MP3 of the Month: Giugno 2008
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Self Pollution Radio, la trasmissione radiofonica 'pirata' condotta da Ed Vedder nel lontano 1995 dal suo magazzino. Molti gli amici intervenuti nelle oltre 4 ore di programma: Mudhoney, Mad Season, Fastbacks e Soundgarden.

Nell'infuocato set dei Pearl Jam, composto da canzoni appena pubblicate su 'Vitalogy' (uscito nei negozi giusto qualche settimana prima) c'è un interessante fuori onda: un ripescaggio della cover di Jim Caroll 'Catholic Boy' cantata da Ed Vedder, a differenza della versione studio pubblicata sulla colonna sonora di 'The Basketball Diaries', incisa dai Pearl Jam insieme allo stesso Carroll. Questo è il J.F.Mp3 di Giugno 2008.

Performed by Pearl Jam
Recorded in Seattle during Self Pollution Broadcast, 08.01.1995



Words and Music by Jim Carroll

I was born in a pool, they made my mother stand
And I spat on that surgeon and his trembling hand
When I felt the light I was worse than bored
I stole the doctor's scalpel and I slit the cord

I was a Catholic boy
I was redeemed through pain
Not through joy

I was two months early, they put me under glass
I screamed and cursed at children when their nurses passed
I was convicted of theft as I slipped from the womb
They led me straight from my mother to a cell in the Tombs

I was a Catholic boy
I was redeemed through pain
Not through joy

They starved me for weeks, they thought they'd teach me fear
I fed on cellmates' dreams, it gave me fine ideas
When they cut me loose, the time had served me well
I made allies in heaven, I made comrades in hell

I was a Catholic child
The blood ran red
The blood ran wild

I make angels dance and drop to their knees
When I enter a church the feet of statues bleed
I understand the fate of all my enemies
Just like Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane

I watched the sweetest psalm stolen by our choir
I dreamed of martyrs' bones hanging from a wire
I make a contribution, I get absolution
I make a resolution to purify my soul

I'm a Catholic boy
Redeemed through pain
Not through joy

And they can't touch me now
I got every sacrament behind me
I got baptism, I got penance
I got communion, I got extreme unction
Man, I've got confirmation

I was a Catholic boy
Redeemed through pain
And not through joy

And now I'm a Catholic man
I put my tongue to the rail whenever I can


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