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Eddie Vedder — Guaranteed
Album: Into The Wild
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7.7

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Total ratings: 1392









Released: 2007
Length: 2:38
Plays (last 30 days): 1
On bended knee is no way to be free
Lifting up an empty cup, I ask silently
That all my destinations will accept the one that's me
So I can breathe

Circles they grow and they swallow people whole
Half their lives they say goodnight to wives they'll never know
Got a mind full of questions and a teacher in my soul
And so it goes

Don't come closer or I'll have to go
Owning me like gravity are places that pull
If ever there was someone to keep me at home
It would be you

Everyone I come across in cages they bought
They think of me and my wandering but I'm never what they thought
Got my indignation but I'm pure in all my thoughts
I'm alive

Wind in my hair I feel part of everywhere
Underneath my being is a road that disappeared
Late at night I hear the trees they're singing with the dead
Overhead

Leave it to me as I find a way to be
Consider me a satellite forever orbiting
I know all the rules but the rules did not know me
Guaranteed
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 jmsmy wrote:
Great movie - watch it without any previous knowledge
 
I can't now; just read Slickamoe's post
They finally took the bloody bus out of the woods a week or two ago.  The rest of the world is going crazy taking down monuments, so Alaska joined in and got rid of the bus.  Several people had gone on pilgrimage to go see it over the years, and a few people died getting in or out.  Several people had to get rescued almost every year.  So they helicoptered the bus out of there finally.  Now hopefully we won't have to pay to rescue stupid hippie tourists from around the world.

Don't go into the woods in Alaska if you don't know what you are doing.
The song? Like it
The Movie? I guess it was well made if you enjoy watching some idiot put himself in harms way and then when it doesn't turn out so well for him . . . . ?  DEAD!
Oh well, no great loss. one less idiot. And that's a good thing.
8->9
Great song
Great movie - watch it without any previous knowledge
It's great{#Bananajam}
Don't mean to be dramatic, but 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 ! ! !
Just perfect.
This is an anthem. Vedder is genius. 
This song is one of my favorite songs, and Eddie wrote this in just 3 days ! 
Wind in my hair I feel part of everywhere Set me free from this corporate prison I want to break free
“Once there were brook trout in the streams in the mountains.
You could see them standing in the amber current where the white edges of their fins wimpled softly in the flow.
They smelled of moss in your hand.
Polished and muscular and torsional.
On their backs were vermiculate patterns that were maps of the world in its becoming.
Maps and mazes.
Of a thing which could not be put back.
Not be made right again.
In the deep glens where they lived all things were older than man
and they hummed of mystery.”
Cormac McCarthy
caspar david frederich

love
 AndyJ wrote:
A song of freedom. A song of what one finds inside when all the electronics have been turned off... "I knew all the rules but the rules did not know me."   When that begins to ring true... Head for the open spaces. America has many left. More coming all the time. Many choose to gather in cities and huddle indoors. We like playing King over others. We don't find the reality of our own puny weakness before nature comfortable... Except for those who throw back their head and laught at the rising storms, pelting rain and blinding lightening... Nature exists inside us... even when we deny it's reality, power and affect on us... I really like this song... Play it loudly as I die... a new adventure begins.

 

neo-romanticism...

nature exists inside of us, but I don't know whether that nature lives up to (neo-)romantic idealism.


Thank you for this.
EAch and every song of this soundtrack deserves at least a 9. So well fitted also with the story on the film. Top of Eddie Vedder in my humble opinion.
I don't know why but I had never seen this movie until just recently. What a great movie and the soundtrack blended perfectly. Glad I got to see it, however late.
This is a great soundtrack.
Lets have a tribute to Lou Reed recently departed.
The wild places on this planet are wild for reasons unfathomable to most of us.  The mortal risks they contain are not always evident, since those risks are what humans have worked so hard to eliminate as we've built our civilization.

We take so much of our 21st century lives for granted ...
One of my fav movies...
One of my fav male singers
10!
The lyrics are amazing
Great Movie and Great Sound Track!
 Byronape wrote:


Exceptionally well said, except I'm my admittedly limited experience, those "wide open spaces" are getting fewer and fewer. Even the timeless hills and trees of SE Ohio could fall victem to fraking and have their majesty tainted.
 
The wide open spaces will continue to disappear.  I'm so glad I won't be here when they're more or less gone.


