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Pearl Jam – Black lyrics

Hey... Oooh...
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

Ooh, and all I taught her was everything
Ooh, 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 have 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...
Uh huh... Uh huh... Ooh...

I know someday you'll have a beautiful life,
I know you'll be a sun in somebody else's sky, but why
Why, why can't it be, why can't it be mine


Aah... Uuh..

Too doo doo too, too doo doo [many times until fade]



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  • haley_carmi
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    haley_carmi
    Pretty much the overall meaning behind this song is how he was in a relationship with a girl and it suddenly ended. And now since they aren't together, he doesn't see the joy in anything anymore. Everything is just plain to him, there is no more happiness. He misses her and greatly wishes to have her back in his life again. Towards the end of the song he says he knows she will a beautiful life with somebody else, but he wishes she would be with him.
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      Pretty much the overall meaning behind this song is how he was in a relationship with a girl and it... Read more →

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