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Vedder Tuesday ⅩⅩⅩⅧ: Sirens

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I was immensely moved the first time I listened to Sirens off Pearl Jam's new album, and the feeling has not subsided.  What wonderful, raw poetry.

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Hear the sirens
Hear the sirens

Hear the sirens
Hear the circus so profound
I hear the sirens
More and more in this here town

Let me catch my breath to breathe
And reach across the bed
Just to know we're safe
I am a grateful man
The slightest bit of light and I can see you clear

Have to take your hand, and feel your breath
For fear this someday will be over
I pull you close, so much to lose
Knowing that nothing lasts forever

I didn't care, before you were here
I danced in laughter with the everafter
But all things change
Let this remain

Hear the sirens
Covering distance in the night
The sound echoing closer
Will they come for me next time?

For every choice mistake I've made
It's not my plan to send you in the arms of another man
And if you choose to stay, I'll wait
I'll understand

Oh, it's a fragile thing
This life we lead
If I think too much I can get overwhelmed by the grace.
By which we live our lives, with death over our shoulders.

Want you to know that, should I go
I always loved you, held you high above, true
I study your face, and the fear goes away

It's a fragile thing, this life we lead
If I think too much I can get overwhelmed by the grace
By which we live our lives, with death over our shoulder

Want you to know that, should I go,
I always loved you, held you high above, true.

I study your face
And the fear goes away
The fear goes away
The fear goes away

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