I'm wishing you a well...mind at peace within yourself...
Covers up I cast you off...I'll be watching as you breathe....
I'd lie still you move I'd send you off around the bend...
I hold your head deep in my arms...my fingertips they close your
Off you dream my little child...there's a sun around the bend...
There's a sun around the bend...
All the evenings close like this...all these moments that I've
Please forgive, won't you, dear?
Please forgive and let me share with you around the bend...
You're an angel when you sleep...
How I want your soul to keep of and all around the bend...

Lyrics submitted by Trent, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"Around the Bend" as written by Eddie Vedder

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    General CommentThis song was written by Jack Irons (Pearl Jam drummer before Soundgarden's Matt Cameron took his place) as a lullaby for his son.
    pearljammeron May 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentActually, this song wasn't written by Irons. It was written by Vedder as a poetry exercise... he wrote it so that it can be interpereted in a couple of ways. 1) As a lullaby from a parent to their child.. something Jack could sing to his son, and 2) As a serial killer to his victim. Hehe, listen to it with that in mind, spooky.
    TempleDogon June 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentTempleDog is right on with the meaning. But yeah this song is really a great lullabye type of song. It puts me in a good mood whenever I listen. Sometimes it actually helps me fall asleep. No Code is the ultimate PJ album.
    planetearthon April 27, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is such a beautiful song, no code is still my favourite album, it's so warm.
    fleaaaaaaon April 21, 2003   Link
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    General Commenta sort of "goodwish" showered on someone, not necessarily an infant, in the form of a soothing lullaby....

    i feel, even if slightly, this song's concept is similar to simon and garfunkel's "bridge over troubled waters"... especially the 2nd part of that song... " sail on silver girl.. sail on by...all your dreams are on their way (off you dream my little child, there's a sun around the bend)...."
    Bengal Tigeron February 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so slow and beautiful, it really shows that not only is Pearl jam unafraid to make what they want, but that they are damn good at it.....

    My favorite line is:
    All evenings close like this.
    All these moments that I've missed.

    No code is obviously my favorite album
    N0 C0DE 79on May 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commentif you really cant get to sleep at night after listenign to pink floyd dark side listen to this whole album and by the time you get to this song youve fell asleep half way throught it.
    ive never heard this song fully so i wouldnt be able to tell you what its about.
    i love JFon August 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always think of it as a parting of two close ones -- one is left behind while the other's life has ended, but is now in a better place.
    hypnoticbobon February 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think its about someone that loves another person that is in jail, and she just misses him
    "I'm wishing you all well.
    Mind a peace within your cell"
    i think cell is refering to jail

    "All evenings close like this.
    All these moments that I've missed.
    Please forgive me, won't you dear?
    Please forgive and let me share with you around the bend." the first line refers to every night ending the same in the jail cell

    "All these moments that I've missed."
    she has missed so many moments with him because he is in jail

    "Please forgive and let me share with you around the bend."
    -around the bend is refering to when he gets out

    just a thought, im not sticking the song to this meaning or anything i just thought it made sense

    let me know what you think
    richie8092on April 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentya, everyone completely disregard what i just said, i dont know what the fuck i was thinking, i think it is about dreaming in a similar way as cant keep is about dreaming, he hints at is but you have to think to realize it

    i could break down all the lines but i dont feel like it
    richie8092on April 11, 2006   Link

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