Yellow Ledbetter

With the release of their debut album, Ten, Pearl Jam broke into the music mainstream in the 90s.  The band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990 making their mark in the alternative rock and grunge scene.  An all time favorite song of mine is from the album titled Jeremy called Yellow Ledbetter.  Although the band won four MTV Music Awards which included video of the year and best group video they would later refuse to make music videos for any future songs.  The lead singer Eddie Vedder stated that the reason was because he felt that the videos took away the listeners own interpretation of the song.  With Vedder as the lead singer he is joined by guitarists Stone Gossard and Mike McCready as well as bassist Jeff Ament and drummer Matt Cameron.   The band has been very vocal on many social and political topics and have had a standing opposition with Ticketmaster as they believe that Ticketmaster is a venue monopolization.  Pearl Jam has performed for many charity events and was named the 2011 Planet Defenders by Rock The Earth for their environmental activism due to their large-scale efforts to decrease their own carbon footprint.   

"Yellow Ledbetter"

Unsealed on a porch a letter sat.
Then you said, "I wanna leave it again."
Once I saw her on a beach of weathered sand.
And on the sand I wanna leave it again. Yeah.
On a weekend I wanna wish it all away, yeah.
And they called and I said that "I want what I said" and then I call out again.
And the reason oughta' leave her calm, I know.
I said "I know what I was the boxer or the bag."

Ah yeah, can you see them out on the porch? Yeah, but they don't wave.
I see them round the front way. Yeah.
And I know, and I know I don't want to stay.
Make me cry...

I see... Oh I don't know why there's something else.
I wanna drum it all away...
Oh, I said, "I don't, I don't know whether I was the boxer or the bag."

Ah yeah, can you see them out on the porch? Yeah, but they don't wave.
But I see them round the front way. Yeah.
And I know, and I know. I don't wanna stay at all.
I don't wanna stay. Yeah.
I don't wanna stay. [x2]
I don't... Don't wanna, oh... Yeah. Ooh... Ohh...