Ed's magical ability to construct lyrics that contain several variations of interpretation to coincide with every single one of our lives has me loving all of them. I've been here since the beginning, battling through life with Pearl Jam providing the soundtrack. From neglect, abuse, death, destruction, betrayal, hurt, suffering, pain, agony and disappointment to love, understanding, acceptance, appreciation, wisdom and freedom. At this moment, it's got to be: Amongst The Waves; been through hell and back and I've still got a smile on my face.
Present Tense changed my life dude
I couldn't attempt to answer this question,
but a few people have mentioned "present tense" and i'd like to tell a story
I'm a musician, Making an album is all I've wanted to do with my life since i first heard "no code" and Live's "Throwing Copper", Present Tense was my first ever favorite song.
Much later, I was going to see a girl.
This was a big deal, I've suffered greatly from social anxiety most of my life, girls hate me, i'm ugly, a nerd, weird etc etc... you know the type.
It had reached the point that i literally get the shakes trying to buy something at a shop if theirs a woman behind the counter.
Just turning up at her door was the most difficult and courageous thing I've ever done.
All the way there (was a 20 minute drive) i had Present Tense on repeat in the my car.
I stopped 5 times in fear, 2 of those times i turned around and started heading home.
Took over an hour to get there, but i did get there.
About a year later the whole fiasco turned out to be about as productive as swallowing a cluster grenade, BUT that's not the point
The point is, that song gave me the strength to face a full-blown phobia
Better Man. This song came out during a time in my life where it profoundly affected how I viewed myself and the relationship I was in at the time. Even now when I listen to the song I am taken back to that time and can feel the vulnerability that I had back then. I'm not sure that I would have made the decision to move on without this song.
i_lov_it said:This kind of Changes from time to time but atm it's Even Flow and Corduroy...Yes I know that's Two :P
This kind of Changes from time to time but atm it's Even Flow and Corduroy...Yes I know that's Two :P