Do you like Sirens

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  • El BobEl Bob Posts: 1
    Yes!
    It's one of my favorites right now!  I can see people thinking it's too "schmaltzy," but I like the lyrics. Maybe it's because I'm old now.
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 15,473
    Yes!
    El Bob said:
    It's one of my favorites right now!  I can see people thinking it's too "schmaltzy," but I like the lyrics. Maybe it's because I'm old now.
    First post ever is to discuss Sirens?

    Wow!

    Hi El Bob!
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 44,241
    edited July 23
    No!
    I can't stand Sirens. One of their worst songs ever IMHO. It's so confused. It sounds like a song from a band struggling to find an identity, and that is just plain weird and unsettling to hear from PJ.
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 15,473
    Yes!
    PJ_Soul said:
    I can't stand Sirens. One of their worst songs ever IMHO. It's so confused. It sounds like a song from a band struggling to find an identity, and that is just plain weird and unsettling to hear from PJ.
    Not even the solo?  
  • facepollutionfacepollution Posts: 6,629
    Yes!
    Love it!  I get that it's a bit sentimental, but I think Ed in particular really shines, one of his most powerful and fluid vocal performances in years - I remember thinking when I first heard it that it sounded like Ed had rolled back the years vocally.
  • northerndragonnortherndragon somewhere, nowhere, anywherePosts: 9,642
    No!
    PJ_Soul said:
    I can't stand Sirens. One of their worst songs ever IMHO. It's so confused. It sounds like a song from a band struggling to find an identity, and that is just plain weird and unsettling to hear from PJ.
    Not even the solo?  
    The solo may be the worst part of that song. 






    Ok the second worst part.
    Anything you lose from being honest
    You never really had to begin with.


    Sometimes it's not the song that makes you emotional it's the people and things that come to your mind when you hear it.
  • handreads7-30handreads7-30 Posts: 289
    No!
    PJ_Soul said:
    I can't stand Sirens. One of their worst songs ever IMHO. It's so confused. It sounds like a song from a band struggling to find an identity, and that is just plain weird and unsettling to hear from PJ.
    Not even the solo?  
    The solo may be the worst part of that song. 






    Ok the second worst part.
    Unless you love 80s power ballads!
    ...just got a fresh bottle.
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 15,473
    Yes!
    PJ_Soul said:
    I can't stand Sirens. One of their worst songs ever IMHO. It's so confused. It sounds like a song from a band struggling to find an identity, and that is just plain weird and unsettling to hear from PJ.
    Not even the solo?  
    The solo may be the worst part of that song. 






    Ok the second worst part.
    Unless you love 80s power ballads!
    80's power ballads were for the most part horrendous.  This does not remind me of that.  Now I have to go back and listen to see what I'm missing...
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 44,241
    No!
    PJ_Soul said:
    I can't stand Sirens. One of their worst songs ever IMHO. It's so confused. It sounds like a song from a band struggling to find an identity, and that is just plain weird and unsettling to hear from PJ.
    Not even the solo?  
    I think that solo is pure cheez, although I don't think just one solo can make a terrible song good in any case ...... maybe if they'd thrown a 10 minute John Bonham solo into it I might feel better about the rest of the song. :lol: ;)
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 29,497
    It's so-so
    Image result for the simpsons meh
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  • hadfiiwhadfiiw Posts: 130
    Yes!
    I like it.  It is fantastic on the record but I don't feel it when played live for some reason.  On the flip side, Lightning Bolt on the record is good but, when played live, it is 1000 times better.

