Unquote” Vedder

Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder in “Soon Forget:”

“Sorry is the fool who trades his soul for a corvette.
Thinks he’ll get the girl he’ll only get the mechanic.
What’s missing? He’s living a day he’ll soon forget.

That’s one more time around. The sun is going down.
The moon is out but he’s drunk and shouting.
Putting people down. He’s pissing. He’s living a day he’ll soon forget.

Counts his money every morning. The only thing that keeps him horny.
Locked in a giant house that’s alarming.
The townsfolk they all laugh.

Sorry is the fool who trades his love for hi-rise rent.
Seem the more you make equals the loneliness you get.
And it’s fitting. He’s barely living a day he’ll soon forget.

That’s one more time around and there is not a sound.
He’s lying dead clutching Benjamins. Never put the money down.
He’s stiffening. We’re all whistling a man we’ll soon forget.”

Great song. One of Pearl Jam’s finest, in my opinion. As I’ve grown, their later stuff — Binaural, No Code, Yield — are better albums than I originally gave them credit for.

If only Gonzo could provide the sweet sounds of a ukulele …

G

 

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