I Got Id

Album: Merkin Ball (1995)
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Songfacts®:

  • In Freudian psychology, the "Id" represents our base desires. The song is also known as "I got s--t."
  • Merkin Ball is a 2 song EP featuring Neil Young (accompanying Young's album Mirror Ball). The other song is "Long Road."
  • On this song Neil Young played lead guitar and Mirror Ball producer Brendan O'Brien played bass, leaving Eddie Vedder on vocals and drummer Jack Irons as the only Pearl Jam members.
  • The chorus, "I walked the line when you held me in that night" was inspired by Young's "Cinnamon Girl."
  • The song is also featured on Rearviewmirror: Greatest Hits 1991-2003 and the DVD Touring Band 2000. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Martin - Rostock, Germany, for all above

Comments: 5

  • Marci from Dallas, TxI love this song. Recently rediscovered it mainly bc I never knew the name of it. I'm ready for a nice soulful grunge revival. I miss the 90's so much.
  • Jeff from Ottawa, OnOctober 12, 2013 in Buffalo, NY Eddie introduced this song by saying that they only had 9 songs for Wrecking Ball, and the producers wanted it and asked Neil if he had another song, and Neil said "I got s--t!" Eddie was listening...
  • Daniel from Sunny Isles Beach, FlThis is one of the best songs ever made. So epic sounding. The lyrics and music are a perfect match. And to anyone that is predisposed to depression, they can instantly identify with the lyrics.
  • Adrian from Toledo, OhThe guitar build-up and subsequent crescendo at the end of the song is pure grunge ecstacy! One of the hardest, cleanest-distorted (controlled chaos) and rockingnest guitar pieces ever played. The Godfather of Grunge Guitar never fails to dissapoint.
  • Eric from Mentor, OhI love this song! Very unique.
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