Pearl Jam - Black Lyrics

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Hey, oh
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

Oh and all I taught her was everything
Oh 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 had
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
I know someday you'll have a beautiful life
I know you'll be a star
In somebody else's sky
But why
Why
Why can't it be
Why can't it be mine
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Once
  • 2 Even Flow
  • 3 Alive
  • 4 Why Go
  • 5 Black
  • 6 Jeremy
  • 7 Oceans
  • 8 Porch
  • 9 Garden
  • 10 Deep
  • 11 Release / Master/Slave


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Eddie Vedder, Stone Gossard
    album: Track 5 in album Ten
    release date: 1991-8-27
    popularity : 1990 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Stage & Screen
    styles: Alternative Rock/Hard Rock/Grunge
    length: 5:44
    producer: Pearl Jam and Rick Parashar
    drums: Dave Krusen
    lead vocals: Eddie Vedder
    mixer: Tim Palmer
    guitars: Mike McCready and Stone Gossard
    bass guitar: Jeff Ament
    lyricist: Eddie Vedder
    composer: Stone Gossard
    Album Information
    label: Epic
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 074644785722
    script: Latin