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[1991]

Let Me Sleep

Cold wind blows on the soles of my feet
Heaven knows nothing of me
I'm lost nowhere to go

Oh when I was a kid, oh how magic it seemed
Oh please let me sleep its Christmas time

Flowered winds was where I lived
Thought you burned not froze for your sins
Oh I'm so tired and cold

Oh when I was a kid

Oh how magic it seemed
Oh please let me sleep its Christmas time

Oh when I was a kid
Oh how magic it seemed
Oh please let me sleep its Christmas time

Oh when I was a kid
Oh how magic it seemed
Oh please let me sleep its Christmas time

 

 

 

 

 

Ramblings

But i think your drums are
No cheap ones
Hey everybody, uh this is Eddie from Pearl Jam
And Jeff
And me too
And Mike
And it's me Mike
And i'd talk to you if i could fucking see you if i talk i'd fuck up the song so, sorry
And he cusses too, every time he talks
And Dave
Dave's here
Dave's not here and
Dave is in the house
Dave is here
I am the chief who undress in a green prom dress
He's not a quiet percussion one
He's the new, not quiet, hard hitting one
I'm not the Grinch cause i didn't have a drink
Anyway we thought we'd wish you a Merry Christmas
And we're very happy right now cause we're on tour with the Chili Peppers
And that's them playing in the background
And a Happy New Year
And God bless everyone, everywhere
That was Mike, he's Tiny Tim now
And this is Eddie saying i'm a rhino and my skin is two feet thick
So we'll leave you with this song and thank you again, bye
See you, Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas, woo, no cheap ones
Happy, happiness is good
Yes we like that
Happy is good
You think the Slayer tour is out or what?
The Slayer tour's not happpening this year
We should probabley rap this up cuz
See ya
Being payed right now
Bye, Merry Christmas
Bye Slayer, Happy New Year
That was meant to blow up your speakers
This is my it's actually the devil in Santa Clause's suit
All if you switch the letters around in Santa it spells Satan
You gotta switch 'em around and change a couple of them
I just saw that last night on the news you know those little...

 

 

 

 

 

 

[1992]


Sonic Reducer

(The Dead Boys cover)

Don't need anyone
Don't need no mom and dad
Don't need no good advice
Don't need no human rights
I got some news for you
Don't even need you too

I got my time machine, got my 'lectronic dream
Sonic reducer, ain't no loser
Got a sonic reducer, sonic reducer

People out on the streets
They don't know who i am
I watch them from my room
They are just passing by
I'm not just anyone, said i'm not just anyone

I got my time machine, my little 'lectronic dream
Sonic reducer, ain't no loser
Sonic reducer, sonic reducer

Nothing left here, there's not really nothing left here

I'll be your bearer soon
Love on some cotton doom
Things will be different then
The sun will rise from here
Then i'll be ten feet tall, then you'll be nothing at all

I got my time machine, got my 'lectronic dream
Sonic reducer, ain't no loser
Sonic reducer, sonic reducer
Sonic reducer, sonic reducer

 

 

 

 

 

Ramblings II

Let's do this thing, it's doing right now hey
Merry Christmas, we thought we'd give you a little insight into our band psychology
Which one of us is really fucked up? That's the question we pose to you
Is it Eric Johnson or it'll be the guy on the next record not wearing shoes?
Eric is dead
We just looked at the artwork for the Christmas single and it's pretty damn good
(Jeff Ament) It's been a really fun year and
We're a little more relaxed at this little
We're much more relaxed right now
Thank you guys very much for supporting us so much
Say something nice to the people, Edward
"Hi"
He's doing the shy routine right now
"I'm not shy, i'm just pissed"
He's pissed and shy
Merry pissmas
Alright, bye, see ya

 

 

 

 

 

 

[1993]

Angel

Like an angel, fly over your house
Like an angel, pass out wishes
Like an angel, i will move the arrow
Like an angel, i live alone
I'm not livin' what was promised
I am close but can't enjoy
Oh, i'm not dyin'
Oh i'm so tortured cuz i see all
Tortured, and all i cannot do
Tortured, all i should have done
Tortured, while i occupied a man
I'm not livin' what was promised
I am far from glorified
Oh, i'm not dyin'
Oh, i'm not alone
Mind is not a celestial state with idle hymns of praise
Time is short, i have an appointment
At noon, at noon in hell
Across the waste of space and fields of air, i glide alone at night
Oh please, please, think of me cuz i'm
I'm by your side
I'm by your side
I'm by your side
I'm right in front of you
I'm by your side

 

 

 

 

 

Ramblings III

(Live at Empire Polo Fields, Indio, CA, 11/05/93)

Stop!
Fuck me in my brain
Fuck me in my brain
You fuckin' little cunt
You're drivin' me insane
Fuck me in the brain
Fuck me in the brain
You're drivin' me, drivin' me, insane
Fuck me in my life, hah
You wanted to be my wife
Fuck me in my brain... fuck
I'm ready for you
I don't believe nothin' even if it's true, no
Fuck me, fuck me in my brain
Fuck me, my ears are open in my brain
Fuck me
You think i care 'bout those emotions you wear
You think i care 'bout the way you wear your veil
You think our love huh
Is so far above
Ah, fuck me
Fuck me
Fuck me
Fuck me
Fuck me
Fuck me
Fuck

