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 Post subject: Re: Song of the Moment: Corduroy
PostPosted: Tue January 07, 2014 9:36 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Song of the Moment: Corduroy
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Probably my favorite PJ song. The studio recording is pretty much perfect. I slightly prefer the lyrical change of the live versions at the end:

It's supposed to be just fun
Never to be tried nor be a judge


That really hits the spot for me.

Another interesting thing that makes this song kind of unique, which I'm not sure is noticed by many people, is the slightly odd song structure which ends on a verse instead of a chorus. Another oddity...there are no repeated lyrics in the entire song, with the exception of "I don't want to take what you can give".

Yet, somehow it's just a perfect tune. And quintessential Pearl Jam at that.


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 Post subject: Re: Song of the Moment: Corduroy
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I hate the lyrical changes he makes live. Especially when he sings "I figure we'll all be damned, all alone like we began." I understand making some songs inclusive, but not this one. It's a navel-gazing, tormented, claustrophobic song, not a celebration of how we're all alike.

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 Post subject: Re: Song of the Moment: Corduroy
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Note to self: Start a Pearl Jam cover band called "We Are Ours" and just change every Pearl Jam song to be inclusive of everyone.

"We will hold the candles, till they burn up our arms..."

"We're still alive..."

"We got memories, we got shit..."

"Don't call us daughter..."

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 Post subject: Re: Song of the Moment: Corduroy
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 Post subject: Re: Song of the Moment: Corduroy
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We seem to recognize your face...

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 Post subject: Re: Song of the Moment: Corduroy
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We did what we had to do, if there was a reason, it was us...

Footsteps in the hall, it was us, us, oh-oh-oh-oh, pictures on our chest, it was us


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 Post subject: Re: Song of the Moment: Corduroy
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We are ours

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 Post subject: Re: Song of the Moment: Corduroy
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We take a walk outside. We're surrounded by...some kids that play.

We can feel their laughter...so why do we sear?*

And twisted thoughts they spin...around our heads. We're spinning. Oh, we're spinning...


*or whatever he says here

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So we'll just lie down and wait for the dream
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 Post subject: Re: Song of the Moment: Corduroy
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Pearl jams best song, and one of my favorite songs of all time by any band.


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 Post subject: Re: Song of the Moment: Corduroy
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cutuphalfdead wrote:
we took a drive today


I am picturing the queen of england singing RVM

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Lament wrote:
I hate the lyrical changes he makes live. Especially when he sings "I figure we'll all be damned, all alone like we began." I understand making some songs inclusive, but not this one. It's a navel-gazing, tormented, claustrophobic song, not a celebration of how we're all alike.

That's a royal we.


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Off we go with our perfectly unkept hopes

Oh we tear them off, off the top, tie them up


But why, why, why, whyyyyyyyyyy cant it, cant beeeeeeeee ours??????

We wish we were a sailor with, someone who waited for us

Only love can break our fall!

We're gonna see our friends, gonna see our friends.....

We miss you already!

Release uuuuuuuuuuuuuuussssssssssssssssssssss

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 Post subject: Re: Song of the Moment: Corduroy
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This isn't as good as the songs that sound like Santa, but good work guys.

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and.... We're gone, long gone

how we chose to feel is how we are


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 Post subject: Re: Song of the Moment: Corduroy
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We're gonna see our friends, gonna see our friends.....


For some reason I especially love this one.

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 Post subject: Re: Song of the Moment: Corduroy
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There's this live track out there that's acoustic and slowed way down. It might just be Ed. Anyone know what that's from?

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B wrote:
There's this live track out there that's acoustic and slowed way down. It might just be Ed. Anyone know what that's from?

This one? Bridge School, 21 October 2011 1996


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 Post subject: Re: Song of the Moment: Corduroy
PostPosted: Wed February 19, 2014 11:33 pm 
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didnt they do that at the bridge school show in like 1994?


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