Ed Vedder not playing a ukulele

Ed Vedder not playing a ukulele

Lightning Bolt track listing Pearl Jam

'Lightning Bolt' Lyrics and Track Listing by Pearl Jam. Is it better than Backspacer?

Track Listing
  1. Getaway
  2. Mind your manners
  3. My Father's Son
  4. Sirens
  5. Lightning Bolt
  6. Infallible
  7. Pendulum
  8. Swallowed Whole
  9. Let the Records Play
  10. Sleeping by Myself
  11. Yellow Moon
  12. Future Days

Longing to Belong Lyrics Eddie Vedder

Longing to Belong Lyrics by Eddie Vedder

Longing To Belong'Longing to Belong' was the first song to be released from Eddie Vedder's second solo album, Ukulele Songs. It is a wildy different follow up to Into The Wild...

Free from the chains of his main music machine, Pearl Jam, Eddie was able to mix the album up with some original songs and some covers as well.

The song's lyrics are basically a love song, a subject which long time Pearl Jam fans know is dear to Eddie Vedder's own heart.

Longing to Belong Lyrics:

I'm falling harder than I've ever fell before I'm fallin faster, hoping I'll land in your arms cause all my time is spent here longing to belong to you 

I dream of circles perfect eyes within your face my heart's an open wound that only you replace and though the yellow moon is rising can't put your picture down love, it's a frightning way to fall 

And when the time is right, I hope that you'll respond like when the wind gets tired and the ocean becomes calm I may be dreaming but I'm longing to belong to you

We have no idea if Eddie has seen the Mortal Engines movie directed by Christian Rivers.

Pearl Jam Set List Hard Rock Calling, London 2010

Pearl Jam
Hey Na Na Na Na Na Na Na!

As part of their European Tour 2010, Pearl Jam played a long set at the Hard Rock Calling

Set List:

Given To Fly
Why Go
Brain Damage (Pink Floyd cover)
Got Some
World Wide Suicide
Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town
Even Flow
Arms Aloft (Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros cover)
Not For You
Of The Earth
State Of Love And Trust
Do The Evolution
Wasted Reprise
Better Man

PJ 1st Encore:
Just Breathe
Red Mosquito (with Ben Harper, they often do this together)

PJ Encore 2:
Yellow Ledbetter

Pearl Jam care, they really care

stone gossard

Not content with sticking it to Ticketmaster and keeping in rocking in the free word, Pearl Jam have upped their game and are now indeed going to save the world. 
While many people dream of becoming a rock star, Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard says he is trying to be more of a businessman to help slow climate change.

The U.S. band, which has sold 60 million albums since 1991, said on Monday it was investing $210,000 to plant trees in Washington State to soak up an estimated 7,000 tons of carbon dioxide linked to a 32-date 2009 tour.

"Pearl Jam is a band but we are also a business," guitarist and co-founder Gossard told Reuters in a telephone interview.

"We're seeing ourselves as a Washington business, a regional business that is acknowledging its carbon footprint and hoping to inspire other businesses."

Many leading musicians have sought to raise awareness about the risks of climate change, often by planting trees, and culminating in "Live Earth" concerts in July 2007 across seven continents.

But Gossard, 43, said celebrity-driven inspiration was often short-lived. "The idea of a celebrity is fantastic in terms of raising awareness for a day or a week, but it needs consistent business policy in the long term," he said.

He said there were good business arguments for investing in climate measures -- even though opinion polls in the United States show dwindling belief that mankind causes global warming. Carbon-capping legislation is stalled in the U.S. Senate.

"It's doable. It's not going to kill your company and if anything it will enhance your company's ability to sell whatever it is selling by being good stewards of the land," he said. 

I wonder if Stone uses finings when brewing beer.

Set List Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam closed the Austin City Limits Festival which ran from 2 – 4th October 2009.

Eddie Vedder laced a series of steely guitar runs through opener “Why Go?” and slashed a jagged path up the center of “Corduroy.” What was most breathtaking about the set list was its brute, blunt force, and the ferocity with which the band tore into the songs.

Rolling Stone Magazine noted “The group’s reliance on classic material afforded an opportunity to see how much they’ve grown. Taken on its own “The Fixer (lyrics),” the sterling new single from Backspacer, is a charmer, Vedder wandering through the world and setting aright all of the things that seem askew (”When something’s cold/let me put a little fire on it”). But coming as it did between a scorching “State of Love and Trust” and a volcanic, borderline-hardcore take on “Go,” the song’s steely optimism felt that much more earned”.

Pearl Jam’s Set List Austin City Limit Festival:

“Why Go?”
“Got Some”
“Not For You”
“Modern Girl” (snippet)
“Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town”
“Given to Fly”
“World Wide Suicide”
“Even Flow”
Unthought Known” (lyrics)
“WMA” (Partial)
“Hail, Hail”
“Present Tense”
“State of Love & Trust”
“The Fixer”
“Red Mosquito” (with Ben Harper)
“Do the Evolution”
“The Real Me” (The Who Cover)
“Mountain Song” (Jane’s Addiction cover with Perry Farrel)
“Rockin’ in the Free World” (Neil Young cover)

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Do you like Star Wars? We bet Stone does. What about British actors in Star Wars? Do you think they drink homebrew?

