Wednesday, March 14, 2012

wuddy say?

As the person who posted this video remarks, "I doubt that even Eddie Vedder knows what he's saying."

The song title doesn't help either. "Yellow Ledbetter?" Is it a reference to the great Huddie Ledbetter, better known as "Leadbelly?"

I'm glad to have found at least a theoretical interpretation of this song's lyrics, anyway. And I agree with Ed: I don't want a box or a bag either.

Vedder joins the ranks singers who achieve greatness in spite of the fact they sound like they're getting choked. Charlie Patton comes most readily to mind.

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