Songs About Organizing: Eddie Vedder, the Redux

So, I was away this weekend with the biggest Pearl Jam fan I know. Potentially the biggest Pearl Jam fan anyone knows.  So I was obviously very excited to tell him that I had just written this great post about the song Society.

Well – turns out I was wrong, Vedder did NOT write that song, Jerry Hannan did. (My sincerest apologies, Mr. Hannan.)

However, this fan wanted to be sure that Pearl Jam got their organizing song credit and turned me on to Sleight of Hand, written and performed by Vedder and bassist Jeff Ament off their 2000 release, Binaural.

When he reached the shore of his clip-on world he resurfaced to the norm.
Organized his few things. His coat and keys.
And he knew realizations would have to wait.
Till he had more time. More time.

Isn’t that interesting?  For Vedder and Ament, organizing the coat & keys is part of ‘returning to normal.’  I feel that way too.

As for the “more time” – well, we all could use some of that.  But the surest way to find some is all about organizing your schedule — even if it means scheduling an hour of down time for those realizations.

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