Black Lyrics

Sheets of empty canvas, untouched sheets of clay
Were laid spread out before me, as her body once did
All five horizons revolved around her soul, as the earth to the sun
Now the air I tasted and breathed has taken a turn

Ooh, and all I taught her was everything
Ooh, I know she gave me all that she wore
And now my bitter hands shake beneath the clouds
Of what was everything

All the pictures had
All been washed in black, tattooed everything
I take a walk outside, I'm surrounded by some kids at play
I can feel their laughter, so why do I sear?
And twisted thoughts that spin round my head
I'm spinning, oh, I'm spinning
How quick the sun can, drop away
And now my bitter hands cradle broken glass
Of what was everything

All the pictures had
All been washed in black, tattooed everything
All the love gone bad, turned my world to black
Tattooed all I see, all that I am, all I'll be, yeah

I know someday you'll have a beautiful life
I know you'll be a star in somebody else's sky
But why, why, why can't it be, can't it be mine?

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Songwriter(s): Vedder, Gossard
Record Label(s): 1991 Sony Music Entertainment Inc
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Meaning to "Black" song lyrics (11 meanings)
Lydia September 18, 2012-8:29

This song makes me sob every time I hear it. One of the most powerful lyrics ever written. I agree, I do believe it's sun, not star. This song breaks my heart.
caroline319 December 21, 2011-9:29

A beautiful love song about a lost lover. Vedder could surely sing any woman back into his arms! I adore this song;his voice portrays the emotion of a much regretted but understood break up perfectly
Kemberly September 9, 2011-20:43

I love Pearl Jam, but this has become one of my favorites. I could listen to Eddie Vedder sing anything, love his voice, no other like him...
td March 8, 2011-8:42

listening eddi vedder singing this song..just cant describe how beautiful it sounds..its just so great!
Soren February 28, 2011-22:27

This song blows my mind away every time I listen to it. It's one of those songs that i can listen to all day and still not be tired of it
Camila December 12, 2010-14:57

We just danced to this song 2:50 cst; you lost in the cosmos, and me here. Did you feel the love? Call for me. Camila
Daniel December 11, 2010-15:26

Jake you just cant sing. If you truly dont know how the song goes then youre not a real Pearl Jam fan
Laura Fitzsimons October 28, 2010-10:29

This is my all time favourite song, and the first ever song I learned on guitar. Eddie Vedder is God... Pearl Jam are amazing, and will always be amazing.
Kandi July 28, 2010-2:14

The greatest song by Pearl Jam Ever. Eddie is a talented singer and songwriter on this one tatooted everything. Eddies voice is amazing the guitar solo is amazing the whole song amazing
jo February 10, 2010-13:20

the song is amazing...the was there first every song i heard by pearl jam and i just fell so in love with it...pearl jam are so awesome
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