 AndyJ wrote:
A song of freedom. A song of what one finds inside when all the electronics have been turned off... "I knew all the rules but the rules did not know me."   When that begins to ring true... Head for the open spaces. America has many left. More coming all the time. Many choose to gather in cities and huddle indoors. We like playing King over others. We don't find the reality of our own puny weakness before nature comfortable... Except for those who throw back their head and laught at the rising storms, pelting rain and blinding lightening... Nature exists inside us... even when we deny it's reality, power and affect on us... I really like this song... Play it loudly as I die... a new adventure begins.


 



Exceptionally well said, except I'm my admittedly limited experience, those "wide open spaces" are getting fewer and fewer. Even the timeless hills and trees of SE Ohio could fall victem to fraking and have their majesty tainted.
A song of freedom. A song of what one finds inside when all the electronics have been turned off... "I knew all the rules but the rules did not know me."   When that begins to ring true... Head for the open spaces. America has many left. More coming all the time. Many choose to gather in cities and huddle indoors. We like playing King over others. We don't find the reality of our own puny weakness before nature comfortable... Except for those who throw back their head and laught at the rising storms, pelting rain and blinding lightening... Nature exists inside us... even when we deny it's reality, power and affect on us... I really like this song... Play it loudly as I die... a new adventure begins.


every time i hear a singer hum or whistle the last verse of the song i can't help but think "ran outta words again, dammit! {#Sorry}"
Great song.  Nice movie.  Intriguing book. Captivating article. Sad story.  Wished he had found a way back across the river.  If he had, there would have been no article, or book, or movie, or song.  Just a better story.
 1wolfy wrote:
wierd how you can hate with a smile; perhaps it comes easy for you sirdroseph wrote:
Yay! Another opportunity to say how much I hate Eddie Vedder!{#Dancingbanana_2}Thanks RP for letting me vent!{#Cowboy}

 

 

Yes and I have Eddie "sheep" Vedder to thank!{#Cheers} Though it is important to note that all of my "hating" has to do with my personal, subjective taste in music not towards real people who express their own opinions. I leave the personal hatred towards real people to others. I just use the song comment section here to comment on songs. Strange thing that.{#Whistle}
Good soundtrack to own.
Fit the movie perfectly, in my view.  And I loved the movie—favorite work by Penn 
I love this film and I'm owing over half of that to the soundtrack.
 michaelgmitchell wrote:
You know, being an old guy, Eddie was never in my radar with his band. I do remember 'Daughter', yes, but the band wasn't on my play list, to be sure. Then, something like this comes along. Simplistic. Divine. And I'm reminded that many of these artists came from the basics of a guitar and some lyrics. He nailed this. He probably didn't have to do this project, but I'm grateful he did, and I'll bet he's proud of this work.
 
Well put.  This and "Society" are the only EV songs I can stand to listen to because, as you say, "He nailed this" theme.


You know, being an old guy, Eddie was never in my radar with his band. I do remember 'Daughter', yes, but the band wasn't on my play list, to be sure. Then, something like this comes along. Simplistic. Divine. And I'm reminded that many of these artists came from the basics of a guitar and some lyrics. He nailed this. He probably didn't have to do this project, but I'm grateful he did, and I'll bet he's proud of this work.
wierd how you can hate with a smile; perhaps it comes easy for you sirdroseph wrote:
Yay! Another opportunity to say how much I hate Eddie Vedder!{#Dancingbanana_2}Thanks RP for letting me vent!{#Cowboy}

 

love it
lyrics. sheer. brilliance.
 Hoosier wrote:
During the intro I started humming "Just Breathe" from Backspacer.  Anyone else get that feeling?
 
yes, I thought the same thing today..  not that I mind, though, happy to listen to either one!

During the intro I started humming "Just Breathe" from Backspacer.  Anyone else get that feeling?
everything in this movie is poignant
so is this song. Eddie Vedder voice makes it even sadder
Interesting Alaska article in the current Smithsonian (now several weeks old, so prbly Oct issue) that discusses this story.
Yay! Another opportunity to say how much I hate Eddie Vedder!{#Dancingbanana_2}Thanks RP for letting me vent!{#Cowboy}

This has become one of my favorites.  I don't know, but was this written for the movie?  I didn't see it but I did read the book; it seems eerily fitting for the story.
 Middleton wrote:

this surprised me ... I don't understand how his voice could ever be mistaken for anyone else's

 
Frankly, I have mistaken him for both Bruce Springsteen and Ian Ball of Gomez. NTTAWWT

God this movie was great wasn't it?  And the soundtrack... 'nough said!
Good soundtrack. Congrats to Eddie Vedder
 jusdughere wrote:
I could watch this movie over and over due to no small part of the haunting mesmerizing music that Eddie Vedder puts out into space. A timeless piece of musical genius that weaves around such a tragic yet uplifting story. 

