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Pearl Jam — Just Breathe
Album: Backspacer
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Released: 2009
Length: 3:33
Plays (last 30 days): 3
Yes I understand that every life must end, aw huh
As we sit alone, I know someday we must go, aw huh
I'm a lucky man to count on both hands the ones I love
Some folks just have one, yeah others they got none, aw huh
Stay with me, oh let's just breathe

Practiced are my sins never gonna let me win, aw huh
Under everything, just another human being, aw huh
Yeah, I don't wanna hurt, there's so much in this world to make me bleed
Stay with me, you're all I see

Did I say that I need you?
Did I say that I want you?
Oh, if I didn't I'm a fool, you see
No one knows this more than me
As I come clean

I wonder every day as I look upon your face, aw huh
Everything you gave and nothing you would take, aw huh
Nothing you would take
Everything you gave

Did I say that I need you?
Oh did I say that I want you?
Oh, if I didn't I'm a fool, you see
No one knows this more than me
As I come clean

Nothing you would take
Everything you gave
Hold me till I die
Meet you on the other side
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 garyevans wrote:

Pearl Jam really are an exceptional band. I've come a bit late to this conclusion, but hey, some good things take time. Eddie Vedder's voice is superb.


Me too. Thanks to RP
 Cynaera wrote:

Why do people have to be so snarky when they don't like a song? Why can't they just refrain from posting, or at least temper their words of hatred with a little softness? Why do they feel that cynical comments will somehow vindicate their opinions?



Uh, shutting up now.

Yes Ann.
I feel the same way about opposing political views.
Debate is good. Vicious, evil comments not so good. From either side.

Beautiful & touching.
 salice wrote:

is this a Willy Nelson song? Heard him singing it on 6 music the other day. Like both versions



Willy did a cover. It's a PJ original. 
Pearl Jam really are an exceptional band. I've come a bit late to this conclusion, but hey, some good things take time. Eddie Vedder's voice is superb.
Nice segue from PJ Harvey to PJ Pearl Jam.

Sneaky, BillG.
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Bump.
This may be my favourite Cynaera post.


I miss Cynaera. Funny how we never met, but she knew how to say what I think, and how to say it better.
Love this song. I had a tattoo done on my wrist after losing my best friend, who loved Pearl Jam, to cancer. It became the mantra of the people who loved her. 
 Cynaera wrote:
Why do people have to be so snarky when they don't like a song? Why can't they just refrain from posting, or at least temper their words of hatred with a little softness? Why do they feel that cynical comments will somehow vindicate their opinions?

I don't understand it. I respect their opinions, but oh, to read them...especially when they're aimed at a song I like (this is MY opinion, and I'm not speaking for the masses here) makes me wonder if I'm lacking somehow. Maybe I missed the memo that said "Hate this song - attack this song - attack this artist and everything he/she has ever done." I know I'm not well-educated or well-versed in PearlJam-dom - or any "dom" for that matter. I know what I love. To see such hatred of a song is scary to me.

Maybe I don't belong here. I love the music played here, even if at times I don't understand it and can't embrace it. It's still music, and I'm grateful for it. I fear there will come a time when we won't have music at all, and we'll have to remember all the songs we've heard here - for good or for bad - and call upon them when we'd otherwise have empty air fit only for breathing and not for grabbing wonderful music from out of the everywhere into the here.

Uh, shutting up now.
 
Great post Cynaera

My thoughts on the subject:
Music snobs are exactly that -  Snobs. 
Music is music. 
You don't like country? Great.
You don't like jazz? Great.
Don't like this band or that singer? Great.
Who cares?
Music snobbery makes no sense to me and possibly annoys me a bit!
Music is music.
Sss...NOB..bery is Snobbery. I don't care for your snobbish opinion. 

