My husband and I have been perusing Pearl Jam lyrics lately. My husband has been a life long fan but I’ve only let him talk me into giving them a chance in the past few years.
I’m not a big fan of the loud, heavy rock and roll songs but I’ve found that I really, really like his slower, softer stuff. Enough that I want to leave and cover some of it. Last weekend listened to Ukelele Songs and today it’s the soundtrack to Into the Wild.
I have to admit: there’s some pretty great stuff. There are many lyrics that have just pierced me to the bone. I’m not sure I’ve ever felt so understood by an artist before. But today I found the lyric. The one that hits me in all the places. Before today, my favorite was the line “bandaged hand in hand” which I still LOVE, but this one really speaks to me. Here it is:
Wind in my hair I feel part of everywhere.
Nail meet head.