Even Flow – Pearl Jam

‘Even Flow’ was released in 1992 as the second single from the band’s debut album, Ten (1991). This is about a homeless person who is neglected by society. ‘Even Flow’ features a funky riff by Gossard.

Eddie Vedder introduced the song by saying, “I thought I’d throw in a bit of street education while you still have an open mind…Right across the street there’s a little homeless community that lives under the bridge. You should just know that those people ain’t all crazy and sometimes it’s not their fault. This song is called ‘Even Flow’.

Pearl Jam used to be known as Mookie Blaylock, named after a not-so-famous basketball player. They named this album Ten because that was his number.

One of the best songs by Pearl Jam.

Freezin’, rests his head on a pillow made of concrete, again.
Oh, feelin’ maybe he’ll see a little better set a days, ooh yeah
Oh hand out faces that he sees time again ain’t that familiar, ooh yeah
Oh, dark grin he can’t help when he’s happy, looks insane ooh

Even flow, thoughts arrive like butterflies
Oh, he don’t know so he chases them away-yeah
Oh, someday, yea, he’ll begin his life again
Life again, Life again

Kneeling, looking through the paper though he doesn’t know to read, ooh yeah
Oh, praying now to something that has never showed him anything
Oh, feeling understands the weather of the winters on its way
Oh, ceilings few and far between all the legal halls of shame, hey

Even flow, thoughts arrive like butterflies
Oh, he don’t know so he chases them away-yeah
Oh, someday yet he’ll begin his life again
Oh, whispering hands gently lead him away
Him away, him away
Yeah
Woo, Ah Yeah, Fuck It

Even flow, thoughts arrive like butterflies
Oh, he don’t know so he chases them away-yeah
Ah someday yet he’ll begin his life again, yeah
Oh, whispering hands gently lead him away
Him away, him away
Yeah
Woo, Uh huh yeah, yeah yeah, momma mommy

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