Pearl Jam – Black

Sheets of empty canvas
untouched sheets of clay
Laid spread out before me
as her body once did

All five horizons
revolved around her soul
as the Earth to the Sun
Now the air I tasted and breathed
has taken turns

Oooh..
And all I told her was … everything
I know she gave me all that she wore
And now my bitter hands
chafe beneath the clouds
of what was everything
All the pictures have
all been washed in black
tattooed everything…

Oh…
I take a walk outside
I’m surrounded by some kids at play
I can feel their laughter
So, why do I sear?

Oh, I’m twisting thoughts that spin
round my head
I’m spinning … I’m spinning
How quick the sun can drop away…
And now my bitter hands
cradle broken glass
of what was everything
All the pictures have
all been washed in black
tattooed everything
All the love gone bad
turned my world to black
tattooed all I see…
all that I am…
all I’ll be….

I know some day you’ll have a beautiful life
I know you’ll be a sun
In somebody else’s sky
but why … why… why…
can’t it be… can’t it be mine…

We…
We belong…
We belong together
together…
We…
We belong…
We belong together… oh yeah…