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| Of The Girl | Low Light | Thumbing My Way | Thin Air | Fatal | Nothing As It Seems |
| Man Of The Hour | Immortality | Off He Goes | Around The Bend |
| I Believe In Miracles | Sleight Of Hand | All Or None | Lukin | Parting Ways | Down |
| Can't Keep | Dead Man | Masters Of War | Black | Crazy Mary | 25 Minutes To Go |
| Daughter | Yellow Ledbetter |

01) Of The Girl
          Time: 5:23
          Gossard

Oh he deals them off of the top. Ties them off.
Fills it up with his past. Gets carried away.
Oh half his life a hand me down wasted away.
Oh he fills it up with the love of a girl.

Oh he left it alone drilled the pain with money to buy.

How he makes his getaway. How he makes his getaway.

Oh he chose a path. Heavy the fall. Quarter to four.
He fills it up with the thought of a girl.

How he makes his getaway. How he makes his getaway.
How he makes his getaway. Get away.


02) Low Light
          Time: 4:19
          Ament

Clouds roll by.
"Reeling," is what they say.
Or is it just my way?
Wind blows by.

Low light. Sidetracked. Low light.
Can't see my tracks your scent way back.

Can I be here all alone?
Cut a path to my home.
Poise blows dry.

Books and jealousy tell me wrong.
All I feel is calm.
Poise blows by.

Low light. Car crash. Low light.
Can wear my mask. Your first my last.

Voice goes by.
Two birds is what they'll see getting lost upon their way.
Wind runs dry.

Low light. Eye sight. Low light.
I will need the light. I'll find my way from wrong.
What's real? Your dream I see.


03) Thumbing My Way
          Time: 4:49
          Vedder

I have not been home since you left long ago.
I'm thumbing my way back to heaven.
Counting steps. Walking backwards on the road.
I'm counting my way back to heaven.

I can't be free with what's locked inside of me.
If there was a key you took it in your hands.
There's no wrong or right but I'm sure there's good and bad.
The questions linger overhead.

No matter how cold the winter, there's a spring time ahead.
I'm thumbing my way back to heaven.
I'd wish that I could hold you. I'd wish that I had.
Thinking about heaven.

I let go of a rope. Thinking that's what held me back.
And in time I've realized it's now wrapped around my neck.
I can't see what's next from this lonely overpass.
Hang my head and count my steps as another car goes past.

All the rusted signs we ignore throughout our lives.
Choosing the shiny ones instead.
I turned my back. Now there's not turning back.

No matter how cold the winter, there's a spring time ahead.
I smile but who am I kidding.
I'm just walking the miles. Every once in a while I get a ride.
I'm thumbing my way back to heaven. (x3)


04) Thin Air
          Time: 4:26
          Gossard

There's a light, when my baby's in my arms.
There's a light, when the window shades are drawn.
Hesitate when I feel I may do harm to her.
Wash it off cause this feeling we can share.
And I know she's reached my heart in thin air.

Byzantine is reflected in our pond.
There's a cloud, but the water remains calm.
Reaching in the suns fingers clutch the dawn to pass.
Even out, it's a precious thing to bear.
And I know she's reached my heart in thin air.
Yes I know she's reached my heart in thin air.

It's not in my past to presume.
Love can keep on moving in both directions.
How to be happy and true is quest we're taking on together.

Take it on, on, on, on, on.
Take it on, on, on, on, on.

There's a light when my baby's in my arms.
And I know she's reached my heart in thin air.
And I know she's reached my heart in thin air.
And I know she's reached my heart in thin air.
Yes I know she's reached my heart.


05) Fatal
          Time: 3:50
          Gossard

How good is he?
How warm are his eyes?
You'll see it's not a reprise.
Did he arrive too late and too tethered away to put on his suit and his tie?

How good is he?
How warm is his heart, or ego, telling him which place to park.
Did he relate?
The message is clearly hardly grounds for dismissal, outright.
Grounds for dismissal, outright.

I wake up and wait up when anger's in fashion.
I wake up and wait up. It echoes through the mansions.
I wake up and wait up when April's in May, oh, uh-oh.
I wake up and wait up. The answers are fatal.
The answers are fatal.

