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Pearl Jam — Indifference
Album: Vs.
Avg rating:
7.4

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Total ratings: 865









Released: 1993
Length: 4:56
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I will light a match this morning so I won't be alone.
Watch as she lies silent for soon light will be gone.
Oh, I will stand arms outstretched, pretend I'm free to roam.
Oh, I will make my way through one more day in Hell.

How much difference does it make?
How much difference does it make?

I will hold the candle until it burns up my arm.
Oh, I'll keep taking punches until their will grows tired.
Oh, I will stare the sun down until my eyes go blind.
Hey, I won't change direction and I won't change my mind.

How much difference does it make?
How much difference does it make?

I'll swallow poison until I grow immune.
I will scream my lungs out till it fills this room.

How much difference?
How much difference?
How much difference does it make?
How much difference does it make?
Comments (133)add comment
 hempmandan wrote:
Brilliant....
 
 
X3
This song makes you stop what your doing and listen.
This song live is unbelievable after a 3 hour set to close out with the house lights on.
Mooooi
 hempmandan wrote:
Brilliant....
 
 
Yesssss
Brilliant....
 
I love Pearl Jam and i love Radio Paradise. My day is colorful.

 
I came here thinking to myself, "if you didn't rate this at least a 9 or 10 in the past, then you are a certified A-hole!

Sure enough, my brain didn't let me down.....a perfect 10.  {#Cowboy} 
The last hour has been Great! Good job Bill.
 
 kaybee wrote:
Nice song, but this is my least favourite Pearl Jam album.

 
I agree about the album in general, but the weird thing is that my two absolute favourite Pearl Jam songs are from this album. It simply has the widest range of quality of the Pearl Jam albums I've heard. 
LOVE this song, LOVE the lyrics!
I say the last hour has been great.
 
lemmoth wrote:
Amazing change of pace from the early PJ.  Beautiful, haunting, brilliant musicianship, great emotion.

Awesome live.

 
Umm.  This is early PJ.  Second album.

Regardless, yes, great cut. 
I'm not usually much of a Pearl Jam fan but I really like this song! (I am not a big fan, but I admire PJ as a band and as a phenom. They have a huge fan base and 20+ years of work. What sounds good to me does not define a damn thing, and the fact that Bill thinks this makes the cut speaks volumes)
 
 fbtele wrote:


...oh right, I've already given it a 10...

 
ha.. same here. Love this song. 
PJ20 rock on boys
 Sloggydog wrote:
Where's the button for 11
 
...may i help you?.............
Epic - 10
I'm not a big fan of this song. 
 Sloggydog wrote:
Where's the button for 11
 

...oh right, I've already given it a 10...

good
I'm indifferent to this.
 PA1749 wrote:
If Eddie lifted his leg and farted into a microphone, I'd give it a 7. Everything else he does is 8-10!
 
Remind me to not look you up in Jim Thorpe PA, fart lover. {#Roflol}
 


Amazing change of pace from the early PJ.  Beautiful, haunting, brilliant musicianship, great emotion.

Awesome live.
I like PJ but this song is kinda "whiny."{#Rolleyes}
Brilliant!
 PA1749 wrote:
If Eddie lifted his leg and farted into a microphone, I'd give it a 7. Everything else he does is a 1 8-10!
 

FYT{#Cowboy}
Where's the button for 11
 fingerpin wrote:

I'd like to hear 'em together. {#Biggrin}

 
Why not Snoop Dog and Jimi...?

 rtwingo wrote:


If more Tori Amos means less Eddie Vedder - then count me in!
 
I'd like to hear 'em together. {#Biggrin}

MUSIC-MUSIC!

ALL REAL and handmade!

 Romulus wrote:
There is a heart and soul, within this band, that has remained unaffected, unchanged from the fickle pop culture sold upon us. Its nice to know bands like Pearl Jam can continue their existence without compromising their integrity.
I used to feel the exact same way about the boys. However, with the release of Backspacer, and the obvious attempt to appeal to the masses (even though it meant compromising the quality of the music with the exception of a few tracks), not to mention the fact they just doubled the cost of their fanclub membership, I have been having serious doubts whether the original integrity they once had is still there and active. Seems I detect more than just a tad of selling out a little, as well as a touch of the green disease, unfortunately. (and this is from a long-time fan.) {#Sad}

Nice song, but this is my least favourite Pearl Jam album.
If Eddie lifted his leg and farted into a microphone, I'd give it a 7. Everything else he does is 8-10!
 rtwingo wrote:


If more Tori Amos means less Eddie Vedder - then count me in!
 

bla-bla-bla
PEARL JAM MAKE ALL THE (IN)DIFFERENCE!

BREATHTAKING!

 joshtime wrote:
i think you have that exactly backwards. yes, there is an inverse relationship between Vedder and Amos, but we need much less Amos and much more Vedder - that's how it goes.

 
rtwingo wrote:


If more Tori Amos means less Eddie Vedder - then count me in!
 