 
I agree 100%

I could watch this movie over and over due to no small part of the haunting mesmerizing music that Eddie Vedder puts out into space. A timeless piece of musical genius that weaves around such a tragic yet uplifting story. 

 driversseat06 wrote:
Had to look twice to be sure it said Eddie Vedder. Love it. 
 
this surprised me ... I don't understand how his voice could ever be mistaken for anyone else's

Bad movie, great soundtrack.
My opinion:

Great Movie
Good Soundtrack
An amazing soundtrack to a thought-provoking movie.
Had to look twice to be sure it said Eddie Vedder. Love it. 
There's room for debate as to whether the Grand is "the most dangerous white water" in the country,

The Gauley is pretty badass.
beautiful
This song society and well everything i've heard from this soundtrack is awesome
How was this song not nominated for an oscar!  Three songs for a Disney movie were nominated over this one?

This movie and its soundtrack about near broke my heart.
After a couple more listens I moved this up to a 9. Very haunting and moving, love Eddie's voice as always.I read the book, I look forward to seeing the film I guess, but what a sad waste. This one is not easy to distil down to easy answers.
awesome voice
Wonderful segue from Tim..........
Eddie Vedder - Guaranteed
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Cold Shot

It's a 'Guaranteed' Cold Shot to bear this after Stevie.

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 robco1 wrote:
Did he take a recreational kayak without any training or safety equipment solo down the most dangerous white water river in North America? Did he go to "live off of the land" in the most unforgiving environment in North America without any wilderness survival training or experience? I don't think I'd have characterized it as harshly as the other poster, but those actions seem pretty foolish and arrogant to me. Love for nature should be balanced by respect for its power. Had he gone and lived with and Alut or Inuit community to learn how to survive in Alaska before going "solo," he'd probably be alive today.
 

The answer to your 1st question:  No, he did not.  The answer to the 2nd:  Yes, he did.  However your response to my posting was not relevant in any way to what I said.  I stand by my previous statement.

 At 8:11AM on the Left Coast it just donn gets any better . .  .thanks Bill ! - - That SOB
remmembah me a girl cse i ve lost, and above os us dont know this music togheter

{#Whipit}
 AFURRYTHING wrote:
good tune. great book.
 
Abide on the great book....here's to Everett Reuss while we're at it... "Glorify the Day!"

 robco1 wrote:
Thanks for the clarification. That whitewater sequence threw me; if anyone tried that on any whitewater river above Class II they are gunning for a Darwin Award in my book. As for "most dangerous," I'll defer to you river rats, but any river with its own classification system has got to be in the top ten?

 
That I'd buy, for sure.

The Grand is in a (North American, anyway) class by itself mostly because of sheer volume.  There are any number of far more technically difficult rivers—but they don't run at 30,000+ cfs.  And the ones that do (the Missouri, say) look like, uh, the Missouri.

Last three songs:
Vedder- Guaranteed
Shins- Young Pilgrims
Wilco- Jesus, Etc.

Just an amazing tri-fecta, Bill. My day is off to such an amazing start I'm considering going to bed at 10:30am so I can say I've had the perfect day.  

Well, that depends on who is waiting for me back there.....

