Love Boat Captain

Pearl Jam

About Love Boat Captain

"Love Boat Captain" is a song by the American rock band Pearl Jam. Featuring lyrics written by vocalist Eddie Vedder and music co-written by Vedder and keyboardist Boom Gaspar, "Love Boat Captain" was released on February 18, 2003 as a single from the band's seventh studio album, Riot Act (2002).


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Is this just another day, this God forgotten place? 
First comes love, then comes pain let the games begin,
Questions rise and answers fall, insurmountable

Love boat captain
Take the reigns and steer us towards the clear, here
It's already been sung, but it can't be said enough
All you need is love

Is this just another phase, earthquakes making waves,
Trying to shake the cancer off, stupid human beings,
Once you hold the hand of love, it's all surmountable

Hold me, and make it the truth,
That when all is lost there will be you,
'Cause to the universe I don't mean a thing
And there's just one word I still believe
And it's love

It's an art to live with pain, mix the light into grey,
Lost nine friends we'll never know, two years ago today
And if our lives became too long, would it add to our regret? 

And the young, they can lose hope 'cause they can't see beyond today,
The wisdom that the old can't give away
Hey,
Constant recoil, sometimes life
Don't leave you alone

Hold me, and make it the truth,
That when all is lost there will be you
'Cause to the universe I don't mean a thing
And there's just one word that I still believe and it's
Love, love love love love

Love boat captain take the reigns
Steer us towards the clear
I know it's already been sung, can't be said enough
Love is all you need, all you need is love,
Love, love

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Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam is an American rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1990. Since its inception, the band's line-up has included Eddie Vedder (vocals), Stone Gossard (guitar), Jeff Ament (bass), and Mike McCready (guitar). The band's current drummer is Matt Cameron, also of Soundgarden, who has been with the band since 1998. more »

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Written by: EDDIE VEDDER, KENNETH GASPAR

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10 facts about this song

Background
"Love Boat Captain" is a song by Pearl Jam, an American rock band which was formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1990.
Album Details
“Love Boat Captain" appeared on the band's seventh studio album, 'Riot Act', which was released on November 12, 2002.
Song Contributions
The song was written by vocalist Eddie Vedder and lead guitarist, Stone Gossard.
Lyrical Depth
The lyrics contain a number of references to the tragic events that happened during the Roskilde Festival in 2000 in Denmark where nine fans died during Pearl Jam's set.
Artistic Inspiration
"Love Boat Captain" also sees Vedder paying homage to the band's original drummer, Andrew Wood, who died in 1990 from a heroin overdose.
Song Lyrics
One memorable lyric is "It's an art to live with pain... mix the light into gray". This lyric has been interpreted as Vedder’s commentary on how artists create meaningful and beautiful work out of sorrow.
Live Performances
The song was first performed live at The Showbox in the band's hometown of Seattle in 2002.
Lost Dogs Album
A demo version of the song is featured on the band's 2003 compilation album 'Lost Dogs'.
Unique Aspect
The song contains a protracted organ introduction, which was new for Pearl Jam at the time.
Legacy
Despite not being released as a single, "Love Boat Captain" has since become a fan favorite and is often played at concerts. The lyrics have been altered slightly during live performances to suit the occasion or audience response.

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