Know something about this song or lyrics? Add it to our wiki.

Lyrics submitted by Stephen_Flow

Arc song meanings
Add your thoughts

10 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentEddie said in an interview with rolling stone that the "chanting" is the way that he could express his feelings towards the people who died in the denmark tragedy.
    Superthomon April 10, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh...I feel bad now because I really hate this song.
    malachiteon April 15, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it is beautiful, and even more so now I know that there is such a concrete meaning behind it.
    Songmeaningsuseron June 26, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit has nine chants for the nine people who died, if u haven't noticed.
    brianarmondon April 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think its weird and therefore i like it...o.O
    cabhanon June 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentalso, on the 2003 tour they performed the song only nine times (for 9 victims), with eddie using a mixing deck, he sang the nine separate vocal tracks on stage& then played back them mixed together.pretty cool.
    JordyWordyon July 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit always reminds me of the whale on jack irons' chest. call me weird but next time you listen to that song close your eyes and look at the images that come out its amazing almost like medatating but not!
    i love JFon October 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEery song. It doesn't take words for Ed Vedder's voice to get to you. Recently, after listening to this song and thinking about Columbus-area Pearl Jam fan Brian Shaffer, who's been missing now for 5 months (since April 1st), I realize how important Pearl Jam views their fans.

    I cannot even fathom what it must have been like that night, to have to bear witness to that kind of horror of nine people dying, or know what's happened to Brian Randal Shaffer.
    Sneedyon September 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNow that the meaning has been revealed, it's fair to say that it makes a great opener to "Love Boat Captain" on the Madison Square Garden DVD.

    "Lost nine friends we'll never know, three years ago today..."
    $p$on July 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI was fortunate to be there for the performance of this at Little Rock in '03. VERY powerful song live, never experienced anything like it.
    Zilvbrynon September 29, 2008   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain