Riff: Pearl Jam – “Lightning Bolt”

Oct 14, 2013

Always something and never nothing/Isn’t that the way we’re taught to be, to be/Flipping through the worn out pages/And stages when you knew not who to be/Yeah Yeah/Until the lightning strike sets you free

from Lightning Bolt lyrics by Pearl Jam

Exactly the song you’d expect one of arena rock’s last fading bastions of 90s relevance to chase, the lightning from once they rode, again, not as aggressive and “rock and roll” as it could be, but stocked with feminizations of Mother Nature and a choice Vedder neck-vein pop or two where it counts.

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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