"Soon Forget" as written by and Eddie Vedder....
Sorry is the fool who trades his soul for a Corvette
Thinks he'll get the girl, he'll only get the mechanic
What's missing? He's living a day he'll soon forget

That's one more time around, the sun is going down
The moon is out, but he's drunk and shouting, putting people down
He's pissing, he's living a day he'll soon forget

Counts his money every morning, the only thing that keeps him horny
Locked in a giant house, that's alarming
The townsfolk, they all laugh

Sorry is the fool who trades his love for hi-rise rent
Seems the more you make equals the loneliness you get
And it's fitting, he's barely living a day he'll soon forget

That's one more time around, and there is not a sound
He's lying dead, clutching Benjamins, never put the money down
He's stiffening, we're all whistling, a man we'll soon forget


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"Soon Forget" as written by Eddie Vedder

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    General Commentheres a animation i made to this song about 5 years ago with a flash player lol. hope yous enjoy youtube.com/…
    ryugoon October 16, 2011   Link
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    General Commentthis basically seems to say that some rich old bastard amy have lots of money, but thats all he has, nobody cares bout him and all he cares about is his money.

    the bit about selling his soul for a courvette to get the girl just says it all! fantastically funny song
    ladybugon March 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis basically seems to say that some rich old bastard may have lots of money, but thats all he has, nobody cares bout him and all he cares about is his money.

    the bit about selling his soul for a courvette to get the girl just says it all! fantastically funny song
    ladybugon March 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think it's some righ YOUNG bastard. A yuppie, a try-hard, just a basic loser who lives in the fast lane.
    justanotherjammeron June 11, 2004   Link
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    General Commentl made a film clip to this song on flash, it rocks, so if any use wanna see it just email me and ill send it to you
    ryugoon September 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is great!
    I heard this song in Rio de Janeiro concert.... it was really awesome!!! mistakes included... but still great performance.
    waltercinon January 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is great!
    I heard this song in Rio de Janeiro concert.... it was really awesome!!! mistakes included... but still great performance.
    waltercinon January 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commenton slovenia 2000 bootleg he tells the crowd to listen to the words from the perspective of someone graduating from college, so i think its about a young yuppie who has the world at his feet & gets a bit of cash - and then forgets what he wanted from life in the 1st place..."a man we'll soon forget"
    JordyWordyon September 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits about how either you can be rich and have anything you want except being loved or you can make a difference in the world by being less selfish and using your time to benefit the world somehow. when you are selfish, no one will remember you when you die because no one cares about people who dont care about people.
    mad4365on March 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOne of my favorite Pearl Jam songs ever. So catchy and with such true and important lyrics. Great song.
    Parachutes21on May 01, 2007   Link

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