Pearl Jam - Alive (Official Video)

Pearl Jam - Alive (Official Video)





"Alive" is the debut single by American rock band Pearl Jam. "Alive" also appears on the band's debut album, Ten (1991). Written by guitarist Stone Gossard, "Alive" originated as an instrumental titled "Dollar Short" and was included on a demo tape circulated in hopes of finding a singer for the group.[3] Vocalist Eddie Vedder obtained a copy of the tape and wrote lyrics that describe a somewhat fictionalized account of the time when he was told that the man he thought was his father was not actually his biological parent.


"Alive" features an extended guitar solo after its third chorus (3:38). The solo for "Alive", performed by McCready, was ranked number 44 on Guitar World's list of the "100 Greatest Guitar Solos",and number 26 on Total Guitar's list of the "100 Hottest Guitar Solos". When interviewed about his famous solo, McCready was quick to disclaim creative credit for it, saying he basically "copied Ace Frehley's solo from 'She', which was copied from Robby Krieger's solo in The Doors' 'Five to One'." Aside from that influence, it strongly highlights the influences of Jimi Hendrix on McCready's playing, including extensive wah pedal use, frequent whammy bar dips and vibrato, as well as the use of a battered Stratocaster guitar. During many live shows he has been known to break into the outro lead solo for Black Sabbath's "War Pigs".







Lyrics


Son, she said, have I got a little story for you

What you thought was your daddy was nothin but a...

While you were sittin home alone at age thirteen

Your real daddy was dyin, sorry you didnt see him, but Im glad we talked...


Oh i, oh, Im still alive

Hey, i, i, oh, Im still alive

Hey i, oh, Im still alive

Hey... oh...


Oh, she walks slowly, across a young mans room

She said Im ready... for you

I cant remember anything to this very day

cept the look, the look...

Oh, you know where, now I cant see, I just stare...


I, Im still alive

Hey i, but, Im still alive

Hey i, boy, Im still alive

Hey i, i, i, Im still alive, yeah

Ooh yeah... yeah yeah yeah... oh... oh...


Is something wrong, she said

Well of course there is

Youre still alive, she said

Oh, and do I deserve to be

Is that the question

And if so... if so... who answers... who answers...


I, oh, Im still alive

Hey i, oh, Im still alive

Hey i, but, Im still alive

Yeah i, ooh, Im still alive

Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah




Songwriters: Stone Gossard / Eddie Vedder

Alive lyrics © Write Treatage Music, Innocent Bystander, Pri Music Inc., UNIVERSAL POLYGRAM INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING INC, POLYGRAM INT. PUBLISHING, INC., UNIVERSAL-POLYGRM INTL PUB OBO WRITE TREATAGE MUSIC



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