"Me and Jeff are going to go to the front gate and when you guys exit
We are going to beat the shit out of every barefoot person here
Mmm... your dirt is my fuckin' food
Don't you understand that by now?
I'm just like you, we're just like you
So i guess it's my turn to throw this back
No, no, no, you know what
We're really good in turning this kind of situation in a good one
I just had this great idea
These are all gonna be donated to charity
Thanks so much, thank you!
Alright, more shoes!
Shoe the shoeless!
More shoes, shoes for my friends
Ok, i don't think there's enough
I don't think there's more shoes here
I was gonna play your favorite song, but, you know
I might get interrupted by a fuckin' shoe

Alright, let's see
I got a shoe, I got a shirt
Let's see, I need some boxers
Ok, I got some pants
Someone throw some pants
Let's see some balls out there
I need pants, I got shoes, I got a shirt
I need a cap and some shorts
Somebody throw up a gun
So I can shoot you all
Fuckers
Oh, I meant that with love, you know that
I'm still here, I aint' goin' nowhere
You fuckers havo to leave, they're gonna kick you out
Ok, that's it. Goodnight "

 

 

 

 

 

[1995]

History Never Repeats

(Split Enz cover, live in Auckland with Neil & Tim Finn)

History never repeats
I tell myself before i go to sleep
Don't say the words you might regret
I lost before, you know i can't forget

There was a girl i used to know
Well she dealt my love a savage blow
I was so young, too blind to see
But anyway, that's history

And i say, history never repeats
I tell myself before i go to sleep
And there's a light shining in the dark
Leading me on towards a change of heart

You say i always played the fool
I can't go on if that's the rule
Better to jump than hesitate
I need a change and i can't wait

I say, history never repeats
I tell myself before i go to sleep
And there's a light shining in the dark
Leading me on towards a change of heart

Never repeats
History never repeats
History never repeats

Deep in the night it's all so clear
I lie awake with great ideas
Looking about in no man's land
I think at last i understand

History never repeats
I tell myself before i go to sleep
And there's a light shining in the dark
Leading me on towards a change of heart

 

 

 

 

Swallow My Pride

(Green River
Live @ The Aladdin Theatre in Las Vegas, 11/30/1993)

She looked at me with dignity said
"There's one thing you gotta see if you know we're headed for war
This country's prouder than ever before
Yes there's a spirit in the air, we're more american than anywhere"
Well i just smiled cuz i could tell this little girl's going to hell

Now i wouldn't mind if you swallowed my pride
Would make me feel alright, deep inside, feel alright
All the warmth in her heart can't keep my blood from running cold
Keep my blood from running cold
First i fell for her looks, now i just wanna go for the throat
I tried to tell her a hundred times, this little girl didn't understand at all
Pride comes before a fall

Now i wouldn't mind if you swallowed my pride
Make me feel alright, deep inside, feel alright
This ain't the garden of Eden
This ain't the summer of love
Things ain't what they used to be
There ain't no angels above
Ain't the garden of Eden
Ain't no angels above
Things ain't what they used to be
This ain't, this ain't the summer... of love

 

 

 

 

My Way

(Elvis cover w/ Elvis' impersonator Terry
Live @ The Aladdin Theatre in Las Vegas, 11/30/1993)

And out isn't perfect
My friends i'll say it to
State my case of which i'm certain
I've lived a life as full
I've traveled at every highway
Oh and more as more gets
I did it my way
Regrets i've had a few
But they're too few to mention
I did what i had
It's all through without exemption
I play each charted course
I've traveled each and every by way
And more much more than this
I did it my way
Well twice i'm sure you knew
When i bit off more than i could chew
I knew it all without a doubt
I ate it up and i had to spit it out
I passed it on and i stood tall
And did it my way
I took a look, i took a blow
And did it my way

 

 

 

 

 

[1996]

Olympic Platinum

(Nick Didia)

Olympic dream, olympic dream
If i could reach to the sky and touch it for my country
Get some on my finger and take in its smell
The smell of victory, land of the free, olympic dream, olympic dream
Olympic theme
My olympic dream
My promotion scheme
How hard can it be
How high can i jump
How high can i throw
How high can i run (i'm running very fast)
How long can i hold my breath and stay underwater
and wave my legs around in perfect unison
With my partner who doesn't really understand me
For my olympic dream, my olympic dream
I'll be like Dwight Stone
I'll be like Bruce Jenner
I'll be like that girl who trained all her life as a distance runner
A nd then tripped with a quarter mile to go
But i...i will get up and i will run
I will run with the Georgia peach breeze and i... i will win
I will win my... my olympic dream
My olympic dream
The gold's just not good enough
And i don't even think of the bronze
I'm living my life for olympic platinum
Olympic dream, my olympic theme
I'll sing like Whitney (sing like Whitney)
My olympic dream

