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Pearl Jam — Come Back
Album: Pearl Jam
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Released: 2006
Length: 5:20
Plays (last 30 days): 1
If I keep holding out
Will the light shine through
Under this broken roof
It's only rain that I feel
I've been wishing out the days
Oh, oh, oh come back

I have been planning out
All that I'd say to you
Since you slipped away
Know that I still remain true
I've been wishing out the days
Please say that if you hadn't gone now
I wouldnt have lost you another way
From wherever you are
Oh, oh, oh, oh oh come back

And these days they linger on
And in the night I've been waiting
For the real possibility that I may meet you in my dreams
I go to sleep

If I don't fall apart
Will my memory stay clear
So you had to go
And I had to remain here

But the strangest thing today
So far away and yet you feel so close
And I'm not gonna question it any other way
There must be an open door
For you uhh uhh uhh....to come back

And the days they linger on
And every night when I'm waiting
For the real possibility that I may meet you in my dreams
Sometimes you're there and you're talking back to me
Come the morning I can swear that you're next to me
And it's okay

It's ok
It's ok

Oh, I'll be here....come back, come back
Ahhhhh I'll be here...come back, come back
Ohhhh I'll be here...come back, come back

Whoooo whooo whooo whoo
Whoooo whooo whooo whoo
Whoooo whooo whooo whoo
Whoooo whooo whooo whoo
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 sirdroseph wrote:
 Chi_Guy wrote:
{#Roflol}I like Pearl Jam. Don't quite understand the PJ-Haters: Can someone (rational ) explain?
 
Well, it is like this, Eddie Vedders voice reacts to my brain like fingernails on a chalkboard or bunny screams while being murdered by my cat. It is quite simple really.
 
Are you sure ?  You sound a little bit ambivalent about Vedder's voice there ...  {#Wink}
funny how some voices are heard and enjoyed by some and despised by others. Is this to do with environment, experience or is it innate/visceral? I remember commenting on whiny voices the other day when I was feeling a bit cranky...nothing against the artists, it is simply sound that isn't received the same to my ears apparently.

I really enjoy Eddy Vedder, Natalie Merchant, Neil Young and Jay Farrar, to name a few; other listeners talk of shoving pens in their ears (!) to avoid hearing their voices. hahaha

Interesting.
 sirdroseph wrote:
This shit is horrible.
 

Quite nice to my ear, this is a new song from RP, thank you.
love when psd gives me a cool PJ tune, thank you!

wadaya kno...a JAM tune worth hearing....{#Clap}


 sirdroseph wrote:
This shit is horrible.

  
no... this shit is great... just pure, total, and absolute rock and roll! 
 

Pearl Jam - Come Back, Live Italy (2006)

"This is dedicated to his best friend Johnny Ramone, who died in 2004. He always mentions him. "


This shit is horrible.
Simplicity................... that's what makes this song so good {#Clap}
Sounded like a struggling wedding or prom band - that being said, I did enjoy it.

Pearl Jam 1 by ~RisingMoon

June 2008, Comcast Center, Mansfield MA

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 lemmoth wrote:


So you have a problem with Ed's voice.  Think it might only work when in a concert setting.  Ok.

Couldn't disagree more.  He has a wonderful, evocative and unique style.

Now I also appreciate sitting around the house on Saturday listening to Dylan, Waits, Young and Costello as well as say Bowie, Mercury and McCartney to name three almost universally agreed great singers.

So Ed ain't your thing.  I love him.
 

I love all of those singers you named as well, Eddie Vedder still sucks balls.
I don't care what the words are, I picture a really hot slow dance . . .

{#Wink}
 macadavy wrote:
C'mon folks - its only Rock 'n' Roll!
You want perfect notes, perfect pitch,
exquisite enunciation and dulcet tones,
I suggest you go listen to the Three Tenors.
(I'm not knocking Grand Opera, I enjoy
it in its place, which is not on RP, IMHO.
Well, OK maybe "Un bel dì vedremo".)
Eddie Vedder delivers the tortured voice of lost love
perfectly and makes this song a rock 'n' roll classic!
 

