Pearl Jam - Ten
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Release date: 30 November 1991
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- Even Flow
- Why Go
- Alive (Live Version)
- Dirty Frank
- Alive (live)
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Pearl Jam - Ten: Wikipedia Album Entry
Ten is the debut album by the Pearl Jam, released on August 27, 1991 through Epic Records. Following the disbanding of bassist Jeff Ament and guitarist Stone Gossard's previous group Mother Love Bone, the two recruited vocalist Eddie Vedder, guitarist Mike McCready, and drummer Dave Krusen to form Pearl Jam in 1990. Most of the songs began as instrumental jams, to which Vedder added lyrics about topics such as depression, homelessness, and abuse.
Ten was not an immediate success, but by late 1992 it had reached number two on the Billboard 200 chart. The album produced three hit singles: "Alive", "Even Flow", and "Jeremy". While Pearl Jam was accused of jumping on the grunge bandwagon at the time, Ten was instrumental in popularizing alternative rock in the mainstream. The album has been certified twelve times Platinum in the United States and remains Pearl Jam's most successful album.
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Freezin', rests his head on a pillow made of concrete, again
Oh, feelin' maybe he'll see a little better set a days, ooh yeah
Oh hand out faces that he sees time again ain't that familiar, ooh yeah
Oh, dark grin he can't help when he's happy, looks insane, yeah
What the fuck is this world running to?
You didn't leave a message
At least I could have learned your voice
One last time
She scratches a letter
Into a wall made of stone
Maybe, someday another child
Won't feel as alone as she does
I see the world, feel the chill
Which way to go, windowsill
I see the world's on a rocking horse of time
I see the birds in the rain
I admit it
What's to say, what
I'll relive it
Without pain, now I'm pee pee
At home, drawing pictures of mountain tops
With him on top
Lemon yellow sun, arms raised in a V
And the dead lay in pools of maroon below
She don't wander in
Don't wander in here, she
She don't wander in here
Don't wander in here
On the edge windowsill
Ponders his maker, ponders his will
To the street below, he just ain't nothin'
But he's got a great view
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
"Son," she said, "Have I got a little story for you
What you thought was your Daddy was nothin' but a
While you were sittin' home alone at age thirteen
Your real Daddy was dyin', sorry you didn't see him but I'm glad we talked"
Hold on to the thread the currents will shift
Glide me towards you know somethings left
And we're all allowed to dream of the next