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(1994)

Last Exit

Spin the Black Circle

Not For You

Tremor Christ

Nothingman

Whipping

Pry, To

Corduroy

Bugs

Satan's Bed

Better Man

Aye Davanita

Immortality

Hey Foxymophandlemama, That's Me

 



LAST EXIT

Lives opened and trashed
Look ma, watch me crash'
No time to question why'd nothing last
Grasp and hold on
We're dyin' fast
Soon be over and I will relent

Let the ocean swell, dissolve 'way my past
Three days, and maybe longer
Won't even know I've left

Under your tongue, I'm like a tab
I will give you what you're not s'posed to have
Under my breath, I swear by sin
For better or for worse, a best we began

Let the sun climb, oh, burn 'way my mask
Three days, and maybe longer
Shed my skin at last... shed... shed

Let the sun shine, burn 'way my mask
Three days, and maybe longer
Won't ever find me here

Let the ocean dissolve 'way my past
Four days, and not much longer

Let my spirit pass

This is, this is...
This is, this is...
This is, this is...
My... last exit

 

 







SPIN THE BLACK CIRCLE


See this needle... a-see my hand
Drop, drop, dropping it down... oh, so gently
Well here it comes... I touch the plane
Turn me up... won't turn you away

Spin, spin... spin the black circle
Spin, spin... spin the black, spin the black
Spin, spin... spin the black circle
Spin, spin... whoa

Pull it out... a paper sleeve
Oh, my joy... only you deserve conceit
I'm so big... a-my whole world
I'd rather you... rather you... than her

Spin, spin... spin the black circle
Spin, spin... spin the black, spin the black
Spin, spin... spin the black circle
Spin, spin... whoa... oh

You're so warm
Oh, the ritual
When I lay down your crooked arm

Spin, spin... spin the black circle
Spin, spin... spin the black, spin the black
Spin, spin... spin the black circle
Spin, spin
Spin the black (5x) circle
Spin the black circle (4x)
Spin, spin (6x)

 

 







NOT FOR YOU


Restless soul, enjoy your youth
Like Muhammad hits the truth
Can't escape from the common rule
If you hate something, don't you do it too... too

Small my table, sits just two
Got so crowded, I can't make room
Oh, where did they come from? Stormed my room!
And you dare say it belongs to you... to you?

This is not for you (3x)
Oh, not for you... ah, you

(Scream... my friends... don't call me
Friends, no they don't scream
My friends don't call... my friends don't...)

All that's sacred comes from youth
Dedication's naive and true
With no power, nothing to do
I still remember, why don't you, don't you?

This is not for you (3x)
Oh, never was for you... fuck you!
This is not for you!

Oh, this is not for you... yeah, you!
This is not for you!
Oh, not for you!
Oh, you

 

 







TREMOR CHRIST


Winded is the sailor
Drifting by the storm
Wounded is the organ he left all
Bloodied on the shore
Gorgeous was his savior, sees her
Drowning in his wake
Daily taste the salt of her tears, but
A chance blamed fate

Little secrets, tremors
Turned to quake
The smallest oceans still get
Big, big waves

Ransom paid the Devil
He whispers pleasing words
Triumphant are the angels if they can
Get there first

Little secrets, tremors
Turned to quake
The smallest oceans still get
Big, big waves


I'll decide
Take the dive
Take my time
Not my life
Wait for signs
Believe in lies
To get by
It's divine... whoa
Oh, you know what it's like

Turns the bow back, tows and
Drops the line

Puts his faith in love and tremor Christ

 

 







NOTHINGMAN

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 of lightning
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... oh... oh

Nothingman, nothingman
Isn't it something?
Nothingman


Oh, she don't want him
Oh, she won't feed him
After he's flown away
Oh, into the sun... ah, into the sun
Burn... burn

Nothingman, nothingman
Isn't it something?
Nothingman


Nothingman, nothingman
Coulda' been something
Nothingman
Oh... ohh... ohh

 

 






WHIPPING


Don't need a helmet, got a hard, hard head
Don't need a raincoat, I'm already wet
Don't need a bandage, there's too much blood
After a while, seems to roll right off... hmm

Whipping, ah... they're whipping, ah
They're whipping, ah... they're whipping

Don't need a hand, there's always arms attached
Oh, don't get behind, I can't fall back
Why must we trust all these rusted rails?
They don't want no change, we already have

They're whipping, ah... they're whipping, ah
They're whipping, ah... they're whipping

Don't mean to push, but I'm being shoved!
Ohh, I'm just like you, think we've had enough
I can't believe a thing they want us to... oh
Oh, we all got scars, they should have 'em too

