LIGHTNING BOLT | Lyrics/Testi
 

 

(2013)

Getaway

Mind Your Manners

My Father's Son

Sirens

Lightning Bolt

Infallible

Pendulum

Swallowed Whole

Let the Records Play

Sleeping By Myself

Yellow Moon

Future Days

 

 

GETAWAY
Words/Music: Vedder

Everyone's a critic looking back up the river
Every boat is leaking in this town 
Everybody's thinking that they'll all be delivered
Sitting in a box like lost and found

But I found my place and it's alright
We all searching for our better way 
Get yours off my plate, it's alright
I got my own way to believe

Find a lighthouse in the dark stormy weather
We all could use a sedative right not
Holy rollers sittin' with their backs to the middle 
All hands on deck, sinking is the bow

And if you wanna have to pray, it's alright
We all be thinking with our different brains
Get yours off my plate, it's alright
I got my own way to believe

It's ok
Sometimes you find yourself 
Having to put all your faith
In no faith 
Mine is mine, and yours won't take its place
Now make your getaway

Science says we're making love like the lizards
Try and say that fossils ain't profound
Simon says that we are not allowed to consider
Simon says "Stand-up. Sit-down. You're out!"

But I found my place, and it's alright
Oh bearing witness to some stranger days
Get yours off my plate, it's alright
I got my own ways to believe

It's ok 
Sometimes you find yourself
Being told to change your ways
There's no way 
Mine is mine and yours won't take its place
Now make your getaway

It's ok 
Sometimes you find yourself 
Having to put all your faith
In no faith
Mine is mine, and yours won't take its place
Now make your getaway

It's ok 
Sometime you find yourself 
Being told to change your ways
For God's sake
Mine is mine and yours won't take its place 
Now make your getaway
Make your getaway

 

 

 

 

MIND YOUR MANNERS
Words: Vedder/ Music: McCready

I've got an unfortunate feeling
I've been beaten down
I feel that I'm done believing
Now the truth is coming out

What they're taking is 
More than a vow
They're taking young innocents 
And then they throw 'em on a burning pile
Ah ah ay ay 

And all along they're saying
"Mind your manners!"

I caught myself believing 
That I needed God
And if it's out there somewhere 
We sure could use hymn now

Try my patience! 
My patience tried
This world's a long love letter
That makes me wanna cry
Ah ah ay ay 

And all along they're saying 
"Mind your manners!"
That's all they're saying

Self-realized and metaphysically redeemed 
May not live another life
May not solve our mystery

Right round the corner
Could be bigger than ourselves
We could will it to the sky 
Or we could something else

And all along they're saying
"Mind your manners!"
Always praying

Self-realized and metaphysically redeemed 
May not live another life
May not solve our mystery

Right round the corner
Could be bigger than ourselves
We could will it to the sky 
Or we could something else

Go to Heaven 
That's swell
How you like your living Hell?

Go to Heaven 
That's swell
How you like your living Hell?

 

 

 

 

MY FATHER'S SON
Words: Vedder Music: Ament

I come from genius and I am my father's son
Too bad he was a psychopath 
And now I'm the next in line
Then there's dear mother, yeh Shirley
She's a work of art
Never got top dollar, but she gave us all our start

Can I get a reprieve?
This gene pool drowning me
Can I get a release?
I'm a volunteer amputee
From the moment I fail
I call on DNA
Why such betrayal?
Got me tooth and nail

Yeh, how's about one conversation
With nothing else left to be had?
With this your young long lost son
And his never had dear old dad
Forget the insemination
And for that, I'm supposed to be glad?
What a pity you left us so soon
To climb your mountain of regret

Can I get a reprieve?
This gene pool dark and deep
Can I get a release?
Can I volunteer amputee
From the moment I fail
I call on DNA
Why such betrayal?
I gotta set sail

All the bright lights shining 
As you're trying to breathe in thin air
Cannot forget you're hiding
Collected wounds left unhealed
When every thought you're thinking 
Sinks you darker than a new moon sky 
Far away lights rising 
In the whites of your eyes 

Now father you're dead and gone
And I'm finally free to be me
Thanks for all your fucked-up gifts
For which I got no sympathy
Now I'm living in a war torn place
Hear the bombs, a 5th Symphony
Thanks for this and thanks for that
I gotta let go legacy

Can I get a reprieve?
This gene pool drowning me 
Can I beg a release?
Can I volunteer amputee
From the moment I fail
I call on DNA 
Why such betrayal?
I gotta set sail

 

 

 

 

 

SIRENS
Words: Vedder/ Music: McCready

Hear the sirens
Hear the sirens

Hear the sirens
Hear the circus so profound
I hear the sirens
More and more in this here town 

Let me catch my breath to breathe
and reach across the bed 
Just to know we're safe
I am a grateful man
The slightest bit of light
and I can see you clear

Have you take your hand
and feel your breath
for fear this someday will be over
I pull you close, so much to lose 
knowing that nothing lasts forever
I didn't care, before you were here
I danced in laughter with the everafter
But all things change
Let this remain

Hear the sirens
Covering distance in the night
The sound echoing closer
Will they come for me next time?

