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Black - Pearl Jam


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"Black" is a song by the American rock band Pearl Jam. The song is the fifth track on the band's debut album, Ten (1991). Featuring lyrics written by vocalist Eddie Vedder and music written by guitarist Stone Gossard, "Black" is a soliloquy by a broken-hearted man, who is remembering his absent lover. After Ten became a commercial success in 1992, Pearl Jam's record label Epic Records urged the group to release the song as a single. The band refused, citing the song's personal nature. Despite the lack of a commercial release, "Black" received airplay on American radio stations, and charted on the Mainstream Rock and Modern Rock Tracks charts. A remixed version of the song was included on Pearl Jam's 2004 greatest hits album, rearviewmirror: Greatest Hits 1991–2003.

Pearl Jam is an American rock band formed in 1990 in Seattle, Washington. Since its inception, the band's line-up has included Eddie Vedder (lead vocals), Mike McCready (lead guitar), Stone Gossard (rhythm guitar), and Jeff Ament (bass). Since 1998, the band has also included drummer Matt Cameron (also of Soundgarden). Boom Gaspar (piano) has also been a session/touring member with the band since 2002. Formed after the demise of Gossard and Ament's previous band Show more ...

Black - Pearl Jam

Hey... Ooo...
Sheets of empty canvas
Untouched sheets of clay
Were laid spread out before me
As her body once did
All five horizons
Revolved a-round 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
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
Ah huh
Ah huh

I know someday you'll have a beautiful life
I know you'll be a sun
In somebo-dy else's sky, but why
Why can't it be
Why can't it be mine

Aah Yeah ooo
Aah... Huh..

Do dodo do dodo [many times until fade]