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Jeremy
Song

Jeremy

Pearl Jam
Album:
Ten

Meaning of the song Jeremy by Pearl Jam and what it is about


Vedder was inspired to write the song after reading a piece in the media about Jeremy Wade Delle, a high school student who, on January 8, 1991, shot himself in front of his English class.


It peaked at number five on the Billboard charts for albums and modern rock. Since it wasn't available for purchase at the time, it didn't debut on the official Billboard Hot 100 singles list. However, a re-release in July 1995 elevated it to number 79.


Lyrics of the song Jeremy by Pearl Jam


At home drawing pictures of mountain tops

With him on top, lemon yellow sun

Arms raised in a "V"

And the dead lay in pools of maroon below

 

Daddy didn't give attention

Oh, to the fact that mommy didn't care

King Jeremy the wicked

Oh, ruled his world

 

Jeremy spoke in class today

Jeremy spoke in class today

 

Clearly, I remember picking on the boy

Seemed a harmless little fuck

Ooh, but we unleashed a lion

Gnashed his teeth and bit the recess lady's breast

How could I forget? And he hit me with a surprise left

My jaw left hurting, ooh, dropped wide open

Just like the day, oh, like the day I heard

 

Daddy didn't give affection, no

And the boy was something that mommy wouldn't wear

King Jeremy the wicked

Oh, ruled his world

 

Jeremy spoke in class today

Jeremy spoke in class today

Jeremy spoke in class today

 

Try to forget this (Try to forget this)

Try to erase this (Try to erase this)

From the blackboard

 

Jeremy spoke in class today

Jeremy spoke in class today

Jeremy spoke in, spoke in

Jeremy spoke in, spoke in

Jeremy spoke in class today

 

(Spoke in, spoke in)

(Spoke in, spoke in, spoke in, spoke in...)

(Spoke in, spoke in)

Ooh oh, oh, oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh

Ooh oh, oh (Spoke in...)

Release Date

1992

Songwriter/s

Jeff Ament, Eddie Vedder

Producer/s

Rick Parashar, Pearl Jam

Label/s

Epic

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