"Breakerfall" as written by and Eddie Vedder....
There's a girl on a ledge she's got nowhere to turn,
Cause all the love that she had was just wood that she burned,
Now her life is on fire, it's no one's concern,
She can blame the world or prey till dawn

But only love can break her fall,
Break her fall,
Yeah, only love can break her fall, fall.

It's like she lost her invitation to the party on earth,
And she's standing outside hating everyone here,
Yeah, she's her own disease, crying to her doll,

But only love can break her fall,
Break her fall,
Only love can break her fall. Yeah.

Yeah fall, the world is her fall, break her fall,
Love, love, love can break her fall,
Now only love can break her fall,
Love, love, love can break her fall, fall,
Love, love can break her fall,
Only love can break her.


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"Breakerfall" as written by Eddie Vedder

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    General Commentit's been said that this song was written about courtney love.

    i don't know if that's true.

    but it's an interesting thought, i think.

    cool song, anyway.
    ninonon April 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA great song that isn't recognised much. Pity it could have been really popular.
    lookn_2b_inspiredon May 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of my fav. songs....its something i can really relate to right now...it means that theres a girl who's had her heart broken too many times and its no fault but her own and shes about to give up...but the only thing that can save her is being in love..PJ is the best
    HardcoreRockGirlon August 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPopularity is not a prerequisite for greatness. As is the story of Pearl Jam.
    Pearl_Jamon May 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentShe is bitter and everything once beautiful and everything she once cared about now just makes her angry.

    She was scorned in love and only a new and persistant deep love can "Break her fall"
    riffitingon October 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love PJ because of how well they can friggin describe other peoples' dillemas... they have damn good empathy... That was COMPLETELY me at one time, but I'm lucky now because love really did break my fall. Thank you Matt, because of you I learned there is more to love than just a fluttery heartbeat.... the truest love is built off of a great friendship. ^^
    Phoenixeroon February 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about a girl who is on ... the end of the line, inches from the edge of some precipice (in life, not real). and the only possible way she can be bailed out of this precarious situation is is someone welcomes her into his life with genuine love for her.

    "its like she's lost her nvitation to the party on earth.." just sums her situation up... she is now a "nobody's child" with only her doll to cry to, no human shoulder.

    voted the best pearl jam punk rock song in an opinion poll by Vault, the official Ten fanclub.
    Bengal Tigeron February 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about a girl who is on ... the end of the line, inches from the edge of some precipice (in life, not real). and the only possible way she can be bailed out of this precarious situation is if someone welcomes her into his life with genuine love (for her).

    "its like she's lost her invitation to the party on earth.." just sums her situation up... she is now a "nobody's child" with only her doll to cry to, no human shoulder.

    voted the best pearl jam punk rock song in an opinion poll by Vault, the official Ten fanclub.
    Bengal Tigeron February 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commentits weird cuz i feel like my life was over a long time ago when my love of my granda died and some how im still living i pry eveynight to god about wanting to die and almost everytime i think to myself how selfish i am when i pry like that when i know i should be lining as god has kept m e alive but everything diddapears when i talk to people like you people on this site cuz you understand what i mean by it through pearl jam.
    i sometimes listen to pj and think to myself fuck thats kind of like the situation im in now just because i can reach them in that way
    their such an amazing band to be able to reach me like that
    i love JFon July 25, 2005   Link
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    General Commentsame with me and "slieght of hand" that song is like the fuckin story of my life right now- there are so many of their songs that i can relate to but no one i know likes or gives pj any respect, thats also why i go to this site so i can talk to people that love this band as much as i do
    richie8092on March 31, 2006   Link

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