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Dubfire
06-07-2006, 10:02 PM
As some may remember, it was only last month that me and my girlfriend celebrated our 2 year anniversary. Even though it's been 2 years, we have grown more apart than closer. Me and her, we balance each other very, very well. I always wondered aloud and to myself if those differences we had would be the glue that made us so strong or would be the wedge that would eventually drive us apart. We get along great but have decided that we are just better friends than a couple. A breakup is around the corner and it's amicable and both mutual.

Pearl Jam seems to be a band that I'm always drawn to when going through difficult times. Over the past week or so, I notice my girlfriend begin to distance herself from me. Two weeks before that, I woke up with Corduroy by Pearl Jam in my head and had been listening to it quite a bit. The entire Vitalogy album for that matter. It is only now that I am realizing the meaning of that. I always knew the song, but it wasn;t until I read the lyrics that I realized how much they fit. And It was not done in an intentional manner. It just happened this way and I find it very weird.

Here are the 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 walk...
Guess I'll lie alone just like before...

I'll take the varmint's path...oh, and I must refuse your test
Push me and I will resist...this behavior's not unique
I don't want to hear from those who know...
They can buy, but can't put on my clothes...
I don't want to limp for them to walk...
Never would have known of me before...
I don't want to be held in your debt...
I'll pay it off in blood, let I be wed...
I'm already cut up and half dead...
I'll end up alone like I began...

Everything has chains...absolutely nothing's changed

Has anything remotely close to this ever happen to anyone here? Please discuss or at the very least send your condolonces.:lol:

On some subconscious level, I knew what was coming and acted this way because it wasnt until a full 2 weeks later of me listening to and singing this song (that I have not heard in years), that this split between us eventually happened.

Dubfire
06-07-2006, 10:13 PM
Just so the mods know, I did not post the entire song...just what was relevant to my situation.

Shula Come Back!
06-07-2006, 10:14 PM
I'm sorry to hear that man...I just happened to click on this thread because it said Corduroy and figured it had to do with something else like corduroy pants or something...hahaha...But since I'm such a PJ fanatic, I figured I'd take a look. It's one of my favs and very deep...You're thoughts on it are deep as well..It's like you can't understand it unless you go through it. I'm really sorry to hear about your breakup, but I hope that you can both remain good friends. Since, you're listening to Vitalogy, read the booklet too...There are a lot of weird interesting facts in there....p.s....any clue why the song is called corduroy??

Dubfire
06-07-2006, 10:25 PM
I'm sorry to hear that man...I just happened to click on this thread because it said Corduroy and figured it had to do with something else like corduroy pants or something...hahaha...But since I'm such a PJ fanatic, I figured I'd take a look. It's one of my favs and very deep...You're thoughts on it are deep as well..It's like you can't understand it unless you go through it. I'm really sorry to hear about your breakup, but I hope that you can both remain good friends. Since, you're listening to Vitalogy, read the booklet too...There are a lot of weird interesting facts in there....p.s....any clue why the song is called corduroy??


none that i have found. you know?

very deep, deep song. i couldnt understand for the life of me why after all these years that one song popped into my head again,,weird.

Shula Come Back!
06-07-2006, 10:32 PM
It's a weird coincidence man....these things just pop-up like signs sometimes....you'll probably like the song even more now though..like it has more meaning...I wish you guys the best.....that's never an easy thing....it is such a great song, and I have no clue why it's called corduroy....maybe eddie was wearing corduroys when he wrote it...hahahha

d-day
06-07-2006, 10:42 PM
As some may remember, it was only last month that me and my girlfriend celebrated our 2 year anniversary. Even though it's been 2 years, we have grown more apart than closer. Me and her, we balance each other very, very well. I always wondered aloud and to myself if those differences we had would be the glue that made us so strong or would be the wedge that would eventually drive us apart. We get along great but have decided that we are just better friends than a couple. A breakup is around the corner and it's amicable and both mutual.

Pearl Jam seems to be a band that I'm always drawn to when going through difficult times. Over the past week or so, I notice my girlfriend begin to distance herself from me. Two weeks before that, I woke up with Corduroy by Pearl Jam in my head and had been listening to it quite a bit. The entire Vitalogy album for that matter. It is only now that I am realizing the meaning of that. I always knew the song, but it wasn;t until I read the lyrics that I realized how much they fit. And It was not done in an intentional manner. It just happened this way and I find it very weird.

Here are the lyrics.



Has anything remotely close to this ever happen to anyone here? Please discuss or at the very least send your condolonces.:lol:

On some subconscious level, I knew what was coming and acted this way because it wasnt until a full 2 weeks later of me listening to and singing this song (that I have not heard in years), that this split between us eventually happened.

i'm sorry to hear about this dubs but i would be lying if i didn't say that i'm glad you'll be single when i come over for ozzfest - i was hoping your girl wasn't going to interfere with our sarging... :evil:

d-day
06-07-2006, 10:43 PM
my big break-up song was last goodbye by jeff buckley and thank god for him too - i wouldn't have made through it without his music...

This is our last goodbye
I hate to feel the love between us die.
But it's over
Just hear this and then I'll go:
You gave me more to live for,
More than you'll ever know.

Well, this is our last embrace,
Must I dream and always see your face?
Why can't we overcome this wall?
Baby, maybe it's just because I didn't know you at all.

Kiss me, please kiss me
But kiss me out of desire, babe, and not consolation
Oh, you know it makes me so angry 'cause I know that in time
I'll only make you cry, this is our last goodbye.

Did you say "no, this can't happen to me"?
And did you rush to the phone to call?
Was a voice unkind in the back of your mind saying
"maybe... you didn't know him at all,
you didn't know him at all,
oh, you didn't know"?

Well, the bells out in the church tower chime
Burning clues into this heart of mine
Thinking so hard on her soft eyes, and the memories
Offer signs that it's over... it's over...over...