Swallowed Whole lyrics by Pearl Jam


Swallowed Whole is from Pearl Jam's album, Lightning Bolt.

Eddie Vedder's lyrics are typically introspective and perhaps have referenced Bog Seger's Turn the Page.

Lyrics

I can feel the dawn
I can feel the Earth
I can feel the living all around
Round round round
All around, round round round

I could choose a path
I could choose the word
I can start the healing
Bring it now, now now now
Bring it now, now now now

Whispered songs inside the wind
Breathing in forgiveness
Like vibrations with no end
Hear the planet humming
What is clear far from the noise
Get swallowed whole

I could feel the sun
I can see the sound
I could set myself right here and drown,
Drown drown drown
Drown drown drown

I can feel the rush
I could clear the clouds
I could set the needle, spin it loud
Loud loud loud loud
Loud loud loud loud

I can here the crash
I can fee the pound
I can feel the current pulling down
Down down down
Down down down down

Whispered songs inside the wind
Breathing in forgiveness
Like vibrations with no end
Feel the planet humming
What is clear far from the noise
Gets swallowed whole

With no quiet to be found
Spirit lifted off the ground
And what lies beyond the grave
Might be welcome change
Time will come, come what may
With now rest in peace
Until that day

I could choose a path
I could choose the word
I can start the healing, bring it now
Now now now
Now now now now

I could be the sun
I can be the sound
I could set myself right here and drown
Drown drown drown
Drown drown drown drown

Whispered songs inside the wind
Breathing in forgiveness
And the chapter I've not read
Turn the page...

Want more PJ lyrics? Check out the songs, Yellow Moon and Future Days from Lightning Bolt. 

10 comments:

  1. Awesome....great song

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  2. i think it is:
    I could set the needles spinning LOUD

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    1. It's so clearly loud, not love. Love makes no sense for multiple reasons.

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  3. getaway and swallowed whole - great tunes!

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  4. Excellent musical structure ... It comes very victorious ! ... The way the lyrics are sung make a whole piece effective , easy to swallow .....

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  5. What Does this lyric mean?

    What is clear far from the noise, gets swallowed whole

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  6. I think it is about getting away into the nature and be heal and release in that way "What is clear far from the noise, gets swallowed whole" swallowed by the brations with no end
    of the planet humming

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  7. "With now rest in peace
    Until that day"

    Should be

    "With no rest in peace
    Until that day"

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