Thanks Cynaera for a considered and long overdue post.
I have true catholic tastes. I love music.




is this a Willy Nelson song? Heard him singing it on 6 music the other day. Like both versions
I hope someone plays this when I die (after living a long, happy life, of course!)
Mmmm Eddie Vedder and the Backspacer.. great!
 Cynaera wrote:
I swear, I've tried to be jaded and jaundiced and critical, but I still love this song. It still makes me cry, makes me look at my life and make changes...

To those of you who are arty-farty - go and live your lives of "oh, the tune is off-key" or "The lyrics are so maudlin.". This song is about something you'll probably never understand. I pity you, if a song like this makes you bored or disgusted. We're all entitled to our opinions, and mine is that this song covers so much emotional territory in such a short space that it's astonishing to me. I love it.

I'm really tired.  And miles to go before I sleep.
 
Miss you, Cynaera.  
 Cynaera wrote: 
Why do people have to be so snarky when they don't like a song? Why can't they just refrain from posting, or at least temper their words of hatred with a little softness? Why do they feel that cynical comments will somehow vindicate their opinions?

I don't understand it. I respect their opinions, but oh, to read them...especially when they're aimed at a song I like (this is MY opinion, and I'm not speaking for the masses here) makes me wonder if I'm lacking somehow. Maybe I missed the memo that said "Hate this song - attack this song - attack this artist and everything he/she has ever done." I know I'm not well-educated or well-versed in PearlJam-dom - or any "dom" for that matter. I know what I love. To see such hatred of a song is scary to me.

Maybe I don't belong here. I love the music played here, even if at times I don't understand it and can't embrace it. It's still music, and I'm grateful for it. I fear there will come a time when we won't have music at all, and we'll have to remember all the songs we've heard here - for good or for bad - and call upon them when we'd otherwise have empty air fit only for breathing and not for grabbing wonderful music from out of the everywhere into the here.

Uh, shutting up now.
 
immaturity i think i tended to act like that once ago
 Cynaera wrote:
Why do people have to be so snarky when they don't like a song? Why can't they just refrain from posting, or at least temper their words of hatred with a little softness? Why do they feel that cynical comments will somehow vindicate their opinions?

I don't understand it. I respect their opinions, but oh, to read them...especially when they're aimed at a song I like (this is MY opinion, and I'm not speaking for the masses here) makes me wonder if I'm lacking somehow. Maybe I missed the memo that said "Hate this song - attack this song - attack this artist and everything he/she has ever done." I know I'm not well-educated or well-versed in PearlJam-dom - or any "dom" for that matter. I know what I love. To see such hatred of a song is scary to me.

Maybe I don't belong here. I love the music played here, even if at times I don't understand it and can't embrace it. It's still music, and I'm grateful for it. I fear there will come a time when we won't have music at all, and we'll have to remember all the songs we've heard here - for good or for bad - and call upon them when we'd otherwise have empty air fit only for breathing and not for grabbing wonderful music from out of the everywhere into the here.

Uh, shutting up now.
 
I think many people wish they were more visible and successful in life so they feel somehow superior when they can denegrate others
 Webfoot wrote:

I guess I could say that any music I like less that someone else is "over rated", but what does that mean exactly?  {#Stupid}  And besides, do you know absolutely that he is not Jesus Christ?
 
I saw his library card once at a bake sale; it didn't say "Jesus Christ" on it.
I love this song so, so much.
 wrangler wrote:
having lost my sweet wife just a few months ago, this song hit me infinitely harder than I could have imagined
 

Sorry Wrangler 
 wrangler wrote:
having lost my sweet wife just a few months ago, this song hit me infinitely harder than I could have imagined
 