When I wait up and wake up, the answers are fatal.

If he's truly out of sight, is he truly out of mind?
If he's truly out of sight...


06) Nothing As It Seems
          Time: 7:29
          Ament

Don't feel like home. He's a little out.
And all these words elope. It's nothing like your poem.
Putting in. Inputting in. Don't feel like methadone.
A scratching voice all alone it's nothing like your baritone.

It's nothing as it seems. The little that he needs. It's home.
The little that he sees. Is nothing he concedes. It's home.

One uninvited chromosome. A blanket like the ozone.

It's nothing as it seems. All that he needs. It's home.
The little that he frees is nothing he believes.

Saving up a sunny day. Something maybe two tone.
Anything of his own. A chip off the corner stone.
Who's kidding? Rainy day. A one way ticket headstone.
Occupations overthrown. A whisper through a megaphone.

It's nothing as it seems. The little that he needs. It's home.
The little that he sees is nothing he concedes. It's home.
And all that he frees. A little bittersweet. It's home.
It's nothing as it seems. The little that you see it's home.


07) Man Of The Hour
          Time: 3:58
          Vedder

Tidal waves don't beg forgiveness.
Crash then on their way.
Father, he enjoyed collisions.
Others walked away.
The snowflake falls in May.

And the doors are open now.
As the bells are ringing out.
Cuz the man of the hour has taken his final bow.
Goodbye for now.

Nature has its own religion.
Gospel from the land.
Father ruled by long division.
Young men they pretend.
Old men comprehend.

And the sky breaks at dawn.
Shedding light upon this town.
We all come around.
Cuz the man of the hour has taken his final bow.
Goodbye for now.

And the road the old men paved.
The broken seams along the way.
The rusted signs. They're just for me.
He was guiding me, love, his own way.

Now the man of the hour has taken his final bow.
As the curtain comes down I feel that this is just goodbye for now.


08) Immortality
          Time: 6:18
          Abbruzzese, Ament, Gossard, McCready, Vedder

Vacate, is the word.
Vengeance has no place so near to her.
Cannot find the comfort in this world.
Artificial tear. Vessel stabbed, next up, volunteers?
Vulnerable. Wisdom can't adhere.

A truant finds home, and a wish to hold on but there's a trapdoor in the sun.
Immortality.

As privileged as a whore.
Victims in demand for public show.
Swept out through the cracks beneath the door.
Holier than thou. How? Surrendered, executed, anyhow.
Scrawl dissolved. Cigar box on the floor.

A truant finds home, and I wish to hold on too, but saw the trapdoor in the sun.
Immortality.

I cannot stop the thought of running in the dark.
Coming up a which way sign.
All good truants must decide.
Oh, stripped and sold mom.
An auctioned forearm and whiskers in the sink.
Truants move on, cannot stay long.
Some die just to live.


09) Off He Goes
          Time: 5:54
          Vedder

1, 2, 1, 2...
Know a man. His face seemed pulled and tense.
Like he's riding on a motorbike in the strongest winds.
So I approach with tact.
Suggest that he should relax, but he's always moving much too fast.

Said he'll see me on the flipside of this trip he's taking for a ride.
He's been taking too much on.
There he goes with his perfectly unkept clothes.
There he goes.

He's yet to come back but I see his picture.
It doesn't look the same up on the rack.
We go way back.

I wonder about his insides.
It's like his thoughts are too big for his size.
He's been taken, where I don't know.
Off he goes with his perfectly unkept hope.
There he goes.

And now I rub my eyes for he has returned.
Seems my preconceptions are what should have been burned.
For he still smiles. And he's still strong.
Nothing's changed but the surrounding bullshit. That has grown.
And now he's home and we're laughing like we always did my same old, same old friend.
Until a quarter to ten. I saw the strain creep in.
He seems distracted and I know just what is going to happen next.
Before his first step he is off again.


10) Around The Bend
          Time: 5:37
          Vedder

I'm wishing you all well.
Mind a peace within your cell.
Covers up I cast you off.
I'll be watching as you breathe.
I lie still, you move, I send you off around the bend.

