I’m not a huge fan of Pearl Jam, but I dig a couple of their songs – especially this one.
I read that Eddie Vedder was against releasing this song as a single because it was too personal. That’s what makes this song so great – his emotion is so raw that it bleeds from the song. You can’t help being affected by it listening to it.
I love the lyrics, too. Especially these –
I know someday you’ll have a beautiful life,
I know you’ll be a star in somebody else’s sky, but why
Why, why can’t it be, can’t it be mine?