Black Lyrics – Pearl Jam

English 27 August 27, 1991
The lyrics of "Black" by Pearl Jam explores the aftermath of a past relationship. The lyrics vividly describe the emotional impact of losing a loved one and the lingering pain that comes with it. The singer reflects on the profound connection he once had with his partner, reminiscing about shared moments and the beauty that has now turned to sorrow. Despite acknowledging the inevitability of moving on, there's a deep yearning for what was lost, creating a poignant and melancholic atmosphere. ...Read More

Black Lyrics

[Intro: Eddie Vedder]
Hey-hey-hey
Yeah-ah

[Verse 1: Eddie Vedder]
Sheets of empty canvas, untouched sheets of clay
Were laid spread out before me, as her body once did
All five horizons revolved around her soul as the Earth to the Sun
Now the air I tasted and breathe has taken a turn

[Pre-Chorus: Eddie Vedder]
Mmm, and all I taught her was everything
Mmm-hmm, I know she gave me all that she wore

[Chorus: Eddie Vedder]
And now my bitter hands chafe beneath the clouds
Of what was everything
All the pictures had all been washed in black
Tattooed everything

[Verse 2: Eddie Vedder]
I take a walk outside, I'm surrounded by some kids at play
I can feel their laughter, so why do I sear?

[Pre-Chorus: Eddie Vedder]
Mmm, and twisted thoughts that spin 'round my head
I'm spinning, oh-oh, I'm spinning
How quick the Sun can drop away?

[Chorus: Eddie Vedder]
And now my bitter hands cradle broken glass
Of what was everything
All the pictures have all been washed in black
Tattooed everything

[Post-Chorus: Eddie Vedder]
All the love gone bad turned my world to black
Tattooed all I see, all that I am
All I'll be, yeah-yeah
Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh

[Bridge: Eddie Vedder]
I know someday you'll have a beautiful life
I know you'll be a star in somebody else's sky
But why, why, why can't it be
Oh, can't it be mine?
Oh
Ah, yeah
Ah, oh-oh

[Outro: Eddie Vedder]
Doo-doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo (Oh, oh-yeah)
Doo-doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo (Ah-ah)
Doo-doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo (Ah-ah)
Doo-doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo (Yeah)
Doo-doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo (Ah-ah, yeah)
Doo-doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo (Yeah, ah)
Doo-doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo (Yeah-yeah-yeah)
Doo-doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo (Oh-oh)
Oh-oh, oh-oh
Doo-doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
Oh-oh, oh-oh
Oh-oh

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Last Update: February 13, 2024

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Cast & Crew

  • Album
  • Artist / Band
  • Producer(s)
  • Pearl Jam & Rick Parashar
  • Writter(s)
  • Stone Gossard & Eddie Vedder
  • Released On
  • August 27, 1991

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FAQs & Knowledge

Who is the singer of "Black" song?

"Black" song is sung by Pearl Jam.

Who is the lyrics writer of "Black" song?

"Black" song lyrics written by Stone Gossard & Eddie Vedder.

Who is the music producer of "Black" song?

"Black" song music composed & produced by Pearl Jam & Rick Parashar.

When was "Black" song released?

"Black" song was released on August 27, 1991.