  Love this song.  But, if I had to choose between the two, I'd take Tori, and let Eddie go down with the ship.  Funny, them opinions don't always match...


 Romulus wrote:
There is a heart and soul, within this band, that has remained unaffected, unchanged from the fickle pop culture sold upon us. Its nice to know bands like Pearl Jam can continue their existence without compromising their integrity.
 
...kind of an ironic observation considering that pearl jam were at the heart of fickle pop culture being sold upon us a couple of decades ago, but i'm surprised to agree...
There is a heart and soul, within this band, that has remained unaffected, unchanged from the fickle pop culture sold upon us. Its nice to know bands like Pearl Jam can continue their existence without compromising their integrity.

Pearl Jam - Eddie Vedder III by ~Jupifang
©2007-2010 ~Jupifang

Pearl Jam at Goffertpark - Nijmegen


i think you have that exactly backwards. yes, there is an inverse relationship between Vedder and Amos, but we need much less Amos and much more Vedder - that's how it goes.

 
rtwingo wrote:


If more Tori Amos means less Eddie Vedder - then count me in!
 


 ckcotton wrote:

Too bad some people seem to have such hatred for such a talented individual.... Guess we all need some more Tori Amos to appreciate

 

If more Tori Amos means less Eddie Vedder - then count me in!
10. This song is amazing.
 ckcotton wrote:

Too bad some people seem to have such hatred for such a talented individual.... Guess we all need some more Tori Amos to appreciate

 

Damn! That is a tough choice! I don't know who I can't stand more! Hmmmm...........it's a tie!{#Daisy}
 sirdroseph wrote:

{#Clap}{#Notworthy}
 
Too bad some people seem to have such hatred for such a talented individual.... Guess we all need some more Tori Amos to appreciate

 lowelltr wrote:
Yech....Vedder is just oh so important and has such meaningful things to say  {#Rolleyes}.....this band sucks
Pretentious prick
 
Booooooo

 lowelltr wrote:
Yech....Vedder is just oh so important and has such meaningful things to say  {#Rolleyes}.....this band sucks
Pretentious prick
 
{#Clap}{#Notworthy}
This album rocked my world when I was in High School, but this is probably the only song off of it that has held up for me despite the years.  Recognized it from the opening noise.

{#Shhh}
Sounds a little like Ozzy
 lowelltr wrote: Yech....Vedder is just oh so important and has such meaningful things to say  {#Rolleyes}.....this band sucks Pretentious prick

 erichb wrote:

You might want to take your cute little logo off your profile page.  Last time I checked your beloved Cardinals failed to win a playoff game.  They're the ones that suck.

 

He's even got 'WS Champions 2009' under the logo. We're obviously dealing with someone truly clueless. Not to mention tasteless.

...perfect song to end a working week...
INCREDIBLE! My 9!
 lowelltr wrote:
Yech....Vedder is just oh so important and has such meaningful things to say  {#Rolleyes}.....this band sucks
Pretentious prick
 
You might want to take your cute little logo off your profile page.  Last time I checked your beloved Cardinals failed to win a playoff game.  They're the ones that suck.

 lowelltr wrote:
...this band sucks Pretentious prick
 
Wow, what an articulate and unpretentious way of expressing your opinion.

Yech....Vedder is just oh so important and has such meaningful things to say  {#Rolleyes}.....this band sucks
Pretentious prick
There are no words that I can say that would do justice to this song!
 BoneRoller wrote:
Great song. Too bad Mike McCready's lead work consistently sucks. I've heard Ben Harper do a good cover of this.

 {#Confused} What???

You don't have the faintest idea....


 jone_ston wrote:
Eddie Vedder just doesn't seem to know how to sing in tune. He's the best example I can think of to illustrate the need for pitch correction in popular music.
 
Since when rock and roll needs that ?

 Pyro wrote:
I don't hate PJ, but I wouldn't be sad if I never heard this guy sing again.
 
Your comment perfectly encapsulates the song's tiltle. {#Smile}  
I don't hate PJ, but I wouldn't be sad if I never heard this guy sing again.
 cosmiclint wrote:
I'm reminded of David Foster, who produced the Canadian famine relief song Tears Are Not Enough. When it came time for Neil Young to do his part, Foster kept telling him he was flat. Finally, Young told him "that's my style, man." Imagine, David Foster correcting Neil Young's pitch.
 
{#Lol} That was a classic moment. David Foster, the poster boy for sugary-sweet Muzak!