 

 

 

 

 

 

[1997]

Happy When I'm Crying

E' per noi un piacere augurarvi, insieme ai R.E.M. un Buon Cetriolo
[It is a pleasure for us to wish you, together, with R.E.M., a Merry Cucumber]
I need a song to help along
When it feels wrong it seems so long
To get to the light
We live in homes, talk on phones
Hear the tone, can you hold?
Moving fast as light, tv's on at night
Does peace come out of fighting?
Can truth come out of lying?
I'm happy when i'm crying
If reality is what i see newspapers magazines tv
Tell us what's going on, leading us along
It's not absurd to all get heard
Put our feelings into words
You have to reach inside, no feelings to hide
Does peace come out of fighting?
Can truth come out of lying?
I'm happy when i'm crying
Bring children into the world
We couldn't have done it by ourselves
Stop and wonder why
There's more that meets the eyes
Somewhere inside i did believe
I can't belong, i was wrong
I have gained insight
I will see the light
Truth isn't lying
Peace isn't fighting
Love isn't dying

 

 

 

 

Live For Today

(R.E.M.)

You had this bright idea one late summer night
Candy-coated popcorn strung like a beaded curtain hung over your door
I guess the heat got to it, dripped and melted all over the floor
Chocolate-covered cherries in tin foil boats
Float around the floorboard
I had to laugh not to cry
Now all your possessions, all of your things, all of your
Hopes, schemes, desires, all of your dreams
All gone away
"Live for today", you said, "live for today"
I had to laugh not to cry

 

 

 

 

 

[1998]

Last Kiss

(J.Frank Wilson cover)

Oh where, oh where can my baby be
The lord took her away from me
She's gone to heaven so i got to be good
So i can see my baby when i leave this world

We were out on a date in my daddy's car
We hadn't driven very far
There in the road, straight ahead
A car was stalled, the engine was dead
i couldn't stop so i swerved to the right
I'll never forget the sound that night
The screaming tires, the busting glass
The painful scream that i heard last

Oh where, oh where can my baby be
The lord took her away from me
She's gone to heaven so i got to be good
So i can see my baby when i leave this world

When i woke up the rain was pouring down
Yhere were people standing all around
Something warm flowing through my eyes
But somehow i found my baby that night
I lifted her head, she looked at me and said
"Hold me darling just a little while"
I held her close, i kissed her our last kiss
I found the love that i knew i had missed
Well now she's gone even though i hold her tight
I lost my love, my life, that night

Oh where, oh where can my baby be
The lord took her away from me
She's gone to heaven so i got to be good
So i can see my baby when i leave this world

 

 

 

 

Soldier Of Love

(Arthur Alexander cover)

Lay down your arms
And surrender to me
Oh lay down your arms
And love me peacefully
Use your arms for squeezing and pleasing
The one that loves you so
Oh there ain't no reason for you to declare
War on the one who loves you so
So forget the other boys
Because my love is real
Come off your battlefield
Lay down your arms a
And surrender to me
Lay down your arms
And love me peacefully
Use your arms for squeezing and pleasing
That's the way it's got to be
The weapons you're using
Are hurting me bad
But someday you're going to retreat
Cause my love baby is the truest you've ever had
A soldier of love that's hard to beat
Lay down your arms
And surrender to me
Lay down your arms
And love me peacefully
Use your arms to hold me tight
Baby i don't wanna fight no more
Use your arms to hold me tight
Baby i don't wanna fight no more
Oh baby, lay down your arms (x7)
Please baby lay down your arm
(cha cha cha)

 

 

 

 

 

[1999]


Strangest Tribe

It's five below in evidence
The winded eves and sideways snow
His eminence has yet to show

Follow the ageless tide
Follow the angled light
Follow the strangest tribe
I... I... I...

it's 6:00 AM, you're waiting for
You've had your feast, you're wanting more

Follow the wayward mile
Follow the distant high
Follow the strangest tribe
I... I... I...

Follow the ancient stripe
Follow the angels try
Follow the strangest tribe
I... I... I...

 

 

 

 

Drifting

Drifting, drifting, drifting away
I got myself a mansion, then i gave it away
It's not the world that's heavy, it's just the things that you say
And i'm drifting, drifting away

Drifting, drifting, drifting along
I rid myself of worries, and the worries were gone
I only run when i want to and i sleep like a dog
I'm just drifting, drifting along

The suitcoats say, "there is money to be made"
They get so damn excited, but i guess it's their way
My road it may be lonely just because it's not paved
It's good for drifting, drifting away

All the suitcoats say, "there is money to be made"
They get so damn excited, nothing gets in their way
My road it may be lonely just because it's not paved
It's good for drifting, drifting away

Drifting, drifting, drifting, uh huh
I feel like going back there, but never for long
I sometimes wonder if they know that i'm gone
I'm just drifting, drifting along
Drifting, drifting along
Drifting, drifting along
Merry Christmas

