"Insignificance" as written by and Eddie Vedder....
All in all, it's no one's fault,
Excuses turn to carbon walls,
Blame it all on chemical intercourse.

The swallowed seeds of arrogance,
Breeding in the thoughts of ten-
Thousand fools that fight irrelevance.

The full moon is dead skin,
The one down here's wearing thin,
So set up the ten pins,
As the human tide rolls in,
Like a ball that's spinning.

Bombs, dropping down,
Overhead, underground,
It's instilled, to want to live.

Bombs, dropping down,
Please forgive, our hometown,
In our insignificance.

Turn the jukebox up, he said,
Dancing in irreverence,
Play V3, let the song protest.

The plates began to shift,
Perfect lefts come rolling in,
I was alone and far away, hey,
When I heard the band start playing,
On the lip, late take off.

Bombs, dropping down,
Overhead, underground,
It's instilled to want to live.

Bombs dropping down,
Please forgive, our hometown,
In our insignificance.

Feel like resonance of distance,
In the blood the iron lies.

It's instilled to want to live.

Bombs dropping down,
Please forgive our hometown,
In our insignificance,
Oh, in our insignificance, oh.


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"Insignificance" as written by Eddie Vedder

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  • +2
    General Comment"the full moon is dead skin, the one down here is wearing thin"

    the moon is a lifeless place with no atmosphere. the earth is full of resources, and we just gluttonously consume them without thinking of the consequences might be. as technology has improved and industries have become more efficient, the demand for manpower has decreased. so in order to feed their families, people have artifically created needs so they can have a job. SUVs, spinning hubcaps and everything in between are not things we needs, but are things created by people who need to feed their families. The downside? We're just gluttonously consuming our world's resources so we can make this shit and not even thinking about the consequences. We're killing ourselves as a species more and more quickly every day and bringing the world's ecosystem closer to the status of the moons: nonexistent.
    bonsoron February 04, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentin slovenia (former yugoslavia) ed was talking about slobodan milosevic being an asshole & he then introduced this song by saying that it was about "being a human & being part of a town, and having nothing in common with the decisions your political representatives may be making on your behalf"...
    JordyWordyon July 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this is one of the best ever PJ songs. Absoloodle one of my favourites!!! Great music and intelligent lyrics like "The full moon is dead skin, the one down heres wearing thin" Just makes me angrier at what we human do everyday to this planet.
    Andybeeon July 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpeople acting in rage to protest is immature and infantile. They laugh at their stupidity, while sitting in the corner of any bar playing the jukebox. "let the song protest." You are just making it worse. You are the America foreigners hate. I don't blame them.One's voice can be heard if done properly. It is simple. Think about it.
    relsserbon July 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentUmmm, at the risk of sounding stupid, no real risk I think every1 who knows me knows the answer to that, are you having a go at me, PJ, The song or the people the song is about????
    Andybeeon October 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentkinda remids you of the situation today in Iraq... "Bombs dropping down
    Please forgive our hometown
    In our insignificance"
    PJ319on April 25, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn Adelaide on the 16th of February 2003 Eddie said something to the effect of;

    "this songs about a small town where we come from, there's a plant that a lot of people are employed by. They make planes and some of the planes are used for the military. It's Boeing, so it was written about what it is to work at Boeing but not to know or care that what you make is going to end up killing people"

    So I guess that's it, could look pretty insignificant/innocent to sweep up parts at a plane factory but is it right to contribute to a company that contributes towards war?
    boozmon June 08, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song just makes me want to boogie on down to the voting booth.. Lyrics are really cool. Ed's little solo in the bridge is f*ckin kickass, makes my hair raise every time. Ah, so "feel like resonance of distance" could mean that the workers feel the effects of their work (making bombs) "resonating" in a distant land (Iraq for example)..And the "iron" used to make the war machines really 'lies' in their 'blood', meaning it's their own will (or lack of it) that's causing the destruction...gotta love this song.
    Nasuson June 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCan someone explain "the full moon is dead skin" part?
    justanotherjammeron June 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is incredable simply because the pre-choras actually sounds like a bomb is being dropped, and things are going nuts.
    BarbedWireSockoon October 26, 2004   Link

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