EDDIE VEDDER SOLO STUFF | Lyrics/Testi
 

 

Eddie Vedder

Solo stuff (live & studio), covers & collaborations

 

 

HOMELESS

(Bad Radio demo 1989, unreleased)

look me eye just this one time mister
i won't be brushed away
i (fucking) have to hurt you, don't you know
my back is broken and my hands are blistered
i've worked a bloody lifetime
tell me what have i to show
i just wanted you to know
i just wanted you to know

don't go passing by just this one time mister
the tragedy is killing me and you, you say you gotta go
i just wanted you to know
i just wanted you to know

start to understand just this one time, i mean it
i won't be here tomorrow
there's only one place left to go
you think the homeless, think they must be crazy
listen to my last words as i say it ain't so
i just wanted you to know
i just wanted you to know

i'm leaving
oh, you wouldn't know
i can't, i can't take no more, i'm leaving
oh, where will i go?
i'm leaving
oh, yeah, i can't take it anymore
i can't

 

 

[1995]

AGAINST THE 70's

(Mike Watt & Ed Vedder, from "Ball-Hog or Tugboat?")

i asked him if he knew what time he had
he said he wasn't sure, maybe a quarter past
the kids of today should defend themselves against the seventies
i peered in his eyes as we stood in line just to have a look
but the pages i found looked like an unbound coloring book

the kids of today should defend themselves against the seventies
the kids of today should defend themselves against the seventies
it's not reality, just someone else's sentimentality...
it won't work for you...

baby boomers selling you rumors of their history
forcing youth away from the truth of what's real today
the kids of today should defend themselves against the seventies
stadium minds with stadium lies gotta make you laugh
garbage vendors 'gainst true defenders of the craft

the kids of today should defend themselves against the seventies
the kids of today should defend themselves against the seventies
it's not reality, just someone else's sentimentality...
look what it did to us...

(speakin' as a child of the seventies)

the kids against the seventies
kids against the seventies
the kids of today should defend themselves against the seventies
the kids of today should defend themselves against the seventies
the kids of today should defend themselves against the seventies
the kids of today should defend themselves against the seventies

 

 

BIG TRAIN

(Mike Watt & Ed Vedder, from "Ball-Hog or Tugboat?")

big train, big train
come along and ride my big train
the big train coming
out the tunnel up the track
it's modern transportation,
there's nothing that lacks
I don't know where I'm going,
I know I ain't coming back
come along and ride the big train

big train, big train
come along and ride my big train
the daughter of the sheriff,
the daughter of the judge
they like just what they're doing,
they're never gonna budge
they're drinking white wine,
they're eating chocolate fudge
come along and ride the big train

big train, big train
come along and ride my big train

 

 

FACE OF LOVE

(Nusrat Fateh Ali Kahn & Ed Vedder, from "Dead Man Walking" OST)

jeena kaisa pyar bina [what is life without love]
is duniya mein aaye ho to [now that you have come to this world]
ek duje se pyar karo [love each other, one another]
jeena kaisa pyar bina [what is life without love]
is duniya mein aaye ho to [now that you have come to this world]
ek duje se pyar karo [love each other, one another]

look in the eyes of the face of love
look in her eyes oh, there is peace
no nothing dies, within pure light
only one hour , of this pure love
to last a life, of thirty years
only one hour, so come and go

 

 

 

I ONLY PLAY FOR MONEY

(The Frogs, live with Ed Vedder 1995)

i don't do interviews
i won't sign autographs
don't you love the star
when he's a prick

i only play for money
i don't give a fuck about the fans
i only play for money
i don't give a shit if you dance
'cause you're diggin' on the star
'cause you're diggin' on the one who's gone so far

if you take my picture your camera's smashed
if you send me fan mail i won't write back
don't you love the star
when he's a prick?

i only play for money
i don't give a fuck about the fans
i only play for money
so keep your autograph books at home
i don't give a damn
cause you're diggin' on the star
cause you're diggin' on the one who's gone so far

 

 

 

[1996]

PASSIN' THROUGH

(Leonard Cohen cover
Victoria Williams, Gary Heffern & Ed Vedder, from "Painful Days")

I saw Jesus on the cross, on a hill called Calvary
do you hate mankind for what they've done to you?
he said, talk of love and not hate
things will do, it's getting late
there's so little time and we're only passin' thru...

passin thru', passin thru'
sometimes happy, sometimes blue
bad that I ran into you
tell the people that you saw me passin' thru...

I saw Adam leave the garden with an apple in his hand
I said, now you're out, whatcha gonna do?
plant some crops and pray for rain, he said
maybe raise a little cane, he said
I'm an orphan now and I'm only passin' thru...

passin thru', passin thru'
sometimes happy, sometimes blue
bad that I ran into you
tell the people that you saw me passin' thru...

I was with Washington in valley forge
I was shootin in the snow
I said how come men here suffer like they do?
men will suffer, men will fight
even die for what is right
even though they know they're only passin' thru...

passin thru', passin thru'
sometimes happy, sometimes blue
bad that I ran into you
tell the people that you saw me passin' thru...

was at Franklin Roosevelt's side on the night before he died
he said, one world must come out of world war II
Yankee, Russians, whiteor tanned, you know a man is just a man
even though they know they're only passin' thru...

passin thru', passin thru'
sometimes happy, sometimes blue
bad that I ran into you
tell the people that you saw me passin' thru...

passin thru', passin thru'
sometimes happy, sometimes blue
bad that I ran into you
tell the people that you saw me passin' thru...

passin thru', passin thru'
sometimes happy, sometimes blue
bad that I ran into you
tell the people that you saw me passin' thru...

 

 

 

GIRL'S EYES

(High Numbers cover
Ed Vedder & Fastbacks, from "New Mansions in Sound")

girl's eyes, butterflies
how she cries, can't get through to you
she knows all the charts
breaks her heart, thinks a lot of you
each time you play a melody
it means the earth to this little girl
can you be cruel and break her heart?
tear her small world apart...

she's there, eyes aglow
very front row, don't throw sticks at her
please don't look away
see it her way, don't care anyway
it's you who led her on i see
just leave her down in her misery
we don't want help from you or me
can't tell a note from a symphony
it's you who led her on i see
just leave her down in her misery
we don't want help from you and me
can't tell a note from a symphony

girl's eyes, butterflies
how she cries, can't get through to you
she knows all the charts
breaks her heart, thinks a lot of you
each time you play a melody
it means the earth to this little girl
can you be cruel and break her heart?
tear her small world apart...

