"Leash" as written by Stone C. Gossard, Jeffrey Allen Ament, Eddie Jerome Vedder, Mike Mccready and David Abbruzzese....
Troubled souls unite we got ourselves tonight
I am fuel you are friends we got the means to make amends
I am lost I'm no guide but I'm by your side
I am right by your side

Young lover I stand
It was their idea I proved to be a man
Take my fucking hand
It was their idea I proved to be a man
Will myself to find a home a home within myself
We will find a way we will find our place

Drop the leash drop the leash
Get outta' my fuckin' face

Drop the leash, we are young
Oh, get outta' my fuckin' face
Drop the leash, drop the leash
Get outta' my, my

Delight, delight, delight in our youth
Get outta' my fuckin' face


Lyrics submitted by Trent

"Leash" as written by Michael David Mccready Dave Abbruzzese

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +3
    General CommentThis song is about a girl Eddie Vedder knows. It works in tandem with the song "Why Go". This girl was living in a very opressive family. When she was caught smoking weed, they put her in a mental institution. Hence "Why Go". Leash is a reaction to how she was treated after she got out of the institution. She was forced to be home by 7 every night, and could not date. This song is Eddie calling to people like her parents to "drop the leash". GREAT song
    PJ Fanon April 16, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti'm lost, i'm no guide, but i'm by your side... there's something in that lines that moves me... :-P
    aldeayeahon May 28, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI believe this song is about Teenagers, telling them to unite, and be friends and then it turns and tells the Parents and Government and everyone like that to drop the leash and let them live and enjoy their youth.
    Benplaceon June 20, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti've never really understood this song, but i don't care... GET OUTTA MY FUCKING FACE! DROP THE LEASH! DROP THE LEASH!
    aldeayeahon May 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPJ vs. the media...I think this one is Eddie offering a compromise to the media, to "make amends"..."we" is PJ; they are young, they'll find their place...however, Ed still wants the media to back off ("outta my FUCKIN' FACE")
    Nasuson June 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTeenage rant music. Cool.
    thenarratoron September 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with thenarrarator. This song is about being a teenager. Somethings just piss you off, and you just want everyone to get out of your face. You want to unite with all the other depressed teens, and talk about shit. I dunno. I listen to it everytime I'm really pissed at my parents, or whoever. Really awesome song.
    Carlos_The_Elfon March 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti dont really care what it means but Eddie's so angry in this song so its bitchin
    PJ319on April 25, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI totally agree with aldeayeah. That line rocks and so does "we will find a way". Not sure about "delight in our youth". Is he saying we should enjoy being young, or that society should "drop the leash" and stop trying to influence the young?
    BTW fleaaaaaa
    I've always interpreted that line as meaning he got a girl pregnant as a teenager, but the rape thing makes sense as well. Either way, it's about destructive sex.
    Regos the Saneon April 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentvs. is their best, every single song kicks ass
    piros001on April 10, 2005   Link

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