Pearl Jam: Indifference Meaning
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watch as she lies silent, for soon light will be gone
i will stand arms outstretched, pretend i'm free to roam
i will make my way, through, one more day in hell...
how much difference...
anonymous Feb 18th 2019 report
I thought it’s about a man in prison who doesn’t belong there. Like Nelson Mandela for example or some freedom fighter. Taking abuse and torture and finding the strength in himself to withstand it, meanwhile wondering if it makes any difference to the outside world.
The prison can also be metaphorical, like a dark place mentally/emotionally in which case he wonders what the use of it all is. So endurance and will power, but also doubt or cynicism. Does anybody care at all? Or is the world indifferent.
The dedication to Kobain makes sense.
anonymous Nov 15th 2016 report
I think it is about standing your ground. Standing by and standing up for your beliefs.
anonymous Nov 2nd 2013 report
It's dedicated to Kurt Cobain
anonymous Nov 27th 2012 report
Love this song!!
It can be interpretated in many ways in many people's minds.
I feel the Essenes of the meaning is:
No matter what pain or darkness in life, you can endure. "I'll keep taking punches"
That there will always be light "i will light the match this morning"
"I'll swallow poison until I grow immune" - no matter what you the world, bad dark fearful scary that we will eventually be immune.
"I'll keep taking punches until there will grows tired"- no matter what you throw at me, I'll still be standing, I'll forever be here lighting the candle.
This is song about ham strength, and endurance while handling pain and suffering.
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