I'm sorry for your loss.  I experienced the same loss 19 years ago and certain songs and memories can hit me hard when I least expect it.  Things get better and life moves on and the pain lessens but it never goes away.
Beautiful, speaks from a humbled guys heart. Thanks Bill.
Any of you ever compose a Valentines Day playlist in your mind? This track on mine and it's an extensive playlist.
Wow, I'm a moderate PJ fan, some of their songs I absolutely love (Black, Yellow Ledbetter, etc.) and I fell in love with Eddie Vedder's voice and solo work through the Dead Man Walking soundtrack (if you don't know his duets with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, you don't know what you're missing!)... BUT, I'm shocked I never knew Pearl Jam did this song- I thought it was Willie Nelson's! I heard Willie's version when it came out in 2012 and fell instantly in love with it, put it on a mix for the wife, and have happily listened to it countless times since, and now along comes RP (haven't been hangin' with y'all in a while) and it doesn't take long to learn something new with Mr. Bill, does it?
Personal preference, I do prefer Willie's version (it's soft, tender and sweeter), but I always appreciate knowing the proper origin of a song and hearing it sung from the artists that wrote it. Thank you! If you like this song, check out Willie's version!
 wrangler wrote:
having lost my sweet wife just a few months ago, this song hit me infinitely harder than I could have imagined
 
Take care Wrangler.
 junebaby65 wrote:

Yea, his voice moves me to tears, and nausea as well.
 

 Orphan wrote:
His voice brings me to tears. Now that we have lost Gregg Allman, Eddie carries on with his stunning interpretations and his melodic charm.
 
Yea, his voice moves me to tears, and nausea as well.
 wrangler wrote:
having lost my sweet wife just a few months ago, this song hit me infinitely harder than I could have imagined
 
Sorry to hear that. I dread the thought of it happening to me, but RP is a good place to be while you adjust to your new reality.
It's a great post but I don't completely agree.

I've never had a problem with people posting song criticisms with explanations or justifications, something that sheds a little light on their opinion, even if it's contrary to my own.

What I never understand are the posts that just say "sucks" or "barfo" and that's it.  Like, what are you supposed to do with that information?  Spacedog769 thinks Moondance sucks - duly noted.  I don't get the point of these pans that, with no clarification or cleverness, that just kind of say "I'm here and I don't like it".  Maybe it's kind of a release valve that makes people feel better after hearing a song they don't like?

 
On_
The_Beach wrote:


Bump.
This may be my favourite Cynaera post.
 

having lost my sweet wife just a few months ago, this song hit me infinitely harder than I could have imagined
Did I say that you bore me?

You nailed it - this song is capable of evoking feelings and sensations in me that are normally only triggered by nature.  The combination of this song and the scenery along the Highway 20 drive are a perfect pairing!  Oh, how I miss the Wood River Valley!

jrozzelle wrote:
I had recently acquired this CD just before Christmas, 2009.  My wife and daughter and I flew into Boise for the holidays to be with my wife's family.  We were driving a rental car from the Boise airport to Ketchum on Highway 20, a beautiful deserted stretch of Idaho plain from Mountain Home to Bellevue. I put on this song. They heard if for the first time. My daughter was eight. When it finished my daughter said, "I like that."

The soundtrack to "Into the Wild" has a similar feel.  All songs for the soundtrack except one were composed by Vedder.  He wrote some of the songs while hanging around the movie set. Vedder loved the book and leaped at Sean Penn's invitation to write music for the movie.  Wikipedia just informed me that this song was inspired by chords from an instrumental on the soundtrack.

 

I love this song, and about a million other pieces of music. But I hate to see all the mean comments when some one else doesn't. If you don't like it, skip it. Radio Paradise lets you do that. If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything, as my Mum used to say. Thank you, rant over
From me only  5 - Decent

8→9  - this song is very touching. 

My sweetie and I both love this song. As other(s) have mentioned, I also feel like a lucky man, for the same kind of reasons. Vedder and the whole crew are a force for good in this world, and I see that as another reason to count my blessings. Especially in the hellscape before us now.
I had recently acquired this CD just before Christmas, 2009.  My wife and daughter and I flew into Boise for the holidays to be with my wife's family.  We were driving a rental car from the Boise airport to Ketchum on Highway 20, a beautiful deserted stretch of Idaho plain from Mountain Home to Bellevue. I put on this song. They heard if for the first time. My daughter was eight. When it finished my daughter said, "I like that."