Deserving of a repost
 FrankMc wrote:
This song sort of embodies a lot of what is so right and so wrong about PJ. Well-crafted and strong through most of its run but then loses in the end to Veder's yodellings. Maybe in a throbbing sea of humanity, flogged by powerful axwork through a long night, those animal howlings might transport you to another plane; listening around the house on a Saturday morning, you hit mute.  I think the raters before me had it about dead on, based on a better than pretty good through much of its run, but no better than a 6.1 due to the mute button at the end. So, not a PJ-hater, but more of a lover-hater. Maybe we could add letters to the ratings. I give it a 6.L-H.
 

So you have a problem with Ed's voice.  Think it might only work when in a concert setting.  Ok.

Couldn't disagree more.  He has a wonderful, evocative and unique style.

Now I also appreciate sitting around the house on Saturday listening to Dylan, Waits, Young and Costello as well as say Bowie, Mercury and McCartney to name three almost universally agreed great singers.

So Ed ain't your thing.  I love him.
{#Sleep}
This song sort of embodies a lot of what is so right and so wrong about PJ. Well-crafted and strong through most of its run but then loses in the end to Veder's yodellings. Maybe in a throbbing sea of humanity, flogged by powerful axwork through a long night, those animal howlings might transport you to another plane; listening around the house on a Saturday morning, you hit mute.  I think the raters before me had it about dead on, based on a better than pretty good through much of its run, but no better than a 6.1 due to the mute button at the end. So, not a PJ-hater, but more of a lover-hater. Maybe we could add letters to the ratings. I give it a 6.L-H.


I think the Pearl Jam haters should give them some credit. They have been around for a while. They survived the Seattle grunge scene ( unlike so many others)  and they have stuck true to what the do. I like them. They have written some great songs OK, P.J. haters bring it on .


Joey Ramone by ~kaleidosc0pe
©2010 ~kaleidosc0pe

Joey Ramones, pencils, color pencils and pen.





 vit wrote:
Sat down, put on the headphones and thought I was hearing Aerosmith.
 
Compliment or insult? {#Think}
Eddie Vedder. What can I say? He sounds like he's trying really hard. I actually like "Black" in spite of the vocals...
Sat down, put on the headphones and thought I was hearing Aerosmith.
 Chi_Guy wrote:
{#Roflol}I like Pearl Jam. Don't quite understand the PJ-Haters: Can someone (rational ) explain?
 
Well, it is like this, Eddie Vedders voice reacts to my brain like fingernails on a chalkboard or bunny screams while being murdered by my cat. It is quite simple really.
PJ plays the blues.  Loving it!!!!!!!!
 mfassett wrote:


hahahaha... and you know these people who are critical of his voice can't sing... how do you know this? Send me your address, I'll send you a couple of my CDs. Free.

I'm not the greatest vocalist, but I can sing.

Besides, one doesn't need to be a chef to dislike steak tartar.
 
Yeah, right! No thanks. Besides, one doesn't need to be a singer to know they already don't like someone else's tone!

hey ho let's go!


 lemmoth wrote:
Simple question pally - Do you like these folks - Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, Lou Reed

Many would say "they can't sing"  Where would rock and roll be without them (and Eddie - who IMHO is a fantastic singer) - answer Pat Boone.
 
I never said he "couldn't sing" so your premise is wrong.  I said I don't like his voice.

But to answer your question, I like just about everyone on your list.  
maybe my favorite voice in rock and roll {#Cool}
{#Roflol}I like Pearl Jam. Don't quite understand the PJ-Haters: Can someone (rational ) explain?
 orpheus wrote:


seriously dude. what's with the peeps on rp saying eddie can't sing? Is it my hearing or theirs? Richest baritone on the planet and has no trouble whatsoever hitting any high note he attempts! And live as well! Perhaps Ashlee Simpson is more their taste, (oh yea, I highly doubt she can carry a note whatsoever) that's ok, though, us pj fans are more than fine without the haters!
 
