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from rearviewmirror (Greatest Hits 1991-2003)

"Black" is track #5 on the album rearviewmirror (Greatest Hits 1991-2003). It was written by Gossard, Stone C. / Vedder, Eddie Jerome.
"Black" is track #5 on the album rearviewmirror (Greatest Hits 1991-2003). It was written by Gossard, Stone C. / Vedder, Eddie Jerome.

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Hey... oooh...
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 breathed has taken a turn

Ooh, and all I taught her was everything
Ooh, I know she gave me all that she wore
And now my bitter hands shake beneath the clouds
Of what was everything

All the pictures had
All been washed in black, tattooed everything
I take a walk outside, I'm surrounded by some kids at play
I can feel their laughter, so why do I sear?

And twisted thoughts that spin round my head
I'm spinning, oh, I'm spinning
How quick the sun can, drop away
And now my bitter hands cradle broken glass
Of what was everything

All the pictures had
All been washed in black, tattooed everything
All the love gone bad, turned my world to black
Tattooed all I see, all that I am, all I'll be, yeah
Uh huh... uh huh... ooh...

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, can't it be mine?

Songwriters
GOSSARD, STONE C. / VEDDER, EDDIE JEROME

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