"Severed Hand" as written by and Eddie Vedder....
Big man stands behind an open door
Said, leave your lady on the cement floor.
Got some kicks, want to take a ride?
I said, yeah!
"Take your pick, leave yourself behind"
I said, yeah!

I've no fear but for falling down
So look out below I am falling now
Oh please understand I just need, my friend,
A way a way a way home

Tried to walk, found a severed hand
Recognized it by the wedding band

Said it's ok, do you want some more?
I said, yeah!
Said you'll see dragons after three or four
I said, yeah!

Under stand I'm not falling down
I said, look around, the rooms taller now,
I can't close my eyes,
Cause I see the sound in waves
In wave, lets me stay calm

If I don't lose control
Explore and not explode
A preternatural other plane
With the power to maintain

Like a tear in all we know
Once dissolved we are free to grow
What is human, what is more?
I'll answer this when I get home

Lyrics submitted by N0 C0DE 79

"Severed Hand" as written by Eddie Vedder

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    General CommentI think he's doing some hallucinogenic drug and he doesn't realize that his dealer "the big man" has taken his wife as collateral (which is why he recognizes the "severed hand" by the "wedding band")
    Just my humble opinion, definitely drug use here though
    Alice_in_Soundweezeron July 04, 2015   Link
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    General Commentdoes anyone hear the bit of porch in this song and a bit of smells like teen spirit? lol anyways i don't know what this means..sweet lyrics but i'm not going to say something that its not so i'll leave it with you guys.
    LoveBoat_Captainon March 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDefinately sensing a hint of teen spirit...
    Police991119on April 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm not sure so don't take this to heart but my first thought is a man is at a party of a sort with his wife and starts to take some stuff with his wife. She passes out, he takes some more and starts hallucinating, again just my ideas:P great song though, not th ebest of the album. little too fastpaced.
    garalooon April 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentPearl Jam did this on SNL, and it rocks! It surprised me! I loved the guitar solo at the end.
    T-Crashon April 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentPearl Jam did this on SNL, and it rocks! It surprised me! I loved the guitar solo at the end.
    T-Crashon April 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHow do you know about the other songs on the album? Are they available to download?
    T-Crashon April 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI wanted to be original and make a comment on the similarity of this riff and the SLTS one,,...

    So much for that lol,.. It's a surefire rocker thats for damn sure,...

    How in the hell can the song be "too fast paced"? this song is fuckin awesome!
    N0 C0DE 79on April 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSaw this song performed live in SNL...IT ROCKED!!! This new PJ album is going to be BIG......
    in_my_treeon April 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmoreso porch though...
    N0 C0DE 79on April 18, 2006   Link

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