Pearl Jam Black Lyrics

Ten Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Once
  • 2 Even Flow
  • 3 Alive
  • 4 Why Go
  • 5 Black
  • 6 Jeremy
  • 7 Oceans
  • 8 Porch
  • 9 Garden
  • 10 Deep
  • 11 Release / Master/Slave
  • Hey, oh
    Sheets of empty canvas
    Untouched sheets of clay
    Were laid spread out before me
    As her body once did
    All five horizons
    Revolved around her soul
    As the earth to the sun
    Now the air I tasted and breathed
    Has taken a turn

    Oh and all I taught her was everything
    Oh I know she gave me all that she wore
    And now my bitter hands
    Chafe beneath the clouds
    Of what was everything
    Oh the pictures have
    All been washed in black
    Tattooed everything
    I take a walk outside
    I'm surrounded by
    Some kids at play
    I can feel their laughter
    So why do I sear
    Oh, and twisted thoughts that spin
    Round my head
    I'm spinning
    Oh, I'm spinning
    How quick the sun can, drop away

    And now my bitter hands
    Cradle broken glass
    Of what was everything
    All the pictures had
    All been washed in black
    Tattooed everything
    All the love gone bad
    Turned my world to black
    Tattooed all I see
    All that I am
    All I'll be

    Yeah
    I know someday you'll have a beautiful life
    I know you'll be a star
    In somebody else's sky
    But why
    Why
    Why can't it be
    Why can't it be mine

    Written by: Eddie Jerome Vedder, Stone C. Gossard
    Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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