 

 

 

[1997]

HYMN


(Ed Vedder & Hovercraft, from "Kerouac: Kicks Joy Darkness")


And when you showed me Brooklyn Bridge
in the morning, ah God
and the people were slippin on ice in the street
twice, twice
two different people came over, goin' to work
so earnest and tryful, clutching their pitiful morning daily news
slip on the ice and fall
both inside five minutes
and i cried, i cried
that's when you taught me, tears
ah God, in the morning, ah thee
and me leaning on the lamppost wiping eyes
eyes, nobody's know i'd cry
or woulda cared anyway
but oh, i saw my father
and my grandfather's mother
and the long lines of chairs
and tear sitters and dead
ah me, i knew God
you had better plans than that
so whatever plan you have for me
splitter of majesty
make it short, brief, make it snappy
bring me home to the eternal mother
today, at your service anyway
and until...

 

 

ANY WAY YOU WANT IT

(The Dave Clark Five cover
Ed Vedder & Ramones, from "We're Outta Here")

any way you want it
you can always hear me say hey, hey, hey...
any way you want it
you can always hear me say hey, hey, hey...
it's alright, it's alright, it's alright...
so any way you want it
that's the way it should be
you don't want money
you don't want a diamond ring hey, hey, hey...
you say you want my loving more than any other thing hey, hey, hey...
it's alright, it's alright, it's alright...
so any way you want it
that's the way it should be
any way, any way you want it
that's alright, my babe
any way, any way you want it
that's the way it should be
any way you want it
you can always hear me say hey, hey, hey...
any way you want it
you can always hear me say hey, hey, hey...
it's alright, it's alright, it's alright...
so any way you want it
that's the way it will be
any way, any way you want it
that's alright, my babe
any way, any way you want it
that's the way it will be
any way you want it
you can always hear me say hey, hey, hey...
any way you want it
you can always hear me say hey, hey, hey...
it's alright, it's alright, it's alright...
so any way you want it
that's the way it will be
that's the way it will be
that's the way it will be..

 

 

[1999]

CROON SPOON

(Traditional - Ed Vedder & Susan Sarandon
from "Cradle Will Rock" OST)


Croon, croon til it hurts baby, croon
My heart is searched baby
Croonin' in spurts baby
Is just an urge for a tune

Spoon, in a canoe baby, spoon
One built for two baby
Just me and you baby
I can canoe baby, spoon

Oh the crooner's life is a blessed one
He makes the population happy
For when all of his cares of distressin'

Oh the spoon is grand in the june day sun
He spoon and spoon and never gets tired
But it's nicer at night than in the noon day sun
Cuz then you're Gary Cooper and i'm Greta Garbo

Just croon, even the poor are not immune
If they're without a suit
They shouldn't give a hoot
When they can substitute...

Find me a dream man and leave us in dreamland
Where me and my dream man can...

When they can substitute...
Croon...

 


MAGIC BUS

(The Who cover - Ed Vedder & Pete Townshend
from "Pete Townshend Live: A Benefit for Maryville Academy")

Every day I get in the queue (Too much, the Magic Bus)
To get on the bus that takes me to you (Too much, the Magic Bus)
I'm so nervous, I just sit and smile (Too much, the Magic Bus)
Your house is only another mile (Too much, the Magic Bus)
Thank you, driver, for getting me here (Too much, the Magic Bus)
You'll be an inspector, have no fear (Too much, the Magic Bus)
I don't want to cause no fuss (Too much, the Magic Bus)
But can I buy your Magic Bus? (Too much, the Magic Bus)
Nooooooooo!

I don't care how much I pay (Too much, the Magic Bus)
I wanna drive my bus to my baby each day (Too much, the Magic Bus)
*[Magic Bus, Magic Bus, Magic Bus
Magic Bus, Magic Bus, Magic Bus
Give me a hundred (Magic Bus)
I won't take under (Magic Bus)
Goes like thunder (Magic Bus)
It's a bus-age wonder (Magic Bus)

Magic Bus, Magic Bus, Magic Bus, Magic Bus
I want it, I want it, I want it...(You can't have it!)
Think how much you'll save...(You can't have it!)]
I want it, I want it, I want it, I want it ... (You can't have it!)

Thruppence and sixpence every day
Just to drive to my baby
Thruppence and sixpence each day
'Cause I drive my baby every way

Magic Bus, Magic Bus, Magic Bus, Magic Bus, Magic Bus...
I want the Magic Bus, I want the Magic Bus, I want the Magic Bus...

I said, now I've got my Magic Bus (Too much, the Magic Bus)
I said, now I've got my Magic Bus (Too much, the Magic Bus)
I drive my baby every way (Too much, the Magic Bus)
Each time I go a different way (Too much, the Magic Bus)
I want it, i want it, I want it, I want it ...

Every day you'll see the dust (Too much, the Magic Bus)
As I drive my baby in my Magic Bus (Too much, the Magic Bus)

 

 


HEART TO HANG ONTO

(Ed Vedder & Pete Townshend
from "Pete Townshend Live: A Benefit for Maryville Academy")

Johnny boy, he's always propping up the bar
He's sees life crystallized through his jar
He says he only lives for beer
But deep in his heart is a cry of fear

Give me a heart to hang onto
Give me a soul that's tailored new
Give me a heart to hang onto
A heart to hang onto

Sally seems to get bigger everyday
She evens out in a contented way
A finger on the pulse of every guy
But deep in the night you can hear her cry

Give me a heart to hang onto
Give me a life that's tailored new
Give me a heart to hang onto
Oh please a heart to hang onto

Give me heart to hang onto
Give me a soul that's tailored new
Give me a heart to hang onto

Danny, he wants to save for a new guitar
He's going to learn to play but he won't get far
He thinks it's an easy going' high
But his whole life is just another try

Give me a heart to hang onto
Give me a suit that's tailored true
Give me a heart to hang onto
A heart to hang onto

I need a heart... to hang onto...

