"Inside Job" as written by and Mike Mccready Eddie Vedder....
Underneath this smile lies everything
All my hopes and anger, pride and shame
Make myself a pact not to shut doors on the past
Just for today I am free

I will not lose my faith
It's an inside job today

I know this one thing wellâ?¦

I used to try and kill love. the highest sin
Breathing insecurity out and in

Searching hope, I'm shown the way to run straight
Pursuing the greater way for all human light.

How I choose to feel is how I am.
How I choose to feel is how I am.

I will not lose my faith
It's an inside job today

Holding on, the light of night
On my knees to rise and fix my broken soul

Let me run into the rain
To be a human light again

Let me run into the rain
To shine a human light today

Life comes from within your heart and desire
Life comes from within my heart and desire
Life comes from within your heart and desire

Lyrics submitted by N0 C0DE 79

"Inside Job" as written by Mike Mccready Eddie Vedder

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    General CommentAbsolutely Incredible!
    The song starts oh-so slowly with Boom's organ, and from there each instrument slowly joins in, steadily building, each impacting you in a meaningful way; Gossard's acoustic, Boom's Piano, Ament's Bass, then Eddie's Vocals, each one's entrance washing over you like a wave, all leading up to McCready entering with his electric, leading you completely out of the darkness created in the beginning of the song straight into the light, to me this song is operatic, I connect with it on so many levels, and there honestly couldn't have been any other way to end the album, How I Choose To Feel Is How I Am
    Tillbeon August 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLast song, and he didn't say FUCK once on this album, other than that it's awesome...
    fortyfourand2on April 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIntrospection. This song is a beautiful description of the 12 step program, in a way. Mike McCready should be very proud, for many reasons, including this song.
    Lioneyeson April 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMike McCready you fucking genius, when's the solo album out? I just wanna hear him sing now!
    layne1012on April 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis si the first song that Mike wrote from top to bottom,...

    Everything is his work,
    the musical compositions and the lyrics,... all Mike McCready,...

    Good God this song is fucking amazing,...

    What a way to end an amazing album, it's so great o find Pearl Jam "relevant" to the mainstream again,....

    Perhaps this will get people into their later more experimental stuff,...

    but this song is basically just about being yourself and accepting who you are regardless of what choices or circumstances surround your life, that there is no excuse not to live it,...

    McCready is a fantastic songwriter,...who's just pretty much let us in as to how much of a "Secret Weapon" he really is,..
    N0 C0DE 79on May 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song. mccready did an awesome job. go mccready.
    adam1986on May 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo glad to see Mike McCready writing so much stuff on the new album. As NO CODE said, this song is all Mike, and what a way to end a spectacular record. I think the major aspect of this album is being so praised by press and fans has to be Mike's participation on it, considering he did not do much in the past two records.
    in_my_treeon May 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnot only did McCready write a "Srumptulecent" song (snl skit about inside the actors studio) but as did Stone Gossard with "Paraschutes" anyways...i agree with no code that its about being yourself and acting your age and not your shoe size and self acceptance.
    PJamfan90on May 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI especially like the piano that they used. I have heard them use it few, if any times. McCready is a rock TITAN!!!
    i cant wait to see them on tour.
    LostDog314on May 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI thought this song would have more comments, it's easily the best song on the album.
    Cam-winon June 03, 2006   Link

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