 

 

 

 

 

[2000]

Crown of Thorns

(Mother Love Bone cover
Live in Las Vegas, 10/22/2000)

You ever heard the story of Mr. Faded Glory?
Say he who rides a pony must someday fall
I was talkin' to my alter
Says life is what you make it
And if you make it death, well rest your soul away
Away, away

It's a broken kinda feeling
She'd have to tie me to the ceiling
A bad moons-a-comin', better say your prayers
I wanna tell you that i love you
But does it really matter?
I just can't stand to see you draggin' down again
Again, again

So i'm singing
This is my kinda love
It's the kind that moves on
It's unkind and leaves you alone, yeah
This is my kinda love
It's the kind that moves on
It's unkind and leaves me alone

I used to treat you like a lady
Now you're my substitute teacher
This bottle's not a pretty, not a pretty sight
I owe the man some money, so i'm turnin' over honey
Ah. Mr. Faded Glory is once again doin' time, oh yeah

This is my kinda love
It's the kind that moves on
It's unkind and leaves me alone, yeah
This is my kinda love
It's the kind that moves on
It's unkind and, it's unkind and
Leaves me alone, yeah
Like a crown of thorns
It's all who you know
So don't burn your bridges
'Cause someday, yeah

So i'm singing
This is my kinda love
It's the kind that moves on
It's unkind and leaves me alone, yeah
This is my kinda love
It's the kind that moves on
It's unkind and
Leaves me alone
Don't burn your bridges

 

 

 

 


Can't Help Falling In Love

(Elvis Presley cover
Live in Las Vegas
, 10/22/2000)

Wise men say only fools rush in
But i can't help falling in love with you
Should i stay, would it be a sin
If i can't help falling in love with you
Like a river flows surely to the sea
Darling so it goes
Some things are meant to be
Oh take my hand, take my whole life too
Cuz i can't help falling in love with you
And i can't help falling in love
With... you

 

 

 

 

 

[2001]

Last Soldier

(Live @ Bridge School Benefit 10/21/2001)

My number's up, my time has come
Sounds like they're playin' my song
On the altar, my picture
Will be there while i'm gone

There'll be time for laughin'
There's no time to cry
Soon i will be leavin'
Look me in the eye

No matter what's in front of me
It's your face that i'll see
And the future of our young ones
Yeah this is what fuels me

There's no time for laughin'
There's no time to cry
Soon i will be leavin'
Look me in the eye

The oath i took not so seriously
The world's gathered steam and caught up with me
And my decision's been made, from some other place
By someone i don't know and they don't know me

This is no time for laughin'
There's no time to cry
Soon i will be leavin'
Look me in the eye

 

 

 


Gimme Some Truth

(John Lennon cover revisited
Live @ Groundwork Benefit, Seattle, 10/22/2001)

I've had enough of reading things
From neurotic, psychotic, pig-headed politicians
All i want is the truth
Just give us some truth
I've had enough of watching scenes
From short-sighted, narrow-minded, momma's little hypocritics
All i want is the truth
Just give us some truth

No short-haired, yellow-bellied son-of-tricky-dicky's
Gonna mother hubbard soft soap me with just a pocket full of hope
Money for rope
Corporate hopes

I've had enough of reading things
From tight-lipped, condescending, momma's little hypocritics
All i want is the truth
Just give me some truth

I've had enough of hearing things
From schizophrenic, egocentric, momma's little chauvinists
All i want is the truth
Just give us some truth

No short-haired, yellow-bellied son-of-georgie-porgie's
Gonna mother hubbard soft soap me with just a pocket full of hope
Money for rope
Money for rope

No short-haired, yellow-bellied son-of-georgie-porgie's
Gonna mother hubbard soft soap me with just a pocket full of hope
It's money for rope
A corporate hope

I've had enough of reading things
From tight-lipped, condescending, momma's little chauvinists
All i want is the truth
Ahh, all we want is the truth

I've had enough of reading things
From pig-headed, tight-lipped politicians
All i want is the truth
Just give us some truth
All i want is the truth
Just give us some truth
All i want is the truth
Just give us some truth
Just give us some truth

 

 

 

 

I Just Want to Have Something To Do

(The Ramones cover by Jeff Ament)

Hangin' out on 2nd avenue
Eating chicken vindaloo
I just wanna be with you
I just wanna have something to do
Tonight, tonight
Tonight, tonight
Wait now
Wait now
Wait for me now
Hangin' out all by myself
I don't want to be with anybody else
I just wanna be with you
I just wanna have something to do
Tonight, tonight
Tonight, tonight
Alright
Tonight, tonight
Tonight, tonight
Tonight, tonight
Alright
Tonight, tonight

 

 

 

 

 

 

[2002]


Don't Believe In Christmas

(The Sonics cover
Soundcheck @ Seattle Showbox, 12/06/2002)

Well mom and dad said we could
So i did what i should
I hung my stocking on a wall
I didn't get a thing at all

