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"Black" is a song by the American rock band Pearl Jam. The song is the fifth track on the band's debut album, Ten (1991). Featuring lyrics written by vocalist Eddie Vedder and music written by guitarist Stone Gossard, "Black" is a soliloquy by a broken-hearted man, who is remembering his absent lover.

After Ten became a commercial success in 1992, Pearl Jam's record label Epic Records urged the group to release the song as a single. The band refused, citing… read more

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Sheets of empty canvas, untouched sheets of clay
Were laid spread out before me, as her body once did
All five horizons revolved around her soul, as the earth to the sun

Pearl Jam - Black Lyrics


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  • Very sad song ❤️👌
  • The live version of this song in the bootleg from the last concert in Argentina is really impressive.
  • Masterpiece !!!
  • This song hurts people since 1991. This songs are so powerful, I can truly feel the pain that Vedder have wrote on it almost 25 years ago.
  • worst song evar
  • I feel you eddie
  • their absolute best. I hear Eddie and I believe every word
  • Lastnight when they played this song live 10ft from where I was I felt like I could finally say goodbye to HIM.
  • Ah, this song has one of the best lyrics ever. And that "I know someday...", it always makes me cry. Vedder, you are genius.
  • I know someday you'll have a beautiful life, I know you'll be a star In somebody else's sky, but why, why, why can't it be, can't it be mine? [69] <--- 69 ;);)

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