"I'm Open" as written by and Jack Irons Eddie Vedder....
A man lies in his bed in a room with no door
He waits hoping for a presence something anything to enter
After spending half his life searching he still felt as blank
As the ceiling at which he stared
He is alive but feels absolutely nothing
So is he?
When he was six he believed that the moon overhead followed him
By nine he had deciphered the illusion trading magic for fact
No tradebacks...
So this is what it's like to be an adult
If he only knew now what he knew then...
I'm open... (2x)
Come on in... (4x)
I'm open... (2x)
Come on in... (4x)
I'm open...
Lying sideways atop crumpled sheets and no covers he decides to
Dream up a new self for himself...

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"I'm Open" as written by Jack Irons Eddie Vedder

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  • +1
    General CommentVery beautiful........the progression from child to adult.
    thenarratoron September 11, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentone of the best pearl jam songs for me. i love eddies voice so much on this song and to me its basically openig up to who you are hiding from in yourself.
    i love JFon June 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEddie Is such a wonderful spoken word poet,... seriosuly if you listen to this song in your sleep it will give you some freaky dreams,.... nah just kidding.

    Alot of people would consider a song like this to be filler but I believe that it is one of those tracks that need to be included almost like a hidden track where there is no other way to convey the message,... it is a great song from what is obviously my favorite album. ;)
    N0 C0DE 79on April 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawesome song. Very Jim Morrison-like poetry at the beginning.
    layne1012on December 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti listened to this song ten times the first time i heard no code, eddie is a genious
    richie8092on January 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits the most underrated because people wore used to the pearl jam from ten,vs,vitalogy, all depressing albums, and pj comes out with this uplifting first single in who we are, people heard that and didnt buy the album
    richie8092on April 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think that vitalogy is pearl jam's best album, and is better than vs and a little better than ten, no code, and yield-binaural and riot act are both great albums too that are very underrated but i just think that vitalogy is one of the best cds ever
    richie8092on April 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenteddie is big on including dreaming into his songs, off of the top of my head(there are probably more) eddie dedicates a whole verse to dreaming in this song, sleight of hand(most underrated pj song)and cant keep which is entirely about dreaming. i know there are more too i just cant think of them
    richie8092on April 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDepressing song.. You age and life races you and wins. You try to reinvent yourself but that no longer works... Wow, a really depressing song.
    platuson April 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDid anyone notice that here it says "if he only knew now what he knew then" and on Red Mosquito it says "if I had known then what I know now"? Any connection?
    T-Crashon April 10, 2006   Link

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