Posts: 23,828
    Light Years is a great song......and one of my all-time favorites........

    Parachutes could possibly be one of the worst songs written and performed by any band....in the last 4,734 years.......
    Free Boston Lou!!!!
  • GmoneyGmoney Posts: 1,618
    Light Years is a great song......and one of my all-time favorites........

    Parachutes could possibly be one of the worst songs written and performed by any band....in the last 4,734 years.......
    hahaha! I don't get it! What's so bad about this song? "Further back and forth a wave will break on me today..." cmon!! Everyone must admit the lyrics are amazing. Right?
    Further back and forth a wave will break on me, today...
  • SPEEDY MCCREADYSPEEDY MCCREADY Posts: 23,828
    Gmoney wrote:
    Light Years is a great song......and one of my all-time favorites........

    Parachutes could possibly be one of the worst songs written and performed by any band....in the last 4,734 years.......
    hahaha! I don't get it! What's so bad about this song? "Further back and forth a wave will break on me today..." cmon!! Everyone must admit the lyrics are amazing. Right?
    wrong......

    hehehehehehe..............................

    its almost as bad as unemployable...or is it..

    unenjoyable??
    unlistenable???
    unbearable????

    hehehehehehehe...............
    Free Boston Lou!!!!
  • BeerBaronBeerBaron Toronto-ishPosts: 4,028
    Parachutes could possibly be one of the worst songs written and performed by any band....in the last 4,734 years.......
    So was Parachutes the missing ingredient of the infamous Cincy '06 show? :mrgreen:
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  • SPEEDY MCCREADYSPEEDY MCCREADY Posts: 23,828
    BeerBaron wrote:
    Parachutes could possibly be one of the worst songs written and performed by any band....in the last 4,734 years.......
    So was Parachutes the missing ingredient of the infamous Cincy '06 show? :mrgreen:
    actually i think cincy got that song.....right????

    i know cincy got green disease......hehehehehehehe

    and even flow.....hehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehe..................

    fuck cincy..........
    Free Boston Lou!!!!
  • GmoneyGmoney Posts: 1,618
    im not a fan of unemployable either, but this hate for parachutes saddens me :(
    Further back and forth a wave will break on me, today...
  • dannydanny Posts: 2,049
    Gmoney wrote:
    I'm such a wuss!! I seriously cannot even listen to these two songs without getting seriously depressed. They're so beautiful to me, but yet so sad. They hit some sort of button in me that, really, nothing else in the world does. Eddie, best writer ever.


    great songs!
    danny d
  • rawpixelsrawpixels Posts: 912
    I absolutely LOVE Parachutes. Beautiful song!!
    One man stands alone awaiting
    for her to come home
    eyes upon the horizon
    in the dark before the
    darkness leaves the dawn
  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 13,292
    Same, why don't so many people like it.
    That and Wishlist.
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  • eldarion75eldarion75 Posts: 2,488
    This is weird 'cos thematically, they're very similar songs, part of the message being i used to be this, now you came along and i'm redeemed.
    'we were but stones, your light made us stars'
    and
    'I would've fallen from the sky til you, parachutes have opened now.'

    They both use identical modes to get their point across but it's not a bad thing, Bruce has been doing it for 30 years :)
  • CraneCrane Posts: 192
    Didn't like Parachutes till I heard it in Paris. It blew me away. It really hits home when you hear it live how moving it is. As for Light Years, it's always been one of my favourite PJ tracks. In my top 10 easily. Amazing amazing song
    "The mind is a wonderfull thing to be altered"

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  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 13,292
    You should hear the Milan 06 boot, the version on there blew me away!
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  • Parachutes and Unemployable are both awesome, beautifully written songs...easily the best songs on Avocado. My guess is that Speedy McCready has beans in his ears.
  • love light years..hate parachutes..ironically i was at the Boston show the first time they ever played parachutes live..still hate it though! that and last kiss could forever fall off all future set lists and it would be cool with me!!