 

 

 

[2000]

POOR GIRL

(X cover - Ed Vedder & The Supersuckers
from "Free the West Memphis 3")

you sat at home, the windows tinted black
it hit you hard, and you cried so long
life turned and wandered, never to come back again
take what she gives you
don't feel sorry for her...
when you fell out, out of the starlight inn
you were too hurt to walk, too bad to begin
i looked at the sign, but i couldn't feel sad for you
take what she gives you
oh don't cry when you kiss her...
poor little girl, ran away for good
i try to explain why she won't say a thing
sad, sad thing, i'm so far away, girl
how can i say, why she won't talk at all
she holds her deck of cards, she wants to be alone
"i've been very ill, and i'm tired of waking up
now i want to be alone..."
when you ran out, out of pete's hotel you
you looked so good, and you didn't feel so well
you said "(please) hold me tight"
but i couldn't get it right
take what she gives you
don't feel sorry for her...
poor little girl, ran away for good
i try to explain why she won't say a thing
sad, sad thing, i'm so far away now
how can i say, why she won't talk at all
she holds her deck of cards, she wants to be alone
she still drinks in the dark, the radio is a-left on late
she saw a madman fight, and break it up cuz he hated himself
and she felt better off, cuz she was only drunk


DEVIL DOLL

(X cover - Ed Vedder & The Supersuckers demo)

she won't get out of bed
shake her snakey hair
grab her, throw her in the tub
she says, "coffee and a piece of pie"
she never wears a dress on sunday or any monday afternoon
but this is some fucked up country to wander alone

devil doll, devil doll
rags and bones and battered shoes
devil doll, devil doll
rags and bones and battered shoes
devil doll, devil doll
devil doll, devil doll

people turn their heads
she scares little kids
eyes narrow, jaw is set
she'll fix you with a stare
she keeps her body hidden
let's her eyes make her bid
i'd wrap her up in a bullet
shoot her 'round the world

devil doll, devil doll
rags and bones and battered shoes
devil doll, devil doll
rags and bones and battered shoes
devil doll, devil doll
devil doll, devil doll

she won't get out of bed
shake her snakey hair
grab her, throw her in the tub
she says, "coffee and a piece of pie"
she never wears a dress on sunday or any monday afternoon
but this is some fucked up country to wander alone

devil doll, devil doll
rags and bones and battered shoes
devil doll, devil doll
rags and bones and battered shoes
devil doll, devil doll
devil doll, devil doll

 

 


I'M ONE

(Ed Vedder & The Who
from
"The Who: Live At The Royal Albert Hall"

Every year is the same
And I feel it again,
Im a loser - no chance to win
Leaves start falling,
Come down is calling,
Loneliness starts sinking in

But I'm one
I am one
And I can see
That this is me,
And I will be,
You'll all see
Im the one

Where do you get
Those blue blue jeans?
Faded patched secret so tight
Where do you get
That walk oh so lean?
Your shoes and your shirts
All just right
But I'm one

I got a gibson
Without a case
But I can't get that even tanned look on my face
I'll fitting clothes
I blend in the crowd,
Fingers so clumsy
Voice too loud

But I'm one

 



SEE ME, FEEL ME / LISTENING TO YOU

(Ed Vedder & The Who
from "The Who: Live At The Royal Albert Hall"

See Me
Feel Me
Touch Me
Heal Me

See Me
Feel Me
Touch Me
Heal Me

Listning to you, I get the music
Gazing at you, I get the heat
Following you, I climb the mountain
I get excitement at your feet

Right behing you, I see the millions
On you, I see the glory
From you, I get opinion
From you, I get the story

Listning to you, I get the music
Gazing at you, I get the heat
Following you, I climb the mountain
I get excitement at your feet

Right behing you, I see the millions
On you, I see the glory
From you, I get oponion
From you, I get the story

 




GETTING IN TUNE

(Ed Vedder & The Who
from "The Who: Live At The Royal Albert Hall")

I'm singing this note 'cause it fits in well
With the chords I'm playing
I can't pretend there's any meaning
Hidden in the things I'm saying

But I'm in tune
Right in tune
I'm in tune
And I'm gonna tune
Right in on you
Right in on you
Right in on you

I get a little tired of having to say
"Do you come here often?"
But when I look in your eyes and see the harmonies
And the heartaches soften

I'm getting in tune
Right in tune
I'm in tune
And I'm gonna tune
Right in on you (right in on you)
Right in on you (right in on you)
Right in on you

I've got it all here in my head
There's nothing more needs to be said
I'm just bangin' on my old piano
I'm getting in tune to the straight and narrow
(Getting in tune to the straight and narrow)
Getting in tune to the straight and narrow
(Getting in tune to the straight and narrow)
Yeah, I'm getting in tune to the straight and narrow
(Getting in tune to the straight and narrow)

I'm singing this note 'cause it fits in well
With the way I'm feeling
There's a symphony that I hear in your heart
Sets my head a-reeling

But I'm in tune
Right in tune
I'm in tune
And I'm gonna tune
Right in on you (right in on you)
Right in on you (right in on you)
Right in on you

Baby, with you
Baby, with you
Baby, with you
Baby, with you
Baby, with you

I've got it all here in my head
There's nothing more needs to be said
I'm just bangin' on my old piano
I'm getting in tune with the straight and narrow

Getting in tune to the straight and narrow (repeat)

 


 


LET'S SEE ACTION

(Ed Vedder & The Who
from
"The Who: Live At The Royal Albert Hall")

Let's see action, let's see people,
Let's see freedom, let's see who cares,
Take me with you when you leave me
And my shell behind us there

I have learned it, known who burned me,
Avatar has warmed my feet,
Take me with you, let me see you,
Time and life can meet

Nothing is everything, everything is, nothing is,
Please the people, audiences,
Break the fences,
Nothing is

Let's see action, let's see people,
Let's see freedom up in the air,
Let's see action, let's see people,
Let's be free, let's see who cares

Let's see action, let's see people,
Let's see freedom up in the air,
Let's see action, let's see people,
Let's be free, let's see who cares

Give me a drink boy, wash my feet,
I'm so tired of running from my own heat,
Take this package and here's what you do,
Gonna get this information through

I don't know where I'm going,
I don't know what I need,
But I'll get to where I'm gonna end up,
And that's all right by me

Let's see action, let's see people,
Let's see freedom up in the air,
Let's see action, let's see people,
Let's be free, let's see who cares

Let's see action, let's see people,
Let's see freedom in the air,
Let's see action, let's see people,
Let's be free, let's see who cares

Nothing is everything, everything is nothing

 

 

 

[2001]

I SEE RED

(Split Enz cover
Ed Vedder, Neil Finn & friends, from "7 Worlds Collide")

when my baby's walking down the street
i see red, i see red, i see red
how could someone wicked walk around free
i see red, i see red, i see red
i see red
i see red (red!)
i see red
i respect your wishes
you give me such precious hours
what to do without you
squeezed me out of your life
down the drain like molten toothpaste
i felt used and spat out poor old me
when my baby's walking down the street
i see red, i see red, i see red
how could someone wicked walk around free
i see red, i see red, i see red
i see red
i see red (red!)
i see red
i'm fed up with crying
my despair is dying
turning into rage, day by day
green before you met me
in the pink when you let me love you
i was blue when you let me down
black and blue
(sing it!)
when my baby's walking down the street
i see red, i see red, i see red
how could someone wicked walk around free
i see red, i see red, i see red
i see red
i see red (red!)
red...
i see red, i see red, i see red...

