YIELD | Lyrics/Testi
 

(1998)

Brain of J.

Faithfull

No Way

Given To Fly

Wishlist

Pilate

Do The Evolution

MFC

Low Light

In Hiding

Push Me, Pull Me

All Those Yesterdays

 

 

BRAIN OF J.
Vedder/McCready


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one-two-three-four
Sorry...
One-two-three-four
one-two-three-four]

Who's got the brain of JFK?
What's it mean to us now? Yeah
Pause, it's sound insurance
But I can tell you, this is no lie

The whole world will be different soon
The whole world will be relieved
The whole world will be different soon
The whole world will be relieved

You, you've been taught
Whipped into shape, now they got you in line, yeah
Stand behind the stripes
There will be order, so give a good mind there

The whole world will be different soon
The whole world will be relieved
The whole world will be different soon
The whole world will be relieved

And by name
The name they gave me
The name I'm letting go

The whole world will be different soon
The whole world will be relieved
The whole world will be different soon
The whole world will be relieved
The whole world will be different soon
The whole world will be relieved
The whole world will be different soon, soon

 





FAITHFULL
Vedder/McCready

Plaque on the wall says that no one's slept here
It's rare to come upon a bridge that has not been around
Or been stepped on
Whatever the notions, we laced in our prayers
The man upstairs is used to all of this noise
I'm through with screaming

And echoes nobody hears, it goes, it goes, it goes
Like echoes nobody hears, it goes, it goes, it goes
We're faithful, we all believe, we all believe it (4x)

And echoes nobody hears, it goes, it goes, it goes (2x)
We're faithful, we all believe, we all believe it (3x)
So faithful, we all believe, we all believe it

M.Y.T.H. is
Belief in the game controls that keeps us in a box of fear
We never listen
Voice inside so drowned out
Drowned you are, you are, you are a furry thing
And everything is you
Me you, you me, it's all related
What's a boy to do?
Just be darling and I will be too
Faithful to you

 





NO WAY
Gossard

Here's a token of my openness
Of my need to not disappear
How I'm feeling, so revealing to me
I found my mind too clear
I just need someone to be there for... me
I just want someone to be there for...

All the static in my attic-a
Shoots down my side nerve
To the ocean of my platitudes
Longitudes, latitudes, it's so absurd
I just need someone to be there for...
I just want someone to be there for...
Someone to be there for...

'Cause I'll stop trying to make a difference
I'm not trying to make a difference
I'll stop trying to make a difference
No way
Perché smetterò di provare a fare la differenza
Non sto provando a fare la differenza
Smetterò di provare a fare la differenza
Neanche per idea


Ooh, let's call in an angel (3x)

'Cause I'll stop trying to make a difference
I'm not trying to make a difference
I'll stop trying to make a difference
No way
'Cause I'll stop trying to make a difference
I'm not trying to make a difference
I'm not trying to make a difference
No way
No way, no way
Let's call in an angel
Who's calling an angel?

 





GIVEN TO FLY
Vedder/McCready

He could've tuned in, tuned in, but he tuned out
A bad time, nothing could save him
Alone in a corridor, waiting locked out
He got up outta there, ran for hundreds of miles
He made it to the ocean, had a smoke in a tree
The wind rose up, set him down on his knee

A wave came crashing like a fist to the jaw
Delivered him wings, "Hey, look at me now"
Arms wide open with the sea as his floor
Oh, power, oooh oh
He's... flying... whole
High... wide, oooh oh

He floated back down 'cause he wanted to share
His key to the locks on the chains he saw everywhere
But first he was stripped and then he was stabbed
By faceless men, well fuckers
He still stands

And he still gives his love, he just gives it away
The love he receives is the love that is saved
And sometimes is seen a strange spot in the sky
A human being that was given to fly
High... flying... oooh oh
High... flying... oooh oh
He's... flying... oooh oh

 





WISHLIST
Vedder

I wish I was a neutron bomb
For once I could go off
I wish I was a sacrifice
But somehow still lived on
I wish I was a sentimental ornament you hung on
The Christmas tree, I wish I was the star that went on top
I wish I was the evidence I wish I was the grounds
For 50 million hands upraised and open toward the sky

I wish I was a sailor
With someone who waited for me
I wish I was as fortunate
As fortunate as me
I wish I was a messenger
And all the news was good
I wish I was the full moon
Shining off a Camaro's hood

I wish I was an alien
At home behind the sun
I wish I was the souvenir
You kept your house key on
I wish I was the pedal brake
That you depended on
I wish I was the verb 'to trust'
And never let you down

I wish I was a radio song
The one that you turned up
I wish, I wish...