    play more Binaural you pussies!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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  • Vedder_Girl77Vedder_Girl77 Posts: 4,335
    I love Light Years but I really hate Parachutes. Every time I listen to Avacado I skip over this song. It is the worst PJ song ever!!!
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  • dlymnflddlymnfld CTPosts: 859
    Parachutes reminds me of family. I love the song so much I got the word "infinitum" tattooed on my chest. I feel there is no denying EV's writing ability. But I guess everyone has their own opinion.
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  • rival.rival. ChicagoPosts: 7,776
    light years is a top 5 song.

    and parachutes i thought was the only good song off avocado.
  • pjbugs007pjbugs007 Posts: 979
    Light Years is top notch....and well parachutes...eeeek...I can take it or leave it...
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  • Evacuation RulesEvacuation Rules Posts: 2,162
    edited April 2009
    It is the worst PJ song ever!!!

    Oh, get real. It's funny how many of Pearl Jam's most accomplished, satisying compositions are in most people's Top 10 "least favorite" songs lists. The more generic the better. You people might as well be listening to Bon Jovi (if you aren't already). There are so many worthless opinions on this board when it comes to songwriting.
    Post edited by Evacuation Rules on
  • whitepantswhitepants Posts: 569
    Gmoney wrote:
    I'm such a wuss!! I seriously cannot even listen to these two songs without getting seriously depressed. They're so beautiful to me, but yet so sad. They hit some sort of button in me that, really, nothing else in the world does. Eddie, best writer ever.

    I still get weepy eyed over Light Years because it came out not a year after my father passed away. that song will always be associated with my father's passing. :cry:
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  • GmoneyGmoney Posts: 1,618
    eldarion75 wrote:
    This is weird 'cos thematically, they're very similar songs, part of the message being i used to be this, now you came along and i'm redeemed.
    'we were but stones, your light made us stars'
    and
    'I would've fallen from the sky til you, parachutes have opened now.'

    They both use identical modes to get their point across but it's not a bad thing, Bruce has been doing it for 30 years :)
    Hmmm, you maybe onto something here...
    Further back and forth a wave will break on me, today...
  • GmoneyGmoney Posts: 1,618
    It is the worst PJ song ever!!!

    Oh, get real. It's funny how many of Pearl Jam's most accomplished, satisying compositions are in most people's Top 10 "least favorite" songs lists. The more generic the better. You people might as well be listening to Bon Jovi (if you aren't already). There are so many worthless opinions on this board when it comes to songwriting.
    I agree with this statement, and I agree with your name!!
    Further back and forth a wave will break on me, today...
  • It is the worst PJ song ever!!!

    Oh, get real. It's funny how many of Pearl Jam's most accomplished, satisying compositions are in most people's Top 10 "least favorite" songs lists. The more generic the better. You people might as well be listening to Bon Jovi (if you aren't already). There are so many worthless opinions on this board when it comes to songwriting.

    worthless why? because they don't agree with you?! I think parachutes SUCKS! and my fav song is SOH..far from generic or everyones top 10...different people have different opinions..that's life..get used to it..but then again i'm talking to someone who's board name is taken from their 2nd worst song..so maybe it's your opinion that is worthless.

    and i'd listen to Bon Jovi's greatest hits before i listen to parachutes..and i hate Bon Jovi !!
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  • gusturtlegusturtle Posts: 416
    i enjoy parachutes more than i enjoy light years.
    so 'chute me.
  • eldarion75eldarion75 Posts: 2,488
    frogwater wrote:
    i enjoy parachutes more than i enjoy light years.
    so 'chute me.

    'Chute me :lol: good stuff :D
  • alphawolfalphawolf DelMarVaPosts: 439
    parachutes is one of the best songs off of S/T

    imo

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  • sickgirlsickgirl Posts: 139
    I love Light Years, but never really liked Parachutes.
    Fuck Cancer, fucking jerk
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