This is probably my favourite track from Binaural. It was written by Jeff Ament, the bassist, about his childhood growing up in rural Montana. It isn’t a happy song.
Musically, the song is incredibly atmospheric. Heavy and hazy, it almost sounds as though you’re listening through a barrier of sleep, or fog, or drugs.
It’s the perfect night song, and always changes my mood when I hear it. The distorted guitar work is stunning - for me, that’s what really takes it to the next level. Pearl Jam’s guitarist, Mike McCready, probably explained the sound best when he compared it to “a plane going down”.
Nothing As It Seems by Pearl Jam.
And all these words elope
it’s nothing like your poem.