I don't believe in Christmas
I don't believe in Christmas
I don't believe in Christmas
'Cause i didn't get nothin' last year

Well stayin' up late
To see Santa Klaus fly
Well sure enough don't ya know
The fat boy didn't show

I don't believe in Christmas
I don't believe in Christmas
I don't believe in Christmas
'Cause i didn't get nothin' last year

Well i tried to get a little kiss
From a pretty little miss
She slapped me down and said "you jerk,
Mistletoe doesn't work"

I don't believe in Christmas
I don't believe in Christmas
I don't believe in Christmas
'Cause i didn't get nothin' last year

Well wakin' up the reindeer
Makin' little kids cheer
The reason that his nose shine
Santa gave him moonshine

I don't believe in Christmas
I don't believe in Christmas
I don't believe in Christmas
'Cause i didn't get nothin' last year

Ah decorate the street light
People lookin' to get right
One hand will slap ya back
The other one will take ya back

I don't believe in Christmas
I don't believe in Christmas
I don't believe in Christmas
'Cause i didn't get nothin' last year

I don't believe in Christmas
I don't believe in Christmas
I don't believe in Christmas
I don't believe in Christmas
I don't believe in Christmas
'Cause i didn't get nothin' but fear

 

 

 

 


Sleepless Nights

(The Everly Brothers cover by Eddie Vedder & Beck
Live @ The Wiltern Theatre, 02/26/2002)

Through the sleepless nights, I cry for you 
And wonder who is kissing you 
These sleepless nights will break my heart in two

Somehow through the days, I don't give in 
I hide the tears that wait within 
But then through these sleepless nights I cry again

Why did you go? Why did you go? 
Don't you know? Don't you know? 
I need you

I keep hoping you'll come back to me 
Oh let it be, please let it be 
My love, please end these sleepless nights for me

Why did you go? Why did you go? 
Don't you know? Don't you know? 
I need you

Through the sleepless nights, I cry for you 
And wonder who is kissing you 
These sleepless nights will break my heart in two
These sleepless nights will break my heart in two

 

 

 

 

 

 

[2003]

Reach Down

(Temple Of The Dog
Live in Santa Barbara, 10/28/2003)

Well I had a dream the other night
You were in a bar in the corner on a chair
Wearing a long white leather coat
Purple glasses and glitter in your hair
And you said, "Hey, this is where i wanna sit
And buy you a drink someday”
Well you were going to the dog shows
But you kinda lost your way
Now you say, "Now I got all this room and no money to decorate it"
Said you got some local customer
Who can put me in touch with the man upstairs
But he said, "Little man, you got no business being all frustrated"
Ooh, you gotta rest, you gotta rest, you gotta rest

You gotta reach down and pick the crowd up
You gotta reach down and pick the crowd up
Carry back in your hand
To the promised land
To the promised land

Now I had an angel shine my wings
She said, "Nothin' but the best for the golden boy"
She made me promise not to tell i had her under a spell
Singing golden words in a broken voice
And i caught a blessing on the wind
I'm feeling lighter than a whisper from a dove
I've got no hands to tie behind my back
And i'm sparking like a heart attack
And now i've got room to spread my wings
And my messages of love
Love was my drug
But that's not what i died of
So don't you think of me crying louder
Than some billion dollar baby
I gotta rest, i gotta rest, i gotta rest

I wanna reach down and pick the crowd up
I wanna reach down and pick the crowd up
Carry back in my hand
To the promised land
To the promised land

I wanna reach down and pick the crowd up
I wanna reach down and pick the crowd up
Carry back in my hand
To the promised land
To the promised land

 

 

 

 

 


 

I Believe In Miracles

(The Ramones cover
Live in Santa Barbara, 10/28/2003)

I used to be on an endless run
Believe 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
I'm no longer 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
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

Oh i believe in miracles
Oh i believe in a better world for me and you
Oh-oh-oh, i believe in miracles
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

Oh i believe in miracles
Oh i believe in a better world for me and you
Oh-oh-oh, i believe in miracles
I believe in a better world for me and you

 

 

 

 

 

 

[2004]

Someday at Christmas

(Jackson Five cover)

Someday at Christmas men won't be boys
Playing with bombs like kids play with toys
One warm December our hearts will see
A world where we are free

Someday at Christmas there'll be no wars
When we have learned what Christmas is for
When we have found what life's really worth
There'll be peace on Earth

Someday all our dreams will come to be
Someday in a world where men are free
Maybe not in time for you and me
But someday at Christmastime

Someday at Christmas we'll see at last
No hungry children, no empty hand
One happy morning people will share
Our world where people care

Someday at Christmas there'll be no tears
All men are equal and no men have fears
One shinning moment my heart ran away
From our world today

Someday all our dreams will come to be
Someday in a world where men will be free
Maybe not in time for you and me
But someday at Christmastime

Someday at Christmas man will not fail
Take hope because your love will prevail
Someday a world that we can all start
With hope in every heart

Someday at Christmas
Someday at Christmastime

Someday at Christmastime

 

