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Riff: Pearl Jam – “Infallible”

Oct 14, 2013

Somehow it is the biggest things/That keep on slipping right through our hands/By thinking we’re infallible/Oh we are tempting fate instead

from Infallible lyrics by Pearl Jam

Bottled with a slight of hand that’s starting to make sense on a moody record that should have been called ‘Rain Cloud’ or ‘Thunderstorm’, radio-friendly riff-rockage abounds on an otherwise tight government, relationship, artistic-skewering metaphor of the lovable shortcomings of mankind.

Riff by Gavin Paul

Gavin Paul is SONGLYRICS' Editor-in-Chief. Chicago-bred, New York-sculpted, his words and ideas have appeared in publications ranging from Spin and Rolling Stone to The Chicago Sun-Times and Arborist News.

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