**** ▓ Toch wel een mooie plaat van "Pearl Jam" uit eind 1995 !!! Kwam samen met hun plaat "Long Road" in januari / februari 1996 in de Hollandse hitlijsten !!! Gezamelijk terug te vinden op hun EP: "Merkinball" !!! Daarbij vond ik "Long Road" wat tegenvallen !!! (NL Top 40: 4 wk / # 25) !!!
****** My lips are shakin My nails are bit off It's been a month and a day since I've heard myself talk Only advantage this lifes got on me Picture an empty cup in the middle of the sea
And I fought back in my mind Never lets me be right... I got memories, I got shit So much it don't show...
Oh, I walked the line... When you held me in at night Oh, I walked the line... When you held my hand and I...
On empty shells seem so easy to crack Got all these questions Don't know who I could even ask So I'll just lie down and wait for the dream Where I'm not ugly and you're lookin at me
And I'll stay in bed... Oh, little I've seen there If just once I could be loved... Oh, I'd stare back at me
Oh, I walked the line... When you held me in at night Oh, I walked the line... When you held my hand and I Oh, I walked the line... When you held me close at night Oh, I paid the price... Never held you in your eyes
*** Not a fan of the vocals sadly. They get pretty difficult to listen to sadly. The parts where his vocal is softer are really nice though. It's fine but not really a satisfying listen. Also feels too self-indulgent but that's probably just me. Mostly interesting to me out of fascination that something un-radio friendly like this managed to chart so high, even when coming from a well known band.