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Eddie Vedder has hinted that this song was actually written about his truck. Many people interpret it as being about child abuse. (thanks, Keith - Phoenix, AZ)
The line changes from "Don't go on me" to "Don't you want me" at the end. This could indicate the song is about child abuse. Asking an abusing parent, "Don't you want me" could be a child's attempt to find out why the parent is abusing them. (thanks, Elliot - St. Louis, MO)
Charlie Benante of Anthrax
The drummer for Anthrax is also a key songwriter. He explains how the group puts their songs together and tells the stories behind some of their classics.