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Songfacts®:

  • As shown on the DVD Single Video Theory, guitarist Stone Gossard brought the guitar riff for the song to the band after recording it on a microcassette recorder.
  • The song's lyrics were inspired by the writings of Charles Bukowski. The reclusive writer was known to stay in a room for days at a time without coming out.
  • The album's liner notes features the quote "The first human face you see will knock you back 50%" by Charles Bukowski attributed to "Buk" in place of the lyrics for the song. >>
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    Martin - Rostock, Germany, for all above

Comments: 3

  • Zach from Tallahassee, FlThis is by far one of the best songs they have ever wrote. I know it doesn't matter, but I wish this song got more attention in the mainstream. Instead it only reached 13 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks and quickly dissappeared from radio.
  • James from New Market, InPearl Jam frequently wrote songs about influential individuals..."Sweet Lew", "04/20/02", "Man of the Hour", "Alive"...
  • Dylan from New Britain, CtIll swallow my words just to keep from lying is one of my favorite lyrics ever
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