Pearl Jam — Given To Fly
Album: Yield
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Released: 1998
Length: 3:56
Plays (last 30 days): 3
He could have tuned in, tuned in, but he tuned out
A bad time, nothing could save him
Alone in a corridor waiting locked out
He got up out of there, ran for hundreds of miles
He made it to the ocean, had a smoke and tea
The wind rose up, set him down on his knee
Wave came crashing like a fist to the jaw,
Delivered him wings, "Hey, look at him now..."
Arms wide open with the sea as his floor
Oh – ah, ohhh...

He's - flying! Woah!
Flying! Wide! Oh...

He floated back down 'cause he wanted to share
His key to the locks on the chains, he saw everywhere
But first he was stripped, and then he was stabbed
By faceless men, well...fuckers, he still stands.
And he still gives his love, he just gives it away
The love he receives is the love that is saved
And sometimes is seen a strange spot in the sky
A human being that was given to fly

Flying! Woah...
High! Flying! Woah...
Flying! Woah...
Ohh, oahh...
Comments (307)add comment
 flyboy wrote:

Plant?

 

Yeah, that puzzled me at first, too, until I looked farther down in the comments and somebody mentioned the resemblance of this song to "Going to California".  I think that is the connection with Plant.
In my fantasies, I'm the drummer to this track. Fookin' masterpiece. 
 gubbin wrote:
Liking this.  De-emphasizes Plant's overdone vocal stylings, shows off the melody and drums.
(Yes, I know Andrew Wood would've killed this, too bad he's long dead. Fuck heroin.)

 
Plant?
Liking this.  De-emphasizes Plant's overdone vocal stylings, shows off the melody and drums.
(Yes, I know Andrew Wood would've killed this, too bad he's long dead. Fuck heroin.)
this song is awesome
funny story in New York Magazine this week: David Letterman’s Rock Hall Induction Speech for Pearl Jam Was the Best of the Night

 kcar wrote:

{#Yes}

I've heard only a few PJ songs that I've liked. Eddie's singing just grates. My loss. 

 
I feel that way about Silversun Pickups, Decembrists, post-'78 Stones, Alt J, Radiohead, a few others. Usually not Eddie, since the band overall is no slack, and is spectacular live. 
 jkhandy wrote:
Really need PSD option when listening to RP on my TV through Roku. Pearl Jam is awful.

 
{#Yes}

I've heard only a few PJ songs that I've liked. Eddie's singing just grates. My loss. 
Blows.  PSD to the rescue
my wife always drags me to Pearl Jam concerts and they're freakin' awesome
 jkhandy wrote:
Really need PSD option when listening to RP on my TV through Roku. Pearl Jam is awful.

 
What? {#Iamwithstupid}
I've faith your highness regina could have tuned in
HE'S FLYING!!!  FUCKIN' BLAST IT MAN YEAH!!!!  WOOO-HOO!  : )
An air drummer's spectacular special order. 
 Proclivities wrote:

Judging by the comments in a lot of tunes here on RP, half the people posting must aspire to be copyright attorneys.

 
No kidding. Reminds me of the people who try to hard with body piercings and art. Get over it and yourself and appreciate what you sir and ma'am can't produce. 
Enough Leonard Cohen and Amy Boozehouse on RP already!
 lemmoth wrote:
Worth moving up

See this review in the Trib - http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2005-10-08/entertainment/0510080183_1_zep-canon-eddie-vedder-katrina-victims - from which I quote:

"Pearl Jam emerged for its second encore past midnight and dedicated "Given to Fly" to Plant, a tongue-in-cheek acknowledgment that the song mimics the chord sequence to Zeppelin's "Going to California." Plant than appeared from the wings with the two guitarists from his band to perform a luminous acoustic version of — what else? — "Going to California," while the members of Pearl Jam sat reverently at his feet."

 
Thanks for that.  Judging by the comments in a lot of tunes here on RP, half the people posting must aspire to be copyright attorneys.
Sounds like the Buddha 
FUCKIN' BLAST IT MAN YEAH!!!!  WOOO-HOO!  : )
Poor imitation, Eddie. Sucko barfo for that.
ii saw them in concert and this song reminds me a good feeling in there