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Pearl Jam — Thin Air
Album: Binaural
Avg rating:
6.9

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Total ratings: 1167









Released: 2000
Length: 3:26
Plays (last 30 days): 1
There's a light when my baby is in my arms
There's a light when the window shades are drawn
Hesitate when I feel I may do harm to her
Wash it off, 'cause this feeling we can share

And I know she's reached my heart in thin air

Byzantine is reflected in our pond
There's a cloud, but the water remains calm
Reaching in, the sun's fingers clutch the dawn to pass
Even out, it's a precious thing to bear

And I know she's reached my heart in thin air
Yes, I know she's reached my heart in thin air

It's not in my past to presume
Love can keep on moving in both directions
How to be happy and true
Is the quest we're taking on together

Taking on, on, on, on, on
Taking on, on, on, on, on

There's a light when my baby's in my arms

And I know she's reached my heart in thin air
And I know she's reached my heart in thin air
And I know she's reached my heart in thin air
Yes, I know she's reached my heart
Comments (87)add comment
 amystone wrote:
Love or hate Eddie's voice (and that is everyone's prerogative along with the use of the oh so helpful PSD button-thank you B & R)-- the musicianship of the band is incredible (IMO :) of course!)
 
I am a lover.
 Johnny_Wave wrote:
A 3 down to a 2.  Terrible!
 
Done!
For a band that covers a lot of dark ground with song content, this is nice little love song.
Love or hate Eddie's voice (and that is everyone's prerogative along with the use of the oh so helpful PSD button-thank you B & R)-- the musicianship of the band is incredible (IMO :) of course!)
Love an album cover with a photo from Hubble Space Telescope. 
Lovely.  I'd like to hear it more often.  Thanks RP.
 unclehud wrote:

(1)  BillG NEVER succumbs to the haters.  Think of it this way: we're hanging out in his living room listening to his stereo.  You're free to stay, or free to go, or free to stay and complain.  Makes no difference to our host.




 

And don't forget, B&R allow you to skip forward if what's playing ain't floating your boat. FANtastic!!
Never really been a fan. Love this, though. 
This gets better every time I hear it.
A 3 down to a 2.  Terrible!
Good morning Eddie.
Thanks for the wakeup song. 
 Sideorder wrote:

Thanks RP for not succumbing to the haters.  About 15 years ago, it became the cool kid thing to do to claim you hate Pearl Jam.   

<snipped ...>

 
(1)  BillG NEVER succumbs to the haters.  Think of it this way: we're hanging out in his living room listening to his stereo.  You're free to stay, or free to go, or free to stay and complain.  Makes no difference to our host.

(2)  You mean I was one of the cool kids 15 years ago?  Even at my rather — shall we say — advanced age?  Thanks for the compliment, Sideorder!


Always loved Pearl Jam, always will.
 Sideorder wrote:

Thanks RP for not succumbing to the haters.  About 15 years ago, it became the cool kid thing to do to claim you hate Pearl Jam.  It's easy to see why - every singer on the radio was giving a cut rate EV impression and it had just become too much.  At this point though, given the consistent quality of their output, their unbridled loyalty to their fans, and their status as elder statesmen of real, honest, guitar driven rock in a world too reliant on "quirkiness", walking around with the "these guys suck" attitude just makes you look ignorant.  Let's face it, they never were "indie", but the music has always been great.  As far as this song, one of the best on an underrated album. 



 
Indeed. Binaural, one of my favourite PJ albums!
Eddie Vedder..... almost every song cuts deep.What a voice...what a song !
From the Lowlands..Holland thanx Bill
 Sideorder wrote:

Thanks RP for not succumbing to the haters.  About 15 years ago, it became the cool kid thing to do to claim you hate Pearl Jam.  It's easy to see why - every singer on the radio was giving a cut rate EV impression and it had just become too much.  At this point though, given the consistent quality of their output, their unbridled loyalty to their fans, and their status as elder statesmen of real, honest, guitar driven rock in a world too reliant on "quirkiness", walking around with the "these guys suck" attitude just makes you look ignorant.  Let's face it, they never were "indie", but the music has always been great.  As far as this song, one of the best on an underrated album. 

