Riff: Pearl Jam – “Sirens”

Sep 18, 2013

Hear the sirens covering distance in the night/The sound echoing closer/Will they come for me next time?

from Sirens lyrics by Pearl Jam

Opposite the oi-its of “MYM,” Lightening Bolt‘s second taste goes for ballad broke, wrapping a dystopian siren metaphor around love everlasting, McCready in with the blazing rain solo on the back-end, as Vedder channels the “Better Man” that still hasn’t left him and puts the hurt on fear; [LISTEN].

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.

What is a RIFF?

A RIFF is a bonsai-trimmed song review in 300 characters or less, plugging your favorite lyric. Create your own, vote others to the TOP - the lyric is your oyster.

More Riffs

Aphex Twin – “Come to Daddy”

Adele – “When We Were Young”

Justin Bieber – “The Feeling”

Pussy Riot – “Refugees In”

Elton John – “Crocodile Rock”

The Marvels – “Rock Steady”

Savages – “T.I.W.Y.G.”

Yasiin Bey – “NO Colonial Fiction”

Missy Elliott – “WTF (Where They From)”

Karen O – “I Shall Rise”