Can't Deny Me - Lyrics

tbergstbergs Posts: 6,024
edited March 2018 in The Porch
Alright, this is my best guess so far. Feel free to suggest any changes. There are a few spots it's really hard to decipher so I put some question marks on those lines. I like the lyrics. Straight forward enough :)

And now you want me to breath

And be so grateful

For the air that I need

Don’t make me pitiful

And in the morning light

We’re just the same you and me

I am the ghost of officials(?)

A propensity to breed

 

The higher the farther the faster you fly

You may be rich but you cant deny me

Got nothing got nothing but the will to survive

You cant control and you cant deny me

Your lies are sick, theyre sick and theyre vile(?)

You cant deny me

 

Try to talk down to me

My mind it aint so simple

Where’s your vocabulary

Your ignorance is sinful

You plant your lying seeds

Watchin’ the roots take hold

The country you are now poisoning

Condition critical

 

The higher the farther the faster you fly

I know there’s true and you cant deny me

Got nothing got nothing you got nothing to hide

What a bullshit lie

And you cant deny me

The higher the farther the faster you fly

It’s all so sick and you cant deny me


You cant deny me

You cant deny me

You don’t define me

You cant deny me


The higher the farther the faster you fly

You know youre sick and you cant deny me

Got nothin’ just something you’ve got something to hide

We see right through you and you cant deny me

Darkness darkness darkness and light

You cant deny me


It's a hopeless situation...
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  • Welp...that didn't take long :)
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  • Can't Deny Me - Pearl Jam

    Here's my lyrical interpretation on the first few listens. Still can't make out a few lines or words, and some might just be waaaay off! LOL. Go easy on me ;)


    Can’t Deny Me - Pearl Jam

    And now you want me to breathe
    And be so grateful
    Ahhhhh, for the air that I need
    (haha) Don’t make me pithel/fearful (?)

    And in the morning light
    We’re just the same you and me
    I am the ghosts and the fishes (?) [LOL]
    Our propensity to breath

    The higher
    The farther
    The faster you fly
    You may be rich, but you can’t deny me
    Got nothing, got nothing but the will to survive
    You can’t control, and you can’t deny me

    Your eyes are sick
    You’re sick and vile (?)
    You can’t deny me

    You try to talk down to me
    My mind it ain’t so simple
    Where’s your vocabulary
    Your ignorance is sinful

    You bred your liar-cies (play on legacies?)
    Watch as your roost take hold
    The country you are now poisoning
    Condition critical!

    The higher
    The farther
    The faster you fly
    I know it’s true, and you can’t deny me
    Got nothing, got nothing, you got nothing to hide
    Let the bullshit walk
    and you can’t deny me

    The higher
    The farther
    The faster you fly
    His soul’s so sick, and you can’t deny me!

    You can’t deny me
    You can’t deny me
    You don’t defy me
    You can’t deny me

    The higher
    The farther
    The faster you fly
    You know you’re sick, and you can’t deny me!

    Got nothing, just nothing, got something to hide
    We see right thru you
    And you can’t deny me!

    Darkness, darkness, darkness alike
    You can’t deny me

    one man stands the edge of the ocean
    a beacon on dry land
    eyes above the horizon
    in the dark before the dawn...
    i am a donut
  • igotid88igotid88 Posts: 17,018
    edited March 2018
    i think the word is pitiful not pithel
    Post edited by igotid88 on
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  • dimitrispearljamdimitrispearljam NINUNINOPROPosts: 136,499
    edited March 2018

    Can’t Deny Me - Pearl Jam

    And now you want me to breathe
    And be so grateful
    Ahhhhh, for the air that I need
    (haha) Don’t make me pitiful

    And in the morning light
    We’re just the same you and me
    On the ghosts of officials 
    Our propensity to breath

    The higher
    The farther
    The faster you fly
    You may be rich, but you can’t deny me
    Got nothing, got nothing but the will to survive
    You can’t control, and you can’t deny me

    Your eyes are sick
    You’re sick and evite 
    You can’t deny me

    You try to talk down to me
    My mind it ain’t so simple
    Where’s your vocabulary
    Your ignorance is sinful

    You plant the liar’s seeds,
    Watch as your ruse take hold
    The country you are now poisoning
    Condition critical!

