This solemn Jeff Ament and Eddie Vedder penned song almost didn't make the Lightning Bolt album, but the two Pearl Jam guitarists championed it. "We ended up moving the key a little bit and that really brought the vocal out more in a really interesting way," Stone Gossard told Billboard magazine. "But the odd time signature of that song creates something unique about that song,"
"In terms of a lead," added Mike McCready, "I feel that that was trying to actually write a beautiful part of a person ascending."
Robert from Bellaire, TexasThe song's title is a reference to the Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young song "Helpless", where Neil Young sings "Blue, blue windows behind the stars, yellow moon on the rise". Pearl Jam and Neil Young have history together, including collaborations on the Neil Young LP "Mirror Ball" and the Pearl Jam EP "Merkinball".
"Cleveland Rocks" was written by an Englishman. Ian Hunter wrote the song after touring America in the late '70s and finding that Cleveland was by far the most receptive city to his brand of Glam Rock.