". . . try to erase this from the blackboard . . ."

  • Song Found On:
    Ten,
    1991
  • This song appeared on Ten, Pearl Jam's debut album and considered by many to be their most accessible . . . least self-conscious . . . and best . . . album. The album wonderfully combines Eddie Vedder's declarative lyrics with the grunge sound that critics suggest made the Emerald City of Seattle the center of the musical universe in the early 90's.

 

JEREMY
by
Pearl Jam


Lyrics:

At home, drawing pictures of mountain tops
With him on top lemin yellow sun, arms raised in a v
And the dead lay in pools of maroon below
Daddy didn't give attention
Oh, to the fact that mommy didn't care
King Jeremy the wicked . . .
oh, ruled his world . . .
Jeremy spoke in class today . . .

Clearly I remember pickin' on the boy
Seemed a harmless little guy
Ooh, but we unleashed a lion . . .
Gnashed his teeth and bit the recess lady's breast . . .
How can I forget?
And he hit me with a surprise left
My jaw left hurtin'...ooh, dropped wide open
Just like the day...oh, like the day I heard

Daddy didn't give affection, no . . .
And the boy was something that mommy wouldn't wear
King jeremy the wicked . . . oh, ruled his world
Jeremy spoke in class today . . .
Woo . . .
Try to forget this . . . try to forget this . . .
Try to erase this . . . try to erase this . . .
From the blackboard . . .

Jeremy spoke in class today . . .
Jeremy spoke in, spoke in . . .
Jeremy spoke in class today . . .
Woo . . .
Woooooohhh . . . spoke in, spoke in . . .
Woooooohhh . . . uh huh, uh huh . . .



 
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