    The higher
    The farther
    The faster you fly
    I know it’s true, and you can’t deny me
    Got nothing, got nothing, you got nothing to hide
    Let the bullshit walk(little bullshit whore) 
    and you can’t deny me

    The higher
    The farther
    The faster you fly
    His soul’s so sick, and you can’t deny me!

    You can’t deny me
    You can’t deny me
    You don’t defy me
    You can’t deny me

    The higher
    The farther
    The faster you fly
    You know you’re sick, and you can’t deny me!

    Got nothing, just nothing, got something to hide
    We see right thru you
    And you can’t deny me!

    Darkness, darkness, darkness alike
    You can’t deny me

    Post edited by dimitrispearljam on
    "...Dimitri...He talks to me...'.."The Ghost of Greece..".
    "..That's One Happy Fuckin Ghost.."
    “..That came up on the Pillow Case...This is for the Greek, With Our Apologies.....”
  • ShynerShyner Posts: 1,226
    Good read
  • Vedd HeddVedd Hedd Posts: 3,076
    Op has it mostly right i think
    Near to death.
    Here to die.
    Scared alive.
  • dimitrispearljamdimitrispearljam NINUNINOPROPosts: 136,499
    Let the bullshit walk(little bullshit whore) 
    "...Dimitri...He talks to me...'.."The Ghost of Greece..".
    "..That's One Happy Fuckin Ghost.."
    “..That came up on the Pillow Case...This is for the Greek, With Our Apologies.....”
  • PJWGIIIPJWGIII Chicago, ILPosts: 716
    edited March 2018
    Thanks for posting. It's kind of exciting to see that Ed is upset about something with the world, because that always leads to the best music!
    Can't wait for the album! Thanks PJ and 10C!
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  • ShynerShyner Posts: 1,226
    edited March 2018
    KISS
    Post edited by Shyner on
  • javis el errantejavis el errante Buenos AiresPosts: 6,112
    cant wait for the weird al version...
    ... I am not in the business of being liked anymore ...

  • AnnieBananieAnnieBananie Hamilton, Ontario Posts: 34
    Those lyrics!  \m/
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  • dannydanny Posts: 2,067
    finally new song
    danny d
  • I’m hearing, “Love’s all the air that I need.”, for 3rd line of song...
  • Lerxst1992Lerxst1992 Posts: 1,380
    Seems aimed at someone in particular?
  • CM234968CM234968 St. LouisPosts: 152
    Let the bullshit walk(little bullshit whore) 
    Ha!  This line is golden.
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  • deepenbluedeepenblue BrusselsPosts: 13
    edited May 2018
    This is my take after listening to it last night some 20 times (awesome song by the way as usual ; ) and reading the previous takes here:

    And now you want me to breathe..
    And be so grateful..
    Ahhhhh, for the air that I need?.. (haha)
    Don't make me pitiful..

    And in the morning light..
    We're just the same you and me..
    Out on the go, said officials..
    Our propensity to breed..

    The higher, the farther, the faster you fly..
    You may be rich, but you can't deny me..
    Got nothing, got nothing but the will to survive..
    You can't control, and you can't deny me..

    Your lies are sick..
    They're sick and they're vile..
    You can't deny me..

    Try and talk down to me..
    My mind it ain't so simple..
    Where's your vocabulary?..
    Your ignorance is sinful!..

    You plant your lying seeds..
    Watch as the roots take hold..
    The country you are now poisoning..
    Condition critical..

    The higher, the farther, the faster you fly..
    I know it's true, and you can't deny me..
    Got nothing, got nothing, you got nothing to hide..
    Little bullshit whore, and you can't deny me..

    The higher, the farther, the faster you fly..
    It's all so sick, and you can't deny me..

    You can't deny me!..
    You can't deny me!..
    You don't defy me!..
    You can't deny me!..

    The higher, the farther, the faster you fly..
    You know you're sick, and you can't deny me..
    Got nothing, just nothing, you got something to hide..
    We see right through you, and you can't deny me..

    Darkness, darkness, darkness and light..
    You can't deny me..
    Post edited by deepenblue on
  • tbergstbergs Posts: 6,024
    After the live performance last night, it definitely sounds like he says "What a bullshit lie".
    It's a hopeless situation...
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