Thursday, April 24, 2014

Rearviewmirror: A song for someone I love. Stop putting up with the abuse.

Released: December 31, 1994 COMPOSER: Vedder/McCready/Gossard/Ament/Abbruzzese
ARTIST: Pearl Jam

I took a drive today
Time to emancipate
I guess it was the beatings... made me wise
But I'm not about to give thanks, or apologize
I couldn't breathe, holdin' me down
Hand on my face, pushed to the ground
Enmity gauged, united by fear
Forced to endure what I could not forgive...

I seem to look away
Wounds in the mirror waved
It wasn't my surface... most defiled
Head at your feet, fool to your crown
Fist on my plate, swallowed it down
Enmity gauged, united by fear
Tried to endure what I could not forgive

Saw things
Saw things
Saw things
Saw things
Once you, were in my...

I gather speed from you f'--ing with me
Once and for all I'm far away
I hardly believe, finally the shades...are raised...

Saw things so much clearer
(Once you, once you)

Know that you are good enough.  Know that you don't deserve to be beaten.  Know that I love you.

She's going to kill you if you don't leave her.

* There are several different interpretations to this song.  For my purposes and knowing the situation that I know of, it makes me cry every time I hear it, thinking of the abuse that is endured and not left. 
** Lyrics from

1 comment:

Rach said...

My prayers for this situation continue.