"Comatose" as written by and Mike Mccready Eddie Vedder....
Consider me an object
Put me in a vacuum
Free of all conditions
Free of air and friction
Yea, I'll be hanging upside down.
And there I will swing
For all eternity
Fell it rising, yea next stop falling
Feel it rising, comatose, with no fear of falling
Consider me an abscess
Leave me in my vacuum
Blood on all the pistons
Running my transmission
Feel it rising, yea next stop falling
Feel it rising, comatose, with no fear of falling
Feel it rising, yeah next stop falling
Feel It rising
High above I'll break the law,
If it's illegal to be in love,
Leave the hatred, on the cross
Yea I'll be hanging upside down and here I will swing
For all eternity
Feel it rising, yea next stop falling
Feel it rising, comatose with no fear of falling
Feel it rising, yea, next stop falling
Feel it rising
Something never thought you'd be part of...


Lyrics submitted by N0 C0DE 79

"Comatose" as written by Mike Mccready Eddie Vedder

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    General Commenti think this song is about gay marriage....

    especially this part:

    High above I’ll break the law,
    If it’s illegal to be in love,
    Leave the hatred, on the cross
    Stephen Flowon April 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI obviously don't know and could be wrong, but I think the gay marriage interpretation is too specific and literal.

    Based on the title and all the lyrics, I took it as sort of a political activism song:

    "Consider me an object / Put me in a vacuum / free of all conditions / free of air and friction"

    I think he's saying politicians will treat us like objects if we never bother to question them or participate in elections. I took the air and friction to mean criticism and questioning of leaders. Ideally, these politicians would want to be in a situation where they make decisions and no one ever questions them, like how Bush supporters said John Kerry was insulting our troops for being critical of the war in Iraq. (the vacuum is not the hoover kind but the kind in phyics describing a situation where there's no atmospher like in space)

    "Yea I'll be hanging upside down/ and there I will swing/ for all eternity"

    I think this is just saying if you don't spend the time to consider whats going on, you won't know where you stand because you're not educated...you won't know whats right or wrong, whats rightside up and whats upside down.

    "Blood on all the pistions/running my transmission"

    I thought this compared us to objects again in the eyes' of a leader. Our lives aren't valued and our blood is used to run the "engine" or society they want to create.

    "High above I’ll break the law,
    If it’s illegal to be in love,
    Leave the hatred, on the cross"

    Everything interprets this as gay marriage. I'm not saying they're wrong but I didn't see it as this.

    I thought "by fall in love" Vedder is just referring to being passionate about something/anything. If these super conservative groups criticize anyone who disagrees with mainstream decisions, they are in a sense making it illegal to be passionate about your beliefs, and Vedder's saying if its a law to blindly follow, its not a law worth following and he'll break it.

    This was poorly written but I just wanted to express my opinion and I hope those who read it could understand it.

    Again, I'm not saying I'm write and everyone else on this forum is wrong, it's just what I got from the song which I really liked.
    jsb703on May 08, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationOhhhh.... So close. Everybody did great but you all forgot that Eddie's a closet goth kid.

    Much like Red Mosquito, this song is about vampires. I'm not sure if he's conjuring the image of an emotional vampire or a literal vampire, though.

    Consider me an object
    Put me in a vacuum
    Free of all conditions
    Free of air and friction

    The undead really aren't people so much (devoid of soul and life) as they are things, so he can be considered an object. Stuck in a vacuum, as nothing can touch him to end his eternal torment. This train of thought follows into the final two lines.

    Yea, I'll be hanging upside down.
    And there I will swing
    For all eternity

    ...Obviously the bat image of vampires.

    Fell it rising, yea next stop falling
    Feel it rising, comatose, with no fear of falling

    On this one, I'm torn between the images of the vampire's hunger and his rage towards the humanity that he can no longer be a part of. Another, more literal interpretation that I considered is that it may be a reference towards the sun that could be the bittersweet end to his wretched existence but he somehow still instinctively avoids.

    Leave me in my vacuum
    Blood on all the pistons
    Running my transmission

    He really just wants to be left alone to feed his hunger and keep his motor running with the blood of the (in his eyes) wretched humans. It's what keeps him moving.

    High above I'll break the law,
    If it's illegal to be in love,
    Leave the hatred, on the cross

    As he swoops in upon his victims from the sky, he has no concern for mankind's laws. All of his concern and passion is directed towards the lust for the feeding. Forget about the horrible goriness of it all, revel in the beauty and leave the hatred behind. ...And well, crosses... Crosses BAD!!!

    Something never thought you'd be part of...

    The final message for his victims before their own turning.






    Bwhaaahahahahaaa!!!!! Not really. I think that Eddie just wanted to throw a fast, fun little punk rock song in with some obscure lyrics to make people ponder and over-analyze them. ...More like Bugs or Stupid Mop.

    ...Although, I did think the gay marriage thing was a good catch but I agree that it's probably a little too literal for this song. ... But I also agree that "With Vedder, you never know..." :-D


    BrazenHedon September 27, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song was originally titled "Crapshoot Rapture" but the band changed the title for the upcoming album, I just thought I'd post the lyrics again as opposed to changing the title of the song,...

    The song has a pretty fast paced punkish flavor....
    I am gonna take a stab at it and say that it's about free thought, or free thinking,...

    In a world where everyone considers such a thing dangerous, like in an "if you think for yourself than you're crazy and need to be commited" kinda way... or perhaps enlightenment ? of being in a situation you don't exactly want to be in,.... and then the struggle to try and remove yourself from it,... Maybe I need to hear the song a couple hundred more times.... or hear some info from the band about it or something...
    N0 C0DE 79on March 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlyrics have changed a great deal for the album... i typed them out... i think they're right but i wont post them till the album is released.
    Stephen Flowon April 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's hard to grasp what he's getting at here. The song is awesomely reminiscent of other fast-paced rockers like "Blood" and "Spin the Black Circle," but the lyrics are much more out-there. I think it's just about how being in a coma is almost like being free from the burdens of the world (much like GNR's "Coma")... hence the "no fear of falling."
    doswon May 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis isnt even close to stbc and blood, i think those are superior songs, but it is a cool, punky little song, and it really flows well after wws
    richie8092on May 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhen I first heard it, I thought of other fast-paced rockers like Spin the Black Circle and Last Exit. It is a very good song. The song being about gay marriage may make sense, but I don't think it really has much meaning behind it. Just about being in a coma. Though with Vedder you never know.
    T-Crashon May 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI like the Gay marriage Idea,

    High above, I\'ll break the law
    If it\'s illegal to be in love
    Leave your hatred on the cross,...

    To me that single line would define the song being about gay marriage, telling religious institutions that typically hold anti homosexual marriage beliefs to practice what they preach and \"judge not lest ye be judged\"

    An extremely relevant topic at this point in time with the ignorant likes of that stupid assed methodist church down south,...
    The one that protest Soldier\'s funerals because apparently they died because america is gay.,..... yeah,...

    Me being a christian, can proudly say these people do not reflect my beliefs,... love doesn\'t descriminate, why should we?

    Good thinking Stephen Flow,. that was a pretty sweet catch,..
    N0 C0DE 79on May 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIs it me, or whenever one of my fingers comes within like an inch of the \"/\" button it needs to be hit,... does any one else notice that? sorry for typing like a dumbass,...
    N0 C0DE 79on May 08, 2006   Link

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