 

TAKE A WALK

(Split Enz cover
Ed Vedder, Neil Finn & friends, from "7 Worlds Collide")

time to slip out my back door
sunrise dancing on my wall
heading down off beaten track
trying to get that feeling back
i could take a walk again
up a mountain to a stream
standing on the open rock
looking over the sea
funny when we move ahead
never worry what we leave behind
i could always find some peace
in the back of beyond
kind voice from yesterday
give love fill up every space
but now i laugh at simple truth
sneer and frown like we all do
when the long night awakes
with memories, a midnight feast
feel the boy in me escape
there's a field of frost beneath my feet
run, never tire
run, boy, forever and ever!
i could take a walk again
up a mountain to a stream
standing on the open rock
looking out over the sea
funny when we move ahead
never worry what we leave behind
remember what a friend of mine said
you gotta be kind
take a walk, take a walk
take a walk, take a walk
you gotta be kind
take a walk, take a walk
take a walk, take a walk...

 

STUFF AND NONSENSE

(Split Enz cover
Ed Vedder, Neil Finn & friends, from "7 Worlds Collide")

disobey my own decisions, i deserve all your suspicions
first it's yes and then it's no, i dilly dally down to duo
but i've got no secrets that i battle in my sleep
i won't make promises to you that i can't keep
and you know that i love you, here and now, not forever
i can give you my presents, i don't know 'bout the future,
that's all stuff and nonsense
i once lived for the future, every day seemed one day closer
greener on the other side, this i believed before i met you
i soon learned your love burned brighter than the stars in my eyes
now i know how and when, i know where and why
and you know that i love you, here and now, not forever
i can give you my present, i don't know 'bout the future,
that's all stuff and nonsense
and you know that i love you, here and now, not forever
i can give you the present, i don't know 'bout the future,
and you know that i love you, here and now, not forever
i can give you my presents, i don't know 'bout the future,
and you know that i love you, here and now, not forever
i can give you my presents, i don't know 'bout the future...

 

 

 



THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGIN'

(Bob Dylan cover, from "Last Party 2000" documentary)

come gather round people, wherever you roam
and admit that the waters around you have grown
and expect that it soon, you'll be drenched to the bone
if your time to you is worth saving
well you better start swimmin'
or you'll sink like a stone
for the times they are a-changin'

come writers and critics
who prophesize with your pen
and keep your eyes wide
the chance won't come again
and don't speak too soon
for the wheel's still in spin
and there's no tellin' who
that it's namin'
for the loser now
will be later to win
for the times they are a-changin'

come senators, congressmen
please heed the call
don't stand in the doorway
don't block up the hall
for he that gets hurt
will be he who has stalled
there's a battle outside
and it is ragin'
it'll soon shake your windows
and rattle your walls
for the times they are a-changin'

come mothers and fathers
throughout the land
and don't criticize
what you can't understand
your sons and your daughters
are beyond your command
and the old road is
rapidly agin'
please get out of the new one
if you can't lend your hand
for the times they are a-changin'

the line it is drawn
the curse it is cast
and the slow one now
will later be fast
as the present now
will later be past
and the order is
rapidly fadin'
and the first one now
will be later the last
please get out of the new one
if you can't lend your hand
and you better start swimmin'
or you'll sink like a stone
and it shakes at your windows
and rattles your walls
for the loser now
will later be win
for the times they are a-changin'

 

 

FELICITY'S SURPRISE

(Ed Vedder & Wellwater Conspiracy
from "The Scroll and Its Combination
s")

Devil's grin in platform shoes
Borrowed diamonds, send in new recruits
Loose change falling through the room
Wearing cement wings
And the noose it strains on the weighted end
And the fears of flood describes him again
And it don't make sense, ah ha
Feeling dirty on dry land

Gravedigger in the morning haze
Looks up to see it's his own name engraved
And it's a long parade
And there's a one man band
And the sun is setting

I've been you and I've been me
Why the surprise, Felicity?
I am torn, so let's go home

When heads are turning, tails go first
Underground making right hand turns

And the news is old but the paper's new
Above the clouds afford a view
Is 39 days, changing his face
Requisitioned

I've been you and I've been me
Why the surprise, Felicity?
You seem torn, so let's go home

 

 

 

[2002]

YOU'VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY

(The Beatles cover
Ed Vedder, from "I am Sam" OST)

here i stand head in hand
turn my face to the wall
if she's gone i can't go on
feeling two foot small
everywhere people stare
each and every day
i can see them laugh at me
and i hear them say
hey! you've got to hide your love away
hey! you've got to hide your love away
how can i even try?
i can never win
hearing them, seeing them
in the state i'm in
how could she say to me
"love will find a way?"
gather round all you clowns
let me hear you say
hey! you've got to hide your love away
hey! you've got to hide your love away

 

 

 

 

[2003]

GOOD WOMAN

(Cat Power & Ed Vedder, from "You Are Free")

i want to be a good woman
and i want for you to be a good man
this is why i will be leaving
and this is why i can't see you no more

i will miss your heart so tender
and i will love

this love forever
i don't want be a bad woman
and i can't stand to see you be a bad man

i will miss your heart so tender
and i will love
this love forever

and this is why i am leaving
and this is why i can't see you no more
this is why i am lying when i say
that i don't love you no more

cause i want to be a good woman
and i want for to be a good man

 

 

EVOLUTION

(Cat Power & Ed Vedder, from "You Are Free")

better call the ships, they been caught sailing
better call the captain, he's been caught stealing
better call the porter man, he's been caught leaving
better call all the guys on the deck, they've been caught with no feeling
better call the fisherman, cause they're coming on land
better call the head nurse, wrap us up, to throw us in the dark
better call with some resistance, better way to feel no shame
better call with some persistence, that way you feel nothing at all
better call on evolution, better way to make a revolution
better make your mind up quick
better make your mind up quick

 

 

I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES

(The Ramones cover
Ed Vedder & Zeke, from "We're a Happy Family - A Tribute to Ramones")

i used to be on an endless run
believed in miracles 'cause i'm one
i have been blessed with the power to survive
after all these years i'm still alive
i'm out here kickin' with the band
suddenly i'm a solitary man
every day my time runs out
lived like a fool, that's what i was about
oh i believe in miracles
oh i believe in a better world for me and you
oh-oh-oh, i believe in miracles
hey i believe in a better world for me and you
tattooed your name on my arm
i always said my girl's a good luck charm
if she can find a reason to forgive
then i can find a reason to live
i used to be on an endless run
believed in miracles 'cause i'm one
i have been blessed with the power to survive
after all these years i'm still alive
oh i believe in miracles
oh i believe in a better world for me and you
oh-oh-oh, i believe in miracles
oh i believe in a better world for me and you
i close my eyes and think how it might be
the future's here today
it's not too late
it's not too late, no!
oh i believe in miracles
oh i believe in a better world for me and you
oh-oh-oh, i believe in miracles
oh i believe in a better world for me and you
alright!

