A Year of Creating Dangerously, Day 102: Hearts and Thoughts They Fade

 

As they have so recently been inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, it seemed appropriate to print some lyrics from the most thoughtful and thought-provoking of Grunge bands, Pearl Jam.

elderly woman

Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town

I seem to recognize your face
Haunting, familiar yet, I can’t seem to place it
Cannot find the candle of thought to light your name
Lifetimes are catching up with me

All these changes taking place
I wish I’d seen the place
But no one’s ever taken me

Hearts and thoughts they fade, fade away
Hearts and thoughts they fade, fade away

I swear, I recognize your breath
Memories like fingerprints are slowly raising
Me, you wouldn’t recall for I’m not my former
It’s hard when you’re stuck upon the shelf

I changed by not changing at all
Small town predicts my fate
Perhaps that’s what no one wants to see
I just want to scream hello

Well, my God it’s been too long
Never dreamed You’d return
But now here You are and here I am

Hearts and thoughts they fade away

Hearts and thoughts they fade, fade away
Hearts and thoughts they fade, fade away
Hearts and thoughts they fade away
Hearts and thoughts they fade, fade away
Fade away, fade away

Written by David Abbruzzese, Eddie Vedder, Jeff Ament, Mike Mccready, Stone Gossard • Copyright © Universal Music Publishing Group

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