Nothingman (SSFD #2)

This is one of the bands I’ve grown up with. At first, they just sounded like one of the fresh rock bands surfing (good metaphor Mr Vedder, isn’t it?) on that restless Seattle wave called grunge. What a healthy way to end the 80s, after so many glittering dance floor tunes…

That wave broke onto the shore before the new century, bringing along its lot of splitting bands and the bodies of those for whom the star system had been a too heavy burden.

Pearl Jam went on. They changed by not changing at all. And kept in touch from time to time, with their unchanged and natural affection, like only good friends can do. Enjoy.

“Once divided, nothing left to subtract
some words when spoken can’t be taken back
walks on his own with thoughts he can’t help thinking
future’s above but in the past he’s slow and sinking
caught a bolt ‘a lightnin’, cursed the day he let it go…

nothingman, nothingman,
isn’t it something? nothingman…

she once believed in every story he had to tell
one day she stiffened, took the other side
empty stares from each corner of a shared prison cell
one just escapes, one’s left inside the well
and he who forgets will be destined to remember…

oh, she don’t want him
oh, she won’t feed him
after he’s flown away
into the sun, into the sun, burn, burn…”

19 thoughts on “Nothingman (SSFD #2)

  1. justagirllost2 December 18, 2015 / 8:32 am

    Love them and this song. I even wrote a poem about it, a while back. Eddie Vedder is such a rare talent πŸƒπŸŒΊ

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  2. Sabiscuit December 18, 2015 / 2:26 pm

    I now, for the first time ever, understand the literal significance of “alien” in “alien soulmates”. Goodness gracious, man. Wow.

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  3. calensariel December 19, 2015 / 6:11 am

    My son’s favorite band. He’s seen them several times. I actually quite like Eddie Vedder’s gravelly voice. (Shocked, we are? Hm?)

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  4. ladyquirky December 23, 2015 / 2:49 am

    I have to learn how to intelligently write about movies, music, and books. So far… I usually manage to eek out…” It’s awesome!” Or “I love this so much!”

    Great read!
    I’m a little jelly.

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  5. Manja Mexi Movie January 14, 2016 / 12:30 pm

    By not changing at all is correct. Lovely first post of yours I encounter. πŸ™‚ And thank you for the follow.

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