Back at you orpheus - loving this tune and all PJ....

 mfassett wrote:


hahahaha... and you know these people who are critical of his voice can't sing... how do you know this? Send me your address, I'll send you a couple of my CDs. Free.

I'm not the greatest vocalist, but I can sing.

Besides, one doesn't need to be a chef to dislike steak tartar.
  Simple question pally - Do you like these folks - Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, Lou Reed

Many would say "they can't sing"  Where would rock and roll be without them (and Eddie - who IMHO is a fantastic singer) - answer Pat Boone.


 

Yes, with the Band Pearl Jam and Mr. Edward Louis Severson III "Jerome Turner"  is a dilemma, can go thus of the very good one to thus-thus, until the bad; good performance in this ocasion.  

** 7 / 8 "



MMMmmm that avocado looks tasty.
 MonkeyPod wrote:
Well, he's certainly no Jim Neighbors!


 
{#Eek}  {#Roflol}
C'mon folks - its only Rock 'n' Roll!
You want perfect notes, perfect pitch,
exquisite enunciation and dulcet tones,
I suggest you go listen to the Three Tenors.
(I'm not knocking Grand Opera, I enjoy
it in its place, which is not on RP, IMHO.
Well, OK maybe "Un bel dì vedremo".)
Eddie Vedder delivers the tortured voice of lost love
perfectly and makes this song a rock 'n' roll classic!