 

 

DAYTIME DILEMMA (Dangers of love)

(The Ramones cover
Ed Vedder & Zeke, from "We're a Happy Family - A Tribute to Ramones")

she came from a happy home
a very happy home
a very happy home
miss personality
a grade 'A' student naturally
she had it all worked out
but things aren't what they seem
is this real or just a dream
ah things will never ever be the same again
she came from a happy home
a very happy home
a home of happiness
miss personality
a grade 'A' student naturally
she had it all in place
but things aren't what they seem
is this real or just a dream
ah things will never ever be the same again
it's the dangers
it's the dangers of love
it's the dangers
it's the dangers...
she came from a happy home
a very happy home
a very happy scene
she caught him with another
it turns out it was her mother
what a tragedy
can things be what they seem
is this just a crazy dream
or things may never ever be the same again
it's the dangers
it's the dangers of love
it's the dangers
it's the dangers...
keep telling lies, but you did
you know you did
it's coming...
it's the dangers
it's the dangers of love
it's the dangers
it's the dangers of love
it's the dangers
it's the dangers of love

 

 

 

 

 

[2004]


SHINE ON YOU CRAZY DIAMOND

(Pink Floyd cover
Ed Vedder, Jack Irons & friends, from "Attention Dimension")

Remember when you were young,
You shone like the sun
Shine on you crazy diamond
Now there's a look in your eyes,
Like black holes in the sky
Shine on you crazy diamond
You were caught on the cross fire
of childhood and stardom,
blown on the steel breeze
Come on you target for faraway laughter,
come on you stranger,
you legend, you martyr, and shine!

You reached for the secret too soon,
You cried for the moon
Shine on you crazy diamond
Threatened by shadows at night,
and exposed in the light
Shine on you crazy diamond
Well you wore out your welcome
with random precision,
rode on the steel breeze
Come on you raver, you seer of visions,
come on you painter,
you piper, you prisoner, and shine!

 

 

 

 

MILLWORKER

(James Taylor cover
Live in Grand Rapids, Michigan 10/03/2004)

Granfather was a sailor
He blew in off the water
My pa' was a farmer
And I, his only daughter
I picked up with a no good millworking man
From Massachusetts
Who died from too much whiskey
And leaves me these three faces to feed

Millwork ain't easy
Millwork ain't hard
Millwork it ain't nothing
But an awful boring job
I've been waiting for a daydream
To take me through the morning
And put me in my coffee break
Where I can have a sandwich
And remember

But then it's me and my machine
For the rest of the morning
For the rest of the afternoon and on
For the rest of my life

Now my mind begins to wander
To the days back on the farm
I can see my father smiling at me
Swinging on his arm
I can hear my grandad's stories
'bout the storms out on Lake Eerie
Where vessels and cargos and fortunes
And sailors' lives were lost

But it's been my life that has been wasted
And I have been the fool
To let this manufacturer
Use my body for a tool
I can ride home every evening
Staring at my hands
Swearing by my sorrow that a young girl
Ought to stand a better chance

Me, I'll work the mills for just as long as I am able
And never meet the man whose name is on the label

That'be me and my machine
For the rest of the morning
For the rest of the afternoon and on
For the rest of my life

 

 

 

 

 

[2007]

NO MORE

(Ed Vedder, from "Body of War" documentary)

I speak for a man who gave for this land
Took a bullet in the back for his pay
Spilled his blood in the dirt and the dust
And he's come back to say

That what he has seen is hard to believe
And it does no good to just pray
Oh, he asks of us to stand
And we must end this war today

With his mind, he's saying, "No more!"
With his heart, he's saying, "No more!"
With his life he's saying, "No more war!"

With his eyes, he's saying, "No more!"
With his body, he's saying, "No more!"
With his voice, he's saying, "No more war! No more war!"

No, nothing's too good for a veteran
Yeah, this is what they say
So nothing is what they will get
In this new American way

The lies that were told to get us to go
Were criminal, let us be straight
Let's get to the point where our voices are heard
Behind the White House gate

With our minds, we're saying, "No more!"
With our hearts, we're saying, "No more!"
With our lifes, we're saying, "No more war!"

With our eyes, we're saying, "No more!"
With our bodies, we're saying, "No more!"
With our voices, we're saying, "No more war! No more war! No more war!"

No more innocents dying
No more terror rising
No more eulogizing (no more)
No more evangelizing (no more)
No more presidents lying
No more war

With our minds, we're saying, "No more!"
With our hearts, we're saying, "No more!"
With our lives, we're saying, "No more war"

 

 

HERE'S TO THE STATE

(Reworked cover of Phil Ochs' "Here's To The State Of Mississippi"
VH1 Storytellers 2006 version, from "Into the wild" iTunes deluxe edition)

here's to the judges of John Roberts
who wear the robe of honor in a phony legal form
and justice is a stranger when the partisans report
when the court elected a president it was the beginning of this war

here's to the land you've torn out the heart of
John Roberts find yourself another country to be part of

and here's to the government of Dick Cheney
with criminals posing as advisors to the crown
and they hope that no one sees the sites and that no one hears the sounds
'cause the speeches of our president are the ravings of a clown

here's to the land you've torn out the heart of
Dick Cheney find yourself another country to be part of

and here's to the churches of Jerry Falwell
oh the cross once made of silver now has turned to rust
and the sunday morning services preach in fear of men in love
and God only knows in which heaven they can trust

here's to the land you've torn out the heart of
Jerry Falwell find yourself another country to be part of

and here's to the laws of Alberto Gonzalez
the congress will pass an act in the panic of the day
and the Constitution's drowning in an ocean of decay
and freedom of speech is dangerous, i've even heard them say

here's to the land you've torn out the heart of
Gonzalez find yourself another country to be part of

and here's to the businessmen of George W.
who want to change the focus from Halliburton and Enron
and their profits like blood money spilled out on the White House lawn
to keep their hold on power they're using terror as a con
while the bombs they fall on children, don't know which side...
don't care which side that they're on

here's to the land you've torn out the heart of
George W. find yourself another country to be part of

here's to the land you've torn out the heart of
George W. find yourself another country to be part of

 

 

A QUICK ONE (WHILE HE'S AWAY)

