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Friday, August 30, 2019

Music & Lyrics: "Alive" by Pearl Jam (Ten 1991)



Pearl Jam




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Son, she said, have I got a little story for you
What you thought was your daddy was nothin' but a ...
While you were sittin' home alone at age thirteen
Your real daddy was dyin', sorry you didn't see him
but I'm glad we talked

Oh I, oh, I'm still alive
Hey, I, I, oh, I'm still alive
Hey I, oh, I'm still alive
Hey...oh

Oh, she walks slowly, across a young man's room
She said I'm ready ... for you ...
I can't remember anything to this very day
'Cept the look, the look
Oh, you know where, now I can't see, I just stare ...

I, I'm still alive
Hey I, but, I'm still alive
Hey I, boy, I'm still alive
Hey I, I, I, I'm still alive, yeah
Ooh yeah...yeah yeah yeah...oh...oh

Is something wrong, she said
Well of course there is
You're still alive, she said
Oh, and do I deserve to be--?
Is that the question?
And if so...if so...who answers...who answers?

I, oh, I'm still alive
Hey I, oh, I'm still alive
Hey I, but, I'm still alive
Yeah I, ooh, I'm still alive
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah


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One of the greatest songs of my lifetime,
one that has seen me through a whole lot of very dark days
and false friends.
Watch this SNL performance of it,
arguably the greatest musical performance in the show's history,
and feel the energy as the band tears the roof off of the place.

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