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Pearl Jam — Amongst The Waves
Album: Backspacer
Avg rating:
5.9

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Total ratings: 295









Released: 2009
Length: 3:55
Plays (last 30 days): 1
What used to be a house of cards
Has turned into a reservoir
Save the tears that were waterfalling
Let's go swim tonight, darling

And once outside the undertow
Just you and me, and nothing more
If not for love, I would be drowning
I've seen it work both ways

But I am up riding high amongst the waves

Where I can feel like I
Have a soul that has been saved
Where I can feel like I've
Put away my early grave

I gotta say it now
Better loud than too late

Remember back, the early days
When you were young, and less amazed
Suddenly the channel changed
The first time you saw blood

Cut to later, now you're strong
You've bled yourself, the wounds are gone
It's rare when there is nothing wrong
Survived and you're amongst the fittest

Love ain't love until you feel it
Up riding high amongst the waves

I can feel like I
Have a soul that has been saved
I can see the light
Coming through the clouds in rays

I gotta say it now
Better loud than too late
I gotta say it now
Better loud than too late

Hey...yeah...

Riding high amongst the waves
I can feel like I
Have a soul that has been saved
I can see the light
Coming through the clouds in rays

I gotta say it now
Better loud than too late

I gotta say it now
Better loud than too late

Say it now
Better loud than too late
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Why does so much latter era PJ & EV sound off-key and off-tempo ?   Is that on purpose, or just another covid symptom ?
This is now my 1987 off the NW Coast of Oahu song. Huge surfing waves so I swam out and hung out with the surfers all day - they figured I was suicidal until they realized I would dive deep under the waves and pop up again just for fun. I did get sunburnt through my hair which was weird. My Aquaman days I guess. 
  rate 7 
I think this is the first song I've given a 1 rating, may it never be played again.   Pearl Jam is annoying at best but this made me scream and reach out to skip, but it ended before that happened.  It was so bad the following Dylan song actually sounded OK in comparison.  
I'm a huge PJ fan, but this one just seems dull compared to some of their other work.
More crap from PJ.  Geez!!!
Pearl Jam
 colt4x5 wrote:
quality band.
 

i 2nd that.
quality band.
Seriously, this entire album must be great. I have yet to hear a song I haven't liked. I hope Santa brings this CD to me.
So glad to hear this on RP. Second favorite song off the new album, next to Just Breathe
sounds like an 80's remix.....{#Ask}
HELL YEAH
my upload, yahoo :)
pj fun from hungary

It's ok.
The whole album is "ok".
But I know they can do better.
There are a couple of songs on the album I really like.
But they seem more like Vedder solo songs, like those from the Into the Wild soundtrack.
(Just Breathe, The End)

First three comments - posted at the same time {#Tongue}
Best PJ album in years.
Sounds cool a bit noisy perhaps. Bring back the sound of "Ten" puuurlease. Oh well it's PJ so it's all cool :)
Oh yeah....Nice song.......... They're doin some great stuff these days..... {#Yes}
Pretty good? (first comment, hehe) {#Wave}