The soundtrack to "Into the Wild" has a similar feel.  All songs for the soundtrack except one were composed by Vedder.  He wrote some of the songs while hanging around the movie set. Vedder loved the book and leaped at Sean Penn's invitation to write music for the movie.  Wikipedia just informed me that this song was inspired by chords from an instrumental on the soundtrack.


 5/24/2011 Cynaera wrote:
Why do people have to be so snarky....Uh, shutting up now.

 
See Ann....we'll NEVER let you shut up!  Another bump on a great post of yours. 

I missed most of your posts during the time I was mostly off RP doing benefit coding for the ACA (which I still "lovingly" call Obamacare) and even though you physically died before I came back, I feel as if I know you, based on your sweet song comments and how well respected and adored you (were) are (right Lazarus?) - so you really are still with us!  And you for sure belong here, then, now, forevermore.  PEACE and Long Live RP!!

Oh....I came to post on this song about how much I like this song despite my feelings for PJ (and the "grunge" scene in general) - and as a Bob Dylan fan, I'm OK with Eddie's vocal style.  This song does sound like it could have been on the Into the Wild soundtrack.  PEACEOUT

I always thought this was part of Vedder's "Into the Wild" soundtrack... Thanks for correcting my history Bill!
I do not say this lightly but {#Heartkiss}I absolutely love this song. I love his soulful sound and just everything about it.  
Outta nowhere it occurred to me: This sounds very much like Greg brown! Literally and figuratively. Vedder's voice and the lyrics them self. IMHO, but, just say'n. Love em' both, so be calm.
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Bump.
This may be my favourite Cynaera post.
 
Well stated!
That thought crossed my mind as well {#Eek} 

ozzie1313 wrote:
Is this Neil Diamond?  Just kidding.

 


 Webfoot wrote:

I guess I could say that any music I like less that someone else is "over rated", but what does that mean exactly?  {#Stupid}  And besides, do you know absolutely that he is not Jesus Christ?

 
I'm pretty sure you mean John Frusciante, some people get confused because apparently this guy from Peral Jam also had a beard and long hair at some point {#Roflol}{#Roflol}{#Roflol}{#Roflol}
 Webfoot wrote:

I guess I could say that any music I like less that someone else is "over rated", but what does that mean exactly?  {#Stupid}  And besides, do you know absolutely that he is not Jesus Christ?

 
He's just a very naughty boy.
Is this Neil Diamond?  Just kidding.


 Schmoogsley wrote:
I like Pearl Jam, but, I believe they were/are WAY over rated. Some people think Eddie Vedder is Jesus Christ. {#Stupid}

 
I guess I could say that any music I like less that someone else is "over rated", but what does that mean exactly?  {#Stupid}  And besides, do you know absolutely that he is not Jesus Christ?
Dammit, makes me cry every time...I count myself fortunate to experience what Eddie is singing about.  I am a lucky man....{#Wave}
His voice brings me to tears. Now that we have lost Gregg Allman, Eddie carries on with his stunning interpretations and his melodic charm.
I like Pearl Jam, but, I believe they were/are WAY over rated. Some people think Eddie Vedder is Jesus Christ. {#Stupid}
thought that was Eddie Vedder. Cool.
 Cynaera wrote:
Why do people have to be so snarky when they don't like a song? Why can't they just refrain from posting, or at least temper their words of hatred with a little softness? Why do they feel that cynical comments will somehow vindicate their opinions?

I don't understand it. I respect their opinions, but oh, to read them...especially when they're aimed at a song I like (this is MY opinion, and I'm not speaking for the masses here) makes me wonder if I'm lacking somehow. Maybe I missed the memo that said "Hate this song - attack this song - attack this artist and everything he/she has ever done." I know I'm not well-educated or well-versed in PearlJam-dom - or any "dom" for that matter. I know what I love. To see such hatred of a song is scary to me.

Maybe I don't belong here. I love the music played here, even if at times I don't understand it and can't embrace it. It's still music, and I'm grateful for it. I fear there will come a time when we won't have music at all, and we'll have to remember all the songs we've heard here - for good or for bad - and call upon them when we'd otherwise have empty air fit only for breathing and not for grabbing wonderful music from out of the everywhere into the here.
 
Bump.
This may be my favourite Cynaera post.
 twoplain2sea wrote:
 aw huh.

 
It's Eddie's take on Bob Dylan's "Yes'n...", just at the end of the line instead of the start.
Ah yes, this one again
love this one

(and wow, spooky Bela Lugosi-Gilligan watching Sally Field on the "Danger Danger" Robot during armageddon!?! deep Art fur sure : ) 
Diamonds & Pearls
 aw huh.
I love this song!!
 lemmoth wrote:
 dbreese wrote:
Damn, this one got me again... I heard the opening chords, and thought "hey, I like this song a lot... who is this again?" It keeps surprising me that this is by Pearl Jam. About as far from 'grunge' as you can get...

 
PJ is so far beyond grunge its not even funny - 25 years later.

 
Was Pearl Jam ever really "grunge"? I mean, if they weren't from Seattle, nobody would have lumped their music in stylistically with Nirvana, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, etc. Disclosure: I'm a big PJ fan. 
nothing against neil diamond but really......eddie veder-neil diamond?   don't hear that......eddie is the best vocalist I know and a great person
 
Boys got an East Coast tour lined up for spring and I'm hoping for tickets to a few shows.

Love this band.  If you can, check them out live.  Amazing shows. 

Great tune.  It does make me appreciate Neil Diamond now that you mention it.
 

kjf06 wrote:
Channeling Neil Diamond
 

 


 dbreese wrote:
Damn, this one got me again... I heard the opening chords, and thought "hey, I like this song a lot... who is this again?" It keeps surprising me that this is by Pearl Jam. About as far from 'grunge' as you can get...

 
PJ is so far beyond grunge its not even funny - 25 years later.
 kjf06 wrote:
Channeling Neil Diamond
 

  That made me laugh out loud. tx

PS, this is my very first RP comment.

 




It's funny what songs become great, and others that should be great and huge, is not.
Many times the casually expressed low-key songs are great and stands the test of time.
For me anyway. 
Do yourself a favor and watch Willie Nelson, and his son Lucas, and the band cover this song.

Whooo—eee—-boy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bausG809hv0
This song was a nice fit in that movie, "Life As We Know It" with Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel (2010).
{#Cowboy}
Great song...
It´s the chorus that makes this song.
knocks me out.
 
Damn, this one got me again... I heard the opening chords, and thought "hey, I like this song a lot... who is this again?" It keeps surprising me that this is by Pearl Jam. About as far from 'grunge' as you can get...
I have liked this song for a long time with out knowing who it was by - I am not a big fan of Pearl Jam, but this I like alot!
nice...nice...nice
... Eddie ~
    ....just such a very very nice song ...{#Heartkiss}
That "thump thump" light touch base fittingly sounds just like a heartbeat.

Love this song. 
 skindy wrote:
This song always stops me in my tracks, makes it (ironically) hard to breathe, and then makes me cry. Just beautiful, always.

 
Picked up the CD the day before leaving on vacation and played it on the rental car CD player driving across Idaho with my wife and daughter.  After this song finished I looked over at my wife and we were both puddled up.  
 skindy wrote:
This song always stops me in my tracks, makes it (ironically) hard to breathe, and then makes me cry. Just beautiful, always.

 
sensitive words chokes me too  - deeply touching and mournful lyric
wow he's nearly rhyming the words this time!
the only pj tune I find I like, I always think it's dave Alvin when I hear it....
This song always stops me in my tracks, makes it (ironically) hard to breathe, and then makes me cry. Just beautiful, always.
 blotto wrote:
Sounds like a band that decided to take itself too seriously all of a sudden.

 
What an unnecessarily cynical comment.  Lighten up.
still feel the same way about this song,,,,
{#Daisy} ...... liking this a lot
 blotto wrote:
Sounds like a band that decided to take itself too seriously all of a sudden.