inindian wrote:
Listen to the whining bitch guys complain about Eddie's voice who couldn't sing their way out of a brick shithouse...hahaha...
hahahaha... and you know these people who are critical of his voice can't sing... how do you know this? Send me your address, I'll send you a couple of my CDs. Free. I'm not the greatest vocalist, but I can sing. Besides, one doesn't need to be a chef to dislike steak tartar.
Listen to the whining bitch guys complain about Eddie's voice who couldn't sing their way out of a brick shithouse...hahaha...
mfassett wrote:
My dislike doesn't come from his singing ability. He can indeed hit the notes, his pitch seems to be average for a rock singer, no argument there. It's his TONE. That affected grunge voice that was responsible for ruining so much of 90's music. That, and the billy goat vibrato, which I always dislike... see Stevie Nicks.
I second both comments, particularly the one about Stevie Nicks. Billy goat vibrato sums it up perfectly.
mfassett wrote:
My dislike doesn't come from his singing ability. He can indeed hit the notes, his pitch seems to be average for a rock singer, no argument there. It's his TONE. That affected grunge voice that was responsible for ruining so much of 90's music. That, and the billy goat vibrato, which I always dislike... see Stevie Nicks.
@mfassett: an intelligent critique. I find this song enjoyable, but I agree with you. It makes it difficult to hear for anything but small doses.
mfassett wrote:
My dislike doesn't come from his singing ability. He can indeed hit the notes, his pitch seems to be average for a rock singer, no argument there. It's his TONE. That affected grunge voice that was responsible for ruining so much of 90's music. That, and the billy goat vibrato, which I always dislike... see Stevie Nicks.
You are forgetting that PJ was one of the first 90's grunge groups to make their appearance, alongside Nirvana, as we all know, and that many, many singers adopted Ed's vocal style as their own. If you were talking about Scott Stapp (or Sap depending on your point of view) I would agree with your "affected" comment, but you can't fault Ed for his original style and tone. When other singers borrow/copy another's style for which the person they're borrowing from has had fame and success, in an attempt to cash in, THEN it's "affected." And of course Ed had his own "influences" that can be heard in his style, but so the Beatles had Elvis (as well as many others), it just goes with the territory. (And that "vibrato" is properly referred to as "tremolo" even in classical music) :yes: :think: :yell:
Referring to previous comment "billy goat vibrato"....what up with that? While I think the comment is funny and clever it is quite off the mark. A lot of us seem to love Eddie's strong and powerful voice, vibrato included.
That was... surprisingly painful.
orpheus wrote:
seriously dude. what's with the peeps on rp saying eddie can't sing? Is it my hearing or theirs?
My dislike doesn't come from his singing ability. He can indeed hit the notes, his pitch seems to be average for a rock singer, no argument there. It's his TONE. That affected grunge voice that was responsible for ruining so much of 90's music. That, and the billy goat vibrato, which I always dislike... see Stevie Nicks.
RP, play "Marker in the Sand"
:yawn:
Monk..Ray Charles, SRV! (oh yeahhh).....Pearl Jam???
lemmoth wrote:
What's with the PJ haters - can't understand them. I suppose they think Bruce, Neil & Bobby Dylan are awful singers. And did someone say the band was loose?? This is the tightest band on the planet. This is the best live band on the planet period, bar none. Get a grip people.
seriously dude. what's with the peeps on rp saying eddie can't sing? Is it my hearing or theirs? Richest baritone on the planet and has no trouble whatsoever hitting any high note he attempts! And live as well! Perhaps Ashlee Simpson is more their taste, (oh yea, I highly doubt she can carry a note whatsoever) that's ok, though, us pj fans are more than fine without the haters! :nyah: :yes: :dance:
Well, he's certainly no Jim Neighbors!
like this band, like this tune, can't see why it's only a 6
please make it stop it hurts
Avocado and prosciutto, mayo, fresh ground pepper and a squirt of lemon juice, on crusty ciabatta. Or just naked with lemon, salt and pepper. yum.
Hannio wrote:
A friend of mine made some avocado ice cream. It was surprisingly good. I think he used one half an avocado for a gallon of ice cream, so it wasn't an overpowering avocado taste.
Some place in town here, I think Z Tejas, serves an avocado margarita that is amazingly good.
EssexTex wrote:
Maybe they prefer Lemmy or Ozzy
Lemmy is God, Ozzy is a close 2nd.
lemmoth wrote:
What's with the PJ haters - can't understand them. I suppose they think Bruce, Neil & Bobby Dylan are awful singers. And did someone say the band was loose?? This is the tightest band on the planet. This is the best live band on the planet period, bar none. Get a grip people.
Maybe they prefer Lemmy or Ozzy