(The Who cover
Ed Vedder & My Morning Jacket, from "Immagine in Cornice" DVD)

Her man's been gone
For nigh on a year
He was due home yesterday
But he ain't here
Her man's been gone
For nigh on a year
He was due home yesterday
But he ain't here

Down your street your crying is a well-known sound
Your town is pretty famous, throughout your town
Yeah your town is pretty famous for the little girl
Round your street your crying's heard around the world

We have a remedy
You'll appreciate
No need to be so sad
He's only late
We'll bring you flowers and things
Help pass your time
We'll give him eagle's wings
So he can fly to you

Fa la la la la la
Fa la la la la
Fa la la la la la
Fa la la la la

We have a remedy
Fa la la la la
We have a remedy
Fa la la la la
We have a remedy
Fa la la la la

We have a remedy
Little girl cryin'
Why don't you stop your crying?
Here comes Ivor the dirty old engine driver who'll make you feel all right

My name is Ivor
I'm an engine driver
I know him well
I know why you feel blue
Just 'cause he's late
Don't mean he'll never get through
He told me he loves you
He ain't no liar, I ain't either
So let's have a smile for an old engine driver
So let's have a smile for an old engine driver

Soon be home, soon be home
We'll soon, soon, soon, soon be home
Soon be home, soon be home
We'll soon, soon, soon, soon be home
Soon be home, soon be home...

Dang, dang, dang, dang, dang, dang, dang, dang

Cello, cello, cello, cello, cello, cello, cello
Cello, cello, cello, cello, cello, cello, cello
Cello, cello, cello, cello, cello, cello, cello
Cello, cello, cello, cello, cello, cello, cello

I can't believe it
Does my heart deceive me?
Am I back in your arms?
Safe from all harm?
It's like a dream to be with you again
I can't believe that I'm with you again

I missed you and I must admit
I kissed a few and once did sit
On Ivor the engine driver's lap
And later with him had a nap

You are forgiven
You are forgiven
You are forgiven
You are forgiven
You are forgiven, forgiven, forgiven, forgiven... [ad lib]

 

 

 

 

THROW YOUR ARMS AROUND ME

(Hunters & Collectors cover
Eddie Vedder, from "Immagine in Cornice" DVD)

I will come to you in the daytime
I will raise you from your sleep
I will kiss you in four places
As i go runnin' down your street
I will squeeze the life right out of you
I will make you laugh and make you cry
And we may never forget it
As i make you call my name
As you shout it to the blue summer sky

And we may never meet again
So shed your skin, let's get started
And you will throw your arms around me
And you will throw your arms around me

I'll come to you at nightime
I will climb into your bed
I will kiss you in 155 places
As i go swimmin' round in your head
I will squeeze the life right out of you
I will make you laugh and make you cry
And we may never forget it
As i make you call my name
As you shout it to the blue summer sky

And we may never meet again
So shed your skin, let's get started
And you will throw your arms around me
And you will throw your arms around me

Ohh yeah, uh huh, uh huh…
Ohh yeah, uh hum, ooh…
Ohh yeah, uh huh, uh huh…
Oh…and you will throw your arms around me…

 

 

 

PICTURE IN A FRAME

(Tom Waits cover
from "Immagine in Cornice" DVD)

Sun come up it was blue and gold
Sun come up it was blue and gold
Sun come up it was blue and gold
Ever since I put your picture
In a frame

I come calling in my Sunday best
I come calling in my Sunday best
I come calling in my Sunday best
Every since I put your picture
In a frame

I'm gonna love you
Till the wheels come off
Oh yeah

I love you baby and I always will
I love you baby and I always will
I love you baby and I always will
Ever since I put your picture
In a frame

 

 

 

 

 

[2008]

BAD ACTING HACK

[Sean Penn song]

(Ed Vedder - Unreleased, live 2008)

Sean is the name for a man or a woman
Penn describes a writing utensil or a federal prison
Put the two together and i'll tell you what he isn't
Just another, just another, just another, just another
Bad acting hack

His dad worked in the movies and his brother Chris did too
So i have to admit there's a bit of nepotism but in this case, cool
His other brother plays guitar but he didn't write this song
But if he wants to sing it i'll let him cause it's about his brother Sean

I met him once and i have to say my view of him has risen
Over the years i've developed good taste and i'll tell you what he isn't
Just another, just another, just another, just another
Bad acting hack

I liked him as a surfer
I liked him as an addict
I liked him as a prisoner on the run teaming up with Robert De Niro wearing a habit
I liked him as a lawyer on coke he really seems to inhabit his role
Even when he plays a killer on death row

I met him once and i have to say my view of him has risen
Over the years i've developed good taste and i'll tell you what he isn't
Just another, just another, just another, just another
Bad acting hack

Just another, just another, just another, just another
Sad sack brat pack crackhead fat cat sucking cock on Hollywood's back

Bad acting hack
Bad acting hack
Bad acting hack

 

 

ALL THE WAY

(Ed Vedder, digital single)

Don't let anyone say that it's just a game
For I've seen other teams and it's never the same
When you're born in Chicago you're blessed and you're healed
The first time you walk into Wrigley Field

Our heroes wear pinstripes, heroes in blue
Give us the chance to feel like heroes too
Forever we'll win and if we should lose, we know
Someday we'll go all the way, yeah
Someday we'll go all the way

We are one with The Cubs, with The Cubs we're in love
Yeah, hold our head high as the underdogs
We are not fairweather but foulweather fans
Like brothers in arms in the streets and the stands

There's magic in the ivy and the old scoreboard
The same one I stared at as a kid keeping score
In a world full of greed I could never want more
And someday we'll go all the way, yeah
Someday we'll go all the way
Someday we'll go all the way, yeah
Someday we'll go all the way
Someday we'll go all the way

And here's to the men and the legends we know
Teaching us faith and giving us hope
United we stand and united we'll fall
Down to our knees when they will win it all

Yeah Ernie Banks said "Let's play two!"
But did he mean 200 years?
In the same ballpark, the diamond, our jewel
The home of our joy and our tears

Keeping traditions and wishes made new
The place where our grandfathers, fathers they grew
A spiritual feeling if I ever knew
And if you ain't been I am sorry for you

When the day comes with that last winning run
And I'm crying and covered in beer
I'll look to the sky and know I was right to think
Someday we'll go all the way, yeah
Someday we'll go all the way

Someday we'll go all the way, yeah
Someday we'll go all the way
Someday we'll go all the way, yeah
Someday we'll go all the way
Oh someday we'll go all the way, yeah
Someday we'll go all the way
Someday we'll go all the way

 

 

DON'T BE SHY

(Cat Stevens cover, from "Slacker Uprising" movie)

Well don't be shy
Just let your feelings roll on by
And don't wear fear
Or nobody will know you're there
Just lift your head
And let your feelings out instead
And don't be shy
Just let your feelings roll on by
On by, on by, on by...