I hold your head deep in my arms.
My fingertips they close your eyes.
Off you dream my little child.
There's a sun around the bend. (x2)

All evenings close like this.
All these moments that I've missed.
Please forgive me, won't you dear?
Please forgive and let me share with you around the bend.

You're an angel when you sleep.
How I want your soul to keep on, and on, around the bend.


11) I Believe In Miracles
          Time: 5:30
          Romone, Rey

I used to be on an endless run.
Believe in miracles cause Im one.
A have been blessed with the power to survive.
After all these years Im still alive.

Im out here cookin with the band.
Im no longer a solitary man.
Every day my time runs out.
Lived like a fool, thats what I was about, oh.

I believe in miracles.
I believe in a better world for me and you.
Oh, I believe in miracles.
I believe in a better world for me and you.

Tattoo your name on my arm.
I always said my girls my good luck charm.
If she could find a reason to forgive,
Then I could find a reason to live.

I used to be on an endless run.
Believe in miracles cause Im one.
A have been blessed with the power to survive.
After all these years Im still alive.

I believe in miracles.
I believe in a better world for me and you.
Oh, I believe in miracles.
I believe in a better world for me and you.

I close my eyes and think how it might be.
The futures here today.
Its not too late.
Its not too late, yeah!

I believe in miracles.
I believe in a better world for me and you.
Oh, I believe in miracles.
I believe in a better world for me and you.


12) Sleight Of Hand
          Time: 5:13
          Vedder, Ament

Routine was the theme. He'd wake up wash and pour himself into uniform.
Something he hadn't imagined being.
As the merging traffic passed he found himself staring down at his own hands.
Not remembering the change. Not recalling the plan. Was it?

He was okay but wondering about wandering.
Was his age by consequence or was he moved by sleight of hand?

Mondays were made to fall. Lost on a road he knew by heart.
It was like a book he read in his sleep. Endlessly.
Sometimes he hid in the radio watching others pull into their homes.
While he was drifting.

On a line of his own. Off the line of the side. Bye the by.
As dirt turned to sand. As if moved by sleight of hand.

When he reached the shore of his clip-on world he resurfaced to the norm.
Organized his few things. His coat and keys.
And he knew realizations would have to wait.
Till he had more time. More time.

A time to dream to himself. He waves goodbye to his self.
I'll see you on the other side.
Another man moved by slight of hand.


13) All Or None
          Time: 7:42
          Gossard, Vedder

It's a hopeless situation.
And I'm starting to believe that this hopeless situation is what I'm trying to achieve.

But I try to run on.
It's all or none.
All or none.

Here's the selfless confession leading me back to war.
Can we help that our destinations are the ones we've been before.

I still try to run on but it's all or none.
All or none.

To myself I surrender to the one I'll never please.
But I still try to run on.
You know I still try to run on.
But it's all or none.
All or none.


14) Lukin
          Time: 2:07
          Vedder

Drive down the street can't find the keys to my own fucking home.
I'll take a walk so I could curse my ass for being dumb.
I'll make a right, after the arches, stinking grease and bone.
Stopped at the supermarket people stare like I'm a dog.

I'm going to Lukin's.
I've got a spot at Lukin's.
I knocked the door at Lukin's.
Open the fridge. Now I know life is worth.

I found the key but I return to find an open door.
Some fucking freak who claims I fathered, by rape, her own son.
I find my wife, I call the cops, this days work's never done.
The last I heard that freak was purchasing a fucking gun.


15) Parting Ways
          Time: 5:25
          Vedder

Behind her eyes there's curtains and they've been closed to hide the flames. Remains.
She knows their futures burning but she can smile just the same. Same.
And though her mood is fine today there's a fear they'll soon be parting ways.

Standing like a statue. A chin of stone a heart of clay. Hey.
And thought he's too big a man to say there's a fear they'll soon be parting ways.

Drifting away.


16) Down
          Time: 3:08
          Gossard, McCready, Vedder

Down. Fall by the wayside no getting out.
Oh down. Cry me a river dried up and dammed.
The names can be changed but the place is still the same.
I am loaded. Told that all's for naught. Holds me down.

Rise. Life is in motion. I'm stuck in line.
Oh, rise. You can't be neutral on a moving train.
One day the symptoms fade. Think I'll throw these pills away.
And if hope could grow from dirt like me. It can be done.

