This high-energy rocker is the opening track from American alternative rock band Pearl Jam's ninth studio album, Backspacer.
Brad Wheeler of the Toronto Globe and Mail spoke to Eddie Vedder about this track. The Pearl Jam frontman recalled: "All I remember is writing it in a little room on a small table with a little 4-track tape machine. I got it sounding loud real quick, without disturbing the neighbors. I work using headphones a lot. I'm not going to have any hearing left. We all make sacrifices at our jobs, and my hearing is obviously going to be the first thing to go."
In an interview with Canadian radio station The Edge, Vedder called this a "drug song," but elaborated that it's about going to see a friend to stay off drugs.
Who writes a song about a name they found in a phone book? That's just one of the everyday things these guys find to sing about. Anything in their field of vision or general scope of knowledge is fair game. If you cross paths with them, so are you.