 

 

 

 

 

[2005]

Little Sister

(Elvis Presley cover with Robert Plant
Live @ The House of Blues, Chicago, 10/05/2005)

Little sister, don't you
Little sister, don't you

Little sister, don't you kiss me once or twice
Then say it's very nice
And then you run

Baby little sister, don't you do
What your big sister done

Ev'ry time I see your sister
She's got somebody new
She's mean and she's evil
Like that old Boll Weevil
Guess I'll try my luck with you

Little sister, don't you
Little sister, don't you
Little sister, don't you kiss me once or twice
Then say it's very nice
And then you run

Baby little sister, don't you do
What your big sister done

Well, I used to pull your pigtails
And pinch your turned-up nose
But you been a growin'
And baby, it's been showin'
From your head down to your toes

Little sister, don't you
Little sister, don't you
Little sister, don't you kiss me once or twice
Then say it's very nice
And then you run

Uh uh uh
Little sister, don't you do
What your big sister done

Ev'ry time I see your sister
She's got somebody new
She's mean and she's evil
Like that old Boll Weevil
Guess I'll try my luck with you

Little sister, don't you
Little sister, don't you
Little sister, don't you kiss me once or twice
Then say it's very nice
And then you run

Uh uh uh
Little sister, don't you do
What your big sister done

Little sister, don't you
Little sister, don't you
Little sister, don't you kiss me once or twice
Then say it's very nice
And then you run

Uh uh uh
Little sister, don't you do
What your big sister done
Little sister, don't you do
What your big sister done
Little sister, don't you do
What your big sister done


 

 

 

 

 

 

[2006]

Love Reign O'er Me

(The Who cover)

Only love can make it rain
The way the beach is kissed by the sea

Only love can make it rain
Like the sweat of lovers layin' in the fields

Love, reign o'er me
Love, reign o'er me
Rain on me
Rain on me

Only love can bring the rain
That makes you yearn to the sky

Only love can bring the rain
That falls like tears from all high

Love, reign o'er me
Rain on me
Rain on me

Love, reign o'er me
Rain on me
Rain on me

On the dry and dusty road
The nights we spent apart alone
I need to get back home
To cool cool rain

I can't sleep and I lay and I think
The night is hot and black as ink
Woo Oh God I need a drink
Of cool cool rain

Love, reign o'er me
Rain on me
On me
On me

Love, reign o'er me
On me

Love...

 

 

 

 

[2007]

Santa God

Now and then i remember when
Us adults were little kids
And our only worry was
What we get from santa claus

When santa claus was god
When santa claus was god
When santa was... santa claus was..
When santa claus was god

Now we're grown and so complex
In a world that can't relax
Even though he was a lie
We all were satisfied when

Santa claus was god
When santa claus was god
When santa was..
When santa claus was..
When santa claus was god

H ow i learned from right and wrong
Had to be good for santa claus
He made me, stop misbehaving

And once a year if i did my job
I'd be given my favorite toys
So simple, the principles

When santa was...
When santa claus was..
Santa claus was god

Sleep tight oh little ones (x4)


 

 

 

 

 

[2008]

Santa Cruz

Headin' South the compass reads
Look at our speed, we're going 63
Look out the window as the trees go green
I look at them and they look at me
Got Neil Young on the stereo
He comes along whenever i go
But something different as i hear him now
Headin' South on a familiar route

I can feel the liftin' of my blues
I can see a wide horizon new
I got the feeling i just can't lose
Pulling into Santa Cruz

I got an old friend he remembers me
From way back when we were seventeen
We've got kids and we're older now
But when i see him we're still seventeen
I need a beach to set me free
I need the wind to make me breath
I need the water to wash my soul
I need my loved ones to let me go

I can feel the liftin' of my blues
I can see a wide horizon new
I got the feeling i just can't lose
Pulling into Santa Cruz

Up in the Northwest we've got it good
A little soggy but we've got it good
Can't help thinking that i wish i would
Move my ass down to Santa Cruz

I got the feeling i just can't lose
Pulling into Santa Cruz
I got the feeling i just can't lose
Pulling into Santa Cruz

I got a feeling i don't wanna lose
Pulling into Santa Cruz
I got a feeling i don't wanna lose
Pulling into Santa Cruz

 

 

 

 

The Golden State

(John Doe cover by Ed Vedder & Corin Tucker)

You are the hole in my head
I am the pain in your neck
You are the lump in my throat
I am the aching in your heart
We are tangled
We are stolen
We are living where things are hidden

You are something in my eye
And I am the shiver down your spine
You are on the lick of my lips
And I am on the tip of your tongue
We are tangled
We are stolen
We are buried up to our necks in sand

We are luck
We are fate
We are the feeling you get in the golden state
We are love
We are hate
We are the feeling I get when you walk away
Walk away

Well you are the dream in my nightmare
I am that falling sensation
You are not needles and pills
I am your hangover morning
We are tangled
We are stolen
We are living where things are hidden

We are luck
We are fate
We are the feeling you get in the golden state
We are love
We are hate
We are the feeling I get when you walk away
Walk away
Walk away

You are the hole in my head
You are the pain in your neck
You are the lump in my throat
I am the aching in your heart

 

 

 

 

 

[2009]

Turning Mist

(Written & performed by Mike McCready)

Now all the Sundays seem so blue
Just a changin' week it is to blame
Don't wanna open any wounds
I just want to laugh again

Don't feel like Christmas without you
All the lights have turned to gray
The rain upon the passing cars
Blurs your smile

Was it worth it?
I was gone so long
You deserve peace
Cause giving love is strong
Was it worth it in the long run?