Won't let the light escape from me.
Won't let the darkness swallow me. Yeah...

Ah, so long.


17) Can't Keep
          Time: 3:15
          Vedder

I wanna shake. I wanna wind out.
I wanna leave this mind and shout.
I've lived all this life like an ocean in disguise.
I don't live forever. You can't keep me here.

I wanna race with the sundown.
I want a last breath. I don't let out.
Forgive every being.
The bad feelings. It's just me.
I won't wait for answers.
You can't keep me here.

I wanna rise and say goodnight.
I wanna take a look on the other side.
I've lived all those lives.
It's been wonder. Full at night.
I will live for ever.
You can't keep me here.


18) Dead Man
          Time: 4:24
          Vedder

Sailing on my every step. Inching off of the earth.
Is magnified by the things I've done.
The thing that I've become.

Every lift of my hand. Coffee cup up, and back.
Is magnified by the things I've done. The things I've seen. the things I've caused.

I'm a dead man walking.

The hammer that I once brung down now hovers over me.
Cast a shadow across, onto me.

The hallways are all mocking me.
What I've become they're all mocking me.

I'm a dead man walking. A dead man walking. A dead man walking.
I'm a dead man walking. Dead man walking. Dead man walking.


19) Masters Of War
          Time: 6:06
          Dylan

Come you masters of war You that build all the guns You that build the death planes You that build the big bombs You that hide behind walls You that hide behind desks I just want you to know I can see through your masks You that never done nothin' But build to destroy You play with my world Like it's your little toy You put a gun in my hand And you hide from my eyes And you turn and run farther When the fast bullets fly Like Judas of old You lie and deceive A world war can be won You want me to believe But I see through your eyes And I see through your brain Like I see through the water That runs down my drain You fasten the triggers For the others to fire Then you set back and watch When the death count gets higher You hide in your mansion As young people's blood Flows out of their bodies And is buried in the mud You've thrown the worst fear That can ever be hurled Fear to bring children Into the world For threatening my baby Unborn and unnamed You ain't worth the blood That runs in your veins How much do I know To talk out of turn You might say that I'm young You might say I'm unlearned But there's one thing I know Though I'm younger than you Even Jesus would never Forgive what you do Let me ask you one question Is your money that good Will it buy you forgiveness Do you think that it could I think you will find When your death takes its toll All the money you made Will never buy back your soul And I hope that you die And your death'll come soon I will follow your casket In the pale afternoon And I'll watch while you're lowered Down to your deathbed And I'll stand o'er your grave 'Til I'm sure that you're dead


20) Black
          Time: 7:41
          Vedder, Gossard

Hey ooh.
Sheets of empty canvas.
Untouched sheets of clay were laid spread out before me as her body once did.
All five horizons revolved around her soul. As the earth to the sun.
Now the air I tasted and breathed has taken a turn.
Ooh, and all I taught her was everything.
Ooh, I know she gave me all that she wore.

And now my bitter hands shade beneath the clouds of what was everything.
All the pictures have all been washed in black. Tattooed every day.

I take a walk outside. I'm surrounded by some kids at play.
Oh, I can feel their laughter. Oh, so why do I sear?
Ooh, and twisted thoughts that spin around my head.
I'm spinning. Oh, I'm spinning.
How quick the sun can drop away.

And now my bitter hands cradle broken glass of what was everything.
All the pictures have all been washed in black. Tattooed everything.
All the love gone bad turned my world to black.
Tattooed all I see. All that I am. All I'll be. Yeah.

Uh huh... Uh huh... Ooh.
I know someday you'll have a beautiful life.
I know you'll be a star in somebody else's sky but why, why, why can't it be, oh, can't it be mine?
Oh... Ohh yeah oh.
Do do do do do do do (x20 total) Yeah... Yeah...
Hi. (x6)
Yeah. (x3)


21) Crazy Mary
          Time: 7:41
          Williams

She lived on the curve in the road in an old tar paper shack.
On the south side of the town on the wrong side of the tracks.
Sometimes on the way into town we'd say, "Mama can we stop and give her a ride?"
Sometimes we did but her hands flew from her side.
Wild eyed crazy Mary.

