Pearl Jam – Black – Lyrics And Video

I find it hard to believe how old this video and song are now. Pearl Jam was young when they made this, but the song itself is ageless. This in my opinion is one of the great rock songs of all time, and I have heard it so many times it seems to have burned itself into my soul like a video game on a glass television screen…but in a positive way.

I have bought this Pearl Jam Ten CD four times now, although I am always very careful with my CDs somehow this one has gotten worn out a couple of times and stolen once. I guess that’s what happens to truly great albums.

Crank it up, and enjoy the song.

Pearl Jam – Black

Hey…oooh…
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 was
And now my bitter hands chafe beneath the clouds
Of what was everything?
Oh, the pictures have all been washed in black, tattooed everything…

I take a walk outside
I’m surrounded by some kids at play
I can feel their laughter, so why do I sear
Oh, and twisted thoughts that spin round 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 ever 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, why can’t it be mine

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