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Pearl Jam: Corduroy Meaning

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Corduroy Lyrics

The waiting drove me mad...you’re finally here and I’m a mess
I take your entrance back...can’t let you roam inside my head
I don’t want to take what you can give...
I would rather starve than eat your bread...
I would rather run but I can’t...

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    anonymous
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    May 3rd, 2016 5:19pm report


    The song, I believe, is Vedder's cry against fame. He is fed up with people treating him like he is a god and how the fans cling to him and his every word. This constant treatment could also lead him to start feeling like he hasd no responsibilities, or, in a sense, useless. All he was doing was just begging for a moment's peace, and normalcy, which is something I relate to.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 17th, 2011 1:32pm report


    People it's about his love loss of his dad. It spells it out in the song if you listen to it.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 8th, 2007 3:59pm report


    McCready and Vedder had a falling out and hated each other for a whileMcCready baught a corduroy jacket as a gift for Vedder and gave it to vedder. Vedder didn't want to accept it but they both apologized. Vedder wore the jacket saw how much McCready paid for it and saw that the price had gone up because he was wearing it.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 16th, 2006 7:15am report


    The name comes from when Eddie Vedder bought a corduroy jacket in an op shop for something like $2, then later saw it on sale in a well-known shop for over $100.

    The song is about fame and how corrupt and inconsiderate the media is. Put fame instead of the word you in the lyrics everytime and see how it makes sense, because its talking about fame in general, not a specific person.



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    Pendragon
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    Mar 10th, 2005 3:03am report


    The inspiration of this song came when Eddie Vedder was given a corduroy jacket as a gift, then found out the price was raised after he was seen wearing it.

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