"Sometimes" as written by and Fuller/davis....
Large fingers pushin' paint...
You're God and you got big hands...
The colors blend...
The challenges you give man...
Seek my part...devote myself...
My small self...like a book amongst the many on a shelf...
Sometimes I know sometimes I rise
Sometimes I fall sometimes I don't
Sometimes I cringe sometimes I live
Sometimes I walk sometimes I kneel
Sometimes I speak of nothing at all...
Sometimes I reach to myself, hear God...


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"Sometimes" as written by Marit Elisabeth Larsen Marion Elise Ravn

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    General CommentThe first song heard on No Code when you listen to the album.... Any fans who were expecting another Go, Once, or last exit were immediatly kicked in the ass with this song.... Sometimes seems to be about questioning occurances in your life that are beyond your control.....I love this song....
    N0 C0DE 79on May 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI, too, love this song. I loved the way it opened No Code. It seems to slide into existence instead of exploding like so much of their earlier stuff had. Yet, it has an intensity that easily matches everything else they've done. And it set the mood of that album perfectly. It was a real change for them and is remarkable.
    timboon February 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this one is about the fear of a higher power and not being in control of what you do in life...this song creeps me the fuck out...the storm clouds and running water effects are cool
    Nasuson July 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWell I don't necessarily think this song is about being afraid of a higher power. I think it's more about questioning your existance and asking the famous question of "Why are we here?"
    Everyone is supposably here for a reason, and Vedder is trying to seek and do his part, just like everyone else. He's just another "book on the shelf" wondering what his part is. Anyways like Nasus said, its a cool song but its pretty creepy.
    Stoneyon April 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI, too, love this song. I loved the way it opened No Code. It seems to slide into existence instead of exploding like so much of their earlier stuff had. Yet, it has an intensity that easily matches everything else they've done. And it set the mood of that album perfectly. It was a real change for them and is remarkable.
    timboon February 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI always thought it`s Like a pokemons... instead Like a books amongst... Damn i`m stupid. This is also one of the first songs that I learned to play it on my acoustic guitar.
    mojo risinon February 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song ties with "Oceans" and "State of Love and Trust" as my favorite PJ song. To date, the band's only played the three songs in one set once (on 10/28/96) in London at Wembley Arena. How I'd love to hear that show before I die, or at least have the group throw them back into a set again, but it's about as likely as lightining striking twice. "Oceans" and "Sometimes" are great openers, much preferred over "Release" or "Of the Girl", though "Long Road" is fine by me.

    Amazing version on the Mansfield 7/11/03 official boot. "Sometimes" is not the opener, it's the third song in the opening acoustic set. Rivals the album in in value.

    Another version I have in San Francisco 7/16/06, when Ed forgets the lyrics after the opening verse, and just tells the crowd "I forgot the f-cking song" (to mad applause), and later apologizes for forgetting the opener for the first time in the band's history.

    What is this song about? I don't think it means much about anything, perhaps about how life encompasses triumphs and mistakes, and how Vedder is just another man (who even forgets the words... sometimes).

    No, it doesn't mean much about anything, but it sure means a lot to me.
    Sneedyon September 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSo, I ask Vedder, seeing that you're hobnobbing with rock stars, not to mention basketball divas, are we really supposed to buy that bit about you being "a book amongst the many on a shelf"?

    "You know, you people have given me so much shit for that line. Like, 'yeah, fucking right, you're that guy.' But you know what?" Vedder looks me straight in the eye. "I am that guy." Then he motions around the room. "We are that guy."
    STRANGELIFEon May 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agree with the difference 'sometimes' has with the previous 3 albums opening track. i like the conceptual feel to the entire no code album, especially if you ever listened to it on vynil. the entire exterior to the album is just epic.

    a quick, in class, personal interpretation: if you have ever been a late teen who smokes alot of pot, this song/the album is quite relative. its like, no matter what the big guy upstairs says and does (ie god, the president/the prime minister in my case), its the little things that we have control over that truely determine our lives.
    Steve_Bureauon March 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti once read a book entitled ' sex drugs & cocoa puffs '....and the author was saying how he loved a girl who almost loved him....in the end...she says something along the lines of how she bases her life off the Queen song 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. she tells him that 'nothing really matters'....

    i feel this song left off where the last line of Bohemian Rhapsody left off.
    Steve_Bureauon March 18, 2008   Link

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