 

Amen on that brother.... or sister
Thank you for the PJ!
 Sideorder wrote:

Thanks RP for not succumbing to the haters.  About 15 years ago, it became the cool kid thing to do to claim you hate Pearl Jam.  It's easy to see why - every singer on the radio was giving a cut rate EV impression and it had just become too much.  At this point though, given the consistent quality of their output, their unbridled loyalty to their fans, and their status as elder statesmen of real, honest, guitar driven rock in a world too reliant on "quirkiness", walking around with the "these guys suck" attitude just makes you look ignorant.  Let's face it, they never were "indie", but the music has always been great.  As far as this song, one of the best on an underrated album. 

 
I couldn't have put it better o/

Thanks RP for not succumbing to the haters.  About 15 years ago, it became the cool kid thing to do to claim you hate Pearl Jam.  It's easy to see why - every singer on the radio was giving a cut rate EV impression and it had just become too much.  At this point though, given the consistent quality of their output, their unbridled loyalty to their fans, and their status as elder statesmen of real, honest, guitar driven rock in a world too reliant on "quirkiness", walking around with the "these guys suck" attitude just makes you look ignorant.  Let's face it, they never were "indie", but the music has always been great.  As far as this song, one of the best on an underrated album. 


 Misterfixit wrote:

consideraton  dat word be considerashaun, yo!

{#Cheers}

 

heh!
 StoneyG wrote:
A Stone Gossard classic.  In my book, anyhow.
 

Why of course, given your moniker.  But a classic in my book too.
 johnjconn wrote:


I may be reaching here, but based on the # of hits PJ has had, great touring success and years of service, I'd bet your wrong. A majority of RP listerns enjoy a PJ song . Go ahead and keep playing it Bill.

As for Eddie's voice, get over it. If his voice is bothering , pretend your listening to Boy George or Moby next time. You'll probably enjoy it more.
 
Signed! {#Clap}
A beautiful song ,may I add
 Cynaera wrote:
At the risk of sounding like our late departed Excelsior, I'm not willing to take into consideraton any comments with gross misspelling or grammatical errors. Our educational system is failing, and these are the people who will be governing us in the future. I do not condone "text - ese."

Having said that, I love Pearl Jam. This is not one of their better songs, but I'd take it over most of what's being fed to us over the airwaves and touted as "music."
 
consideraton  dat word be considerashaun, yo!

{#Cheers}

 Cynaera wrote:
At the risk of sounding like our late departed Excelsior, I'm not willing to take into consideraton any comments with gross misspelling or grammatical errors. Our educational system is failing, and these are the people who will be governing us in the future. I do not condone "text - ese."

Having said that, I love Pearl Jam. This is not one of their better songs, but I'd take it over most of what's being fed to us over the airwaves and touted as "music."
 
So well put. Kisses my fingertips!!!
At the risk of sounding like our late departed Excelsior, I'm not willing to take into consideraton any comments with gross misspelling or grammatical errors. Our educational system is failing, and these are the people who will be governing us in the future. I do not condone "text - ese."

Having said that, I love Pearl Jam. This is not one of their better songs, but I'd take it over most of what's being fed to us over the airwaves and touted as "music."
A Stone Gossard classic.  In my book, anyhow.
 johnjconn wrote:


I may be reaching here, but based on the # of hits PJ has had, great touring success and years of service, I'd bet your wrong. A majority of RP listerns enjoy a PJ song . Go ahead and keep playing it Bill.

As for Eddie's voice, get over it. If his voice is bothering , pretend your listening to Boy George or Moby next time. You'll probably enjoy it more.
 
{#Notworthy}

lovely to hear this here. I am one of those listeners

 
johnjconn wrote:


I may be reaching here, but based on the # of hits PJ has had, great touring success and years of service, I'd bet your wrong. A majority of RP listerns enjoy a PJ song . Go ahead and keep playing it Bill.

As for Eddie's voice, get over it. If his voice is bothering , pretend your listening to Boy George or Moby next time. You'll probably enjoy it more.
 


Beautiful song from a vastly underrated album.