 BoneRoller wrote:
Great song. Too bad Mike McCready's lead work consistently sucks. I've heard Ben Harper do a good cover of this.
 

if mike's incredible talent with the guitar is what you call "sucks," i think you're way overdue for your lobotomy{#Eyes}{#Iamwithstupid}{#Shhh}{#Eek}{#Confused}{#Ask}
 cosmiclint wrote:

I'm reminded of David Foster, who produced the Canadian famine relief song Tears Are Not Enough. When it came time for Neil Young to do his part, Foster kept telling him he was flat. Finally, Young told him "that's my style, man." Imagine, David Foster correcting Neil Young's pitch. Neither Eddie nor Neil are in need of having their "pitch corrected," my friend.
 

Interesting.

I have been listening to Neil Young's music and songs close to 4 decades now and rarely see him on television.

I bump into David Foster regularly on television but never listen to his music (unless thrust upon me in the background).


Great song. Too bad Mike McCready's lead work consistently sucks. I've heard Ben Harper do a good cover of this.
All these lame comments previously about pitch and style.  This is a first listen for me - the man sings from the depths.  Passionate, pure.  It's art.  Criticize all you want.  He's an artist and I'm sure he doesn't give a rat's ass what you think.  Or me, for that matter.  I'm glad I got to hear this, that's all.
{#Undecided} a lack of interest or concern somehow, as if I have little or no concern {#Think}
 That_SOB wrote:

 To many of the "artists" (sic) of these days sing pitch perfect about total drivel. Vedder sings with heart, soul and CONTENT.
He sings with reason and logic, purpose and poem, while the hordes below, are no more then screech owls. Sad pretenders with polypropylene minds.{#Money-mouth}
 
WHAT HE SAID!!!{#Clap}{#Cheers}


 To many of the "artists" (sic) of these days sing pitch perfect about total drivel. Vedder sings with heart, soul and CONTENT.
He sings with reason and logic, purpose and poem, while the hordes below, are no more then screech owls. Sad pretenders with polypropylene minds.{#Money-mouth}
Too much PJ.  We just heard Black within the last 5 hours.
Is this Randy Jackson?  Paula loves the emotion and thinks these guys are going to make it big some day but Simon says they're just a Carnivale Cruise act
 
jone_ston wrote:
Eddie Vedder just doesn't seem to know how to sing in tune. He's the best example I can think of to illustrate the need for pitch correction in popular music.
 