hippiechick wrote:
On a sandwich. I have also had avocado soup and ice cream. They both taste the same, like avocados and cream.
A friend of mine made some avocado ice cream. It was surprisingly good. I think he used one half an avocado for a gallon of ice cream, so it wasn't an overpowering avocado taste.
Old school Stax/Volt. Ben Harper could tear this up.
I love the emotional ending
healyf52 wrote:
Yes, this cat can belt it out but he's an awful singer.
What's with the PJ haters - can't understand them. I suppose they think Bruce, Neil & Bobby Dylan are awful singers. And did someone say the band was loose?? This is the tightest band on the planet. This is the best live band on the planet period, bar none. Get a grip people.
shakitten wrote:
Oh! This is awful...Eddie, please stop!
Yes, this cat can belt it out but he's an awful singer.
marktberry wrote:
Hey, you like what you like. But I'm thinking that Eddie Vedder is the blowby son of Jim Dandy from Black Oak Arkansas.
without the sense of humor of his daddy!!
Hey, you like what you like. But I'm thinking that Eddie Vedder is the blowby son of Jim Dandy from Black Oak Arkansas. MediaGrrl wrote:
I like this song, had no idea it was Pearl Jam, until of course I checked, then thought WHO ELSE's vocals could they be? But I love the doo-wop soul groove of it. So... help me with this... I LIKE ...Pearl Jam? I'm puzzled.
Oh! This is awful...Eddie, please stop!
Sweet.
I like this song, had no idea it was Pearl Jam, until of course I checked, then thought WHO ELSE's vocals could they be? But I love the doo-wop soul groove of it. So... help me with this... I LIKE ...Pearl Jam? I'm puzzled.
A pretty and soulful rock n' roll love song from a stellar band...
Ehhh. This song was bad 6 months ago, and still bad today. Less PJ, **please**
shortly after the record came out this song started haunting me, i couldn't get it out of my head for 4,5 days without a single break, not a second...it made no sense since i was happy at that time, riding all the good and great waves of happinees and success... on the fifth day of the haunting phase my grandfather passed away...i started to question why all this was happening...very strange and very heart tearing... well...the only thing i could think of was the words come back, come back... takes me back all the way to back there, still miss my grandad..................... i'll be here, come back
govna wrote:
i miss the days when pearl jam made good music.
when you mean good do you mean the sam eas TEN forever, they have to move on from there. this is a great record.
I like avocado sandwiches with mayo and spicy speckled mustard. I've seen cottage cheese put in the pit, too. Avocados are great since they are a monosaturated fat!!! Which leads me to ask, is this a monosaturated album? JK!
Vocals its so emotional .. very good song , relax my feelings and my body at the same time .. :chillpill:
kneejerk... every time... that voice... is it merely auditory or an adverse emotional quality... he never emphasizes in his voice musical ideas which are interesting to me i guess... though i concede his popularity
Kevstar wrote:
Okay, so what are some of your favorite avocado dishes BESIDES guacamole? One of mine is avocado with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
pour lemon juice and some raisins into where the seed was. sounds weird but it tastes good, believe me.
Ho hum. Ho hum indeed.
Sounds like something from 10. Not a big stretch, but a decent song.
pmb-dc wrote:
Love the song. Lots of PJ haters out there, but that's ok. People have to remember, this is a grunge era band and they're still kicking it with quality new albums. They also perform incredible live shows that sound just as good in quality as their studio recordings. Something to be said about that given pop culture and the trend towards "creating" artists in the studio nowadays.
agree. My first PJ concert blew me away with the quality of musicianship and Ed's incredible vocals, not only just as great as in the studio, but multiplied by 1000. :yes: This may not be one of the best in their library, but they've always liked experimenting with different musical genres and venturing out of their comfort zone. :music: :clap:
Love the song. Lots of PJ haters out there, but that's ok. People have to remember, this is a grunge era band and they're still kicking it with quality new albums. They also perform incredible live shows that sound just as good in quality as their studio recordings. Something to be said about that given pop culture and the trend towards "creating" artists in the studio nowadays.
Dave_B wrote:
I do get the impression that Mr V is a good bloke and all that. However, he's a crap singer, they're a sloppy band and their music is rubbish. For me, they are like fingernails on a blackboard . Just needed to get that off my chest. Sorry if I messed with the flow for all you PJ fans.
He's a better rocker than he is balladeer & man, can he rock...
Dave_B wrote:
I do get the impression that Mr V is a good bloke and all that. However, he's a crap singer, they're a sloppy band and their music is rubbish. For me, they are like fingernails on a blackboard . Just needed to get that off my chest. Sorry if I messed with the flow for all you PJ fans.
I could not agree more.
Go Away
great album, but it definitely fizzles out on the last two tracks - including this one. many better ones to choose from.
I do get the impression that Mr V is a good bloke and all that. However, he's a crap singer, they're a sloppy band and their music is rubbish. For me, they are like fingernails on a blackboard . Just needed to get that off my chest. Sorry if I messed with the flow for all you PJ fans.
Avocado is great on veggie sushi rolls...yum! :tongue: The song? Ho hum.
It's OK. Probably better live.
I've been very good, toady, rating song after song at 7+. So now I get to complain a little. The vibrato on this one is KILLING me. Ewww!
Too much Pearl Jam as of late... Rated 1, just for the fun of it.
Avocado, fried bacon and mayonnaise sandwich :drool: Kevstar wrote:
Okay, so what are some of your favorite avocado dishes BESIDES guacamole? One of mine is avocado with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
i miss the days when pearl jam made good music.
Heh, Bill really likes this song....I've heard it often recently. Not that I'm complaining or anything....I've bumped my vote up to a 9 after a bunch of listens.
hippiechick wrote:
On a sandwich. I have also had avocado soup and ice cream. They both taste the same, like avocados and cream.
Where did you get the avocado soup and ice cream? If you make them, do you have the recipe? Have you ever had a deep-fried avocado?
Kevstar wrote:
Okay, so what are some of your favorite avocado dishes BESIDES guacamole? One of mine is avocado with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
On a sandwich. I have also had avocado soup and ice cream. They both taste the same, like avocados and cream.
noelbarnes wrote:
Love avocados = love the song
Okay, so what are some of your favorite avocado dishes BESIDES guacamole? One of mine is avocado with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
themotion wrote:
Weak?!? Pop in Vs. and tell me Vedder and McCready are weak. You, sir, are uninformed. :whistle:
Easy, bro - it's about musical preferences, not world peace. I'll agree with you that Vs had some cool tunes, but that was a long, long time ago, and this song wasn't on that album. Personally, I don't care for this song, and Pearl Jam has been so overplayed (perhaps they are victim of their own success) that I'd rather listen to something else. Just my 2 cents, nothing more. Live and let live. Regards.
If you had asked me before, I would have said that I don't like Pearl Jam - but now there's at least 2 of their songs that I've rated "quite likeable". Defintely like the guitar work here.
Johnny_Wave wrote:
For me, it's Dislike avocados = Dislike Pearl Jam Sorry, but these guys are weak.......
Weak?!? Pop in Vs. and tell me Vedder and McCready are weak. You, sir, are uninformed. :whistle:
The end of this reminds me of Purple Rain
dannykboyd wrote:
Pearl Jam is clearly one of the greatest rock/jam bands of the last 20 years.
Pearl Spam is a Jam Band???
darkhorse53 wrote:
Do the kids slow dance anymore?
If they don't this song should get them started
Do the kids slow dance anymore?
Pearl Jam is clearly one of the greatest rock/jam bands of the last 20 years.
noelbarnes wrote:
Love avocados = love the song
For me, it's Dislike avocados = Dislike Pearl Jam Sorry, but these guys are weak.......
Bigger avocado fan than PJ fan.
Come back is a beautiful song, reminds me of their classic "Black". The song starts on a slow note, but builds up beautifully. One of my favourites on the Avocado album.
Talking heads and PJ are the most overplayed bands here on RP I think. Not that there's anything wrong with that..
disclaimer: I'm a huge Pearl Jam fan. The song doesn't really do it for me at all..In the end it comes together, but it's too little too late. The last bit is enjoyable, but that's it.
Love avocados = love the song ampersand wrote:
Like avocadoes. Don't like this song.
Like avocadoes. Don't like this song.
I like some of their stuff. I don't like some of their stuff. This is one the don't likes. EWWWW!!
Had to mute it. :stop: Oh well, I tried.
I've enjoyed Pearl Jam in the past. Not this song. :o(
:wall:
mem_313 wrote:
i finally like Pearl Jam... :wink:
But not two days in a row! And, following Billy Bragg & Wilco.. What are they thinking in the studio ? :drunk:
i finally like Pearl Jam... :wink:
Yeah, they used to be really good...and, they still...yup... Kick Ass :war:
it's a good song but there's something missing - no sparks that set my on fire
I like this less every time I hear it. The "power ballads" of my youth left me scarred, I s'pose.
I like PJ more for their politics and attitude than for their music. This umremarkable song reminds why I feel this way.
8. :music:
Sounds pretty ordinary to me...
A great comeback... at least for me.