Down a long dirt road past the Parson's place.
That old blue car we used to race.
Little country store with a sign tacked to the side.
Said 'NO LOITERING ALLOWED.'
Underneath that sign always congregated quite a crowd.

Take a bottle drink it down. Pass it around.
Take a bottle drink it down. Drink it... Pass it around. Pass it a...
A-take a bottle drink it down. Pass it... Pass it a... Pass it around.

One night thunder cracked. Mercy backed outside her windowsill.
Dreamed I was flying high above the trees over the hills.
Looked down into the house of Mary.
Terrible thoughts. Newspaper covered walls. And Mary rising up above it all.
Oh... Oh... Oh...

Next morning on the way into town saw some skid marks and followed them around.
Over the curve, through the fields, into the house of Mary.
That what you fear the most could meet you halfway. (x2)

Take a bottle drink it down. Pass it around.
Take a bottle drink it down. Pass it... Pass it around. Pass it a...
Take a bottle drink it down. Pass it... Pass it a... Pass it around.
Oh, pass it a... Pass it arround. Pass it a... Pass it a... Pass it a...
Oh yeah.


22) 25 Minutes To Go
          Time: 4:44
          Silverstein

They're buildin' the gallows outside my cell. I got 25 minutes to go. And in 25 minutes I'll be in Hell. I got 24 minutes to go. Well, they give me some beans for my last meal. 23 minutes to go. And you know... nobody asked me how I feel. I got 22 minutes to go. So, I wrote to the Gov'nor... the whole damned bunch. Ahhh... 21 minutes to go. And I call up the Mayor, and he's out to lunch. I got 20 more minutes to go. Well, the Sheriff says, "Boy, I wanna watch you die". 19 minutes to go. I spit in his face... and I kicked him in the eye. I got 18 minutes to go. Well...I call out to the Warden to hear my plea. 17 minute to go. He says, "Call me back in a week or three. You've got 16 minutes to go." Well, my lawyer says he's sorry he missed my case. Mmmm....15 minutes to go. Yeah, well if you're so sorry, come up and take my place. I got 14 minutes to go. Well, now here comes the padre to save my soul With 13 minutes to go. And he's talkin' about burnin', but I'm so damned cold. I got 12 more minutes to go. Now they're testin' the trap. It chills my spine. I got 11 minutes to go. 'Cuz the goddamned thing it works just fine. I got 10 more minutes to go. I'm waitin' for the pardon... gonna set me free With 9 more minutes to go. But this ain't the movies, so to hell with me. I got 8 more minutes to go. And now I'm climbin up the ladder with a scaffold peg With 7 more minutes to go. I've betta' watch my step or else I'll break my leg. I got 6 more minutes to go. Yeah... with my feet on the trap and my head in the noose... 5 more minutes to go. Well, c'mon somethin' and cut me loose. I got 4 more minutes to go. I can see the mountains. I see the sky. 3 more minutes to go. And it's too damned pretty for a man to die. i got 2 more minutes to go I can hear the buzzards... hear the crows. 1 more minute to go. And now I'm swingin' and here I gooooooooo....


23) Daughter
          Time: 6:30
          Abbruzzese, Ament, Gossard, McCready, Vedder

(You guys ready)

Alone, listless. Breakfast table in an otherwise empty room.
Young girl, violence. Center of her own attention.
The mother reads aloud, child tries to understand it.
Tries to make her proud.
The shades go down. It's in her head.
Painted room. Can't deny there's something wrong.

Don't call me daughter. Not fit to.
The picture kept will remind me.
Don't call me daughter. Not fit to.
The picture kept will remind me.
Don't call me...

She holds the hand that holds her down.
She will rise above. Ooh... Oh.

Don't call me daughter. Not fit to.
The picture kept will remind me.
Don't call me daughter. Not fit to be.
The picture kept will remind me.
Don't call me daughter. Not fit to.
The picture kept will remind me.
Don't call me daughter. Not fit to be.
The picture kept will remind me.
Don't call me...
The shades go down. (x2)
The shades go... Go... Go...


24) Yellow Ledbetter
          Time: 6:02
          Vedder, McCready, Ament

[ not even going to try. sorry. View the studio version here.]

 
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