"Pendulum" as written by and Stone Gossard Jeff Ament....
Can't know what's high till you've been down so low
The future's bright, lit up with no where to go, to and fro the pendulum throws

We are here and then we go
my shadow left me long ago

Understand what we dont know
this might pass
this might last
this may go
easy come and easy go
easy left me a long time ago

I'm in the fire but I'm still cold
nothing works works for me anymore

ahh ahh ahh ahh ahhh
to and fro the pendulum throws


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    General CommentIt's a song about not knowing what to do, and the depression that can come with it

    The song title and lyric "To and fro the pendulum throws" both imply time ticking away, ala an antique clock with a pendulum

    "Understand what we don't know
    This might pass
    This might last
    This may grow
    Easy come and easy go
    Easy left me a long time ago"

    A state of apathy is described here, his depression "may pass, last or grow." Everything is too hard "easy left me a long time ago", except doing nothing "easy come easy go"
    TheUniverseon October 20, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThis might be one of the best songs they have ever written. Pretty self explanitory... it's about life and death.

    To and fro, the pendulum throws...
    Tig45on October 20, 2013   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThe lyrics are wrong.

    Should read;

    Can't know what's high
    Till you've been down so low.
    Rylan_S1on December 21, 2013   Link

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