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I Am Mine by Pearl Jam

Album: Riot ActReleased: 2002Charted:
  • Eddie Vedder wrote this in reaction to the June 30, 2000 Roskilde Festival in Denmark where 9 fans were crushed to death while Pearl Jam was playing. Vedder wrote the song in his hotel room before their first show after the incident.
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This song makes me think of a person who lives under some sort of oppressive government where he and his family are sort of being hunted down (like the Holocaust) and he is trying to remain confident and trying to keep himself and his family alive, but things continuously get worse IE in the whole song the lyrics are "There's no need to hide, we're safe tonight" but at the end it becomes "We may need to hide" I know that this isn't actually what the song is about, but that's what it makes me think of.Kai - Brookfield, Oh
Everytime when i hear this song i feel proud that I AM MINE, and noone owns me.Karl - Tallinn, Estonia
Ed wrote this almost directly after the Roskilde Festival, as way of dealing with the incident. To help himself get on after the tragedy.Ryan - Apple Valley, Ca
This song has one of my favourite lines ever: "I know I was born, and I know that I'll die, the in between is mine. I am mine.". I love that.
Surely this song has got to be about taking possession of your own life and living each moment.
Geoff - Adelaide, Australia
whats the meaning of this song?Joe Flake 2nd - Oklahoma City, Ok
No he didnt.. That was Loveboat CaptainBeccy - Perth, Australia
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