DBD 6-8-2020: Jeremy

Jeremy - Pearl Jam

The song was inspired by a newspaper article Vedder read about Jeremy Wade Delle, a high school student who shot himself in front of his English class on January 8, 1991


At home drawing pictures

Of mountain tops

With him on top

Lemon yellow sun

Arms raised in a V

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

Pickin' on the boy

Seemed a harmless little fuck

But we unleashed the lion

Gnashed his teeth and bit the recessed lady's breast

How could I forget

And he hit me with a surprise left

My jaw left hurting

Dropped wide open

Just like the day

Oh like the day I heard

Daddy didn't give affection

And the boy was something that mommy wouldn't wear

King Jeremy the wicked

Ruled his world

Jeremy spoke in class today

Jeremy spoke in class today

Jeremy spoke in class today

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