Pearl Jam – Sirens

Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam’s 2013 album, Lightning Bolt, exemplifies some of the classic Pearl Jam sound, while also showing a bit of the veteran band’s age. The hit song, Sirens, seems more subdued than the younger Pearl Jam, but also more mature, maybe less reckless.

Eddie Vedder’s distinct vocals stand out in Sirens, ranging from his low, smooth tones, to shaky falsetto, packed with emotion. The lyrics are profound, the rhythms and harmonies tight and the song includes a classic McCready solo. Check out the music video for Sirens¬†below and share your comments:


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
Oh, 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 with laughter with the ever after
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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