Don't even think about reachin' me, I won't be home
Don't even think about stoppin' by, don't think of me at all
I did, what I had to do, if there was a reason, it was you...

Aah...don't even think about gettin' inside
Voices in me head...ooh, voices
I got scratches, all over my arms
One for each day, since I fell apart
I did...oh, what I had to do, if there was a reason, it was you

Footsteps in the hall, it was you, you...oh...
Pictures on my chest, it was you, it was you...

Hey...I did, what I had to do...oh, and if there was a reason
Oh, there wasn't no reason, no
And if, there's something you'd like to do
Just let me continue, to blame you

Footsteps in the hall, it was you, you...oh...
Pictures on my chest, it was you, you...oh...


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"Footsteps [Cassette]" as written by Stone C. Gossard Eddie Jerome Vedder

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +1
    General CommentI think the comments regarding lost love brought on by him driving her away are right on. The song is about regret. I also, however, always had a picture in my head of this song taking place in a jail cell, as would fit with the trilogy, and the footsteps being the gaurds coming to take him to the execution. Also, the scratches all over the arms has the double meaning of both heroin use because she left, and counting the days that he has been in prison...
    Love this song, the words and the emotion conveyed are unreal.
    McCready did write the riff for this, as this same riff is on "Temple of the Dog" , the song "Times of Trouble", which has different lyrics, written by Cornell...
    sanpete29on May 28, 2002   Link

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