Backspacer Album Cover Art for Pearl Jam

Here's the cover art for Pearl Jam's new album Backspacer. It was designed by Tom Tomorrow, known for the This Modern World cartoon series.

backspacer album cover art pearl jam

Backspacer Album Cover Art

We've tried to figure out if Eddie Veder prefers to use Spraymalt or beer enhancer for making homebrew but we strongly suspect he's a red wine kind of guy so it's a moot point. He may or may not use a good ph meter to test his drinking water but that's probably kind of the point when it comes to drinking red wine, it's either good, or it's not. But if you do have a bad wine, at least you can cheer up by reading Mortal Engines. Such a good book, I'm surprised Eddie has yet to write a song lyrics about Hester's scar? Time will tell. May be he will. Maybe he wont.

The End Lyrics Pearl Jam

The End Lyrics from the Pearl Jam Album: Backspacer

Many of titles of the tracks from Backspacer share their title with other famous songs. In this case, The End may be a reference to The Door's song. One could describe the lyrics being part of an "aching love song".

The End lyrics:

What were all those dreams we shared

Those many years ago?

What were all those plans we made now
Left beside the road?
Behind us in the road

More than friends, I always pledged
Cause friends they come and go
People change, as does everything
I wanted to grow old
I just want to grow old

Slide up next to me
I'm just a human being
I will take the blame
But just the same
This is not me

You see?

I'm better than this
Don't leave me so cold
I'm buried beneath the stones
I just want to hold on
I know I'm worth your love

I don't think
There's such a thing

It's my fault now
Having caught a sickness in my bones
How it pains to leave you here
With the kids on your own
Just don't let me go

Help me see myself
Cause I can no longer tell
Looking out from the inside
Of the bottom of a well

It's hell
I yell
But no one hears before I disappear
Whisper in my ear
Give me something to echo
In my unknown future's ear

My dear
The end
Comes near
I'm here
But not much longer

Force of Nature Lyrics / Pearl Jam

force of nature lyrics by pearl jam

Force of Nature Lyrics from the Pearl Jam Album: Backspacer

Force of Nature is an expression sometimes given to people to describe their personality e.g. they are stormy, mood and come in an cause trouble...

Force of Nature is also the name of an Oasis song.

Lyrics: Force of Nature / Pearl Jam

Understand she’s a force of nature
Contraband hiding deep inside her soul
Exorcising her will to lose control
She lets go

A common man, he don’t stand a chance, no
Wonderland pulling Alice in the hole
No way to save someone who won't take the rope
And just let’s go

One man stands the edge of the ocean
A beacon on dry land
Eyes upon the horizon
In the dark before the dawn

Hurricane has the trade winds blowing
A gale force shaking windows in the storm
Shipwreck on the rock that he calls home
With one light on

Somewhere there’s a siren singing
A song only he hears
All the strength that you might think
Would disappear,.. Resolving

One man stands alone, Awaiting
For her to come home
Eyes upon the horizon
In dark before the darkness meets the dawn.

Makes me ache,... Makes me shake,...
Is it so wrong to think that love can keep us safe?

Last I saw, he was out there waiting
A silhouette in the black light, full moon glow
In the sand there he stands upon the shore

Somewhere there’s a siren singing
A song only he hears
All the strength that you might think
Would disappear, resolving

One man stands along, Awaiting
For her to come home
Eyes are closed,.. You cannot know
But his heart don’t seem to roam.

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Check out the lyrics to Pearl Jam's Lightning Bolt.

We've reached out to their agent, but Stone Gossard has still not confirmed if he read and enjoyed these Star Wars quiz questions or whether he uses a whirlfloc tablet to clear beer or what he thinks are the greatest Darth Vader quotes.

Speed of Sound Lyrics by Pearl Jam

From the new Pearl Jam Album: Backspacer

Speed of Sound lyrics by the voice of a generation, Eddie Vedder:

Yesterdays, how quick they change
All lost and long gone now

It's hard to remember any thing
Moving at the speed of sound
Moving with the speed of sound

And yet I’m still holding tight
To this dream of distant light
And that somehow I’ll survive

But this night has been a long one
Waiting on a sun,.. that just don’t come

Can I forgive what I
Cannot forget
And live a lie
I could give it one more try

Why deny this drive inside?
Just looking for some peace

Everytime I get me some
It gets the best of me
Not much left you see

And yet I’m still holding tight
to this dream of distant light
and that somehow I’ll survive

But this night has been a long one
Wiating on a word,.. that never comes

A whisper in the dark
Is that you or just my thoughts?
Wide awake & reaching out

It’s gone so quiet now
Could it be I’m farther out?
Moving faster than the speed of sound

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