All the sunshine of your smile
Has been turning in the mist
Of my eyes
Tell me, are you leaving
Feel all lies

Was it worth it?
I was gone so long
You deserve peace
Cause giving love is strong

Was it worth it in the long run?
In the long run
In the long run

 

 

 

 

Hawaii '78

(Mickey Ioane cover by Ed Vedder, Boom Gaspar & Tavana McMoore
Live in Hawaii, 07/02/2009)

UA MAU KE EA O KA AINA I KA PONO O HAWAII
UA MAU KE EA O KA AINA I KA PONO O HAWAII *

How would they feel?
Would their smiles be content than cry?
Cry for the gods, cry for the people
Cry for the land that was taken away
And in it you'll find Hawaii

If just for a day our king and queen
Visited all these islands and saw everything
How would they feel about the changes of our land?
Just imagine if they were around
And saw highways on sacred grounds
How would they feel about this modern city life?

How would they feel?
Would their smiles be content rather than cry?
Cry for the gods, cry for the people
Cry for the land that was taken away
And in it you'll find Hawaii

UA MAU KE EA O KA AINA I KA PONO O HAWAII
UA MAU KE EA O KA AINA I KA PONO O HAWAII

 

* Official motto of the State of Hawaii, meaning
"The life of the land is perpetuated in rightousness"

 

 

 

 

 

 

[2010]


Falling Down

(Unreleased
Live at Red Rocks 1995)

Oh something to remember me by
Oh something to place in your hand
Oh something so you will feel all grown up
When you call my name
Oh, i'm falling down, down
I'm falling
I don't know when i'll be up
Before your call
Please remember me
Frozen like stone, yeah
He'll be flesh and blood
I'll be gone
Oh just a memory passing like pages in a book
I'm falling down
I'm falling
I'm falling
Don't know if i'll get up
You're a boy
You're a boy
You're a boy
I know why you'll be
Can't guess your side
Or know the cry of a newborn child
Can't feel the heat
Of something fresh coming
Can somebody hide me
I can't apolo...
I can't apolo...
I can't apologize

 

 

 

 

 

 

[2011]


Better Things

(The Kinks cover)

Here's wishing you the bluest sky
And hoping something better comes tomorrow
Hoping all the verses rhyme
And the very best of choruses to
Follow all the doubt and sadness
I know that better things are on the way

Here's hoping all the days ahead
Won't be as bitter as the ones behind you
Be an optimist instead
And somehow happiness will find you
Forget what happened yesterday
I know that better things are on the way

Its really good to see you rocking out
And having fun
Living like you just begun
Accept your life and what it brings
I hope tomorrow you'll find better things
I know tomorrow you'll find better things

Here's wishing you the bluest sky
And hoping something better comes tomorrow
Hoping all the verses rhyme
And the very best of choruses to
Follow all the doubt and sadness
I know that better things are on the way

I know you've got a lot of good things happening up ahead
The past is gone it's all been said
So here's to what the future brings
I know tomorrow you'll find better things
I know tomorrow you'll find better things
I know tomorrow you'll find better things
I know tomorrow you'll find better things
Better things

 

 

 

 

[2013]


99 Problems

(Pearl Jam w/ Jay-Z
Live @ Made in America, 09/02/2012 Philadelphia)

If you havin' girl problems I feel bad for you son 
I got 99 problems, but a bitch ain't one 

I got the Rap Patrol on the gat patrol 
Foes that wanna make sure my casket's closed 
Rap critics that say he's "Money, Cash, Hoes" 
I'm from the hood stupid, what type of facts are those? 
If you grew up with holes in your zapper toes 
You'd celebrate the minute you was havin dough 
I'm like fuck critics, you can kiss my whole asshole 
If you don't like my lyrics, you can press fast forward 
Got beef with radio if I don't play they show 
They don't play my hits - well I don't give a shit, SO! 
Rap mags try and use my black ass 
So advertisers can give 'em more cash for ads, fuckers! 
I don't know what you take me as 
Or understand the intelligence that Jay-Z has 
I'm from, rags to riches, niggaz I ain't dumb 
I got 99 problems, but a bitch ain't one - hit me! 

99 problems but a bitch ain't one 
If you havin girl problems I feel bad for you son 
I got 99 problems, but a bitch ain't one - hit me! 