You know love is better than a song
Love is where all of us belong
So don't be shy
And let your feelings roll on by
And don't wear fear
Or nobody will know you're there
You're there, you're there, you're there...

So don't be shy
Just let your feelings roll on by

On by, on by, on by...

 

 

 

[2009]

CONSTELLATIONS

(Jack Johnson & Ed Vedder live at Bonnaroo 2008, from "En Concert")

The light was leaving in the west it was blue
The children's laughter sang
Skipping just like the stones they threw
Their voices echoed across the waves
It's getting late

It was just another night
With a sunset and a moonrise
Not so far behind
To give us just enough light
To lay down underneath the stars
We listened to papa's translations
Of the stories across the sky
We drew our own constellations

The west winds often last too long
But when they calm down nothing ever feels the same
Sheltered under the Kamani tree
Waiting for the passing rain
Clouds keep moving to uncover the sea
Of stars above us chasing the day away
To find the stories that we sometimes need
Listen close enough and all else fades
Fades away

It was just another night
With a sunset and a moonrise
Not so far behind
To give us just enough light
To lay down underneath the stars
Listen to all the translations
Of the stories across the sky
We drew our own constellations

 

 

UNDER PRESSURE

(Queen & David Bowie cover, Eddie Vedder & Ben Harper live
from "Change Begins Within - A Benefit Concert for The David Lynch Foundation" DVD
)

Pressure pushing down on me
Pressing down on you no man ask for
Under pressure
That burns a building down
Splits a family in two
Puts people on streets

It's the terror of knowing
What this world is about
Watching some good friends
Scream "let me out"
Pray tomorrow gets me higher
Pressure on people
People on streets

Chippin' around
Kick my brains on the floor
These are the days
It never rains but it pours
People on streets
People on streets

It's the terror of knowing
What this world is about
Watching some good friends
Scream "let me out!"
Pray tomorrow gets me higher
Pressure on people
People on streets

Turned away from it all like a blind man
Sat on a fence but it don't work
Keep coming up with love but it's so slashed and torn
Why, why, why?
Love, love, love...
Insanity laughs under pressure we're cracking
Can't we give ourselves one more chance?
Why can't we give love that one more chance?
Why can't we give love? Give love, give love, give love....

Cause love's such an old fashioned word
And love dares you to care for
The people on the edge of the night
And love dares you to change our way of
Caring about ourselves
This is our last dance
This is our last dance
This is ourselves
Under pressure
Under pressure
Pressure

 

 

 

[2010]

MY CITY OF RUINS

(Bruce Springsteen live cover, from digital single "My City of Ruins
Benefiting Artists for Peace and Justice Haiti Relief")

There's a blood red circle
On the cold dark ground
And the rain is falling down
The church doors blown open
I can hear the organ's song
But the congregation's gone

My city of ruins
My city of ruins

Now the sweet veils of mercy
Drift through the evening trees
Young men on the corner
Like scattered leaves
The boarded up windows
The hustlers and thieves
While my brother's down on his knees

My city of ruins
My city of ruins

Come on rise up!
Come on rise up!

Now there's tears on the pillow
Darling where we slept
And you took my heart when you left
Without your sweet kiss
My soul is lost, my friend
Now tell me how do I begin again?

My city's in ruins
My city's in ruins

Now with these hands
I pray Lord
With these hands
For the strength Lord
With these hands
For the faith Lord
With these hands
I pray Lord
With these hands
For the strength Lord
With these hands
For the faith Lord
With these hands

Come on rise up!
Come on rise up!
Rise up

 

 

 

BETTER DAYS

(Ed Vedder, from "Eat Pray Love" soundtrack)

I feel part of the universe, open up to meet me
My emotion so submerged, broken down to kneel in
Once listening, the voices they came
Had to somehow greet myself, read myself
Heard vibrations within my cells, in my cells
Singing 'Ah-la-ah-ah ah-la-ah-ah'

My love is safe for the universe
See me now, I'm bursting
On one planet, so many turns
Different worlds
Singing 'Ah-la-ah-ah ah-la-ah-ah'

Fill my heart with discipline
Put there for the teaching
In my head see clouds of stairs
Help me as I'm reaching
The future's paved with better days

Not running from something
I'm running towards the day
Wide awake

A whisper, once quiet
Now rising to a scream
Right in me

I'm falling, free falling
Words calling me
Up off my knees

I'm soaring and, darling
You'll be the one that I can need
Still be free

Our future's paved with better days

 

 

 

[2011]

TROUBLE

(Cat Stevens cover, from "Water On The Road" DVD)

Trouble
Oh, trouble, set me free
I have seen your face
And it's too much, too much for me
Trouble
Oh, trouble, can't you see?
You have made me a wreck
Now won't you leave me in my misery
?
I've drunk your wine
And you have made your world mine
So won't you be fair
Oh won't you be fair

I don't know more of you
So won't you be kind to me
And let me go there
I have to go there
Trouble
Oh, trouble move away
Oh, i have seen your face
And it's too much for me today
Trouble
Oh, trouble can't you see?
You have made me a wreck
Now won't you leave me in my misery?
I've seen your eyes
And i have seen death's disguise
Oh hangin' on me
Oh hangin' on me
I'm beat and torn
I'm shattered and lost and worn
Too shocking to see
Too shocking to see
Trouble
Oh, trouble please be kind
I don't wanna fight
And i haven't got a lot of time

 

 




GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY

(Bob Dylan cover reworked, from "Water On The Road" DVD)


If you're travelling to the North country fair
Where the winds hit heavy on the borderline
Remember me to the one who lives there
For she once was a true love of mine
Please see for me if her hair ain't so long
And flows in curls down her back and breast
Please see for me if her hair ain't so long
For that's the way i remember her best
Oh see for me if her coat's pulled up close
And her braid frames her sweet pretty face
Oh see for me if her coat's pulled up close
For I'm exiled in a lonely place
Please see for me if she remembers me at all
Oh a million times i've hoped and I've prayed
In the darkness of my nights
In the brightness of my days
So if you're travelling to the north country fair
Where the winds hit heavy on the borderline
Remember me to the one who lives there
For she once was a true love of mine
For she once was a true love of mine

 

 

 

FOREVER YOUNG

(Bob Dylan cover, from "Water On The Road" DVD)

May God bless and keep you always
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others
And let others do for you
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young

