[ ]   [ ]   [ ]                        [ ]      [ ]   [ ]
Pearl Jam — Love Boat Captain
Album: Riot Act
Avg rating:
5.4

Your rating:
Total ratings: 164









Released: 2002
Length: 4:32
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Is this just another day?
This God forgotten place
First comes love, then comes pain
Let the games begin
Questions rise and answers fall
Insurmountable

Love boat captain
Take the reigns and steer us towards the clear, here
It's already been sung, but it can't be said enough

Is this just another phase
Of earthquakes making waves?
Trying to shake the cancer off
Aah, stupid human beings
Once you hold the hand of love
It's all surmountable

Hold me and make it the truth
That when all is lost, there'll be you
'Cause to the universe I don't mean a thing
And there's just one word I still believe
And it's love

It's an art to live with pain
Mix the light into gray
Lost nine friends we'll never know
Two years ago today
And if our lives became too long
Would it add to our regret?

And the young, they can lose hope
'Cause they can't see beyond today
The wisdom that the old can't give away, hey
Constant recall
Sometimes life don't leave you alone

Hold me and make it the truth
That when all is lost, there will be you
'Cause to the universe I don't mean a thing
And there's just one word that I still believe
And it's love, love, love, love, love

Love boat captain take the reigns
Steer us towards the clear
I know it's already been sung
Can't be said enough
Love is all you need
[[The Beatles:All You Need Is Love|All you need is love]], love, love
Comments (50)add comment
I think my ears are bleeding. :frustrated:
This is awful.
JMuleya wrote:
Definitely not Pearl Jam's best.
Far from it.
'Bout time Stubing got his props...
At beginning sounds like REM's Find A River... low fly pearl jam....
Last_DJ wrote:
How could it sound any worse??
How would you know, you've skewed your Brain listening to too much Tom Petty. He's really not that good you know.
philarktos wrote:
I agree. In fact it's time to buy the CD
you will not be disappointed - i even ended up going back to pick up a copy of "Yield" as well, after i got this one. listened to both of them virtually non-stop for several weeks, and they are still in pretty high rotation now. excellent stuff. the band has only gotten better with age. looking forward to many more great albums from PJ in the future.
Kinda strange how a 2 is 'marginal'. According to my dictionary, 'marginal' is "just barely adequate or within a lower limit", while 2 out of 10 (20%) definitely is not. Nor is this song.
Mumble Grumble Hergun Gergun Truck
newwavegurly wrote:
.....I've grown to love it more and more with each listen. As a matter of fact, just bumped my rating of it up a notch...
I agree. In fact it's time to buy the CD
hmm, more i hear this, the less i like it. :roll:
Of course it does !!! It really couldn't sound any worse, could it?? bobp59culver wrote:
Everything sounds better live!Everything!
How could it sound any worse??
Originally Posted by bobp59culver: Everything sounds better live!Everything!
Uhg... Tell me when its over.
Originally Posted by Heathen954: For God's sake take the cotton balls outta your mouth when you sing Vedder....painful! :cry: :frustrated: :cry: :frustrated:
!amen! brings me to tears :cry: :(
Everything sounds better live!Everything!
Originally Posted by orpheus: this one sounds much better live :cool: :D :wave:
Originally Posted by Pipes: They have some good music but alot of bad as well. They get far to much air time on Radio Paradise! Very tiresome! :rolleyes:
Here, here, well said Bruce.
this one sounds much better live :cool: :D :wave:
Originally Posted by justlistening: little observation: Seeing the lyrics is perhaps a nice thing but: 1) how about a link rather than taking up loads of space 2) if you're going to quote a post with lyrics, don't include them all, just maybe the first and last line to maintain continuity. __________________________________________________ I totally disagree with this post! It was GREAT to find the lyrics here and to be able to read EVERY WORD along with the vocals. Kinda like closed- captions! Actually, a lyrics area would be a welcome addition to rp...
Originally Posted by mperry: Yes, especially thoughtful comments on the concert tragedy at that festival a couple of years ago. "Lost nine friends we'll never know". I also especially liked this lyric: "And the young they can lose hope cause they can't see beyond today. The wisdom that the old can't give away." :cool:
