I Am Mine

Pearl Jam

About I Am Mine

"I Am Mine" is a song by the American rock band Pearl Jam. Written by vocalist Eddie Vedder, "I Am Mine" was released on October 8, 2002 as the first single from the band's seventh studio album, Riot Act (2002). The song peaked at number six on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. The song was included on Pearl Jam's 2004 greatest hits album, rearviewmirror (Greatest Hits 1991–2003).


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The selfish, they're all standing in line
Faithing and hoping to buy themselves time
Me, I figure as each breath goes by
I only own my mind

North is to south what the clock is to time
There's east and there's west and there's everywhere life
I know I was born and I know that I'll die
The in between is mine
I am mine

And the feeling it gets left behind
All the innocence lost at one time
Significant behind the eyes
There's no need to hide
We're safe tonight

The ocean is full 'cause everyone's crying
The full moon is looking for friends at high tide
The sorrow grows bigger when the sorrow's denied
I only know my mind
I am mine

And the meaning it gets left behind
All the innocence lost at one time
Significance between the eyes
There's no need to hide
We're safe tonight
What

And the feelings that gets left behind
All the innocent broken with lies
Significance, between the lines
(We may need to hide)

And the meanings that get left behind
All the innocents lost at one time
We're all different behind the eyes
There's no need to hide

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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

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10 facts about this song

Band Origin
"I Am Mine" is a song by American rock band Pearl Jam. This band, which is known for its pioneering role in the grunge movement, originated from Seattle in the early 1990s.
Album Details
"I Am Mine" is the lead single from Pearl Jam’s seventh studio album, "Riot Act," which was released in 2002.
Songwriter
The song was written by the band's lead vocalist Eddie Vedder. Vedder is known for his distinctive baritone voice and his emotionally-charged songwriting.
Chart Success
Upon its release, "I Am Mine" reached No. 43 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it the album's most commercially successful single. It also reached No. 6 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.
Song Meaning
Vedder has described the song as a "self-affirming anthem," written in response to the uncertainty and fear he felt in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks and the accidental deaths of nine fans during Pearl Jam's set at the Roskilde Festival in 2000.
Music Video
"I Am Mine" music video was directed by James Frost. The video consists of the band performing live in front of an empty theatre, interspersed with footage of people going about their everyday lives.
Critical Reception
The song received largely positive reviews from music critics who particularly praised its lyrics for expressing a strong affirmation of life and individuality against the backdrop of adversity.
Live Performances
"I Am Mine" was debuted live at the band’s 2002 show in Seattle, and it has since become a staple of Pearl Jam's live performances.
Fan Favorite
Despite not being one of the band's biggest commercial hits, the song is a favorite amongst Pearl Jam's fan base due to its uplifting and introspective message.
Global Reach
Beyond the U.S., the song also charted well internationally, reaching the top 10 in Canada and the top 20 in several European countries, including the UK.

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