Always thought PJ a great band.
 nate917 wrote:
I wish RP could play tracks that featured Stone Gossard and Mike McCready but on which Eddie V. was conspicuously absent. That would get 9s out of me.

Eddie, your crunchy Jif is right over there...
 
Eddie absent?? That leaves Mankind, Sweet Lew, Gremmie out of Control, Don't Give Me No Lip, Brother (Lost Dog's version) and I think The Whale Song.

Someone in the 10C check me on that.

 sirdroseph wrote:
I despise Eddie Vedders voice so much that he is actually starting to endear himself to me because I receive great joy in proclaiming to anyone that will listen (and even those that don't{#Wink}) how much I think he sucks!!{#Puke}Thank you Eddie and thank you RP for playing him!{#Clap}
 

Look - the band has a very powerful core following - I am one of them.

Noone in rock still sells out arenas while not selling multimillions of records as PJ does.

How you feel about Ed's voice is your opinion.

IMHO - folks on these boards get way to caught up in vocal styles - this is rock and roll folks - not pop or opera.

But your opinion is your opinion.

Just no that their are legion who will disagree. 

But the vomit thing......don't you think you could do without.

Its not in my past to presume.
Love can keep on moving in both directions.
How to be happy and true is quest were taking on together.

Take it on, on, on, on, on.
Take it on, on, on, on, on.

 Bosami wrote:


Take joy in this: We don't care!

And neither does RP.

{#Dancingbanana}

 

Yes, unlike you however, I do not take it upon myself to speak for others and certainly not for Bill and Rebecca as you do. I was commenting on my disdain for Vedder which, contrary to your all inclusive statement, is shared by many others here.{#Yes}
 sirdroseph wrote:
I despise Eddie Vedders voice so much that he is actually starting to endear himself to me because I receive great joy in proclaiming to anyone that will listen (and even those that don't{#Wink}) how much I think he sucks!!
 

Take joy in this: We don't care!

And neither does RP.

{#Dancingbanana}

I just bought my May 7th Indy show tickets today!  I'm very excited!
Yay! That cheered me up greatly.

oh, lookie, it's our daily dose of Pearl Jam.


I despise Eddie Vedders voice so much that he is actually starting to endear himself to me because I receive great joy in proclaiming to anyone that will listen (and even those that don't{#Wink}) how much I think he sucks!!{#Puke}Thank you Eddie and thank you RP for playing him!{#Clap}
 apd wrote:


Don't want to get all "Mr. Smith goes to Washington" on you, but with a 6.5 rating, it's sounds like you're rushing the bill through. I plan a fillibuster. You can't ignore the will of the people...
 

It is un-American to question the government.  According to those in power, that is. 
 musikalia wrote:


Me too! Pretty please with sugar on top....less Pearl Jam!
I really don't like Pearl Jam.
But I f*ing hate that guys voice.

Well, thank god for the mute button!
  One of the finest, most expressive vocalists in the history of rock and roll....that's rock and roll people — singers come in all shapes and sizes and the idea is to convey the soul and emotion of the lyrics you wrote - at least since Mssrs. Lennon and McCartney changed the rules.  So viva Elvis C., Bruce S., Bobby D. and all the others who could never "sing" like Bing Crosby. (although I even like it when Elvis tries :-))

I had this CD with me in Tokyo while on assignment for several months in 2001... these songs rocked me to sleep almost every night... love it , love it! 