Thanks mperry. I must admit it was the music which grabbed me mostly. Well, in fact it's what always draws my attention first. But you made me have a closer listen to the lyrics, which, indeed, added something extra.
one word-love!!! :cool:
Originally Posted by Heathen954: For God's sake take the cotton balls outta your mouth when you sing Vedder....painful! :cry: :frustrated: :cry: :frustrated:
I could go on about vocal technique, in fact I have been known to go on about enunciation. But the distinctive froggyness of Vedder's voice ("thick with emotion"?) I consider a part of his individual charm.Like those lynx-like eyes(Finnish grandmother? Mongol genes ?)
For God\'s sake take the cotton balls outta your mouth when you sing Vedder....painful! :cry: :frustrated: :cry: :frustrated:
They opened with this song at the show I saw in April... and I\'ve grown to love it more and more with each listen. As a matter of fact, just bumped my rating of it up a notch...
They have some good music but alot of bad as well. They get far to much air time on Radio Paradise! Very tiresome! :roll:
Originally Posted by Heathen954: Most overrated band on the planet. Barfo :cry:
i'm with ya there. total shite.
Most overrated band on the planet. Barfo :cry:
Originally Posted by ardent_supperter: After several months of happy listening, this is the first RP tune that I've given a negative review to. I'm sorry, I just think that most of Pearl Jam (this bit in particular) is whiny, pretentious drivel, backed by an average garage band. Too bad; it's in a middle of a very witty nautical-themed set.
Agreed. Pearl Jam has some gems but some songs are simply awful.
Originally Posted by qosforever: Yes! More songs from 'Riot act'!!! This is not their best song in this album, but thanks anyway!!! :cool:
I can't believe what I'm reading! This song is incredible, gave me goosebumps the first time I heard it. PJ is a truly talented band. Seing them live is an experience.
:notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: The more Pearl Jam I hear here at RP the more of a fan of this band I become. Would love to have a chance to discuss with Eddie Vedder \"the love which is the only thing he can believe in\" and it\'s relationship to his essential buddha nature . Pearl Jam has performed in benefit of Tibetan causes haven\'t they ? :clap: :bounce: :clap: :bounce: :clap:
What happened to PJ? They used to be good. Speaking of good, The Love Boat was just one good Ted McGinley show. :roll: :??: :frustrated:
Originally Posted by Johray63: Wow, it's been a while since a song gave me goose bumps like this one did! That triumphant hammond organ only. Thank you boys, really uplifting :clap:
Yes, especially thoughtful comments on the concert tragedy at that festival a couple of years ago. "Lost nine friends we'll never know". I also especially liked this lyric: "And the young they can lose hope cause they can't see beyond today. The wisdom that the old can't give away." :cool:
After several months of happy listening, this is the first RP tune that I\'ve given a negative review to. I\'m sorry, I just think that most of Pearl Jam (this bit in particular) is whiny, pretentious drivel, backed by an average garage band. Too bad; it\'s in a middle of a very witty nautical-themed set.
Originally Posted by justlistening: little observation: Seeing the lyrics is perhaps a nice thing but: 1) how about a link rather than taking up loads of space 2) if you're going to quote a post with lyrics, don't include them all, just maybe the first and last line to maintain continuity. Thanks, pet peeve off my chest - (of which I only have a small handful - and to those whose pet peeve may be those of us with pet peeves - I apologize :D )
I'm glad when people post the lyrics on the "Song Comment" message board that is about the song, about the music. I guess a lot of space could be saved if the "Song Comment" feature were eliminated, and the "Comments" section as well. :??: It is very easy for you to pass any comments by. But much more of a hassle to have to click a link to go to another site and then come back. Bandwidth concern is noble, but a rather dated concern. I asked Bill about bandwidth issues and he indicated that those issues are now well in hand; a minor, even non-, issue. Your apology is accepted. ;) Please drive carefully. Void where prohibited. Not accepted in all states.
Wow, it\'s been a while since a song gave me goose bumps like this one did! That triumphant hammond organ only. Thank you boys, really uplifting :clap:
I think Isaac would be TOTALLY diggin' it. :D