 
Xeric wrote:
There's room for debate as to whether the Grand is "the most dangerous white water" in the country, but that's beside the point--because McCandless didn't do it, and Krakauer didn't say he did. He did float the Colorado, or what little is left of it, below Hoover Dam. Why Penn felt compelled to make that one (ludicrous) departure from the book, I don't know.
Thanks for the clarification. That whitewater sequence threw me; if anyone tried that on any whitewater river above Class II they are gunning for a Darwin Award in my book. As for "most dangerous," I'll defer to you river rats, but any river with its own classification system has got to be in the top ten?
Love for nature should be balanced by respect for its power. Had he gone and lived with and Alut or Inuit community to learn how to survive in Alaska before going "solo," he'd probably be alive today.
You nailed it buddy :yes:
I appreciate the music much more since I saw the movie. I appreciate the movie more as I hear the music more.
Xeric wrote:
There's room for debate as to whether the Grand is "the most dangerous white water" in the country, but that's beside the point--because McCandless didn't do it, and Krakauer didn't say he did. He did float the Colorado, or what little is left of it, below Hoover Dam. Why Penn felt compelled to make that one (ludicrous) departure from the book, I don't know.
Yeah, there really was no reason for Penn to embellish and fictionalize the story. To me that reduced the impact. Thought the movie on the whole was excellent and the music was great.
robco1 wrote:
Did he take a recreational kayak without any training or safety equipment solo down the most dangerous white water river in North America? Did he go to "live off of the land" in the most unforgiving environment in North America without any wilderness survival training or experience? I don't think I'd have characterized it as harshly as the other poster, but those actions seem pretty foolish and arrogant to me. Love for nature should be balanced by respect for its power. Had he gone and lived with and Alut or Inuit community to learn how to survive in Alaska before going "solo," he'd probably be alive today.
There's room for debate as to whether the Grand is "the most dangerous white water" in the country, but that's beside the point--because McCandless didn't do it, and Krakauer didn't say he did. He did float the Colorado, or what little is left of it, below Hoover Dam. Why Penn felt compelled to make that one (ludicrous) departure from the book, I don't know.
This was lovely as a following song to Chris Smither's "I am the ride". Yummmmmmmmmm.
All those years that I was busy ignoring Pearl Jam, I had no idea Eddie had such a beautiful voice.
Great movie!
hmmm.. didn't realize this song was from "Into the Wild". Beautiful song, and a beautiful movie
Great song...Never get tired of it...will always be a hit
andiman wrote:
Really a RP song - been played so often... too often :shhh:
:no:
Really a RP song - been played so often... too often :shhh:
robco1 wrote:
... I don't think I'd have characterized it as harshly as the other poster, but those actions seem pretty foolish and arrogant to me. Love for nature should be balanced by respect for its power. Had he gone and lived with and Alut or Inuit community to learn how to survive in Alaska before going "solo," he'd probably be alive today.
I think you hit it right on the head, your comments about the need to respect Nature's power. But I do think that characterizations of hubris, arrogance, and naivete are very well founded. I was living in Alaska when this took place. When they found him, many of us in Faribanks just shook our head at another unprepared romantic learning a final lession about the power of Nature too late. Alaska is that way; majestic, awe-inspiring, and yet brutal. A terrible way to die. Krakauer was, in my opinion, a bit too sympathetic to him and tried to downplay his hubris in the book. I did like the final pre-death scene in the movie: the (quite literal) "come to Jesus" moment when he finally realized that it was ok to simply me himself, rather than contunually inventing the romantic. That illuminated the "lesson learned too late" theme that I took from the whole thing. I did very much like the soundtrack. Captured the mood of the movie very well, and showed me another viewpoint of Eddie Vedder.
For those debating the story, he was quite foolish. Absolutely. He lived life to the fullest in a way few of us have. It's pretty hard to have one without the other.... at least at that level. There are some interesting web sites out there that are quite critical of both the movie and the book, BTW, worth a read. Just google.
The only thing that saves this song is my memory of the movie. Not a great movie, but a lot better than the song.
philbertr wrote:
Read the book. He was much more complex and torn than a movie could convey, and his death not nearly as easy to characterize.
Did he take a recreational kayak without any training or safety equipment solo down the most dangerous white water river in North America? Did he go to "live off of the land" in the most unforgiving environment in North America without any wilderness survival training or experience? I don't think I'd have characterized it as harshly as the other poster, but those actions seem pretty foolish and arrogant to me. Love for nature should be balanced by respect for its power. Had he gone and lived with and Alut or Inuit community to learn how to survive in Alaska before going "solo," he'd probably be alive today.
dillydoo wrote:
fucking terrible. monotonous crap.
Aweful An absolute train wreck
fucking terrible. monotonous crap.
Great guitar picking.
TJOpootertoot wrote:
That explains why the score was not nominated. It doesn't explain how Eddie failed to get a much-deserved nom for Best Song ("Society" might be my pick but there is not a weak track on the album).