apd wrote:
Don't want to get all "Mr. Smith goes to Washington" on you, but with a 6.5 rating, it's sounds like you're rushing the bill through. I plan a fillibuster. You can't ignore the will of the people...
Sure you can! Our govt. does it down here every day...
Hannio wrote:
Motion carried, all in favor say aye. Ayes have it. Motion passed.
Don't want to get all "Mr. Smith goes to Washington" on you, but with a 6.5 rating, it's sounds like you're rushing the bill through. I plan a fillibuster. You can't ignore the will of the people...
I wish RP could play tracks that featured Stone Gossard and Mike McCready but on which Eddie V. was conspicuously absent. That would get 9s out of me. Eddie, your crunchy Jif is right over there...
erichb wrote:
I second that motion.
Motion carried, all in favor say aye. Ayes have it. Motion passed.
wishlist wrote:
I vote for more Pearl Jam.
I second that motion.
I vote for more Pearl Jam.
jeremyg2k wrote:
Back up there fellas, PJ is awesome. Then again, they do play that new song a bit too much.
NO Cheetah
Back up there fellas, PJ is awesome. Then again, they do play that new song a bit too much.
FlatCat wrote:
Wayyy too much PJ on RP for my taste.
Leetzy wrote:
Please...cut back on the Pearl Jam. A little goes a long, long way. And it does seem like there has been an overload of late.
Johnny_Wave wrote:
Less Pearl Jam, please. Seriously. Please.
Me too! Pretty please with sugar on top....less Pearl Jam! I really don't like Pearl Jam. But I f*ing hate that guys voice. :puke: Well, thank god for the mute button!
Less Pearl Jam, please. Seriously. Please.
please keep up the PJ :propeller: :sunny: :yes:
Please...cut back on the Pearl Jam. A little goes a long, long way. And it does seem like there has been an overload of late.
FlatCat wrote:
Wayyy too much PJ on RP for my taste.
:moon: :snooty:
Wayyy too much PJ on RP for my taste.
I think this song is rated low just because it's PJ.
Ohhh I really like Pearl Jam! So fine hearing them, that reminds me of my teenage times... and a really, really good song....
Mangoman wrote:
How's about you boys put down the bong awhile--- Maybe have a cup or two of java? :yawn: If Vedder & company sound so sleepy these days, it's amazing they even have the energy to still record!
Have you heard the first half of the new disc? I think they took your advice.
because He is a Rock God!
Why does RP have such a huge boner for Eddie Vedder? ("huge boner" = desire to give, at a minimum, daily airplay)
Hmm, RP is forcing me to rethink my dislike for PJ/EV. You've opened my ears to songs I've not heard before and (gasp) actually like!
Mangoman wrote:
How's about you boys put down the bong awhile--- Maybe have a cup or two of java? :yawn: If Vedder & company sound so sleepy these days, it's amazing they even have the energy to still record!
I actually like the slow nature of this...it's mellow...
How's about you boys put down the bong awhile—- Maybe have a cup or two of java? Vedder & company sound so sleepy these days, it's amazing they even have the energy to still record!

mafe wrote:
My husband gave me this live Pearl Jam DVD. It had Eddie Vedder with a short hair, kinda chubby, and he did a sing-along type deal with the crowd. Where did the long haired crazy guy who jumped out of the stage go? I was sooo disappointed. Their music isn't that great anymore either. Gave it a 7 out of respect.
He actually has dropped the weight and grown his hair back (plus a beard to boot). I think maybe he'd just been touring too long at that point. Check out their website. It's got more current pics from the end of last year and I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. :yes: :propeller: :smile:
My husband gave me this live Pearl Jam DVD. It had Eddie Vedder with a short hair, kinda chubby, and he did a sing-along type deal with the crowd. Where did the long haired crazy guy who jumped out of the stage go? I was sooo disappointed. Their music isn't that great anymore either. Gave it a 7 out of respect.
Pearl Jam is sooooo good.
skymunky wrote:
Celine Dion has a "strong voice" too.
yeah, they must have been separated at birth ya MORON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol: :butt: :lol: :lol: :beat: :moon: :eyes: :eyes: :?: 8O
Finally RP is back!!! 3 GREAT songs in a row!!! What happened to the country station over the last couple weeks? Nevermind!!! I don't want to know - leave it missing.
OMG I cannot WAIT for tomorrow Pearl Jam or BUST to the Gorge wooooooooooooooooohoooooooooooooooooooooooo sold out show you bunch of naysayers!
my seats for next month's Vancouver show are up in thin air, but I don't care...bring on Pearl Jam!
junkee_bizness wrote:
Thanks for appreciating PJ, a little atleast. Well, seems like you're in position where you're able to give only ignorant comments. Myself being a PJ fan, I would like to recommend some lighter PJ songs that might lighten things up. From their collection of B-sides "Lost Dogs", please listen to "Black Red Yellow", "Dirty Frank", "Sweet Lew", "Leaving Here" You will definitely appreciate the humor in those songs.
dirty frank! dirty frank! where's Mike McCready? my god he's been ate!
skymunky wrote:
Pearl Jam I feel is another band that's too earnest and humourless, to the detriment of complexity and nuance. REM are serious, but can inject a certain irony and humour into their songs. Same with Dylan for example, there's that self deprecation in much of his work I'm familiar with. Gee I wish Pearl Jam hadn't become the indie/alternate mainstream staple that they have. I loved the Ten album, the haiku abstraction of 'Oceans' especially, but they just get more up themselves and self conscious as the years pass, I think almost to a point of parody. I'm just waiting for their drummer to explode. Sorry, I know they're a sacred cow to many. Still, better them than Britney. Good to have them in the RP playlist.
Thanks for appreciating PJ, a little atleast. Well, seems like you're in position where you're able to give only ignorant comments. Myself being a PJ fan, I would like to recommend some lighter PJ songs that might lighten things up. From their collection of B-sides "Lost Dogs", please listen to "Black Red Yellow", "Dirty Frank", "Sweet Lew", "Leaving Here" You will definitely appreciate the humor in those songs.
PJ comes off as serious because they are writing songs about serious issues- ever hear the forrest gump soundtrack or listen to dylan or bob marley or springsteen or public enemy? those guys were serious, too. we are in a time of war, but most of the popular music of our era has nothing to do with war or anti-war or the people who are leading us to war (with the embarrassing exception of the "country music" scene that pushes a McCarthyesque version of patriotism). but if you really listen to them, and the worn out six-song rotation you hear on commercial radio doesn't count, they do keep an element of zaniness in their music, especially live. most of their albums have gotten increasingly diverse, rather than regurgitory, since ten, with the possible exception of riot act, which is a bit more streamlined, but they definitely showcase a broader spectrum of music than, say, Nirvana or Soundgarden or *insert other stereotypical 90's "grunge" band here*. by the way, "grunge" had more to do with the commercialization of the Seattle music scene than it had to do with the music. end rambling.
They lack humor? C'mon. I saw their first Riot Act show in Denver and it was epic. During Bush League, Eddie impaled a mark of Bush. He also belted out the following... Don't drive me, I'm an SUV Don't drive me, I'm an SUV I seat 15 but there always just one Guzzlin' gas that's paid for in blooooood! Funny? Eh, not laugh out loud but they make their point. They dedicated "Thin Air" to Stone bc. he had his wallet stolen in Telluride, CO.
need to pick up this album at some point.
Once a year is fine...
Originally Posted by Last_DJ: Let's all thank Eddie Vedder for the blah grunge sludge we have heard over and over again since 1992, pop metal was funner to listen to, I swear!
agreed. Pearl Jam are almost now a living parody of grunge. They're self referencing their music to the point of oblivion, or worse still, a sort of omni-present grunge-muzak. Gee they need to lighten up and get a bit of self deprecation and humour into their work. Evolve a bit. Reinvent themselves. Still, they've produced some gems over the years.
Originally Posted by skinnyo: How can you not appreciate the strong voice that Eddie Vedder has and the musical talents of the rest of the band. Great tune.
Celine Dion has a "strong voice" too.
Pearl Jam I feel is another band that\'s too earnest and humourless, to the detriment of complexity and nuance. REM are serious, but can inject a certain irony and humour into their songs. Same with Dylan for example, there\'s that self deprecation in much of his work I\'m familiar with. Gee I wish Pearl Jam hadn\'t become the indie/alternate mainstream staple that they have. I loved the Ten album, the haiku abstraction of \'Oceans\' especially, but they just get more up themselves and self conscious as the years pass, I think almost to a point of parody. I\'m just waiting for their drummer to explode. Sorry, I know they\'re a sacred cow to many. Still, better them than Britney. Good to have them in the RP playlist.
Let\'s all thank Eddie Vedder for the blah grunge sludge we have heard over and over again since 1992, pop metal was funner to listen to, I swear!
How can you not appreciate the strong voice that Eddie Vedder has and the musical talents of the rest of the band. Great tune.