Love’s Refrain

Love Boat Captain by Pearl Jam


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,… love. love. love. love.

It’s an art to live with pain,… mix the light into grey,..
Lost 9 friends we’ll never know,.. 2 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
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,…



The Song ~ Love Boat Captain ~ Wikipedia
The Album ~ Riot Act [2002] ~ Wikipedia
The Phenom ~ Eddie Vedder ~ Wikipedia ~ Facebook



The lyrics for “Love Boat Captain” tackle existential matters. “Love Boat Captain” references the 2000 Roskilde tragedy with the line “Lost 9 friends we’ll never know… 2 years ago today.” When “Love Boat Captain” is performed in concert, Vedder modifies the lyric to reflect the passage of time since the tragedy.

There is also a reference to The Beatles’ song “All You Need Is Love” from the 1967 album, Magical Mystery Tour, with the lyrics “I know it’s already been sung,…can’t be said enough/Love is all you need,..all you need is love,…”

When speaking about the song, Vedder stated:

It feels a little strange talking about love that openly, but if you can’t do it now, when can you do it? Love is one resource that the corporations aren’t going to be able to monopolize. Which means there’s hope for us human beings yet.

When asked about the line, “The young can lose hope,” Vedder said:

I was happy to get that line because I’m talking about people much older than us, people who are 70 or 80 and they’ve got attitudes that don’t have the deep peaks and valleys as someone who in adolescence who is faced with some things and they go, “Fuck this, this sucks, how can we have any hope?” These are people who been through the invention of the horseless carriage to the car to the TV set and are dealing with internet. How do they view it? It’s almost with disdain. This is the wisdom they can’t give away, that is what I’m talking about and that youth doesn’t have that time line beneath them. So they just see something in front of them and think there’s no hope, no getting over it, what’s the point and so on. They are also bombarded with information more than ever these days, and negativity and cynicism and I can understand why they would feel that way. But they don’t have to. There really are positive actions that can be taken.



A song this close to my heart, I could ramble on all night. I will just pose one question, I wonder, how his opinions on the last quote (above), have stood up to time?

I have a better suggestion, just go find the song and have an experience. If you don’t feel anything, I can only shake my head and wonder at what could ever make you feel :|

Tears In The Rain

In the movie Blade Runner, the dying replicant Roy Batty introspectively makes the speech during a rain downpour, moments before his own death:

I’ve… seen things you people wouldn’t believe… [contemptuous laugh] Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those… moments… will be lost in time, like [small cough] tears… in… rain. Time… to die…



The Soliloquy ~ “Tears in rain” ~ Wikipedia

The Movie ~ Blade Runner ~ Wikipedia ~ IMDB



Excerpts from the Wikipedia page:

Joanne Taylor, in an article discussing film noir and its epistemology, remarks on the relation between Wagner’s opera and Batty’s reference, and suggests that Batty aligns himself with Wagner’s Tannhauser, a character who has fallen from grace with men and with God. Both, she claims, are characters whose fate is beyond their own control.

Hope Less

And then, something happened. I let go. Lost in oblivion. Dark and silent and complete. I found freedom. Losing all hope was freedom.



I read someone put an entirely different twist to Pandora’s Tale. She said something to the effect, that hope was the last thing to come out of Pandora’s box, given that all other things to come out of the box were “evil” (so to say), what makes you thing that hope is a “good” thing?

Another wise quote comes to mind, “Whenever you think you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong.”


The Author ~ Chuck Palahniuk ~ Wiki

The Book ~ Fight Club ~ Wiki

The Movie ~ Fight Club ~ Wiki

Silent Echos

Purposefully habituating, there each day.
Dancing with shadows, at the fountain of the Light.
But its all too grey, his revelate.

Light & Dark.
Forevermore in patience.
Redeem yourself!

Diligently woandering, his thoughts each day.
Divining with fractals, at the stream of the Life.
But its all too great, his revelate.

Living & Dying.
Circle in infinity.
Redeem yourself!

Naturally coalescing, out of noise each day.
Comprehending with words, at the will of the Conscious.
Their humble fate, his revelate.

Meaning & Unmeaning.
Sirens in song.
Redeem yourself!

Perpetually pleading, with them each day.
Abiding with silence, at the instance of the Moment
Too hard to break, his revelate.

Order & Chaos.
Growl in whispers.
Redeem yourself!


B. Sudeep.



The Frames ~ Official ~ Wiki