Pearl Jam Bought My Hair

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Pearl Jam bought my hair
all eighteen chunks of it
at a junk store
on the waterfront

The drummer first spotted the item,
showed it to the guitarist
the one with the pitiful hats
whose name is something both hard and bird-like
but I can't really remember right now
and he really dug it

Of course, they didn't know who I was
even though my name was on it
they just thought
hey cool
and it's only eight bucks
and the guitarist probably thought he could make
a pitiful hat out of it

They walked up to the salescounter
and from the other direction came the lead singer,
the one who sounds like he's imitating a heavy metal singer,
who in turn is imitating a previous heavy metal singer,
the one whom Grace Slick made her comment about:
There's great singers today,
like Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam
but none of the stations play these bands
so nobody hears them
and their great talents go unnoticed.
And supplemented:
It's tough out there these days.
Which led me to think of the amount of drugs she probably did
and how they must have poisoned her mind
and how she sang "We Built This City on Rock and Roll"
and other great gifts to Mankind and Culture
and how I probably shouldn't listen to her
because she's out of touch---
so pitifully so the guitarist should make her into a hat.

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from Lord Mongrel is Dying, released May 17, 1994

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