Lightning Bolt short film by Danny Clinch


As part of the promotional material for Lightning Bolt, Pearl Jam have produced “Lightning Bolt, A Short Film by Danny Clinch”. It features questions being asked of the band by:

·        Judd Apatow (writer, director, filmmaker)
·        Carrie Brownstein (writer, musician, actress)
·        Mark Richards (4 x world champion surfer and renowned surfboard-maker)
·        Steve Gleason (former NFL player living with ALS disease)

Here’s the video:



The band talks about ringing ears, that it’s easy to find something to be angry about in the world and the collaboration of Sirens between the band. And surfing. 

Pendulum lyrics by Pearl Jam


Pendulum is from Pearl Jam's album, Lightning Bolt

Lyrics:

Can't know what's high
Til you been down so low

The future's bright
Lit up with no where to go

To and fro the pendulum throws

We are here and then we go
My shadow left me long ago

Understand what we don't know
This might pass, this might last, this may grow

Easy come easy go
Easy left me a long time ago

I'm in the fire, but I'm still cold
Nothing works, works for me anymore

To and fro the pendulum throws
To and fro the pendulum throws

To and fro
To and fro


Check out some other of Eddie Vedder's lyrics from Lightning Bolt, Infallible, Yellow Moon and Sleeping by Myself

Who did the artwork for Pearl Jam's Lightning Bolt album?

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The track list reveal for Pearl Jam's Lightning Bolt album featured the systematic release of art work as the name of each song was let loose into the wild. That artist was Don Pendelton, and it appears Pearl Jam has quite the affinity for the man.

Don's website states:

"Don Pendleton is an American artist whose techniques range from creating digital and hand painted artwork for his legendary body of skateboard graphics to original acrylics on canvas for gallery shows, murals, conceptual art, and installation pieces that merge linguistics with his narrative artistic vision."
If you want to see more of Pendleton's work and designs, pay a visit to his website, Elephont. There's some interesting stuff to be found there!

Infallible lyrics by Pearl Jam

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Infallible lyrics by Pearl Jam  

Infallible is the sixth song from Pearl Jam's Lightning Bolt album.

Lyrics

Keep on locking your doors
Keep on building your floors
Keep on just as before

Pay disasters no mind
Didn't get you this time
No prints left at the crime

Our ships come in
And its sinking

Of everything that's possible
In the hearts and minds of men

Somehow it is the biggest things
That keep on slipping
Right through our hands

By thinking we're infallible
We are tempting fate instead

Time we best begin
Here at the ending

Wanna third second chance
Put your faith in big hands
Pay no more than a glance

All good things come to an end
This could be good as it gets
How's the view from the fence?

You think we been here before
You are mistaken

Of everything that's possible
In the hearts and minds of men

When progress could be plausible
In reverse we curse ourselves

By thinking we're infallible
We are tempting fate instead

Time we best begin
Here at the ending

Of everything that's possible
In the hearts and minds of men

Somehow it is the biggest things
That keep on slipping
Right through our hands

By thinking we're infallible
We are tempting fate instead

Time we best begin
Here at the ending

Keep on locking your doors
Keep on building your floors
Keep on just as before


Check out some other lyrics from Lightning Bolt, Sirens, Yellow Moon and Sleeping by Myself

Sleeping by Myself lyrics by Pearl Jam / Eddie Vedder

eddie vedder singing live in concertSleeping by Myself lyrics by Pearl Jam

Sleeping By Myself is a track from PJ's album Lightning Bolt however it was originally recorded by Eddie Vedder for his solo album, Ukulele Songs.

Lyrics

I should have known there was someone else
Down below I always kept it to myself

Now I believe in nothing
Not today, as I move myself out of your sight
I'll be sleeping by myself tonight

I could never go with no one else
The hurt don't show, but who knows
Time will tell

Now I believe in nothing
But the pain
And I can't see this turning out right
I'll be sleeping by myself tonight

Forever be sad and lonely
Forever never be the same
I close my eyes, wait for a sign
Am I just waiting in vain?

I close my eyes , wait for a sign
Am I just waiting in vain?

Oh I believe in love and disaster
Sometimes the two are just the same

I'm beginning to see, what's left of me
Is gonna have to be free to survive
I'll be sleeping by myself tonight

Now I believe in nothing
But the pain
And I can't see this turning out right
I'll be sleeping by myself
I'll be sleeping by myself
I'll be sleeping by myself tonight
Check out some more lyrics from the Lightning Bolt album - Future Days, Lightning Bolt and Mind your manners.

My Father's Son lyrics by Pearl Jam

My Father's Son lyrics by Pearl Jam

My Father's Son lyrics by Pearl Jam

My Father's Son is a track from PJ's studio album, Lightning Bolt.

Lyrics

I come from genius and I am my father's son
Too bad he was a psychopath
And now I'm the next in line

Then there's dear mother, yeh shirley
She's a work of art
Never got top dollar, but she gave us all our start

Can I get a reprieve?
This gene pool drowning me
Can I get a release?
I'm a volunteer amputee

From the moment I fail
I call on DNA
Why such betrayal?
Got me tooth and nail

Yeh, How's about one conversation
With nothing else left to be had?
With this your young long lost son
And his never had dear old dad

Forget the insemination
And for that, I'm supposed to be glad?
What a pity you left us so soon
To climb your mountain of regret

Can I get a reprieve?
This gene pool dark and deep
Can I get a release?
Can I volunteer amputee

From the moment I fail
I call on DNA
Why such betrayal?
I gotta set sail

All the bright lights shining
As you're trying to breathe in thin air
Cannot forget your hiding
Collected wounds left unhealed

When every thought you're thinking
Sinks you darker than a new moon sky
Far away lights rising
In the whites of your eyes

Now father you're dead and gone
And I'm finally free to be me
Thanks for all your fucked-up gifts
For which I got no sympathy

Now I'm living in a war torn place
Hear the bombs, a 5th Symphony
Thanks for this and thanks for that
I gotta let go legacy

Can I get a reprieve?
This gene pool drowning me
Can I beg a release?
Can I volunteer amputee

From the moment I fail
I call on DNA
Why such betrayal?
I gotta set sail



Check out some other of Eddie Vedder's lyrics from Lightning Bolt, Infallible, Yellow Moon and Sleeping by Myself

'Let the records play' lyrics by Pearl Jam

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'Let the records play' lyrics by Pearl Jam

Lyrics

When the Kingdom comes
He puts his records on
And with his blistered thumb hits play

And with the volume up he goes and fills his cup
And lets the drummer's drum take away the pain

Breaking, Forsaken...
What's that you're taking?
Aaw, needing the feeling
He lets the records play

Should the future dim
A cigarette lights hymn
Vaporized a green light grin

And when the shotglass talks
He knows to listen up
Until he's nice and numb again

Shakened, Awakened
Not one for faking
Kneeling, his healing
He lets the records play
There's wisdom in his ways

I been down and I fell so hard and far from grace
I been hurt and I still recall the flaws on her face
I been off, but I'm on, up above my feet, my feet again

Shaken, Foresaken
What's that your taking?
Aaw, needing the feeling
He lets the records play

Shakened, Awakened
Not one for faking
Kneeling, his healing
He lets the records play
There's wisdom in his ways

Want more song lyrics? Check out the songs Sirens and Lightning Bolt both from Lightning Bolt.