 
More like a middle aged guy who deeply loves his wife and decided to write an adult love song.

And the bands fans, male and female (especially female) many of whom have been with them since Ten, love singing along with this one, especially the beautiful chorus.
Sounds like a band that decided to take itself too seriously all of a sudden.
Still love this song,,,,,

{#Sorry}      Depressing, but I like it anyway.


 DaMoGan wrote:


Yup.  Just a minor correction -- it's Bill and 'Becca.  She may not be as visible on the station, but she has a definite contribution on what is played here.

Myself, I've always believed in trying to contribute more positively to the comments here (and this is more directed at the person you're commenting on).  Yeah, maybe it is more boring than some of the negative comments, but I feel there's enough negativity in this world of ours.  I don't like everything that is played here, but even then, it's nice being exposed to new music of all sorts, even if the "new" songs are just old once I've not heard before.




  Sorry about that Rebecca! Of course you're included in my compliments to the station.


Channeling Neil Diamond
 
 junebaby65 wrote:
Just Stop.  Please.

 
But wait! The ukelele solo's coming up!

Eddie is sounding a bit goat-like here. Sivert HØyem has competition. 

3/27/14 edit: actually this is working for me tonight. 
 Webfoot wrote:

As long as people keep it about the music and avoid the personal attacks, I'm good with all of it. My opinions about the music are not any better than anybody else's.  I think the personal attacks and name-calling are tiresome and destructive. It takes away from the wonderful thing that Bill has going on here. 

 

Yup.  Just a minor correction -- it's Bill and 'Becca.  She may not be as visible on the station, but she has a definite contribution on what is played here.

Myself, I've always believed in trying to contribute more positively to the comments here (and this is more directed at the person you're commenting on).  Yeah, maybe it is more boring than some of the negative comments, but I feel there's enough negativity in this world of ours.  I don't like everything that is played here, but even then, it's nice being exposed to new music of all sorts, even if the "new" songs are just old once I've not heard before.



 funkyalfonso wrote:
I know this song but for one horrible moment at the beginning I thought it was Neil Diamond singing. No you di-unt.

 

Phew! (couldn't find the emoticon)
 rdo wrote:

{#Sorry}  Moi?  An a***hole?   Trust me, I know that better than anyone - it's the story of my life.  I AM working on it. {#Lol}

   
But seriously, the board should be lively.  People need to speak up more - and speak honestly about how they feel.  Ranting is to be encouraged.  I also like the fights - the more the better.  The dullest posts here are the positive ones.  Most people are afraid to post here honestly and though I loved Cynaera to death and miss her very much, I think if she had her druthers there would be no reason to come to this comment board.  My favorite commenters are the blunt ones like Stingray, Vandal, H8rhater, sirdroseph, and Hannio.  Some of the funniest things I have ever read are right here on this web site. 

 
As long as people keep it about the music and avoid the personal attacks, I'm good with all of it. My opinions about the music are not any better than anybody else's.  I think the personal attacks and name-calling are tiresome and destructive. It takes away from the wonderful thing that Bill has going on here. 
Just Stop.  Please.
 sirdroseph wrote:


As you might expect, I see it exactly the same way!{#Cheers}

 
It's times like these I'm glad I have a life.  {#Ass}
{#Sick}{#Sleep}
Not a fan of PJ but do like this....
Love this song, never really liked PJ rocky stuff but this is magic. 
great violin . love willie's version more.
 rdo wrote:

{#Sorry}  Moi?  An a***hole?   Trust me, I know that better than anyone - it's the story of my life.  I AM working on it. {#Lol}

   
But seriously, the board should be lively.  People need to speak up more - and speak honestly about how they feel.  Ranting is to be encouraged.  I also like the fights - the more the better.  The dullest posts here are the positive ones.  Most people are afraid to post here honestly and though I loved Cynaera to death and miss her very much, I think if she had her druthers there would be no reason to come to this comment board.  My favorite commenters are the blunt ones like Stingray, Vandal, H8rhater, sirdroseph, and Hannio.  Some of the funniest things I have ever read are right here on this web site. 

