Pearl Jam – Superblood Wolfmoon | Lyrics Review & Song Meaning
The Seattle-based American rock legends Pearl Jam is gearing up for the release of their 2020 album ‘Gigaton.’ In the process, the band released their second single “Superblood Wolfmoon” talking about a relationship that did not work for the best. Let us take a look at the lyrics and song meaning.
“Superblood Wolfmoon” is the second single off of ‘Gigaton,’ the eleventh studio album by Pearl Jam. The song follows the lead single of the album “Dance of the Clairvoyants” released on January 21, 2020. The album is expected to drop on March 27, 2020.
On February 13th, Pearl Jam announced that fans could point their mobile phone cameras at the moon with Pearl Jam’s web app. The app would recognize the moon and play a snippet of the song.
In this new track, we hear the lead singer Eddie Vedder lamenting over a relationship that he allowed to go downhill. Now all he has are regrets.
Listen to “Superblood Wolfmoon” by Pearl Jam
A ‘Wolf Moon’ is usually the full moon of the month of January. A ‘Blood Moon’ is another term for a total lunar eclipse, during which the moon appears to be reddish.
The band says that his girl was taken away by a superblood wolfmoon. It is unclear what this natural phenomenon had to do with the loss of the girl. Maybe they are looking for someone or something to put the blame on?
In these lyrics, the singer shows that he has not yet let this girl go from his mind. He can still hear her songs, ever so faintly. And she is all he thinks about when he closes his eyes.
Once, you were somewhere and now you’re everywhere
The above lyric makes us wonder if this girl is dead if she is to be “everywhere.” Maybe after their split, she lost her life or even took her life. And the singer blames himself for this.
In the only verse of the song, we hear the singer lamenting over the lost love. He has many questions about life and is at a point where he is questioning the meaning of his anymore. He sees no purpose in his life anymore.
The singer confesses how beautiful she was and how infatuated he was with her. He admits that he was fortunate to be locked up in her love.
Despite everything, life can get messy. Something made them break apart and he regrets every decision that leads to it. But the world keeps on spinning, and life moves on!
In these lyrics, Eddie Vedder confesses that he is in “danger, singing in the distance.” Does this mean that he is also fading away? He is mad at himself and might do something drastic as well.
The singer seems to be utterly lost, having been defeated in love and life. He has lost all hope for his future and has begun to question everything. This is not a good state of mind. Oftentimes “ignorance is bliss.”
Time moves fast. In the blink of an eye, we could lose everything. So live your life with the knowledge that everything could change in the blink of an eye. This is the reality of life.
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