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Off He Goes
by Pearl Jam



Know a man
His face seemed pulled and tense
Like he is riding on a motorbike
In the strongest winds

So I approach with tact
Suggest that he should relax
But he is always moving
Much too fast

Said he’ll see me on the flip side
On this trip he’s taken for a ride
He’s been taken
Too much harm
There he goes with his perfectly unkept clothes
There he goes

He’s yet to come back
But I’ve seen it’s picture
It doesn’t look the same up on the rain
We’d go way back

I wonder ‘bout his insides
He’s like his thoughts are too big for his size
He’s been taken
Where I don’t know
Off he goes with his perfectly unkept clothes
There he goes

And now I rub my eyes
For he has returned
It seems my preconceptions are what should have been burned
For he still smiles
And he still strong
Nothing’s changed but the surrounding bullshit
That has grown

And now he’s home and we’re laughin’
Like we always did
My same old, same old friend
Until a quarter to ten
I saw the strain creep in
He seems distracted
And I know just what is gonna happen next
Before his first act
He’s off again
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Lyrics submitted by Bruno.