Agreed, and I too like "Society" a lot. (The "single" was "Hard Sun," for what that's worth.)
I just knew when I saw the film I was hearing the "Best Soundtrack" (or whatever they call it), but was saddened/shocked/outraged when it was snubbed. Thanks for clarifying. I also agree with previous posts: read the book to better understand. Yes, a great deal of youthful hubris, but how many of us have risked our lives for far more cavalier pursuits (speeding, drinking to dangerous levels, and other college-age stunts). At least Chris was trying to do something pure and introspective. Now I need a damn hankie.... Beautiful, beautiful song/album.
softjeans wrote:
Allegedly because of "predominant use of songs." https://www.mp3.com/news/stories/10725.html To which one can only say: Huh? Movie music shouldn't be songs? Nor should it be classical, apparently, if written by a rock star/guitarist Jonny Greenwood, because his incredible soundtrack for "There Will Be Blood" was also disallowed.
That explains why the score was not nominated. It doesn't explain how Eddie failed to get a much-deserved nom for Best Song ("Society" might be my pick but there is not a weak track on the album).
Must remember to take the CD from the husband. I really need to give it a good listen.
Alpine wrote:
Great song, great movie. However, I think the character in the film was a selfish, stupid dumb shit. I know it was a true story.
Read the book. He was much more complex and torn than a movie could convey, and his death not nearly as easy to characterize.
Indeed. Sometimes I wish I had the courage to do something similar. With a different ending, of course!
ZedLeppelin wrote:
Such a great movie.
Totally Agree!!!! Great Soundtrack too!
Such a great movie.
jimbozi wrote:
Does anyone know why no songs from the soundtrack were nominated for best song. Hard sun??
Allegedly because of "predominant use of songs." https://www.mp3.com/news/stories/10725.html To which one can only say: Huh? Movie music shouldn't be songs? Nor should it be classical, apparently, if written by a rock star/guitarist Jonny Greenwood, because his incredible soundtrack for "There Will Be Blood" was also disallowed. The Academy claims it's just enforcing guild rules, but I think it's really just trying to protect its members from rock talents.
Great song, great movie. However, I think the character in the film was a selfish, stupid dumb shit. I know it was a true story.
instanes wrote:
Downloaded the entire album from iTunes. On this particular song there is about a minute of silence right in the middle. Haven't heard it played on R.P. as yet so don't have that as a reference. Is this a problem with my download or is this there by design? Read the book several years ago and saw the movie last night. Both are a tribute to this young man's short life.
Yeah, that minute of silence happened for me too. Weird.
prickelpit96 wrote:
*Sigh* Would like to be the guy on the roof of the bus right now...., don't know why. :shifty:
Geez -- I hope life perks up for you sometime soon! Hang in there.
Way to kick out the JAMZ Bill!!! This is my favorite acoustic pickin 4 set ever. Thanks 5:30 pm - Eddie Vedder - Guaranteed 5:26 pm - Bob Dylan - Don't Think Twice, It's All Right 5:23 pm - The Donnis Trio - Tip of the Tongue 5:18 pm - The New Pornographers - The Bleeding Heart Show
*Sigh* Would like to be the guy on the roof of the bus right now...., don't know why. :shifty:
abyone else think this was Plain White T's" Hey there Delilah, when it first started out?
Great song, FANTASTIC movie.
Does anyone know why no songs from the soundtrack were nominated for best song. Hard sun??
spraehbuer wrote:
why do I always have to think of SHREK when I hear this ? :ask:
:ask: got me there??
why do I always have to think of SHREK when I hear this ? :ask:
Damn, this is such a solid song. That is all.
Amazing song writing and just a glimpse of the entire soundtrack. If you don't have this album, you're missing out.
superfido wrote:
Man That is a 1st world problem if i have ever heard one. just listen or skip the song man. please.
It seems like it is very satisfying for you to think of me as a gluttonous, wasteful, narrow-minded, and just plain stupid American whose worst problem is trying to listen to a song. And who am I to stand in the way of your satisfaction? I know things are pretty tough for you over in Sweden.
I knew all the rules but the rules did not know me. Sounds familiar. :shifty:
jwb wrote:
If you'd told me in 1992 that in 15 years Eddie Vedder will still be making brilliant music, and not only brilliant but far better than that being made in the grunge heyday, I would have asked to borrow your crack pipe. But here it is. The way Vedder's music flows through this film is wonderful.
Agreed. It seems his individual creativity has been great ever since the "7 Worlds Collide" thing with Neil Finn.
annanyc wrote:
yes-- it does... and I learned that the humming at the end is considered a "bonus track" a hummed version of the song. But I find it really irritating as well! I have to figure out how to edit it...
Man That is a 1st world problem if i have ever heard one. just listen or skip the song man. please.
annanyc wrote:
yes-- it does... and I learned that the humming at the end is considered a "bonus track" a hummed version of the song. But I find it really irritating as well! I have to figure out how to edit it...
Yeah. I dont have the tools for editing.
rachlan wrote:
does this song stop for a while of silence then start up again on your album? I love this song but that a little annoying.... do I have to edit it myself?
yes-- it does... and I learned that the humming at the end is considered a "bonus track" a hummed version of the song. But I find it really irritating as well! I have to figure out how to edit it...
does this song stop for a while of silence then start up again on your album? I love this song but that a little annoying.... do I have to edit it myself?
sweet....guaranteed
AGAIN?!? :stop: