Pearl Jam Sleight of Hand Lyrics

Binaural Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Breakerfall
  • 2 Gods’ Dice
  • 3 Evacuation
  • 4 Light Years
  • 5 Nothing as It Seems
  • 6 Thin Air
  • 7 Insignificance
  • 8 Of the Girl
  • 9 Grievance
  • 10 Rival
  • 11 Sleight of Hand
  • 12 Soon Forget
  • 13 Parting Ways / Writers Block
  • Routine was the theme
    He'd wake up, wash and pour himself into uniform
    Something he hadn't imagined being
    As the merging traffic passed
    He found himself staring down
    At his own hands
    Not remembering the change
    Not recalling the plan
    Was it?...

    He was okay
    But wondering
    About wandering
    Was it age?
    By consequence?
    Or was he moved sleight of hand?

    Mondays were made to fall
    Lost on a road he knew by heart
    It was like a book he read in his sleep, endlessly
    Sometimes he hid in his radio
    Watching others pull into their homes
    While he was drifting

    On a line
    Of his own
    Off the line
    Off the side
    By the by
    As dirt turned to sand
    As if moved by sleight of hand

    When he reached the shore of his clip-on world
    He resurfaced to the norm
    Organized his few things, his coat and keys
    Any new realizations would have to wait
    Till he had more time
    More time

    A time to dream
    To himself
    He waves goodbye
    To himself
    I'll see you on the other side
    Another man moved by sleight of hand

    Written by: Eddie Vedder, Jeff Ament
    Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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