MAKE IT STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Still out of tune.
cosmiclint wrote:
I'm reminded of David Foster, who produced the Canadian famine relief song Tears Are Not Enough. When it came time for Neil Young to do his part, Foster kept telling him he was flat. Finally, Young told him "that's my style, man." Imagine, David Foster correcting Neil Young's pitch. Neither Eddie nor Neil are in need of having their "pitch corrected," my friend.
Especially by David Freakin' Foster. Go make some more pap Dave--and let your millions continue to delude you into thinking you are an important musical figure.
Ericac wrote:
It's Eddie Vedder's voice that made me a huge fan of Pearl Jam. He can sing out of tune all he wants as long as it's with passion.
I posted this under another song but I saw them for the first time last month...he may not be able to sing in "pitch" or in "tune," but Eddie Vedder is a rock star in the old fashioned sense of the word...
jone_ston wrote:
Eddie Vedder just doesn't seem to know how to sing in tune. He's the best example I can think of to illustrate the need for pitch correction in popular music.
I'm reminded of David Foster, who produced the Canadian famine relief song Tears Are Not Enough. When it came time for Neil Young to do his part, Foster kept telling him he was flat. Finally, Young told him "that's my style, man." Imagine, David Foster correcting Neil Young's pitch. Neither Eddie nor Neil are in need of having their "pitch corrected," my friend.
arserocket wrote:
I have to join in on this - where do you start though??
here's a thought. go out and buy d. archuleta's first/latest cd and leave the rest of us to enjoy the hell out of pearljam, (and eddie's fabulous voice and lyrics, not to mention the incredible entire band) as we already do! :ask: :mrgreen: :kiss: :music:
buckeyes wrote:
it's not about being in tune it's about the lyrics. definitely one of the best lyric writers of the past two decades. . .
Following in the footsteps of Dylan? :shifty:
It's Eddie Vedder's voice that made me a huge fan of Pearl Jam. He can sing out of tune all he wants as long as it's with passion.
it's not about being in tune it's about the lyrics. definitely one of the best lyric writers of the past two decades. . .
jone_ston wrote:
Eddie Vedder just doesn't seem to know how to sing in tune. He's the best example I can think of to illustrate the need for pitch correction in popular music.
I have to join in on this - where do you start though??
jone_ston wrote:
Eddie Vedder just doesn't seem to know how to sing in tune. He's the best example I can think of to illustrate the need for pitch correction in popular music.
We'll wait here while you come up with a valid reason why everything and everyone needs to be "in tune". Some great art is great simply because it isn't "in tune" with generally accepted standards. Like this.
jone_ston wrote:
Eddie Vedder just doesn't seem to know how to sing in tune. He's the best example I can think of to illustrate the need for pitch correction in popular music.
:eyes:
Eddie Vedder just doesn't seem to know how to sing in tune. He's the best example I can think of to illustrate the need for pitch correction in popular music.
alanthecowboy wrote:
Odd. One of the few Pearl Jam songs that I really like, and Johnny here doesn't like it. I must not be the center of the universe like he is. For all the grief I give Eddie about being a crappy singer, this is still one of my favorite songs, ever. I'd be happy with more Pearl Jam, as long as we can forget Elderly Woman, and that brutal live version of Black.
You are absolutely pathetically clueless
BRILLIANT. Absolutely brilliant
gives me creeps those days.....
reznorsgrrl wrote:
This was the generation of music I grew up with and I have no problem with that. This song never gets old for me.
agreed.
Their best album
Great voice, great band...
This was the generation of music I grew up with and I have no problem with that. This song never gets old for me.
Johnny_Wave wrote:
Like fingernails on a blackboard. Please reduce the amount of Pearl Jam on RP, it's just not good music
Odd. One of the few Pearl Jam songs that I really like, and Johnny here doesn't like it. I must not be the center of the universe like he is. For all the grief I give Eddie about being a crappy singer, this is still one of my favorite songs, ever. I'd be happy with more Pearl Jam, as long as we can forget Elderly Woman, and that brutal live version of Black.
ndad47 wrote:
Pearl Jam is aging like a six pack of Miller High Life left too long in the sun.
This comment has two fatal flaws: 1) it failed at its attempt to be funny and 2) its just not true - PJ is aging like a good bottle of wine
They are a chipper beat combo, hurrah!
PJ's problem is trying to live up to Ten --- a classic from beginning to end. They've never come anywhere near that since but Eddie Vedder possesses one of the great voices in music and they still pull off an occasional good tune like this one.
Pearl Jam is aging like a six pack of Miller High Life left too long in the sun.
SpaceCase wrote:
I usually don't like Pearl Jam (do they really jam things out live?? I mean, could they pull off a decent improv??) songs but this one has grown on me...The live version I've heard with Ben Harper singing is truely amazing. People who always say Ben is not a good singer should listen to that...he frickin wails on it!
pick up "beneroyal hall" or pretty much any one of their live recordings, jamming out and "pulling off a decent improv" is exactly what they do and what they're known for in concert! It's called sheer talent. :yes: :bananajam: :bananapiano: :notworthy:
takes me back to the couch in college...ahh, the days of...well...you know
I'm not a huge PJ fan, but I think this song is great. The album cover is outstanding.
Great song. Pearl Jam has taken so much crap over the years - much of it totally unfair.
I usually don't like Pearl Jam (do they really jam things out live?? I mean, could they pull off a decent improv??) songs but this one has grown on me...The live version I've heard with Ben Harper singing is truely amazing. People who always say Ben is not a good singer should listen to that...he frickin wails on it!
What a great song. I haven't listened to this one in a long time. I did get to see them perform it on the "Vs." tour in Memphis, though. One of the great rock bands of the last 20 years.
Johnny_Wave wrote:
Like fingernails on a blackboard. Please reduce the amount of Pearl Jam on RP, it's just not good music
IDEA!: D'you have something called a "Volume" control, or "Pause" on your client app? But "reduce the amount of Pearl Jam on RP"? Are ye daft?
One of my favourite songs in the world
This is one of my favorite songs from Pearl Jam. Had not heard it in awhile! Thanks, Bill!
Awesome tune...killer album cover...Love the NW!!!! :war:
Like fingernails on a blackboard. Please reduce the amount of Pearl Jam on RP, it's just not good music
...what a song............. could never have enough of...... sitting in front of my fireplace....... just wonderful....amazing lyrics.......
Great tune, brings back a lot of cool memoroes
mojoman wrote:
Oh, stop yer whining and get a life!
Just listen!
mojoman wrote:
Oh, stop yer whining and get a life!
:no:
Great song live...(great here too)
Not what I like about Pearl Jam.
andersja wrote:
Excellent Band until the Voice left him.
uh, saw them live in 2003, and believe me, the voice is there and then some (was he in some tragic accident in the interim, pray tell?) :eyes: :surprised: :clap: as of this edit in 2006, he still got it :yes:
wow, haven't heard this one in a looooooooooong time. Always was my favorite track off of VS. thanks Bill!
Excellent Band until the Voice left him.
Wow, Pearl Jam. Never would have guessed in a million years. Very nice.
dragonfish wrote:
10 x a million amazing song live goose bump inducing fabulous wonderful beautiful how about a little ben harper to follow this up? only makes perfect sense!!!
totally agree, if this song doesn't make your hair stand on end (in a good way) you gotta be dead or deaf! :sunny: :yes: :music: :guitarist: :hearteyes: