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Vedder Tuesday ⅩⅩⅩⅢ: Force of Nature

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I've listened to this song for years.  It was just a song on Backspacer for me.  It ... didn't suck.  But that's it.

Today it came on shuffle, and I fell in love with it, and started crying.  This is now one of my favorite Pearl Jam songs.  Amazing how life events can change these things.

Force Of Nature

Understand she’s a force of nature
Contraband hiding deep inside her soul
Exercising her will to lose control
She lets go

A common man, he don’t stand a chance, no
Wonderland pulling Alice in the hole
No way to save someone who won't take the rope
And just lets go

One man stands at the edge of the ocean
A beacon on dry land
Eyes upon the horizon
In the dark before the dawn

Hurricane has the trade winds blowing
A gale force shaking windows in the storm
Shipwreck on the rock that he calls home
With one light on

Somewhere there’s a siren singing
A song only he hears
All the strength that you might think
Would disappear -- resolving!

One man stands alone, awaiting
For her to come home
Eyes upon the horizon
In the dark before the darkness meets the dawn

Makes me ache, makes me shake
Is it so wrong to think that love can keep us safe?

Last I saw, he was out there waiting
A silhouette in the black light; full moon glow --
In the sand there he stands upon the shore, forevermore

Somewhere there’s a siren singing
A song only he hears
All the strength that you might think
Would disappear -- resolving!

One man stands alone, awaiting
For her to come home
Eyes are closed. You cannot know --
But his heart don’t seem to roam

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