Pearl Jam:Black

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“Black”
Artist: Pearl Jam
Albums: Ten (1991)


Sheets of empty canvas, untouched sheets of clay
Were laid spread out before me as her body once did
All five horizons revolved around her soul
As the earth to the sun
Now the air I tasted and breathed has taken a turn

And all I taught her was everything
I know she gave me all that she wore
And now my bitter hands shake beneath the clouds
Of what was everything?
All the pictures had all been washed in black, tattooed everything...

I take a walk outside, I'm surrounded by some kids at play
I can feel their laughter, so why do I sear
And twisted thoughts that spin round my head
I'm spinning, oh, I'm spinning
How quick the sun can, drop away

And now my bitter hands cradle broken glass
Of what was everything?
All the pictures had all been washed in black, tattooed everything...
All the love gone bad, turned my world to black
Tattooed all I see, all that I am, all I'll ever be...

I know someday you'll have a beautiful life, I know you'll be a star
In somebody else's sky, but why...?
Why, why can't it be, why can't it be mine?