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

6 comments:

  1. I come from a genius, I am my father’s son,
    Yeah, too bad he was a psychopath and now I’m the next in line,
    [Lonely nest], dear mother, yes, surely she’s a work of art,
    I never got top dollar, but she gave us all a star.

    Can I get a reprieve?
    This gene pool don’t hurt me.
    Can I beg a release
    From the volunteer amputee?
    From the moment I fell
    I called on DNA,
    Why such betrayal
    Got me tooth and nail.

    Yeah, how’s about one conversation with nothing else left to be had,
    [Oh, is this] your long lost son, and he’s never had dear old dad,
    I forget the insemination and for that I’m s’posed 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 beg a release?
    Can I volunteer amputee?
    From the moment I fell
    I called on DNA,
    Why such betrayal?
    Oh I gotta set sail.

    Oh real bright light shining as you’re trying to breathe in thin air,
    Cannot forget you’re hiding collected wounds left unhealed,
    When every thought you’re thinking sinks you darker than the new moon sky,
    The faraway 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 dark gifts for which I’ve got no sympathy,
    I’m living in a walled-up place in the bounds of 5th symphony,
    Thanks for this and thanks for that, I gotta let go, learn to see [legacy?].

    Can I get a reprieve?
    This gene pool don’t hurt me.
    Can I beg a release?
    Can I volunteer amputee?
    From the moment I fell
    I called on DNA,
    Why such betrayal
    Oh I gotta set sail.

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  2. I come from a genius and I am my father’s son,
    Yeah, 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 beg a release?
    I'm a volunteer amputee?
    From the moment I fail
    I call on DNA,
    Why such betrayal
    Got me tooth and nail.

    Yeah, 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,
    I forget the insemination and for that I’m s’posed 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 beg a release?
    Can I volunteer amputee?
    From the moment I fell
    I called on DNA,
    Why such betrayal?
    Oh I gotta set sail.

    All real bright light shining as you’re trying to breathe in thin air,
    Cannot forget you’re hiding collected wounds left unhealed,
    When every thought you’re thinking sinks you darker than the new moon sky,
    The 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’ve got no sympathy,
    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 fell
    I called on DNA,
    Why such betrayal
    Oh I gotta set sail.

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  3. wow! great song :)

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  4. This song is amazing, gosh, my fav on this album, I love PJ! I am in love with EV ! <3

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  5. Maybe the real struggle with him is he fights the thought that he is gay?
    Maybe he so badly wants to belong but that is not accepted in his circle of family & friends?
    Maybe that's why he seeks validation from strangers?
    Who knows but he fights his real feelings or subsides/denies them.
    Maybe he longs so badly to feel unconditional love from a woman even though the fact is no woman will ever measure up?
    Perhaps that is what is driving him crazy?

    He doesn't want to be gay, in the worse way.
    He wants the love of a woman.
    Or atleast that's what he attempts to convince himself and others.

    It doesn't make me love him any less but perhaps that is what is truly happening here.
    He just needs someone to listen to his deep hearted feelings.

    Just a thought.

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  6. Or I suppose (speculative) he might be bisexual?
    And he longs for the companionship of a woman who is alright with that side of him?

    Who knows? It is a complex human emotional journey, true love.
    It's a case by case situation.

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