May you grow up to be righteous
May you grow up to be true
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you
May you always be courageous
Stand upright and be strong
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young

May your hands always be busy
May your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift
May your heart always be joyful
And may your song always be sung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young

 

 

 

SLOW NIGHT, SO LONG

(Kings of Leon & Ed Vedder
from DVD "Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon")

Slow night so long, she's frenching out the flavour
She's 17 but i done went and plum forgot it
No tears are gone they're pooling on the table
No tears are gone they're leaving their mark behind

So far so good she's absolutely wasted
She's hanging up and changing her story around
I just don't know where leading ladies come from
I just don't know where they can be found

She's opened up just like she really knows me
I hate her face, but enjoy the company
I'll take you home, or back to Oklahoma
You're not so nice, but the sex sells so cheap
Rise and shine all you gold-diggin' mothers
Are you too good to tango with the poor, poor boys

 

 

 

 

[2012]

SKIPPING

(From "Every Mother Counts - Volume II")

I didn’t have to ask you, you just took my hand
Off we went skipping throughout the land
The sky was blue and the blood filled my head
Me and you skipping throughout the land

All of my life from beginning to end
What I remember is holding your hand
And all that I’ll cherish is that time that we’ve spent
Me and you skipping throughout the land

All the loves lost and the one that I found
You lifted my gaze up off of the ground
Forever we’ll talk and forever we’ll drown
In each other skipping around

Gravity pulls so many men down
The atmosphere breathes but not in this town
You took me away and you held me so proud
Skipping, skipping, skipping around

All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Could not keep me from holding your hand
When all that I wanted was something to protect
And all that I needed was your voice in my head
And all I remember from this life that I lived
Is me and you skipping throughout the land

 

 

 

 

DRIVE ALL NIGHT

(Bruce Springsteen cover
E
d Vedder & Glen Hansard, from "Drive All Night" EP)

When I lost you honey sometimes I think I lost my guts too
And I wish God would send me a word
Send me something I'm afraid to lose
Lying in the heat of the night like prisoners all our lives
I get shivers down my spine and all I wanna do is hold you tight

I swear I'll drive all night just to buy you some shoes
And to taste your tender charms
And I just wanna sleep tonight again in your arm

Tonight there's fallen angels and they're waiting for us down in the street
Tonight there's calling strangers, hear them crying in defeat
Let them go, let them go, let them go
Do their dances of the dead (let'em go right ahead)
You just dry your eyes girl, and c'mon c'mon c'mon
Let's go to bed, baby, baby, baby

I swear I'll drive all night just to buy you some shoes
And to taste your tender charms
And I just wanna sleep tonight again in your arms

There's machines and there's fire waiting on the edge of town
They're out there for hire but baby they can't hurt us now
'Cause you've got, you've got, you've got my, my love, girl
You've got my love, girl
Through the wind, through the rain, the snow, the wind, the rain
You've got my, you've got, you've got my love
Oh girl you've got my love
You've got, you've got my love
Oh girl you've got my love
You've got, you've got my love
Oh girl you've got my love
Heart and soul (x4)

I swear I'll drive all night just to buy you some shoes
And to taste your tender charms
And I just wanna sleep tonight again in your arms, oh yeah

Don't cry (it feels like rain) (x2)
Don't cry (baby can you feel it) (x2)
Don't cry (can you feel it) (x2)
Don't cry (It feels like rain)
Don't cry

 

 

[2016]

OUT OF SAND

(From "Live at Third Man Records'
Record Booth Recording 7")

Can't climb to heaven on the cross
One liar's promise drained the blood from my heart
Came a message in the dark
Offered the hand of a disembodied man
While I still had the chance

But now it's gone, gone
And I am who I am
Who I was, I will never be again
Running out of sand

I stare at my reflection to the bone
Blurred eyes look back at me
Full of blame and sympathy
So, so close
Right roads not taken, the future's forsaken
Dropped like a fossil or stone

But now it's gone, gone
And I am who I am
Who I was, I will never become again
Running out of sand

A drunk octopus wants to fight
Fearful of dreams, there'll be no sleep tonight
Fine at dinner, dead by dessert
Victim or witness, we're gonna get hurt
A fragile existence with echoes of wrath
I can't stop the bleeding nor the tears from thine eyes
There's another us somewhere with much better lives
With God as our witness but he won’t testify

Oh now it's gone, gone
And I am who I am
Who I could have been, I'll never have the chance
Running out of sand
Running out of sand
Running out of sand

 

 

 

 

 

 

[MORE LIVE COVERS]

 

FALLING SLOWLY

(Glen Hansard, live with Eddie Vedder)

I don’t know you 
But I want you 
All the more for that 
Words fall through me 
And always fool me 
And I can’t react 
And games that never amount 
To more than they’re meant 
Will play themselves out

Take this sinking boat and point it home 
We’ve still got time 
Raise your hopeful voice, you have a choice 
You make it now

Falling slowly, eyes that know me 
And I can’t go back 
And moods that take me and erase me 
And I’m painted black 
You have suffered enough 
And warred with yourself 
It’s time that you won

Take this sinking boat and point it home 
We’ve still got time 
Raise your hopeful voice, you had a choice 
You’ve made it now

Take this sinking boat and point it home 
We’ve still got time 
Raise your hopeful voice, you had a choice 
You’ve made it now 

Falling slowly sing your melody 
I’ll sing along

 

 

 

 

HER MAJESTY

(The Beatles cover)

Her Majesty's a pretty nice girl,
but she doesn't have a lot to say
Her Majesty's a pretty nice girl
but she changes from day to day

I want to tell her that I love her a lot
But I gotta get a bellyful of wine
Her Majesty's a pretty nice girl
Someday I'm going to make her mine, oh yeh,
someday I'm going to make her mine

 

 

 



IF YOU WANT TO SING OUT, SING OUT

(Cat Stevens cover, live 2008)

Well, if you want to sing out, sing out
And if you want to be free, be free
cause theres a million things to be
You know that there are

And if you want to live high, live high
And if you want to live low, live low
cause theres a million ways to go
You know that there are

Chorus:
You can do what you want
The opportunitys on
And if you can find a new way
You can do it today
You can make it all true
And you can make it undo
You see ah ah ah
Its easy ah ah ah
You only need to know

Well if you want to say yes, say yes
And if you want to say no, say no
cause theres a million ways to go
You know that there are

And if you want to be me, be me
And if you want to be you, be you
cause theres a million things to do
You know that there are

Chorus

Well, if you want to sing out, sing out
And if you want to be free, be free
cause theres a million things to be
You know that there are
You know that there are
You know that there are
You know that there are
You know that there are