I've got to buy some shoes
These ones are getting lose
My feet are shrinking in the
Sun, and it ain't fun
But it looks like rain up ahead
In forty miles.
A big rainbow took the blue sky.

I'm gonna tell my momma, I love
Her so and thank you for
Giving me these bones o gold
I'm gonna run from my home
Jump in the river and let the
Water soak the sin in my soul.

Fine time we all crossed lines
make the music that makes us
Feel fine
Rednecks on sun decks hearing a
Hillside Romeo say "Boys this is the
Good shit, so come on all and eat
A little bit."

And if I ever go back home I'm
Gonna sell
And tell my momma, I love
Her so and thank you for
Giving me these bones o gold
I'm gonna run from my home
Jump in the river and let the
Water soak the sin in my soul.

Don't even say a word, it confuses me
What he says to do, is that we don't
Have to
We don't have to.


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    General Comment

    ..i don't get this..but I like it..

    TaiMaiShu992on September 28, 2002   Link
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    General Comment

    i have no idea what this song is about. But i really like it

    k9ttyk1ton September 30, 2004   Link
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    General Comment

    I'm tempted to think that this song is about starting over, becoming a new person. "Jump in the river and let the Water soak the sin in my soul." is rather baptismal.

    ashre_ashreon January 29, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    yep!

    I'm lost.......Hoon didn't seem to try real hard to make sense to anyone.

    Which is fine with PT

    pton May 23, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    i think it's about that whole starting over thing and about starting to sell drugs....just a guess

    bedhead4dayson December 10, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    I think this song is about taking life as it comes, living to the fullest even if the actions are deemed illegal. This is really just a guess given the title, certain lines, and the sound of the song.

    dbieon12on June 20, 2007   Link
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    General Comment

    no idea what it means but probably the best song on the first album

    pearljamkicks@55on September 23, 2007   Link
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    Song Meaning

    This song describes exactly what it feels like when you do psychedelic drugs. You start coming down and have an overwhelming appreciation for the small things in life (especially your parents for some reason) and as soon as i heard the line:

    "And if I ever go back home I'm Gonna settle And tell my momma, I love Her so and thank you for Giving me these bones"

    I instantly knew that it was about coming down from psychedelics. Also the song suggests feelings of remorse for the way he has lived, which also fits my idea. Its totally about the post-tripping feelings you get.

    thecatintheshoeson December 05, 2010   Link
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    General Comment

    Its 'And Thanks for givin me these bones of gold...' Im pretty sure its about psychedelics and appreciaton of his mother :)

    mrleavesagainon July 20, 2011   Link
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    My Interpretation

    For me it looks pretty simple: it's about leaving home and the turning point it is in author's life.

    "I've got to buy some shoes These ones are getting lose My feet are shrinking in the Sun, and it ain't fun But it looks like rain up ahead In forty miles. A big rainbow took the blue sky."

    So his shoes are getting loose and he is shrinking where he is. He also tells that new things stand close - "rain up ahead in forty miles".

    Next part is like telling goodbye to his mother and jumping into new life - "jump in the river and let the water soak the sin in my soul". It sounds like leaving home comes with some kind of sin making.

    "I'm gonna tell my momma, I love Her so and thank you for Giving me these bones o gold I'm gonna run from my home Jump in the river and let the Water soak the sin in my soul."

    And finally, already out of home, the author is already living his life the way he wants - seemingly full of sins and drugs.

    "Fine time we all crossed lines make the music that makes us Feel fine Rednecks on sun decks hearing a Hillside Romeo say "Boys this is the Good shit, so come on all and eat A little bit.""

    ibiaçu100on June 15, 2014   Link

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