    Again just my opinion, I could be wrong.  :-P
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  • pearljam1809pearljam1809 Posts: 859
    It's so-so
    I´m surprised at the results so far. I´d thought more people dislike it. I particularly don´t care much about it, for me it goes the same category as Just Breathe.... 
  • AndySlashAndySlash Posts: 3,111
    No!
    the plural of vinyl is vinyl
  • rummyrummy Ontario, CanadaPosts: 2,398
    No!
    tbergs said:
    rummy said:
    I'm on the fence about November Rain, however.
    I hate November Rain and I can't believe it is the most viewed rock video of the 90's. Yuck!
    Well, Stephanie Seymour was quite a looker!
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 44,241
    No!
    I dig November Rain.
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • philobeddoephilobeddoe KennesseePosts: 76
    Studio version, no dice. Live however, I've grown to love. When it came out, I fucking hated it, but in the FIVE YEARS since, I've lost my Mother and two dogs, so sentimentality and perspective have colored my feelings.
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 15,473
    Yes!
    PJ_Soul said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    I can't stand Sirens. One of their worst songs ever IMHO. It's so confused. It sounds like a song from a band struggling to find an identity, and that is just plain weird and unsettling to hear from PJ.
    Not even the solo?  
    I think that solo is pure cheez, although I don't think just one solo can make a terrible song good in any case ...... maybe if they'd thrown a 10 minute John Bonham solo into it I might feel better about the rest of the song. :lol: ;)
    I just clicked on a version that was awful and NOT what I remember hearing.  Clicked on another and it sounded better but now someone brought up "power ballad" and I can't get that out of my mind...  It's ruining it for me now.
  • ZeldaZonkZeldaZonk SeattlePosts: 536
    No!
    Count me as a definite no. This is one of the few PJ songs that I really don't like to the point where I change the station whenever it's on PJ Radio. The other one is Yellow Ledbetter. 
    Forever feeling the sting of Raleigh 2016
  • rummyrummy Ontario, CanadaPosts: 2,398
    edited July 24
    No!
    ZeldaZonk said:
    Count me as a definite no. This is one of the few PJ songs that I really don't like to the point where I change the station whenever it's on PJ Radio. The other one is Yellow Ledbetter. 
    Just curious: To those of you who currently dislike Yellow Ledbetter, have you always felt this way about the song?
    Post edited by rummy on
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 32,302
    edited July 24
    Worst song they've ever written.  And it's not even close.


    YOU'RE not even close

     http://community.pearljam.com/discussion/266838/the-you-are-thread/p4

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  • electronblueelectronblue Posts: 3,403
    Yes!
    I love it!!! I got to hear it live Fort Lauderdale 2016 and it was so beautiful!..especially when Eddie added to the end ..his vocals kind of just weaving in and out like through the guitars..still gives me frigin' goosebumps every time I hear it!
    Besides, I have it as my signature.
    *********************************
    I need your healing..
    I need to feel what you're feeling..
    I need to ride the wave ~
    I need for you to save me, now..

    Sirens

    BB&T
    Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 04/08/2016


  • scrappysatticscrappysattic Lawrence, KSPosts: 225
    No!
    Its our go take a pee / get a drink song.  Such a buzz kill at a show. 

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  • Dr. DelightDr. Delight Posts: 10,981
    No!
    AndySlash said:
    My thoughts exactly. Total barf
    And so you see, I have come to doubt
    All that I once held as true
    I stand alone without beliefs
    The only truth I know is you.
  • northerndragonnortherndragon somewhere, nowhere, anywherePosts: 9,642
    No!
    rummy said:
    ZeldaZonk said:
    Count me as a definite no. This is one of the few PJ songs that I really don't like to the point where I change the station whenever it's on PJ Radio. The other one is Yellow Ledbetter. 
    Just curious: Do those of you who currently dislike Yellow Ledbetter always felt this way about the song?
    For me yes, it has always been this way.
    Anything you lose from being honest
    You never really had to begin with.


    Sometimes it's not the song that makes you emotional it's the people and things that come to your mind when you hear it.
  • northerndragonnortherndragon somewhere, nowhere, anywherePosts: 9,642
    No!
    ZeldaZonk said:
    Count me as a definite no. This is one of the few PJ songs that I really don't like to the point where I change the station whenever it's on PJ Radio. The other one is Yellow Ledbetter. 
    Seeing this made me so happy. You get it.
    Anything you lose from being honest
    You never really had to begin with.


    Sometimes it's not the song that makes you emotional it's the people and things that come to your mind when you hear it.
  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 12,552
    No!
    ZeldaZonk said:
    Count me as a definite no. This is one of the few PJ songs that I really don't like to the point where I change the station whenever it's on PJ Radio. The other one is Yellow Ledbetter. 

  • darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, INPosts: 2,263
    Yes!
    mcgruff10 said:
    The song makes my wife very happy so if she's happy i'm happy even though it is just ok to me.  ;)
    I literally just vomited in my mouth! :sick:
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  • lastexitlondonlastexitlondon Posts: 3,851
    No!
    ^^^hahaha and just breathe I bet.  =)
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  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 20,301
    Yes!
    Check out the version from Milton Keynes 2014. :wink:
    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.


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