Originally Posted by rgj13: I've always thought Captain Stubing deserved his own song. Gopher would like this too, I'm sure.
I\'ve always thought Captain Stubing deserved his own song. Gopher would like this too, I\'m sure.
little observation: Seeing the lyrics is perhaps a nice thing but: 1) how about a link rather than taking up loads of space 2) if you're going to quote a post with lyrics, don't include them all, just maybe the first and last line to maintain continuity. Thanks, pet peeve off my chest - (of which I only have a small handful - and to those whose pet peeve may be those of us with pet peeves - I apologize :D )
Originally Posted by mperry: I think the writing on RIOT ACT is thoughtful and mature in the best sense of "mature". Nice turn of a phrase here: "And the young they can lose hope cause they can't see beyond today. The wisdom that the old can't give away." Here are the rest of the words. Enjoy. Love Boat Captain Time: 4:36 Vedder, Gossard Is this just another day? This god forgotten place. First comes love and then comes pain. Let the games begin. Questions rise and answers fall insurmountable. Love boat captain take the reigns and steer us towards the clear. Here. It's already been sung but it can't be said enough. All you need is love. Is this just another phase? Earthquakes making waves. Trying to shake the cancer off. Stupid human beings. Once you hold the hand of love it's all surmountable. Hold me and make it the truth. That when all is lost there will be you. Cause to the universe I don't mean a thing. And there's just one word I still believe. And it's love. It's an art to live with pain. Mix the light into grey. Lost nine friends we'll never know. Two years ago today. And if our lives became too long would it add to our regret? And the young they can lose hope cause they can't see beyond today. The wisdom that the old can't give away. Hey, constant recoil. Sometimes life don't leave you alone. Hold me and make it the truth. That when all is lost there will be you. Cause to the universe I don't mean a thing. And there's just one word that I still believe and it's love. Love. love. love. love. Love boat captain take the reigns. Steer us towards the clear. I know it's already been sung. Can't be said enough. Love is all you need. All you need is love. Love. Love. Love.
Agreed, the lyrics are well written, but the music should be likewise moving and this just isn't. :(
good tune, but not the best on this album
This really is a frightful racket.
Eddie always sounds so unhappy. Can\'t anyone make Eddie feel better?
I think the writing on RIOT ACT is thoughtful and mature in the best sense of \"mature\". Nice turn of a phrase here: \"And the young they can lose hope cause they can\'t see beyond today. The wisdom that the old can\'t give away.\" Here are the rest of the words. Enjoy. Love Boat Captain Time: 4:36 Vedder, Gossard Is this just another day? This god forgotten place. First comes love and then comes pain. Let the games begin. Questions rise and answers fall insurmountable. Love boat captain take the reigns and steer us towards the clear. Here. It\'s already been sung but it can\'t be said enough. All you need is love. Is this just another phase? Earthquakes making waves. Trying to shake the cancer off. Stupid human beings. Once you hold the hand of love it\'s all surmountable. Hold me and make it the truth. That when all is lost there will be you. Cause to the universe I don\'t mean a thing. And there\'s just one word I still believe. And it\'s love. It\'s an art to live with pain. Mix the light into grey. Lost nine friends we\'ll never know. Two years ago today. And if our lives became too long would it add to our regret? And the young they can lose hope cause they can\'t see beyond today. The wisdom that the old can\'t give away. Hey, constant recoil. Sometimes life don\'t leave you alone. Hold me and make it the truth. That when all is lost there will be you. Cause to the universe I don\'t mean a thing. And there\'s just one word that I still believe and it\'s love. Love. love. love. love. Love boat captain take the reigns. Steer us towards the clear. I know it\'s already been sung. Can\'t be said enough. Love is all you need. All you need is love. Love. Love. Love.
Originally Posted by great_one: Just more of the same old sound. :rolleyes:
That's what I was thinking as well.
I like the Beatles reference
This song is making me think about jumping off the Pearl Jam boat...
Definitely not Pearl Jam\'s best.
Just more of the same old sound. :roll:
Yes! More songs from \'Riot act\'!!! This is not their best song in this album, but thanks anyway!!! :cool: