#SLS ~ 1/31/21

Jim prompts us with even/odd. Hmm. Decisions, decisions. I landed on “Even Flow” by Pearl Jam. Writer(s): Vedder Eddie Jerome, Gossard, Stone.

I like to joke that Eddie Vedder is my twin since our birthdays are the same year, just two days apart. I wonder if he is as angry as he appears to be in the video I picked. That was a long time ago. Who knows?

Freezin’, rests his head on a pillow made of concrete, again
Oh, feelin’ maybe he’ll see a little better, set of days, ooh yeah
Oh, hand out, faces that he sees time again ain’t that familiar, oh yeah
Oh, dark grin, he can’t help, when he’s happy looks insane, oh yeah

Even flow, thoughts arrive like butterflies
Oh, he don’t know, so he chases them away
Someday yet, he’ll begin his life again
Life again, life again…

Kneelin’, looking through the paper though he doesn’t know to read, ooh yeah
Oh, prayin’, now to something that has never showed him anything
Oh, feelin’, understands the weather of the winters on its way
Oh, ceilings, few and far between all the legal halls of shame, yeah

Even flow, thoughts arrive like butterflies
Oh, he don’t know, so he chases them away
Someday yet, he’ll begin his life again

Whispering hands, gently lead him away
Him away, him away…
Yeah!
Woo…ah yeah…fuck it up…

Even flow, thoughts arrive like butterflies
Oh, he don’t know, so he chases them away
Someday yet, he’ll begin his life again, yeah

Oh, whispering hands, gently lead him away
Him away, him away…
Yeah!
Woo…uh huh…yeah, yeah, mommy, mommy…

How about those lyrics? Here is more backstory at the wiki. I also found this video which I thought I’d share. Perhaps he had a reason to be angry. Glad he overcame what life dealt him and that “he’s still going strong”

10 thoughts on “#SLS ~ 1/31/21

  1. I was going to use this song because “Ten” is one of my favorite albums. Did you know that “Even Flow” was written before Eddie joined. And also, there were influences of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s guitar work embedded into this track.

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    1. I didn’t know but glad to know now. And SRR’s guitar work is legendary!! I’m going to listen 🎧 again more closely to catch SRRs influences. 😎

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  2. I think that you have to be angry to play hair metal grunge music. Freezin’ and Kneelin’ appear to be people, but I have no idea what this song is about, although the video does mention surfing. The extra video that you threw in was nice to watch and I learned a lot from it.

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