Saloon Jukebox Featured Song

April 28, 2009 | Comments (0) | by T.R.

Pearl Jam - "Down"

"Down" appears on Pearl Jam's double album of B-sides and rarities, Lost Dogs, and the "I Am Mine" single. The Internets tell us that Vedder's lyrics were influenced from the works of noted historian and author Howard Zinn. I'm inclined to believe this, though I'd rather hear it from Mr. Vedder himself (please feel free to drop a line Ed). The song centers on a wellspring of hope and triumph that rises up from a time of discouragement and despair. Sort of like if the Cubs finally won the World Series after 101 years. One can only hope.