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Vedder Tuesday ⅩⅩⅤ: Deep

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Twenty-five.  Wow.  And another saved-from-extinction week by writing last week's Vedder Tuesday on a Monday.  So maybe another one tomorrow.  But probably not.

Here's a rather dark one from their debut record:

Deep

On the edge, a windowsill
Ponders his maker, ponders His will
To the street below, he just ain't nothing
But he's got a great view, and he sinks the needle deep, yeah...
Can't touch the bottom
In too deep, yeah.
Can't touch the bottom

Oh, on the edge of a know-nothing town
Feeling quite superior, the aged come
To the sky above he just ain't nothing
But he's got a great view, and he sinks a burning knife deep, yeah...
Can't touch the bottom
In too deep
Can't touch the bottom
In too deep

On the edge of a Christmas-clean love
Young virgin down from Heaven -- visiting Hell
To the man above her, she just ain't nothing
And she doesn't like the view
She doesn't like the view
She doesn't like the view

But he sinks himself deep
Oh, can't touch the bottom
In too deep, yeah
Can't touch the bottom
Can't touch the bottom

Heroin abuse, murder, and child rape, all in one song?  Wow.  Three cheers for the subject matter of the music I listen to.

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