 




PILATE
Ament

Talk of circles and punching out
Looking in, drawing circles down
Falling up, then south, marking ground
Talking out of turn, drawing circles down

Like Pilate, I have a dog (3x)

Walks me out of town
Still, one's a crowd
Making angels in the dirt
Looking up, looking all around

Like Pilate, I have a dog }
(Obeys, listens, kisses, loves) } (2x)

Stunned by my own reflection
It's looking back, sees me too clearly
And I swore I'd never go there again
Not unlike a friend that politely drags you down, you down, you down

Like Pilate, I have a dog }
(Obeys, listens, kisses, loves) } (4x)

 





DO THE EVOLUTION
Vedder/Gossard

Woo
I'm ahead, I'm a man
I'm the first mammal to wear pants, yeah
I'm at peace with my lust
I can kill 'cause in God I trust, yeah
It's evolution, baby!

I'm at peace, I'm the man
Buying stocks on the day of the crash
On the loose, I'm a truck
All the rolling hills, I'll flatten 'em out, yeah
It's herd behavior, uh huh
It's evolution, baby!

Admire me, admire my home
Admire my son, he's my clone
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
This land is mine, this land is free
I'll do what I want but irresponsibly
It's evolution, baby!

I'm a thief, I'm a liar
There's my church, I sing in the choir
{Hallelujah, hallelujah}

Admire me, admire my home
Admire my son, admire my clones
'Cause we know, appetite for a nightly feast
Those ignorant Indians got nothin' on me
Nothin'! Why?
Because it's evolution, baby!

I am ahead, I am advanced
I am the first mammal to make plans, yeah
I crawled the earth, but now I'm higher
Twenty-ten, watch it go to fire

It's evolution, baby!
It's evolution, baby!
Do the evolution
Come on, come on, come on

 

 







War, I'm crazy }
War I'm crazy I'm war } (6)

 





MFC
Vedder

Sliding out of reverse into drive, this
Wheel will be turning right, then straight
Off in the sunset she'll ride
She can remember a time denied, stood by
Side of the road, spilled like wine, now
She's out on her own and line high

There's no leaving here
Ask, I'm an ear
She's disappeared

They said timing was everything, made him
Want to be everywhere, there's a
Lot to be said for nowhere

There's no leaving here
Ask, I'm an ear
We've disappeared
There's no leaving here
Ask, I'm an ear
Fuck it, we'll disappear

 





LOW LIGHT
Ament

Clouds roll by
Reeling is what they say
Or is it just my way?
Wind blows by, low light
Side tracked, low light
Can't see my tracks, your scent way back

Can I be here all alone?
Clear a path to my home
Blood runs dry
Books and jealousy tell me wrong
All i feel,
calm
Voice blows by, low light
Car crash, low light
Can't wear my mask, your first my last

Voice goes by
Two birds is what they'll see
Getting lost upon their way
Wind rolls by, low light
Eye sight, low light
I need the light
I'll find my way from wrong, what's real?
The dream I see

 





IN HIDING
Vedder/Gossard

I shut and locked the front door
No way in or out
I turned and walked the hallway
And pulled the curtains down
I knelt and emptied the mouth of every plug around
But nothing's sound, nothing's sound

I stayed where my last step left me
Ignored all my rounds
Soon I was seeing visions and cracks along the walls
They were upside down

I swallow my words to keep from lying
I swallow my face just to keep from biting, I, I...
I swallowed my breath and went deep, I was diving, diving
I surfaced and all of my being was enlightened
I'm in hiding (4x)

It's been about three days now
Since I've been aground
No longer overwhelmed and it seems so simple now
It's funny when things change so much
It's all state of mind

I swallowed my words to keep from lying
I swallowed my face just to keep from biting I, I...
I swallowed my breath and went deep, I was diving, I was diving
I surfaced and all of my being was enlightened
Now I'm in hiding (8x)

 





PUSH ME, PULL ME
Vedder/Ament

I had a false belief
I thought I came here to stay
We're all just visiting
All just breaking like waves
The oceans made me, but who came up with love?
Push me, pull me, push me, or pull me out
Push me, pull me, or pull me out (2x)

So if there were no angels, would there be no sin?
You better stop me before I begin
But let me say, i
f I behave
Can you arrange a spacious hole in the ground
Somewhere nice, make it nice
Where the land meets high tide
Push me, pull me, or pull me out
Push me, pull me (3x)

Like a cloud dropping rain
I'm discarding all thought
I'll dry up, leaving puddles on the ground
I'm like an opening band for the sun
Push me, pull me (6x)

I've had enough, said enough, felt enough, I'm fine, still in it

 





ALL THOSE YESTERDAYS
Gossard

Don't you think you oughtta rest?
Don't you think you oughtta lay you head down?
Don't you think you want to sleep?
Don't you think you oughtta lay your head down tonight?

Don't you think you've done enough?
Oh, don't you think you've got enough, well maybe...
You don't think there's time to stop
There's time enough for you to lay your head down
Tonight, tonight

Let it wash away
All those yesterdays

What are you running from?
Taking pills to get along
Creating walls to call your own
So no one catches you drifting off and
Doing all the things that we all do

Let them wash away
All those yesterdays
All those yesterdays
All those paper plates

You've got time, you've got time to escape
There's still time, it's no crime to escape
It's no crime to escape, it's no crime to escape
There's still time, so escape
It's no crime, crime...

All those yesterdays (9x)

 

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