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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)
Artis the Spoonman
Even before Soundgarden wrote a song about him, Artis was the most famous spoon player of all time. So why has he always been broke?
Lajon Witherspoon of Sevendust
The Sevendust frontman talks about the group's songwriting process, and how trips to the Murder Bar helped forge their latest album.