Climbing on the mountain, floating out on the sea
Far from lights of a city, the elements they speak to me
Whispering that life, existed long before greed
And balancing the world on its knee
Don't see some men as half empty, see them half full of shit
Thinking that we're all but slaves
There ain't gonna be
No middle anymore, it's been said before
The haves be having more, yet still bored
Won't someone save?
Won't someone save the world?

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"1/2 Full" as written by Jeff Ament Eddie Vedder

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  • +3
    General CommentI dig this song.
    General statement about money, society and the planet. Greed is stealing and destroying everything good about the earth. The rich keep getting richer....there won't be any middle class anymore. Just us slaves and the 5% nation. I never thought about the connection to porch, very interesting.
    thebrainon July 31, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Commentno matter what its about, the guitar is awesome
    prellbergporch51on February 17, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI agree with 'thebrain' and 'jaco'. This is a great song about the few selfish people/companies that are effectively destroying the world. It's a call to action for those who care about the future.

    Is it up to us as individuals to save the world?
    PearlJam#1on July 02, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song might be the continuation of Porch (if you interpret Porch as not a "lost love"-song). To me they're about the same things; self-interest and how the power-people (politicians etc.) have the wrong perspective on things. Notice also the reference to Porch: "there ain't gonna be no middle anymore, it's been said before".....
    giventofly49on April 16, 2004   Link
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    General Commentgreat lyrics. the elements they speak to me
    whispering that life, existed long before greed
    and balancing the world on its knee
    this song fits in the same category as soon forget an green disease. about greed and not thinking about the rest of the world.
    jacoon November 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the song is about the people in this world, especially here in the U.S. People here don't give a damn about anyone else, its all about self interest and its all greed. Anyway, I don't like this song much, if at all.
    Smokey31on April 21, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think this song might be a 'countinuation' of Porch. It seems to me they're about the same things (if you don't interpret Porch as a 'Lost love'-song). Note also the reference to Porch: "there ain't gonna be
    no middle anymore, it's been said before"
    giventofly49on April 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis just in--Smokey31 is a complete fool. American taxpayers money feeds the world you jerk. Anytime--EVERY time there is a disaster ANYWHERE in the world, America is the first to help with money, supplies, and technological expertise. You need to stop believing everything you see and hear on CNN. Vedder's politics are ridiculous but he is a great songwriter. Your musical taste must be almost as bad as your pathetically misinformed political opinion.
    JumpyJackon June 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentJumpyJack uhmmm hey man I dont wanna trample on this ass-kicking country of ours and I know you wrote that before hand but you neednt look any further than big easy to realize we aint got our shit together....... I think that in the whole "political" scheme of things i tend to swing right or republican ways..... bush means well but he's an idiot..... correction.... Bush means well but just as long as it doesnt hurt big business.... thats why it's taking so long to get the job done done south, because the private sector cannot mobilize as quickly as the military and bush wants big companies like haliburton and sunoco mobil and all the blood sucking oil conglomerates to get a piece of the guaranteed fortune to be made rebuilding New Orleans..... I hate Bush......all three kinds.....

    This shit would not be happening if John Mccain was the president..... Ohh welll...... George Pataki 2008!!!

    Fuck that look at how we New Yorkers are doing... NY is gonna go to Hillary..... soooooo

    Jesse" the Body" Ventura 2008!!!!!

    "What do you say, let's put a wrestler in the white house"
    -Jesse" the Body" Ventura at Wrestlemania

    Seriously look at the other choices..... I'd vote for him!!!
    N0 C0DE 79on September 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti see this song as a song thats tellin us to get off our fat lazy asses and go help the world and if you are try harder cuz its gonna take a lot of money and persuasion to get the piverty out of places that need i tmost.

    beautiful thing their doin for america w/ lots of others
    i love JFon September 12, 2005   Link

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