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

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    General CommentOkay.. this is what I think... I could be wrong in many ways, but this is how I intrperate it.... Okay, since this is part od a mamasan-triligy.. I'll try to explain what I get from it... The first song (Alive) was about his parents or something... and that pissed him off... I'm assuming that would be the mental damage that causes him to commit the murders in the second song (Once), he addmits he commits the murders and shows no remorse.. so I assume he went to jail for it.... The third song (Footsteps.. above) I think is about him being in prison... maybe on death row... He says they can't reach him, he won't be home i think meaning he's inprisioned and won't be getting out.. and he's saying don't stop by.. meaning he doesn't want people to visit.... And when he says the reason is you.. I think he's refering to his mother, which would fit the first song.... The scrathes on his arm... it could be one scrath for ever day he's been in prison... or self mutilation... I beleive the footsteps in the hall would be the prison gaurd, maybe coming to take him away to be exacuted. that would explain the name on his chest.. maybe that's a metaphore for how the exacute him... Then he changes the words in the 3rd verse to say "Just let me continue to blame you." again I think refering to him blaming his mother.... I'm not sure if my intrepriations are correct... but if you think I've missed something or am totally offcourse.. please tell me.. I'll come back to check for new posts... Again.. this is just what I think, I could be wrong, and I probably am.
    THEshibby6794on July 05, 2002   Link

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