Drive down the street can't find the keys to my own fucking home
I take a walk so I can curse my ass for being dumb
I make a right after the arches stinking grease and bone
Stop at the supermarket people stare like I'm a dog
I've been goin' to Lukin's...I gotta spot that Lukin's...
I knocked the door at Lukin's...opened the fridge...
Now I know life is worth...
I find the key but I return to find an open door
So fucking freezin', they jump out the car, everybody wants some
I find my wife, I call the cops, this day's work's never done
The last I heard that freak was purchasing a fucking gun

Lyrics submitted by Trent

"Lukin" as written by Eddie Vedder

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    General CommentThis song is based on his experience with a stalker
    ValNtyneon November 09, 2011   Link
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    General CommentLukin is an enigma to me.... I think this song could have been incredible if it was at least 2-3 minutes.....
    but instead it burns itself out in about a minute......
    This song does seem to be about an actual occurance because it is so direct and descriptive....
    if this song was longer it would have been better but because it wasnt it is now only average... who knows maybe that might have been part of the experimentation of No Code was to make a song that could have been awesome but them just kill it..... that's what i love about No code is the boundary breaking and.... defying the code....
    N0 C0DE 79on May 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhat I really love about PJ is the raw emotion that comes out in their songs. I can instantly name a track that describes my current state of mind. Lukin is a perfect example. It is a shot of pure adrenaline to the heart when heard played live! The band have gone thru so many different phases that I could actually document my whole life in snyc with the chronology of the albums.
    edselvedderIIIon March 09, 2012   Link
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    Song MeaningLukin describes the song in an interview for the book Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge: “Vedder had a stalker chick that would come by his house that was freaking him out. He would start to avoid his house after a while, so he would just come by my place. Vedder’d come over and we’d sit ‘round the kitchen and drink and stuff. He would talk about his stalker problem a little bit, but I would just blow it off. It was just drunken talk, throwing darts, having fun. There’d be other people there, sometimes four or five of us. Just me and Eddie and our wives and mutual friends like [then Mudhoney manager] Bob Whittaker. The Pearl Jam song ‘Lukin’ is about how my kitchen’s a sanctuary for him. Also, I was giving him shit about all their songs being too long. That inspired him to make ‘Lukin’ a one-minute song. I’ve always flipped him shit. Never let him be the rock star that he is.”
    dagorhiron November 09, 2015   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, the speaker (Eddie) is just so angry. It always pops into my head when i do something really stupid, like when i locked my keys in the car when it was still running
    Porch08on May 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI remember the first time I heard this song, was when PJ toured Australia in 1995, it was March and I saw them at Memorial Drive, the song didn't have a name but it sure did appeal to me, I was 17 at the time if my adding up is right and it espressed all my anger just perfectly through the music, a bit like killing in the name by RATM a few years earlier. I bought the bootleg for that show about 3vweeks later and the song was called 100 pacer.
    Andybeeon July 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBrilliant - says so much in less than a minute
    Jabbatronon September 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commentmatt lukin was the bassist from mudhoney, does that have anything to do with this song?
    AaronXIIIon May 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis sounds like it's based on an actual experience. Pearl Jam don't usually write stuff with an obvious meaning, and this sounds kind of spontaneous.
    Regos the Saneon May 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentGod, I LOVE this song. I think I once read it happened to Eddie. I've been wondering recently if it's a tribute to the Ramones 'machine gun' style of song, since PK like the Ramones.
    justanotherjammeron June 09, 2004   Link

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