Top 50 Eddie Vedder Lyrics

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Today is legendary Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder’s 53rd birthday. A few years ago, Alternative Nation compiled a list of Vedder’s 50 greatest lyrics in not particular order to celebrate his 50th birthday. Here is the list, happy birthday Ed!

1. I know I was born and I know that I’ll die, the inbetween is mine

Pearl Jam – “I Am Mine”

2. Truants move on, cannot stay long. Some die just to live

Pearl Jam – “Immortality”

3. I’m a lucky man to count on both hands the one I love

Pearl Jam – “Just Breathe”

4. While you were sitting home alone at age 13, your real daddy was dying, sorry you didn’t see him, but I’m glad we talked

Pearl Jam – “Alive”

5. Hearts and thoughts they fade, fade away

Pearl Jam – “Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town”

6. I am lost I’m no guide, but I’m by your side

Pearl Jam – “Leash”

7. I’m already cut up and half dead, I’ll end up alone like I began

Pearl Jam – “Corduroy”

8. I know someday you’ll have a beautiful life, I know you’ll be a star in somebody else’s sky

Pearl Jam – “Black”

9. Lost nine friends we’ll never know, two years ago today

Pearl Jam – “Love Boat Captain”

10. Speaking as a child of the nineties

Pearl Jam – “Habit”

11. Are you woman enough to be my man? Bandaged hand in hand

Pearl Jam – “Hail Hail”

12. I wish I was a messenger and all the news was good

Pearl Jam – “Wishlist”

13. So sing just like him, fuckers, it won’t offend him, just me, because he’s dead

Pearl Jam – “4/20/02”

14. All the bills go by, and initiatives are taken up, by the middle, there ain’t gonna be any middle any more

Pearl Jam – “Porch”

15. Daddy didn’t give affection, no, and the boy was something that mommy wouldn’t wear

Pearl Jam – “Jeremy”

16. Escape is never, the safest path

Pearl Jam – “Dissident”

17. But first he was stripped and then he was stabbed, by faceless men, well, fuckers, he still stands

Pearl Jam – “Given to Fly”

18. All that’s sacred comes from youth

Pearl Jam – “Not For You”

19. I’ll never suck satan’s dick

Pearl Jam – “Satan’s Bed”

20. Under my breath, I swear by sin

Pearl Jam – “Last Exit”

21. I study your face, and the fear goes away

Pearl Jam – “Sirens”

22. And I listen for the voice inside my head, nothin’, I’ll do this one myself

Pearl Jam – “State of Love and Trust”

23. I was bitten, must have been the devil, he was just paying me a little visit, reminding me of his presence

Pearl Jam – “Red Mosquito”

24. Are you getting something out of this all encompassing trip?

Pearl Jam – “Present Tense”

25. Back pages and days alone that could have been spent, together, but we were miles apart, every inch between us becomes light years now

Pearl Jam – “Light Years”

26. She lies and says she’s in love with him, can’t find a better man

Pearl Jam – “Better Man”

27. The swallowed seeds of arrogance, breeding in the thoughts of ten thousand fools that fight irreverence

Pearl Jam – “Insignificance”

28. I swallow my words to keep from lying

Pearl Jam – “In Hiding”

29. I’m at peace with my lust, I can kill ’cause in God I trust

Pearl Jam – “Do The Evolution”

30. Belief in the game controls that keeps us in a box of fear

Pearl Jam – “Faithfull”

31. Slide up next to me, I’m just a human being

Pearl Jam – “The End”

32. Don’t see some men as half empty, see them half full of shit

Pearl Jam – “1/2 Full”

33. I got scratches, all over my arms, one for each day, since I fell apart

Pearl Jam – “Footsteps”

34. Wind in my hair I feel part of everywhere, underneath my being is a road that disappeared

Eddie Vedder – “Guaranteed”

35. For every tool they lend us a loss of independence

Pearl Jam – “Grievance”

36. Gonna rise up, burning black holes in dark memories

Eddie Vedder – “Rise”

37. Freezin’, rests his head on a pillow made of concrete, again

Pearl Jam – “Even Flow”

38. She scratches a letter/into a wall made of stone

Pearl Jam – “Why Go”

39. Oh dear dad, can you see me now, I am myself, like you somehow

Pearl Jam – “Release”

40. If I keep holding out, will the light shine through? Under this broken roof, it’s only rain that I feel, I’ve been wishing out the days, come back

Pearl Jam – “Come Back”

41. He won the lottery when he was born, took his mothers white breast to his tongue

Pearl Jam – “W.M.A.”

42. Self-realized and metaphysically redeemed, may not live another life, may not solve a mystery

Pearl Jam – “Mind Your Manners”

43. Look for love in evidence, that you’re worth keeping

Pearl Jam – “Unthought Known”

44. I’m so high the sky I scrape

Pearl Jam – “In My Tree”

45. All of five horizons revolved around her soul as the earth to the sun

Pearl Jam – “Black”

46. I guess it was the beatings made me wise

Pearl Jam – “Rearviewmirror”

47. And sometimes is seen a strange spot in the sky/A human being that was given to fly

Pearl Jam – “Given to Fly”

48. Who’s got the brain of JFK?

Pearl Jam – “Brain of J”

49. The TV, she talks to me, breaking news and building walls, selling us, what I don’t need, didn’t know soap made you taller

Pearl Jam – “Ghost”

50. I wonder ’bout his insides, it’s like his thoughts are too big for his size

Pearl Jam – “Off He Goes”