"Big Wave" as written by and Jeff Ament Eddie Vedder....
I used to be crustacean
In an underwater nation
And I surf in celebration
Of a billion adaptations

Got me a big wave, ride me a big wave, got me a big wave
Got me a big wave, ride me a big wave, got me a big wave

I feel the need
Planted in me
Millions of years ago
Can't you see
The oceans size?
Defining time
And tide
Arising
Arms laid upon me
Being so kind
To let me ride

I scream in affirmation
Of connecting dislocations
And exceeding limitation
By achieving levitation

Got me a big wave, ride me a big wave, got me a big wave.
Got me a big wave, ride me a big wave, got me a big wave.

I feel the need
Planted in me
Millions of years ago
Can't you see
The oceans size?
Defining time
And tide
Arising
Arms laid upon me
Being so kind
To let me ride

Got me a ride
I got me a ride


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"Big Wave" as written by Jeff Ament Eddie Vedder

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    General CommentOnly Pearl Jam has enough depth to write a song that's as good as this, but compared to their other songs, looks less than average.
    Definitely not my favorite Pearl Jam song but it's a cool little song in its own right.

    Eddie is a surfer and oceans conservationalist, Big Wave is probably rooted in that.
    Tig45on April 16, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNice song, it looks like it's about surfing...
    Anyone else noticed it sounds similair to Soundgarden's My Wave.
    xShinxon April 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen Eddie Vedder is "between" songs, he goes to a seculded beach where he owns a house. He spends his time surfing to get away from everything else, it's just him and the ocean..

    Now I don't know if this is even Eddie's song but it seems to me that it's about his appreciation for the ocean and the waves he rolls in his "free" time, and how it inspires him to write.
    Ledbetteron April 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of my favorites of the new album. The sheer brutality is amazing. I don't think it sounds too much like SG's song. This sounds much faster and goes straight for the gut. Though I do like both songs.
    T-Crashon May 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song I think is the most under rated on the new album. It's just amazing to hear Eddie sing about his love for surf in this hard rocker!!
    in_my_treeon May 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit sounds really good, i just dont think it can compare to the rest... the chorus is really catchy
    richie8092on May 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentProbably the best song on the album but since wen has it been underrated?
    longliveconradon May 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe best song on the album?!?!?!?!?

    i thought this song was the only letdown on the album
    richie8092on May 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDefinetely not a letdown in the album...but not the best either. Great Song...knowing that Eddie probably loves it since it's about his love for surf
    in_my_treeon May 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentim not saying i dont like it... but if you look at all the quality songs on the cd... this is a letdown, at least for me
    richie8092on June 01, 2006   Link

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