Oh, they're whipping, ah... they're whipping, ah
They're whipping, ah... they're whipping
They're whipping, ah... they're whipping, ah
They're whipping... yeah... they're whipping

 

 







PRY, TO


P-r-i-v-a-c-y is priceless to me [4x]

P-r-i-v-a-c-y [4x]

 

 






CORDUROY


The waiting drove me mad
You're finally here and I'm a mess
I take your entrance back
Can't let you roam inside my head

I don't want to take what you can give
I would rather starve than eat your bread
I would rather run but I can't walk
Guess I'll lie alone just like before

I'll take the varmint's path
Oh, and I must refuse your test
A-push me and I will resist
This behavior’s not unique

I don't want to hear from those who know
They can buy but can't put on my clothes
I don't want to limp for them to walk
Never would have known of me before
I don't want to be held in your debt
I'll pay it off in blood, let I be wed
I'm already cut up and half dead
I'll end up alone like I began

Everything has chains
Absolutely nothing's changed
Take my hand, not my picture, spilled my tincture

I don't want to take what you can give
I would rather starve than eat your breast
All the things that others want for me
Can't buy what I want because it's free
Can't buy what I want because it's free
Can't be what you want because I'm...

Why ain't it supposed to be just fun?
Oh, to live and die, let it be done
I figure I'll be damned, all alone like I began

(It's your move now
I thought you were a friend
But I guess I... I guess I hate you)

 

 







BUGS


All these...

I got bugs
I got bugs in my room
Bugs in my bed
Bugs in my ears
Their eggs in my head
Bugs in my pockets
Bugs in my shoes
Bugs in the way I feel about you

Bugs on my window
Trying to get in
They don't go nowhere
Waiting, waiting
Bugs on my ceiling
Crowded the floor
Standing, sitting, kneeling
A few block the door

And now the question's:
Do I kill them?
Become their friend?
Do I eat them?
Raw or well done?
Do I trick them?
I don't think they're dumb
Do I join them?
Looks like that's the one

I got bugs on my skin
Tickle my nausea
I let it happen again
They're always takin' over
I see they surround me, I see
See them deciding my fate
Oh, that which was once
Was once up to me
Now it's too late

I got bugs in my room, one on one
That's when I had a chance
I'll just stop now
I'll become naked
And with them
I'll become one

 

 







SATAN'S BED


It's not all been said, been said and done
I've never slept in Satan's bed
Although I must admit still visits my place
Uninvited, as you know he don't wait
Funny how he always seems to fit in
Funny how I always want to give in
Sundays, Fridays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, the same
Sometimes the special guest he don't like to leave
Already... in love (3x)
Already

Who made, who made up, made up the myth
That we were born to be covered in bliss?
Who set the standard, born to be rich?
Such fine examples, skinny little bitch
Model, role model, roll some models in blood
Get some flesh to stick so they look like us
I shit and I stink, I'm real, join the club
I'd stop and talk but I'm already in love

Already... in love (3x)
Already

(Ah torture... follows reward
Follows torture... follows reward
Oh, oh my butt)

Never shook Satan's hand, look see for yourself
You'd know it if I had, that shit don't come off
I'll rise and fall, let me take credit for both
Jump off a cliff, don't need your help so back off
I'll never suck Satan's dick
Again, you'd see it, you know, right round the lips
I'll wait for an angel but I won't hold my breath
'Magine they're busy, think I'm doing okay

Already... in love (6x)
Already

 

 






BETTER MAN


Waitin', watchin' the clock, it's four o'clock, it's got to stop
Tell him, take no more, she practices her speech
As he opens the door, she rolls over
Pretends to sleep as he looks her over

She lies and says she's in love with him
Can't find a better man
She dreams in color, she dreams in red
Can't find a better man (3x)
Ohh...

Talkin' to herself, there's no one else who needs to know
She tells herself, ohh
Memories back when she was bold and strong
And waiting for the world to come along
Swears she knew it, now she swears he's gone

She lies and says she's in love with him
Can't find a better man
She dreams in color, she dreams in red
Can't find a better man
She lies and says she still loves him
Can't find a better man
She dreams in color, she dreams in red
Can't find a better man (3x)

She loved him, yeah
She don't want to leave this way
She feeds him, yeah
That's why she'll be back again
Can't find a better man (3x)
Can't find a better... man
Ohh... ohh...
Uh huh... (5x)
Ohh...

