"Brain of J." as written by and Mike Mccready Eddie Vedder....
Who's got the brain of JFK?
What's it mean to us now?
Oh, it's sound insurance
But I can tell you, this is no lie

The whole world will be different soon
The whole world will be relieving

You, you've been taught
We'd been the same, now they got you in line
Stand behind the stripes
There will be order, so give it a good mind

The whole world will be different soon
The whole world will be relieving

And by name
The name they gave me
The name I'm letting go

The whole world will be different soon
The whole world will be relieving
The whole world will be different soon, soon


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"Brain of J." as written by Mike Mccready Eddie Vedder

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    General Comment"Brain of J" is about the dissapperance of John F. Kenedy's brain from a secured flight back to Washington DC after his assination. The second verse addresses a government coverup with officials threatening anyone, probably the doctors that worked on JFK, who knew what happened that day. The assanation is commonly considered the loss of innocence for our country hence the chorus about the world will be different soon.
    Matzy94on January 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentan other interpretation: compare the brain of jfk to planet earth and compare the bullet to a big astroid.
    the whole world will be different soon; will not be there anymore when the atroid strikes in. in my opinion this interpretation is a good follow up for the song do the evolution.
    jacoon November 12, 2004   Link
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    General CommentHitler's autopsy found that he had only one testicle. I think someone stole it so they could harvest it for DNA and clone him for future world rule. That's why they stole JFK's brain too.
    The whole world will be different soon. Relieved. . . of something.
    KurdtTBOon December 19, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"The whole world will be different soon.
    The whole world will be relieved".
    Relieved....now isn't that referring to a good thing? And about Hitler that is true, but is it possible he was born with one testicle? And why take his testicle?
    Brewskyon April 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentmaybe that's why hitler was such an asshole, because he had one nut. napoleon's dick is the smallest on record, ever. good song and alblum.
    piros001on April 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think the use of the word "relieved" is meant to be sarcastic. It's about the American government becoming more totalitarian and gestapo like in its methods. It justifies this by saying it's establishing "order". People are supposedly being relieved of the burden of thinking and acting for themselves.
    Androgynouson April 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is awesome..... I dont care what it's about but Pearl Jam makes a perfect tribute to the Ramones machine gun playing style....
    N0 C0DE 79on May 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDid you saw Kennedy with his skull wide open? If you didn`t, go to this site> rotten.com. I know I am fucked, but fuck it.
    mojo risinon August 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is a great song that really grew on me more than any of there other songs
    richie8092on March 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentVery cool song to lead off Yield, but for some reason, this song doesn't seem to fit with the rest of the album. And "Do the Evolution".
    T-CAP75on June 30, 2006   Link

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