Riff: Pearl Jam – “Let the Records Play”

Oct 14, 2013

Shaken, the breaking, not one for faking/The reeling is healing/He lets the records play/There’s wisdom in his ways

from Let the Records Play lyrics by Pearl Jam

Morphing from an unsung hero blues stomp to an AOR cruiser, Vedder goes on about a man of the vinyl with a blistered thumb and bleeding heart. There may be “wisdom in his ways,” but by the time handclaps appear, your copy of “Spin The Black Circle” will be beating like The Tell-Tale Heart.

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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