"Hail, Hail" as written by and Jeff Ament Eddie Vedder....
Ah, is there room for both of us?
Both of us apart?
Are we bound out of obligation?
Is that all we've got?
I get the words, and then I get to thinkin'
I don't wanna think, I wanna feel
And how do I feel?
And how do I
If you're the only one, will I never be enough?
Hail, hail the lucky ones, I refer to those in love
Swore I'd love you till the day I die, and beyond..
Are we going to the same place? if so, can I come?
It's egg rolling thick and heavy
All the past you carry
Oh, I could be new, you underestimate me
If you're the only one, will I never be enough?
Hail, hail the lucky ones, I refer to those in love
I sometimes realize I could only be as good as you'll let me
Are you woman enough to be my man?
Bandaged hand in hand
I find it on the run in a race that can't be won
All hail the lucky ones, I refer to those in love
If you're my only one, so could you only one?
I want to be your one, enough
You won, your one, your hun


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"Hail Hail" as written by Jeff Ament Eddie Vedder

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  • +2
    General CommentProbably my facorite song ever. It's romantic, it's serious, it's cynical.
    Hail Hail Pearl Jam, Hail Eddie.
    Max_Broadon August 13, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"Are you woman enough to be my man?" - It's got nothing to do with Eddie, Stone wrote it.
    Regos the Saneon April 14, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI sang this song tonight at Karaoke. This song rocks, therefore, I rock.
    murrayriveron September 27, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningFor those of you wondering about the line: "Are you woman enough to be my man" I always took it like Eddie was saying, "Are you woman enough to be my best friend" after all isn't that a huge part of a marriage and making it work? This song is about his divorce after all....just my 2 cents.
    pjdontgiveupon April 10, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningI have been visiting this site for some years, but never felt compelled to create an account until reading these comments.

    "I sometimes realize I could only be as good as you'll let me.
    Are you woman enough to be my man? Bandaged hand in hand."

    I think it has nothing to do with being homo, or speaking as a woman, I think it is simply about a relationship where the woman is bossy(I sometimes realize I could only be as good as you'll let me.) and ends up being the "man" in the relationship(Are you woman enough to be my man?).

    I think it is pretty clear that all the song is about a guy who has been dumped by a girl, who he feels is too much for him, although she was the one that pulled him down from what he could be...

    Just my way of looking into it...

    Hope to have made my point clear, any language related problems are due to the fact that I'm Portuguese.
    stppjon September 14, 2011   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of those moments in a relationship when youre so pissed at each other that you cant even think of why youre together in the first place ("are we bound out of obligation? is that all we got?") when you think of of happier times or other happy couples, you just get jealous of them ("hail hail the lucky ones, i refer to those in love") you dont even want to win the argument, you just want to end it and have things back to normal (i want to be your one. enough! you won!")
    PJ10on June 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah max definately hail hail eddie and PJ.
    this is one of my favourite pearl jam songs, it just seems to flow so well and is so easy on the ear.
    to me Hail Hail deals with two people, one of which is questioning them being together. he knows that they are not working together and that he is perhaps 'not good enough' for the relationship. (that your the only one and ill never be enough) yet he could not bare to be away from her. (are we bound out of obligation, is that all weve got)
    watever the case this is truly a great piece...
    eddie_von April 04, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDefinately a staple Pearl Jam song in just about everyone's book. This song rocks. I think it's about feeling a relationship should be more than a sense of duty.
    planetearthon April 27, 2003   Link
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    General Comment"Are you woman enough to be my man?" - I never got that, is it because Eddie didn't have a strong male role model?
    fleaaaaaaon April 21, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHuh. "Gossard, Vedder, Ament, McCready". I didn't know Stone solely wrote it?

    Anyhow, when you're in a relationship gone stale. This is an accurate account. PJ nailed it as usual.
    one who waitson October 12, 2004   Link

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