For every choice mistake I've made 
it's not my plan 
To send you in the arms of 
another man
And if you choose to stay I'll wait 
I'll understand

It's a fragile thing 
This life we lead 
If I think too much I can get over
whelmed by the grace
By which we live our lives 
with death over our shoulders

Want you to know 
that should I go I always loved you
held you high above, true
I study your face
 and the fear goes away

It's a fragile thing 
This life we lead
If I think too much I can get over 
whelmed by the grace
By which we live our lives 
with death over our shoulder

Want you to know
that should I go I always loved you
held you high above, true
I study your face
and the fear goes away
The fear goes away
The fear goes away

Aah ah, oh oh
Aah ah, oh oh

 

 

 

 

LIGHTNING BOLT
Words/Music: Vedder

She comes on like a stone
But you don't know where from she was thrown
Like a burning meteor from miles high
Looking for a place to land 
She said, "Have you got yourself some sand?"
And whatever you replied, she took as "Yes"

Now she comes after thee
With her newly planted seeds and soon 
You're prone down on your knees and there you dig
And then before you know the weeds are
Obesely overgrown with all the
Wild seed she sows in your sleep

You gotta know you'll never let her go 
She's a lightning bolt 

Always something and never nothing 
Isn't that the way we're taught to be?
Flipping through the worn out pages 
And stages when you knew not who to be 
Til the lightning strike sets you free

You gotta know you'll never let her go 
She's a lightning bolt

The crashing stormy waves erode her
Shoreline everyday until the 
Castle of her ways turn to sand 
She holds her lovely breast 
As her birds fall from the nest 
Flying towards the great northwest, yeh yeh yeh 

And with no repair in sight 
There is no God with such might 
As to open her world wide with subterfuge
And your death will soon arrive
As she finally decides that all her
Problems, they won't die with you

 

 

 

 

 

 

INFALLIBLE
Words: Vedder/ Music: Ament, Gossard

Keep on locking your doors
Keep on building your floors
Keep on just as before
Pay disasters no mind
Didn't get you this time
No prints left at the crime
Our ship's come in
And it's sinking

Of everything that's possible
In the hearts and minds of men
Somehow it is the biggest things 
That keep on slipping
Right through our hands
By thinking we're infallible
We are tempting fate instead

Time we best begin
Here at the ending

Wanna third second chance
Put your faith in big hands
Pay no more than a glance
All good things come to an end
This could be good as it gets 
How's the view from the fence?
You think we been here before
You are mistaken

Of everything that's possible
In the hearts and minds of men
When progress could be plausible 
In reverse we curse ourselves
By thinking we're infallible
We are tempting fate instead

Time we best begin
Here at the ending

Of everything that's possible 
In the hearts and minds of men 
Somehow it is the biggest things
That keep on slipping 
Right through our hands
By thinking we're infallible
We are tempting fate instead

Time we best begin
Here at the ending

Keep on locking your doors
Keep on building your floors 
Keep on just as before

 

 

 

 

 

PENDULUM
Words: Vedder/ Music: Ament, Gossard

Can't know what's high
Til you been down so low
The future's bright 
Lit up with no where to go 
To and fro the pendulum throws

We are here and then we go 
My shadow left me long ago

Understand what we don't know 
This might pass
This might last
This may grow

Easy come and easy go 
Easy left me a long time ago
I'm in the fire, but I'm still cold
Nothing works, works for me anymore

To and fro the pendulum throws
To and fro the pendulum throws

To and fro
To and fro

 

 

 

 

SWALLOWED WHOLE
Words/Music: Vedder

I can feel the dawn
I can feel the Earth
I can feel the living all around
Round round round
All around round round round

I could choose a path
I could choose the word
I can start the healing
Bring it now now now now
Bring it now now now now

Whispered songs inside the wind
Breathing in forgiveness
Like vibrations with no end
Hear the planet humming
What is clear far from the noise
Gets swallowed whole