 

 

 







AYE DAVANITA


Awooh... aye davanita... awooh... awooha [4x]
Jahooh... jahooh... [Repeat]
Awooh... aye davanita... awooh... awooha [4x]

 

 

 








IMMORTALITY


Vacate is the word
Vengeance has no place on me or her
Cannot find the comfort in this world
Artificial tear, vessel stabbed, next up, volunteers
Vulnerable, wisdom can't adhere

A truant finds home
And a wish to hold on
But there's a trapdoor in the sun
Immortality

As privileged as a whore
V
ictims in demand for public show
Swept out through the cracks beneath the door
Holier-than-thou, how?
Surrendered, executed anyhow
Scrawl dissolved
Cigar box on the floor

A truant finds home
And a wish to hold on too
But saw the trapdoor in the sun


Immortality
I cannot stop the thought
I'm running in the dark
Coming up a which way sign
All good truants must decide, oh
Stripped and sold, mom
Auctioned forearm
And whiskers in the sink
Truants move on
Cannot stay long
Some die just to live
Ohh...

 

 

 

 




HEY FOXYMOPHANDLEMAMA, THAT'S ME

(STUPID MOP)


Don't you want people to love you?
My spanking, that's the only thing I want so much
Spanking, that's the only thing I want so much
That's the only thing I want so much
Don't you want people to love you?
My spanking, that's the only thing I want so much
That's the only thing I want so much
Why is that better than being hugged?
Why is that better than being hugged?
Because you get closer to the person
Closer to the person
Why is that better than being hugged?
Because you get closer to the person
Closer to the person
Just like a person having sex feels cared for
We wanna be loved, so we have sex together
And they feel loved about that
And this is the way it makes me feel... loved
I want it, I dream about it, I think about it, I want it
Just like a girl wants sex with a boy, you know?
It's the way I'll always be probably
My last one was born in the system
See, they're stupid, very stupid, those people over there
They're stupid
These people are so below mentality, honest to God, really
You know what I mean, he got the nerve to bug me (2x)
Below mentality, honest to God, really
You know what I mean, he got the nerve to bug me
Honest to God, really
You know what I mean, he got the nerve to bug me
Bug me... bug me... he got the nerve to bug me
Everything seems so hateful (2x)

And I, I don't know if that's my imagination, but, hmm
Hey foxymophandlemama, that's me
And I don't know if that's my imagination, but, hmm
Hey foxymophandlemama, that's me (2x)
Think they got me
Hey foxymophandlemama, that's me... hmm
Hey foxymophandlemama, that's me
... know if that's my imagination, but, hmm
Hey foxymophandlemama, that's me
She prides herself on her cleaning habits (2x)
Hey foxymophandlemama, that's me
She prides herself on her cleaning habits (2x)
It's a lovely stupid mop, it is
There's something really screwy about no streaking
Is it any old dumb mop? It streaks
Come on mop, no streaking mop
I don't mind mop the floor, my mop streaks, I don't like it
It's not me, it's the mop
Come, I bought some new mops
Go away you stupid, dumb old sponge mop
I don't believe it, now the floor looks beautiful (2x)
I don't believe it... old sponge mop
Dumb old sponge mop (2x)
Old sponge mop
Dumb old sponge mop
You're right, this mop's stupid
Dumb old sponge mop
I don't believe it, now the floor looks beautiful
That's why they call me mophandlemama
Now the floor looks beautiful
That's why they call me mophandlemama (3x)

It'd be two weeks before she could see her psychiatrist
The twenty-third of May... you know she disturbed no one today
The manager told her to completely forget
If you ever go to bed, I'll kill you
Do I tell the whole world that I'm mentally ill?
Go to the papers... yeah, why not?
Drum roll
I want to show them that I can walk on my own without hands of theirs
And, I can still fantasize, but I keep it to myself
Keep it to myself... keep it to myself
I think I deserve to be loved, don't you?
Very much so
Think I deserve to be loved
Keep it to myself... keep it to myself
I think I deserve to be loved, don't you?
To be loved, don't you?
But I keep it to myself
Keep it to myself... keep it to myself
I think I deserve to be loved, don't you?
And, I can still fantasize, but I keep it to myself
Keep it to myself... keep it to myself
I think I deserve to be loved, don't you?
Very much so

Do you ever think that you actually would kill yourself?
Well, if I have thought about it real, uhh, real deep
Yes, I believe I would
... I have thought about it real, uhh, real deep
Yes, I believe I would
And, I can still fantasize, but I keep it to myself
Keep it to myself... keep it to myself
... that I can walk without hands of theirs }
And, I can still fantasize, but I keep it to myself }
Keep it to myself...keep it to myself}
I think I deserve to be loved, don't you? } (2x)
Very much so
Do you ever think that you actually would kill yourself?
Well, if I have thought about it real, uhh, real deep
Yes, I believe I would

 

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