I Am Mine

Album: Riot Act (2002)
Charted: 26 43
  • 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.

Comments: 6

  • Kai from Brookfield, OhThis 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.
  • Karl from Tallinn, EstoniaEverytime when i hear this song i feel proud that I AM MINE, and noone owns me.
  • Ryan from Apple Valley, CaEd wrote this almost directly after the Roskilde Festival, as way of dealing with the incident. To help himself get on after the tragedy.
  • Geoff from Adelaide, AustraliaThis 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.
  • Joe Flake 2nd from Oklahoma City, Okwhats the meaning of this song?
  • Beccy from Perth, AustraliaNo he didnt.. That was Loveboat Captain
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