"Let The Records Play" as written by and Eddie Vedder Stone Gossard....
When the Kingdom comes he puts the records on
and with his blistered thumb hits play
and with the volume up he goes and fills his cup
and lets the drummer drum take away the pain, the pain

Breaking, forsaken, what’s that you’re taken?
Bleeding the feeling, he lets the records play

I should the future dim
The cigarette light’s in
the vaporizer green light grim
and when the shot glass talks he goes to listens up
until he’s nice and numb again, again

Shaken, the breaking, not one for faking
the reeling is healing, he lets the records play,
there’s wisdom in his ways

I’ve been down and I fell so hard and far from grace
I’ve been hurt and I still recall the flaws on her face
I’ve been off but I'm up on my feet, my feet again

Shaken, forsaken, what’s that you’re taking?
Oh! The weeding, the feeling, he lets the records play

Shaken but breaking, not one for faking oh!
the reeling is healing, he lets the records play!

Oh, there’s wisdom in his ways


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    My InterpretationFor me this song is..when you have a bad time, just play a good music get drunk and have a smoke, thats all.
    daniel1126on December 14, 2013   Link
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    General CommentIts pretty obvious what this song is about.

    "I’ve been down and I fell so hard and far from grace
    I’ve been hurt and I still recall the flaws on her face
    I’ve been off but I'm up on my feet, my feet again"

    Says it all really., its about feeling better about yourself and the world around you after been so down for such a long time. It sounds fantastic too! Very catchy from Pearl Jam's Lighting Bolt Album
    LambtonQon March 11, 2014   Link

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