Day 52. A song that you’ve been listening to for years & you still don’t know what the heck they’re saying.
“Lukin” – Pearl Jam
As I mentioned yesterday, there are many times I don’t pay attention to lyrics. And then there are those times when you just have no clue what they’re singing no matter how hard to try to figure the words out.
Today’s song is one minute and two seconds long. There are 5.7 seconds out of the entire song where I can understand what Eddie Vedder is saying.
Yes, I timed it.
Before today I had never looked up the lyrics. After determining my lyric/vocal recognition time above, I did finally do that. And while I would never have been able to make them out without the cheat sheet, they did all make sense once I did. I could read along and say “Yep, I can see that now.” (“See” being a figurative term, of course.)
Not familiar with a song I’ve mentioned?
Click above to hear samples.
Seems it’s named after Matt Lukin. His wikipedia page says this about the song:
People are generally surprised that I like this song. Admittedly, it’s not usually what I go for. But I’ve liked it since I first heard the album, which was… far too many years ago now. Maybe the fact that it’s so short doesn’t give it time to get on my nerves. Whatever the reason, I’m passing it on to all you lucky readers.
That’s all I’ve got today. Short song, short post. Tomorrow will make up for it.