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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...
Oh I, oh, I'm still alive
Hey, I, I, oh, I'm still alive
Hey I, oh, I'm still alive
Hey...oh...
Oh, she walks slowly, across a young man's room
She said I'm ready...for you
I can't remember anything to this very day
'Cept the look, the look...
Oh, you know where, now I can't see, I just stare...
I, I'm still alive
Hey I, but, I'm still alive
Hey I, boy, I'm still alive
Hey I, I, I, I'm still alive, yeah
Ooh yeah...yeah yeah yeah...oh...oh...
Is something wrong, she said
Well of course there is
You're still alive, she said
Oh, and do I deserve to be
Is that the question
And if so...if so...who answers...who answers...
I, oh, I'm still alive
Hey I, oh, I'm still alive
Hey I, but, I'm still alive
Yeah I, ooh, I'm still alive
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah



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    UnregisteredFeb 18, 2012 at 4:29 am
    Life is loss, no direction, cept within guidance... A circle a circle a question mark... My experience is mine and your experience is yours... We'll share them on the other side...
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    UnregisteredJul 10, 2012 at 4:45 pm
    Verse one- raised by someone not his father without knowing it
    Verse two vedder was sexually abused by a baby sitter- all facts
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    UnregisteredSep 13, 2011 at 11:20 am
    too much herion brown, for Eddie Vedder rambles on.But the superb lead guitar is a major stoner sound psychedelic in a wall of fire.the wah is flicked on at the right time to get that heavy stoner.the bass sound is a superb compressed sound.top marks for the guy who recorded and mixed this track
  • Justin5043
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    Justin5043Feb 26, 2010 at 6:36 pm
    Wow i always knew this was a sad song but i had no idea it was tagged to all those other 3 songs
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    dman717Nov 23, 2008 at 5:17 pm
    wow i didnt kno there was a whole wiki page on it... im a huge pearl jam fan and i recently learned 2 play this on the guitar... as far as the meaning goes i think the wiki page pretty much explains it howevr its not nessicarily ment 2 b inspirational its like a "curse" that hes still alive not like hes glad...

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