"Evacuation" as written by and Matt Cameron Eddie Vedder....
The sirens scream wanton attention
Time to take heed and change directions
Time to take stock and make omissions

Evacuation
Evacuation

Time to take leave all formal functions
Time to plant seeds of reconstruction
No time this time to feign reluctance

It's like you're waiting for a diamond shore to wash your way
Bets put aside, you're evil, let's crawl into your face
A vision, vague or not, raising a frightful wake-you-up

Time for evacuation
Evacuation
Evacuation
Evacuation
Evacuation
Evacuation
Evacuation

There was a solemn man who watched his twilight disappear in the sand
Altered by a fallen eagle, a warning sign
He sensed worry could be strength, with a plan said time for

Evacuation
Evacuation
Evacuation
Evacuation

Evacuation, evacuation
Evacuation, evacuation
Evacuation, evacuation
Evacuation, evacuation
Evacuation, evacuation
Evacuation, evacuation


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"Evacuation" as written by Matt Cameron Eddie Vedder

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    General Commentgoodby to the past. Their sound,styles. the album changes after this song, to what the future of their sound will be. Swan song to the past
    relsserbon July 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI heard in an interesting interview that this song was orginally supposed to be called ejaculation...and when i look at some of the lines i can see why "Time to plant seeds of a reconstruction" etc... has anyone else heard anything about this? I heard they changed it becasue they werent sure how the gen. pub. would accept it... I myself believe it would have been bettter left, "ejaculation"...hope i was able to offfer a little insight, peace.
    Mothra666on November 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about foreseen situations you get yourself into. So good, some bad, but in the end it's always good to have an plan to get out of a bad situation.
    flipflingoon November 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about foreseen situations you get yourself into. So good, some bad, but in the end it's always good to have an plan to get out of a bad situation.
    flipflingoon November 11, 2004   Link
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    General Commentno thats wrong flip... see above.. peace
    Mothra666on November 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThere's like, two lines in the whole song that can be even remotely connected to "ejaculation". I'd like to read the interview, and who was being interviewed. The band is know for being sarcastic. Just think about the lyrics a bit.

    The sirens scream wanton attention.
    --Something is going to happen

    Time to take heed and change direction.
    Time to take stock and make omissions.
    --prepare for the worst, vut your loses

    Evacuation. Evacuation.
    --Getting the hell out of the situation that went bad.

    Time to take leave all formal functions.
    Time to plant seeds of a reconstruction.
    No time this time to feign reluctance.
    --Starting over

    It's like your waiting for a diamond shore to wash your way.
    --You have to make stuff happen, and a lot of times its not always good.

    Bets put aside you're evil. Lets crawl into your face.
    --I don't quite understand this line,

    A vision vague or not raising a frightful wake you up.
    --The situation is not always clear, and it can mess with you, scare you a bit.

    There was a solemn man. Watched his twilight disappear. In the sand.
    --Another bad situation

    Altered by a falling eagle. A warning sign. Sign.
    --Sees the warning that this might go bad.

    He sensed that worry could be strength with a plan he said, "Time for evacuation."
    --The fact that he was worry about how this would turn out is actually good, because he now can get out of the situation.
    flipflingoon November 24, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyea maybe they were being sarcastic, but to me it makes a lot of sense, if you look at it from a sperms point of view... quite intersting, would of still been a great song left ejaculation.. but def a little more universal and relatable now
    Mothra666on December 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentMothra you're shallow and stupid. Go listen to some Frankie Goes to Hollywood.
    KurdtTBOon December 21, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti rather listen to this song about ejaculation from a sperms point of view, but thanks for the advice kurdt, im sorry you have to be sooo immature about this subject, ejactulation can be a very spiritual and enlightening subject, not one to be looked down apon as "shallow and stupid" it is essential for human life and weahter you like it or not.. your very life can be rooted back to your dads ejaculating penis, kurdttbo.... i think when this song is looked at from the pov of a sperm facing ejaculation... it is very spirtual, meaningful, and downright beautiful, my friend... hopefully you can open your mind and see this someday
    Mothra666on December 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI see it now. The siren that screams for wanton attention is a Siren, one of those females who lured men in to their death and had sex with them till they died. "take heed" is just clever wordplay for "give head." the lines of taking leave and planting seeds, clever. "best put aside your evil lets crawl into your face" is a reference to facial bukkake.
    There was a solemn man watched his twilight dissapear" is like him saying goodbye to his precious sperm which people often refer to as the twinkling in your eye, which means conception or the idea of birth. th falling eagle is his erection going away, and he wasted his sperm without causing a pregnancy. SO now that I think about it, i feel quite silly for telling you to listen to frankie goes to hollywood, who could never come up with a metaphor this powerful. Sorry. I was wrong.
    KurdtTBOon December 24, 2004   Link

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