The year is ninety-four, in my trunk is raw 
In my rearviewmirror is the motherfuckin law 
Got two choices y'all, pull over the car or (hmm) 
bounce on the Devil, put the pedal to the floor 
And I ain't tryin to see no highway chase with Jake 
Plus I got a few dollars, I can fight the case 
So I, pull over to the side of the road 
"Son do you know why I'm stoppin you for?" 
Cause I'm young and I'm black and my hat's real low 
Or do I look like a mindreader sir? I don't know 
Am I under arrest or should I guess some mo'? 
"Well you was doin fifty-five in the fifty-four; 
license and registration and step out of the car
Are you carryin a weapon on you? I know a lot of you are" 
I ain't steppin out of shit, all my papers legit 
"Well do you mind if I look around the car a little bit?" 
Well my glove compartment is locked, so is the trunk in the back 
And I know my rights, so you gon' need a warrant for that 
"Aren't you sharp as a tack! You should try out 
for lawyer or somethin, somebody important or somethin" 
Child I ain't passed the bar, but I know a little bit 
Enough that you won't illegally search my shit 
"Well we'll see how smart you are when the canine comes" 
I got 99 problems, but a bitch ain't one - hit me! 

99 problems but a bitch ain't one 
If you havin girl problems I feel bad for you son 
I got 99 problems, but a bitch ain't one - hit me! 

99 problems but a bitch ain't one 
If you havin girl problems I feel bad for you son 
I got 99 problems, but a bitch ain't one - hit me!

 

 

 

 


Shattered

(The Rolling Stones cover
Eddie Vedder w/ Jeanne Tripplehorn, live in Malibu 09/15/2013)

Shattered, shattered 
Love and hope and sex and dreams 
Are still surviving on the street 
Look at me, I'm in tatters! 
I'm a shattered 
Shattered 
Friends are so alarming 
And my lover's never charming 
Life's just a cocktail party on the street 
Big Apple 
People dressed in plastic bags 
Directing traffic 
Some kind of fashion 
Shattered 
Laughter, joy, and loneliness and sex and sex and sex and sex 
Look at me, I'm in tatters 
I'm a shattered 
Shattered 
All this chitter-chatter, chitter-chatter, chitter-chatter 'bout 
Shmatta, shmatta, shmatta -- I can't give it away on 7th Avenue 
This town's been wearing tatters (shattered, shattered) 
Work and work for love and sex 
Ain't you hungry for success, success, success, success 
Does it matter? (Shattered) Does it matter? 
I'm shattered. 
Shattered 
Ahhh, look at me, I'm a shattered 
I'm a shattered 
Look at me- I'm a shattered, yeah 
Pride and joy and greed and sex 
That's what makes our town the best 
Pride and joy and dirty dreams and still surviving on the street 
And look at me, I'm in tatters, yeah 
I've been battered, what does it matter 
Does it matter, uh-huh 
Does it matter, uh-huh, I'm a shattered 
Don't you know the crime rate is going up, up, up, up, up 
To live in this town you must be tough, tough, tough, tough, tough! 
You got rats on the west side 
Bed bugs uptown 
What a mess this town's in tatters I've been shattered 
My brain's been battered, splattered all over Manhattan 
Uh-huh, this town's full of money grabbers 
Go ahead, bite the Big Apple, don't mind the maggots, huh 
Shadoobie, my brain's been battered 
My friends they come around they 
Flatter, flatter, flatter, flatter, flatter, flatter, flatter 
Pile it up, pile it high on the platter 

 


 

[2014]

Imagine

(John Lennon cover, Eddie Vedder live in Meco, Portugal, 18/7/2014)

Imagine there's no Heaven
It's easy if you try
And no Hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today

Imagine there's no country
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you will join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no posessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
Or Brotherhood of Man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you will join us
And the world will be as one

 

 

 

 

[2015]

Redemption Song

(Bob Marley cover, Eddie Vedder with Beyoncè
Live @ Global Citizen Festival, NYC, 26/9/2015)

Old pirates, yes, they rob I
Sold I to the merchant ships
Minutes after they took I
From the bottomless pit
But my hand was made strong
By the hand of the Almighty
We forward in this generation
Triumphantly
Won't you help to sing
These songs of freedom?
'Cause all I ever have
Redemption songs
Redemption songs

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery
None but ourselves can free our minds
Have no fear for atomic energy
'Cause none of them can stop the time
How long shall they kill our prophets
While we stand aside and look?
Some say it's just a part of it
We've got to fulfil the book

Won't you help to sing
These songs of freedom?
'Cause all I ever have
Redemption songs
Redemption songs
Redemption songs

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery
None but ourselves can free our mind
Have no fear for atomic energy
'Cause none of them can stop the time
How long can they kill our prophets
While we stand aside and look?
Yes, some say it's just a part of it
We've got to fulfil the book


Won't you help to sing
Dese songs of freedom?
'Cause all I ever had
Redemption songs
All I ever had
Redemption songs
Redemption songs
These songs of freedom
Songs of freedom

 

 

 

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