The End (2:57)

Cover of Backspacer

From Backspacer and 22 other releases

The last song on Pearl Jam’s ninth studio album Backspacer.
Vedder wrote the lyrics and music.
In the bands hometown Seattle, kicking off the Backspacer tour @ Key Arena Eddie played this song with the the Octava String Quartet


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What were all those dreams we shared
those many years ago?
What were all those plans we made now
left beside the road?

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  • uroboric

    I'm here but not much longer.

    9 Aug 2014 Reply
  • EmielC_

    this song is so beautifull.

    8 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Nettacki

    first time in a while that a song was so heartfelt it drove me to tears.

    27 Aug 2012 Reply
  • samsaxena

    My dear... The end comes near... I'm here... But not much longer. So good

    17 Jul 2012 Reply
  • WarriorJones

    This is the best opener/closer combo of any Pearl Jam album. Selftitled's was pretty good, too. What a band. Aging like a fine wine.

    12 Apr 2012 Reply
  • placebobsh

    one of my favorite sing alongs

    6 Apr 2012 Reply
  • phantom_lord200

    Another powerful closing, the kind of makes you feel each line deep inside your heart... ((2))

    31 Mar 2012 Reply
  • melayikhe

    4 words.

    2 Nov 2011 Reply
  • RafaelSky

    Different from any other Pearl Jam song. Powerful in it's own way.

    23 Oct 2011 Reply
  • fuzmeister

    This is one of the most beautiful Pearl Jam songs ever created...

    22 Jul 2011 Reply
  • jully_cobain

    Another powerful closing, the kind of makes you feel each line deep inside your heart...

    28 Jun 2011 Reply
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    29 Apr 2011 Reply
  • AdaNewbie

    I didn't like this song at first, sounded too melodramatic for my taste.. but it really grew on me. Great song and beautifully delivered.

    8 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Xalopalyps

    Great song, I can't really listen to "Just breathe" anymore... but I'm glad this song is on the album, this song is just great..

    18 Dec 2010 Reply
  • ozratygollum

    very emotional and disturbing song... "more than friends I always pledged cause friends they come and go" - this line ALWAYS sends shivers down my spine......

    6 Dec 2010 Reply
  • the_betterman

    really perfect way to end a song

    24 Aug 2010 Reply
  • imyourman

    What a way to end a superb album <3

    3 Aug 2010 Reply
  • fledgehog

    amazing orchestration on this one.

    2 Aug 2010 Reply
  • imsofuckingreat

    love this song..

    27 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Jamson1

    beautiful song, yes. but i can´t forgive him to rhyme disappear to ear ...

    29 Jun 2010 Reply
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