"Crown of Thorns" as written by Andrew Wood, Stone C. Gossard, Jeffrey Allen Ament, Greg A. Gilmore and Bruce Ian Fairweather....
You ever heard the story
Of Mr. Faded Glory?
Say he who rides a pony must someday fall
I been talkin' to my alter
Says life is what you make it
And if you make it death well then rest
Your soul away
Away away yeah

It's a broken kind of feeling
She'd have to tie me to the ceiling
A bad moon's a comin'
Better say your prayers
I wanna tell you that I love you
But does it really matter?
I just can't stand to see you dragging down.
Again, again, again.

So I'm singing
This is my kinda love
It's the kind that moves on
It's the kind that leaves you alone
This is my kinda love
It's the kind that moves on
It's the kind and leaves me alone

I used to treat you like a lady
Now you're a substitute teacher
This bottle's not a prayer, not a prayer in sight
I owe the man some money
So I'm turnin over honey
Oh Mr. Faded Glory is once again doin' time.

This is my kinda love
It's the kind that moves on
It's the kind that leaves me alone
This is my kinda love
It's a crown of thorns
It's the kind that
It's the kind that leaves me alone
Like a crown of thorns
It's all who you know.
So don't burn your bridges cause
Someday, yeah

Start singing
This is my kinda love
It's the kind that moves on
It's the kind that leaves me alone
This is my kinda love
It's a crown of thorns
It's the kind that leaves me alone


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"Crown Of Thorns" as written by Bruce Ian Fairweather Andrew Wood

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    General Commentahat1321, you're the idiot... At least grungekid is actually using this site properly... And this song is actually by Mother Love Bone but Pearl Jam cover it a lot, of course, coz it's an awesome song but better with the Chloe Dancer bit at the beginning... Go kill a cat ahat1321...
    ---twigs---on August 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song's by Mother Love Bone. Not Pearl Jam.
    meangryon March 18, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTis true but PJ does cover this song
    grevulonon April 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthe cover is probably a result of the connection from mother love bone to pearl jam (and temple of the Dog) all great music to look into
    voodoochld000on May 11, 2003   Link
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    General CommentPearl Jam IS Mother Love Bone, minus Andrew Wood... more of a transformation than a connection, in my opinion.
    PersonifyTheLieson February 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwe will never now how big this song would have been if andy didnt die. But to me its proof that he (or MLB) had a lot of potential as a songwriter.
    jacoon August 19, 2005   Link
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    General Commentandy's death is both a good thing and a bad thing...before you kill me for saying its a good thing just hear me out. its a bad thing cause first of all death is a bad and sad thing. also its bad cause MLB is, or, was a kick ass band...but if andy didnt die...we would have no pearl jam. no betterman no nothing man, no even flow, no nothing that even resembles pearl jam except for the members. but who knows maybe MLB would of turned out to be a better band than pearl jam
    PJamfan90on December 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commentill say it, im happy andrew wood died, as insensitive as it sounds, i like mlb but eddie is my idol and he could still be pumping gas if andy didnt die
    richie8092on July 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthere's no way mother love bone would have been better than pearl jam, that being said, if he didn't die, who knows, maybe mike mcready and eddie form kickass bands of their own. I mean, mcready's side project Mad Season was unbelievable and that was just a side project. Furthermore, MLB wouldn't have lasted very long probably anyway, which would have allowed stone and jeff to do other things which could have been great as well
    JBIIIon December 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI always took the song to mean a guy who has a fast life style and because of it has to go to jail and thus has to end it with chloe. He loves her but feels uncomfortable in committed relationships so he's cool with the whole thing.
    JBIIIon December 27, 2006   Link

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