Thursday, March 09, 2006

I LOVE it. Toldja!!

As I mentioned a few days ago, Pearl Jam released the first single from their soon-to-be-released (but not quite soon enough for me) record this week and are offering it as a free mp3 download on their website.

So? What are you waiting for? Go get it!! It's an awesome song. It's great to hear them coming right out of the gate with a raucous tune, since the debut singles from their last two records were both pretty mild. ("I Am Mine" from Riot Act and "Nothing as It Seems" from Binaural.) Also, while Riot Act did have a blazing rocker in the form of "Save You", most of the other songs on that album were a bit restrained. Not that that's a bad thing, because Riot Act is my favorite PJ record...or at least tied with Vs. for top honors. But it's always great to hear Eddie and the gang laying it down and having a great time. They're also back to sticking it to Dubya. I heard a friend say the other day that there really isn't that much activism in music these days, at least not where the lyrics and actual musical content is concerned. Well, I don't think there's any doubt as to what this new Pearl Jam song is about....

I felt the earth on Monday. It moved beneath my feet.
In the form of a morning paper. Laid out for me to see.

Saw his face in a corner picture. I recognized the name.
Could not stop staring at the face I'd never see again.

It's a shame to awake in a world of pain
What does it mean when the war has taken over?

It's the same everyday in a hell manmade
What can be saved, and who will be left to hold her?

The whole world...World over.
It's a worldwide suicide.

Medals on a wooden mantle. Next to a handsome face.
That the president took for granted.
Writing checks that others pay.

And in all the madness, thought becomes numb and naive.
So much to talk about. Nothing for to say.

It's the same everyday and the wave won't break
Tell you to pray, while the devil's on their shoulder

Laying claim to the take that our soldiers save
Does not equate, and the truth's already out there

The whole world,... World over.
It's a worldwide suicide.

The whole world,... World over.
It's a worldwide suicide.

Looking in the eyes of the fallen
You got to know there's another, another, another, another
Another way

It's a shame to awake in a world of pain
What does it mean when a war has taken over

It's the same everyday and the wave won't break
Tell you to pray, while the devil's on their shoulder

The whole world,... World over.
It's a worldwide suicide.

The whole world,... World over.
It's a worldwide suicide.

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