"Unemployable" as written by Eddie Jerome Vedder, Michael David Mccready and Matthew D Cameron....
He's got a big gold ring which says "Jesus Saves"
And it's dented from the punch thrown at work that day,
Where he smashed a metal locker where he kept his things
After the big boss said you'd best be on your way

Oh yeah...
So this life is sacrifice
Oh yeah...
Jumping trains just to survive

Well his wife and kids' asleep but he's still awake
On his brain weighs the curse of thirty bills unpaid
Gets up, lights a cigarette he's grown to hate
Thinkin if he can't sleep, how will he ever dream

Yeah...
So this life is sacrifice
Oh yeah...
To a stranger's bottom line
Oh yeah...
I've seen the light
Ohh ohh ohhh... Ohh ohh ohhhh...
I'm scared of life
Near to death
Ohh ohh ohhh... Ohh ohh ohhhh...
I've seen the light
Scared of life

Yeah...
So this life is sacrifice
Oh yeah...
Was a dream that had to die
Oh yeah...
I've seen the light
Ohh ohh ohhh... Ohh ohh ohhhh...
And I'm scared of life
Near to death
Ohh ohh ohhh... Ohh ohh ohhhh...
I've seen the light
Scared of life
Ohh ohh ohhh... Ohhhhhh Ohhh..
And I'm near to death
Here to die
Scared of life
Near to death
Here to die
Scared of life...


Lyrics submitted by N0 C0DE 79

"Unemployable" as written by Mike Mccready Eddie Vedder

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +1
    General Commentgreat fucking song... pearl jam are definetely back.. i love their new sound its got a classic rock feel to it. the story telling in this song reminds me of springstein... cant wait for the album
    bharQon March 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is awesome !! cheers to NO CODE 79 for the lyrics!
    srnicekon March 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThanks man!

    Yeah the song definitely owns,,...got it off of I-tunes,...

    The whole feel of the song right from the begining kinda you know what it's about,... which is something I don't think alotof people are gonna get,... get what I'm talking about, lol....

    but the song makes me think of a blue collar american household,..

    Mainly because I can't think of many white-collar jobs that have metal lockers you can punch,...

    It seems to me to be about a blue collar guy who is trying his best to make ends meet, trying his best to keep his family housed and happy at the expense of his own happiness,...

    He's under so much stress that it causes him to lash out in anger at things, like the locker at work in spite of his religious conviction (the dented "jesus saves ring")

    the thirty bills unpaid line suggests the reason why he's under so much stress, because the life and security he toiled to build which caused him stress is now threatened which is making him even more stressed out,...

    An awesome song, with some pretty powerful lyric....

    I've heard 4 songs off of the new album,... so far I am liking it hardcore!
    N0 C0DE 79on March 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat songs have you heard other than this one and wws? how can you get them

    by the way, thnx no code for letting me know that they have this and wws on itunes, i didnt thnk that they were gonna release a single this early, this song sounds great though
    richie8092on March 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentA 6 song demo sampler that was originally meant to be heard by "radio DJ's or executives for their reveiw or something" was leaked on a Message board I visit every once in a while, and someone posted the lyrics they picked up from the songs,..

    I just thought it would be a good time to add them to get some early discussion going on what they mean,...

    I haven't listened to the leaked songs however,...

    I will wait until May 2nd for that :)
    N0 C0DE 79on March 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentya i almost decided to not listen to wws or unemployable because it is so awesome when you have been anticipating a cd for so long and you get to listen to it for the first time, i just didnt want any of the songs to get old
    richie8092on March 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've heard 4 songs off of the new album,... so far I am liking it hardcore!

    so what other 2 were you talking about?
    richie8092on March 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've heard 4 songs off of the new album,... so far I am liking it hardcore!

    so what other 2 were you talking about?
    richie8092on March 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've heard 4 songs off of the new album,... so far I am liking it hardcore!

    so what other 2 were you talking about?
    richie8092on March 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy bad on the 3 entries
    richie8092on March 28, 2006   Link

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