Yellow LedBetter – Pearl Jam

Again from their debut album ‘Ten’ (B side of single release JEREMY), Yellow LedBetter is one of the ON THE SPOT songs by Pearl Jam.

Recorded in the London Bridge Studios in 1991. According to Vedder, this track was written for his friend who was in the Gulf War. Mike McCready uses Hendrix style of guitaring on this track.

 

 

Unsealed, on a porch a letter sat
Then you said I wanna leave it again
Once I saw her on a beach of weathered sand
And on the sand I wanna leave it again yeah
On a weekend I wanna wish it all away yeah
And they called and I said that I want what I said
Then I call out again
And the reason oughta leave her calm I know
I said I know what I wear not the boxer or the bag

Ah yeah can you see them
Out on the porch yeah but they don’t wave
I see them round the front way yeah
And I know and I know I don’t want to stay

Make me cry

I see ooh I don’t know why there’s something else
I wanna go my own a-way
I said I don’t I don’t know whether I was the boxer or the bag

Ah yeah can you see them
Out on the porch yeah but they don’t wave
I see them round the front way yeah
And I know and I know I don’t wanna stay at all

I don’t wanna stay yeah
I don’t wanna stay-ee
I don’t wanna stay
I don’t, don’t wanna oh
Yeah
Ooh oh oh oh oh
Ooh oh oh oh oh oh