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Pearl Jam: "I Am Mine"

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This song has a nice individualistic message. I think their hearts are in the right place but some of the lyrics are questionable. The first four lines don't make much sense because your mind is not something to be owned. And I'm not sure if he means that you can only own your own mind and no one else's, or if he means that the only thing you can own is your mind, and that material possessions are not important (the context of those four lines having to do with the selfish "buying" themselves time). There are some pretty nice lines in this song as well. What do you guys think of this song, lyrics wise? Lyrics and video are posted below.

The selfish, they're all standing in line

Faithing and hoping to buy themselves time

Me, I figure as each breath goes by

I only own my mind

The North is to South what the clock is to time

There's east and there's west and there's everywhere life

I know I was born and I know that I'll die

The in between is mine

I am mine

And the feeling, it gets left behind

All the innocence lost at one time

Significant, behind the eyes

There's no need to hide

We're safe tonight

The ocean is full 'cause everyone's crying

The full moon is looking for friends at hightide

The sorrow grows bigger when the sorrow's denied

I only know my mind

I am mine

And the meaning, it gets left behind

All the innocents lost at one time

Significant, behind the eyes

There's no need to hide

We're safe tonight

And the feelings that get left behind

All the innocents broken with lies

Significance, between the lines

(We may need to hide)

And the meanings that get left behind

All the innocents lost at one time

We're all different behind the eyes

There's no need to hide

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Well I love Pearl Jam, period. Hadn't heard this song before though, thanks for posting it. Good stuff. I like the lyrics. They're somewhat vague, which is nice, but they definitely give you a sense of self-assertion, and Eddie Vedder rocks in any case.

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