I could feel the sun
I can see the sound
I could set myself right here and drown
Drown drown drown
Drown drown drown

I can feel the rush
I could clear the clouds
I could set the needle, spin it loud
Loud loud loud loud
Loud loud loud loud

I can hear the crash
I can feel the pound
I can feel the current pulling down
Down down down
Down down down down

Whispered songs inside the wind
Breathing in forgiveness
Like vibrations with no end
Feel the planet humming
What is clear far from the noise
Gets swallowed whole

With no quiet to be found
Spirit lifted off the ground
And what lies beyond the grave
Might be welcome change
Time will come, come what may
With no rest in peace
Until that day

I could choose a path
I could choose the word
I can start the healing, bring it now
Now now now
Now now now now

I could be the sun
I can be the sound
I could set myself right here and drown
Drown drown drown
Drown drown drown drown

Whispered songs inside the wind
Breathing in forgiveness
And the chapter I've not read
Turn the page

 

 

 


LET THE RECORDS PLAY
Words: Vedder/ Music: Gossard

When the Kingdom comes
He puts his records on 
And with his blistered thumb hits play 
And with the volume up he goes and fills his cup
And lets the drummer's drum take away the pain

Breaking, forsaken
What's that you're taking?
Aaw, needing the feeling 
He lets the records play

Should the future dim
A cigarette lights him
Vaporized a green light grin
And when the shotglass talks
He knows to listen up
Until he's nice and numb again

Shakened, awakened
Not one for faking 
Kneeling, his healing
He lets the records play 
There's wisdom in his ways

I been down and I fell so hard and far from grace
I been hurt and I still recall the flaws on her face
I been off, but I'm on, up above my feet, my feet again

Shaken, foresaken
What's that your taking?
Aaw, needing the feeling
He lets the records play

Shakened, awakened 
Not one for faking
Kneeling, his healing 
He lets the records play
There's wisdom in his ways

 

 

 

SLEEPING BY MYSELF
Words/Music: Vedder

I should have known there was someone else
Down below I always kept it to myself 
Now I believe in nothing 
Not today, as I move myself out of your sight
I'll be sleeping by myself tonight 

I could never go with no one else 
The hurt don't show, but who knows
Time will tell 
Now I believe in nothing 
But the pain
And I can't see this turning out right 
I'll be sleeping by myself tonight 

Forever be sad and lonely
Forever never be the same 
I close my eyes, wait for a sign
Am I just waiting in vain?

Oh I believe in love and disaster
Sometimes the two are just the same
I'm beginning to see, what's left of me 
Is gonna have to be free to survive 
I'll be sleeping by myself tonight

Now I believe in nothing 
But the pain
And I can't see this turning out right 
I'll be sleeping by myself 
I'll be sleeping by myself
I'll be sleeping by myself tonight 

 

 

 

 

YELLOW MOON
Words: Vedder/ Music: Ament

Here, far away
One could feel the earth vibrate
Moon changing shape and shade
As we all do under its gaze

Yellow moon on the rise
Yellow moon on the rise

Round we go 
Where we stop, yeh no one knows
So tonight, the moon I go
Yellow Moon on the rise

An echo that rings 
A bullet unchained
One life, one grave
Joins the parade

The sky grows dark 
With fallen stars 
Who'd come so far
A headstone engraved 
The colors turn gray
The black and white fades

Yellow moon on the rise
Yellow moon on the rise
Yellow moon on the rise
Yellow moon on the rise

 

 

 

FUTURE DAYS
Words/Music: Vedder

If I ever were to lose you
I'd surely lose myself 
Everything I have found dear 
I've not found by myself
Try and sometimes you'll succeed
To make this man of me 
All my stolen missing parts 
I've no need for anymore

I believe 
And I believe 'cause I can see 
Our future days
Days of you and me 

Back when I was feeling broken 
I focused on a prayer 
You came deep as any ocean
Did something out there hear?
All the complexities and games 
No one wins but somehow they're still played
All the missing crooked hearts
They may die but in us they live on 

I believe
And I believe 'cause I can see
Our future days 
Days of you and me 

When hurricanes and cyclones raged
When winds turned dirt to dust
When floods they came or tides they raised
Ever closer became us

All the promises at sundown 
I've meant them like the rest 
All the demons used to come round 
I'm grateful now they've left 
So persistent in my ways 
Hey, Angel I am here to stay 
No resistance, no alarms
Please, this is just too good to be gone

I believe 
And I believe 'cause I can see 
Our future days 
Days of you an me 
You and me
Days...
You and me

 

 

 

 

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