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5 Stars: A Masterpiece 35%  35%  [ 38 ]
4 Stars: Really good 44%  44%  [ 48 ]
3 Stars: Average 14%  14%  [ 15 ]
2 Stars: I'm just not feeling it 3%  3%  [ 4 ]
1 Star: Shitee with an extra e 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
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 Post subject: SOTM - "I will walk...with my hands bound..."
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Garden


The direction of the eye
So misleading
The defection of the soul
Nauseously quick
I don't question
Our existence
I just question
Our modern needs

I will walk...with my hands bound
I will walk...with my face blood
I will walk...with my shadow flag
Into your garden
Garden of stone

After all is done
We're still alone
I won't be taken
Yet I'll go...with my hands bound
I will walk...with my face blood
I will walk...with my shadow flag
Into your garden
Garden of stone

I don't show...
I don't share...
I don't need
What you have to give...

I will walk...with my hands bound
I will walk...with my face blood
I will walk...with my shadow flag
Into your garden
Garden
I will walk...with my hands bound
I will walk...into your garden-
Garden of stone

I don't know...
I don't care...
I don't need
You, for me to live


A song that features the name of Pearl Jam’s rhythm guitarist has got to be good, right?

Oh Yeah!!!!

Garden is an amazing song that graces the end of one of the 1990s best albums, Ten. Clearly one of the bands deepest (no pun intended) lyrics on the album, Garden tells the tale of people who don’t know where they’re going and want to give up on trying to find their own way.

“The direction of the eye, so misleading.” This opening line let’s us know that we really don’t know where we are going and often we disobey what our soul tells us and instead follow what we can see. Which leads to the following line, “The defection of the soul, nauseously quick.” And if we don’t listen to our heart and soul, they’re both gonna disappear pretty fast and we’ll never find our way again.

“I don’t question our existence, I just question our modern needs.” Here, Eddie expresses his belief that even though we are alive, we don’t know what we really need to keep us as “high on life” as possible.

With some amazing vocals from Eddie: “I will walk...with my hands bound…i will walk...with my face blood…i will walk...with my shadow flag…into your garden, garden of stone...”

Eddie talks of the people in this world as lazy. We don’t try to fight bad things that tempt us and what brings us down. Instead, we walk willingly or “with our hands bound.” We “walk with the tears from and blood” that we now display because of our lack of effort to fight off what we know was wrong. We walk, surrendering, showing our “shadow flag”, into the garden of stone, a cemetery.

“i don't know...i don't care
i don't need...the need to live...”

We don’t know what we get ourselves into if we don’t follow our hearts. We don’t care enough to try and fix ourselves and our problems. And Eddie closes this song saying that we believe that we can live on our own, but we can’t. We need to love ourselves, but most importantly, each other.

It’s tough to decide between 4 and 5 stars, but I haven’t listened to it in a while so I’m gonna go with 4.


Previous Songs of the Moment
1. In My Tree
2. Red Mosquito
3. Porch
4. I Got Id
5. Release
6. Do The Evolution
7. Breath
8. Corduroy
9. Elderly Woman...
10. Leash
11. Hail Hail
12. Grievance
13. Love Boat Captain
14. Even Flow
15. Black Red Yellow
16. In Hiding
17. Can't Keep
18. Indifference
19. Insignificance
20. Whipping
21. Black
22. Smile
23. Push Me Pull Me
24. Rats
25. God's Dice
26. All or None
27. Yellow Ledbetter
28. Last Exit
29. Who You Are
30. Rearview Mirror
31. Hold On
32. Present Tense
33. Light Years
34. Alive
35. Brain of J
36. Thumbing My Way
37. Hard to Imagine
38. Tremor Christ
39. Rival
40. Animal
41. Lukin
42. You Are
43. betterman
44. Given to Fly
45. Once
46. Low Light
47. Parting Ways
48. Off He Goes
49. Go
50. get right
51. World Wide Suicide
52. Angel
53. MFC
54. Long Road
55. Why Go
56. Nothingman
57. Save You
58. Of A Girl
59. Habit
60. Satan’s Bed
61. Faithful
62. Oceans
63. Gone
64. WMA
65. State of Love and Trust
66. Spin The Black Circle
67. Arc

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great song. one of the best on ten.

this sotm actually releaved alot about the song i never got. great work man.

mucially this song rules.

“I don’t question our existence, I just question our modern needs.”

this line reminds me of the line from gone 'gas in the tank'

except its a broader statement. or question. like saying, do you really need to drive your car 40 miles every day to work or is there a better way.

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top 10 pj song!

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Excellent analysis, Peter. However, I hate this song. Even when I was a teenager and adored Ten, this song never did anything for me. 1 star.

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It drags on far too long for my liking, but I love the solo, absolutely fucking love it.

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garden is weird for me. I like the lyrics a lot, eddie sings it well, and the music is good, but I just can't get into the song. Almost from day I this is the song I liked the least from Ten and that has never changed.

2 stars. I like the newer version from this tour more. that would have gotten 3


Nice write up pete :)

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5star, my favorite of Ten, though i always forget about this one for some reason.


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This is the most underrated song in their entire catalog, I love it and gave it 5 stars.

I love the words and their delivery, the music and mikes solo, which is amazing, this is why I am a Maniac.

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Great write up Pete! Right on!

I love this song!

5 Stars

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the reworking of it on this tour injected some much needed energy to the song... the versions from 2000 were severely lacking in intensity. the 2006 version comes nowhere near the 93-94 versions though.

4 stars.

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I like this one.

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4/5 great tune!!!

I love this song. I really like PJ songs that start slow and BOOM! and slow down again and BOOM!!! They don't do that as much anymore, but I love the music in Garden. I love Stone's guitar especially when the solo ends and the chorus kicks back in...the slow drag chords is so killer. I want more of it!

The lyrics are good but aren't consistent. I really like the verses but the chorus is strange for me. Especially the lines:


I will walk...with my face blood
I will walk...with my shadow flag

face blood? shadow flag? What do these things mean? face blood is just a weird line.


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I like the lyrics in the verse, but don't like the 'Garden of Stone' line. A little too RAWK for me.

This is a werid one, I think if it had been on any other album it would be a classic, but on Ten it just kind of blends in. Its an emotive song but not on the same level as Alive, Release, Black or Jeremy so therefore kind of gets pushed out.

I didn't like the 2006 live versions, but 2000 was bad too...Maybe a song that just shouldn't be played live ( like who you are, no way & WMA )

This is way better than Deep, Once, Release or Why Go on Ten but is probably less loved...


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denverapolis wrote:
the reworking of it on this tour injected some much needed energy to the song... the versions from 2000 were severely lacking in intensity. the 2006 version comes nowhere near the 93-94 versions though.

4 stars.

The extra energy in the new version changes the whole feel of the song for me. I prefer the older versions, which has the slower and longer solo. It also seems to flow more smoothly thruout, whereas in the reworking the soft and hard parts don't come together that well. Hope that makes sense... I'm not too good at describing music.

It was the Milan'00 one which really got me into this song.
5 stars definitely.

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One of their weakest songs IMO. Don't like the lyrics at all, the music is ok. The new version is certainly better. 2 stars

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I may be one of the only people here who really did NOT like the reworking of the song for the 2006 tour. I feel like it lost a lot of the gliding flow of the song by adding the rougher guitar riffs.

If you love this song, I say to you: DEN HAAG.

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4 stars
in my top-3 Ten songs.


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punkdavid wrote:
I may be one of the only people here who really did NOT like the reworking of the song for the 2006 tour. I feel like it lost a lot of the gliding flow of the song by adding the rougher guitar riffs.


i agree, no need for powerchord intro AT ALL.


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If you love this song, I say to you: DEN HAAG.


agree again, and i'd love to hear you, or any non-dutch speaking user here really, pronounce DEN HAAG. :P


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This and Black are favorite songs off of Ten. Growing up this was my fav. off of Ten. For some reason I listened to Side 2 of my Ten cassette a lot more than Side 1


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conoalias wrote:
punkdavid wrote:
I may be one of the only people here who really did NOT like the reworking of the song for the 2006 tour. I feel like it lost a lot of the gliding flow of the song by adding the rougher guitar riffs.


i agree, no need for powerchord intro AT ALL.


punkdavid wrote:
If you love this song, I say to you: DEN HAAG.


agree again, and i'd love to hear you, or any non-dutch speaking user here really, pronounce DEN HAAG. :P


I prefer them pronouncing Utrecht. :wink:


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