It’s no secret that I basically worship Pearl Jam. This Saturday marks 20 years since the “release” of their 1st album, Ten. To honor the (in my opinion) greatest rock band ever and celebrate that 20 year mark, here’s one of their more powerful songs….”Release”….
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The song is not claiming that there is no Jesus Christ. The song is written to remind someone (everyone?) that they are not Jesus Christ. It is also not that old of a song. So to call it “throwback” may not be totally accurate. Oh well.
Want to see into the minds of my generation and understand why they are so jaded by church and Christianity? Here’s your chance. No, you will not fully understand from this song. But it’s definitely worth a listen.
Anyone who knows me, knows that I’m a die-hard Frank Sinatra fan. I know, you may not have seen that coming if you don’t know me personally.
Anyway, this is one song that reaches to the pits of everything that I am and makes my heart smile about life and living.
The greatest line ever, “What is a man, what has he got? If not himself, then he has naught”…..
Though simple, this little tune is an amazing piece of work in my opinion. Musically it’s not going to just blow your mind. What it will do however, is pull on almost every emotion you have. If you listen to the story in this song and don’t feel like you just lived, well, I’m sorry….hit replay and try it again!
This is one of the greatest songs ever written, in my opinion. It is too often forgotten, just like those that the song is written about. I think Jesus would jam this song as He went looking for them. Gut check…..