 

As you might expect, I see it exactly the same way!{#Cheers}
 Jenny_b52 wrote:

I actually liked Cynaera's post and thought it was written rather eloquently, but I think you may have interpreted it way different than I did. To me, the point wasn't that you can't have a negative opinion, you just don't have to be an a**hole about expressing it. Like you, I enjoy reading the varied opinions, and agree it would be pretty hellish if all we did was gush about how awesome this or that song is. That said, I just want to add: this Pearl Jam song is really awesome!

 
{#Sorry}  Moi?  An a***hole?   Trust me, I know that better than anyone - it's the story of my life.  I AM working on it. {#Lol}

   
But seriously, the board should be lively.  People need to speak up more - and speak honestly about how they feel.  Ranting is to be encouraged.  I also like the fights - the more the better.  The dullest posts here are the positive ones.  Most people are afraid to post here honestly and though I loved Cynaera to death and miss her very much, I think if she had her druthers there would be no reason to come to this comment board.  My favorite commenters are the blunt ones like Stingray, Vandal, H8rhater, sirdroseph, and Hannio.  Some of the funniest things I have ever read are right here on this web site. 
Never liked PJ, but this song gets me!
this song helped save my life 2 years ago.  
Beautiful song.
 dkeifer wrote:
This was my wedding song, always makes me tear up and appreciate how much I love my hubby and how lucky we are....
 
that's really sweet. 

i have had issues with PJ for years. but recently, i have opened my mind to them again. and this song especially is a reason why.
i would have never thought of it as a wedding song. thanks for broadening my mind a little more. 
 dkeifer wrote:
This was my wedding song, always makes me tear up and appreciate how much I love my hubby and how lucky we are....
 
....when it starts with PJ,......it can´t go wrong...;-)
This was my wedding song, always makes me tear up and appreciate how much I love my hubby and how lucky we are....
I know this song but for one horrible moment at the beginning I thought it was Neil Diamond singing. No you di-unt.
 YES INDEED flapser wrote:
I really love this song :) Nice lyrics.
 




Very interesting and intense, the version of "Just Breathe" Eddie Vedder/P.Jam song, sung by Willie Nelson, 79 years old,  and his son Lukas Nelson, included in his recent of covers & new songs album "Heroes" in 2012. It is not very common, the artists "veterans" do covers of songs by artists of the younger generation. For that alone, already noteworthy.


 rdo wrote:
 

 It is inconceivable to me that you expect posts only by those who have something favorable to say about a song.  I find that disturbing.  I can't imagine a Hell worse than one without varied opinions and open, free discussion.
 
You and I don't always agree and I think that is both acceptable and expected.  However, on this we are in lock step.  Vive la différence! 
 
Pulsing
A great garage band that made it big. 
This song was so overplayed on my local radio station that I would change the station each time it came on. Not a bad song - just got sick of it.
 Sjaaks wrote:


This is the fourth time i hear Eddie Vedder today.... That's bad news for me......
 
I've got a goat in my throat!

Catchy song, but that folksy affected vocal warble is a little hard for me to take.

I realize some people love it, and that's fine for them.  Different strokes and all that.

On the plus side, it makes me think of that Dr. Katz episode about folk music, and that makes me smile. :) 
 Joy4life wrote:
Rude idiots, is thare any escape from them
 
nope, best thing to do is ignore them, maybe they'll just go away (if we don't validate their comments with a response...)  ??


I see Mr. Brown is quite a prolific folk-singer songwriter.  Not much of a folk fan but will ask my more folk-astute friends if I can share a listen.

Love Eddie and PJ.
 Aud wrote:


You're 50 something years old and you don't know who GB is?
 

That's right.  I was the old fart originally asked this questions. I'd like to than Cyanara and ckcotton for their fine resposes and for the link.  I'll check it out.

boring
I love this song.  Reminds me of Vedder's solo stuff...