Song Lyric Sunday #22

After a break for the Festive Season, I’m back searching through my back catalogues. Jim Adams’ prompt for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday Challenge is PG (title of song must start with the letter P or G). How about Garden released in 1991 by Pearl Jam?

Pearl Jam is an American rock band formed in 1990 in Seattle, Washington. The band’s lineup consists of founding members Jeff Ament (bass guitar), Stone Gossard (rhythm guitar), Mike McCready (lead guitar), and Eddie Vedder (lead vocals, guitar), as well as Matt Cameron (drums), who joined in 1998. Pearl Jam outsold many of its contemporary alternative rock bands from the early 1990s, and is considered one of the more influential bands of the decade.

The band broke into the mainstream with its debut album, Ten, in 199, which stayed on the Billboard 200 chart for nearly five years, and has gone on to become one of the highest-selling rock records ever, going 13 times platinum in the United States. Ten (named after Mookie Blaylock’s jersey number) contained eleven tracks dealing with dark subjects like depression, suicide, loneliness, and murder. Garden, the ninth track on the album, is about the early Iraq war in 90s. The shadow flag and garden of stone most probably refer to Arlington National Cementary.

Lyrics: Garden

The direction of the eye
So misleading
The defection of the soul
Nauseously quick
I don’t question
Our existence
I just question
Our modern needs

I will walk…with my hands bound
I will walk…with my face blood
I will walk…with my shadow flag
Into your garden
Garden of stone

After all is done
We’re still alone
I won’t be taken
Yet I’ll go…with my hands bound
I will walk…with my face blood
I will walk…with my shadow flag
Into your garden
Garden of stone

I don’t show…
I don’t share…
I don’t need
What you have to give…

Ooooh, I will walk…with my hands bound
I will walk…with my face blood
I will walk…with my shadow flag
Into your garden
Garden, oohhh
I will walk…with my hands bound
I will walk…into your garden
Garden of stone

I don’t know…
I don’t care…
I don’t need
You, for me to live

Writer(s): Eddie Vedder, Mike Mccready

 

Challenge Rules

  • Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not. If it does not fit, then please explain why you chose this song.
  • Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due.
  • Make sure you also credit the singer/band and if you desire you can provide a link to where you found the lyrics.
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
  • Ping back to Jim’s post or place your link in his comments section.
  • Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
  • Feel free to suggest future prompts.
  • Most of all, have fun and enjoy the music.

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