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Pearl Jam (Originally released in 1962)

Jokes:

Pearl Jam has turned to the Dark Side of The Force. Henceforth, Eddie will be known as Darth Vedder.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
 

Band Name Origins:

  • Pearl was one of the members' grandmother. She made jam. Their original name was Mookie after the NBA player, Mookie Blaylock. Their first album, Ten, was Mookie's number. Submitted by: Robert
  • Think "money shot". Earl the Pearl? Give me a break! Submitted by: Haven

Stupid Band Names:

  • Picture some Jam-like substance that's the same color a pearl would be, what does that remind you of?...yeah, gross. Submitted by: Thaddeus Gammelthorpe
  • Great band, and they supposedly named it after one of the guy's grandma's homemade jam. So why not *Pearl's* Jam? Does someone have a speech impediment? Submitted by: Kelly Norman
  • When was the last time you saw a pearl, jam? Submitted by: Mike

Former Career:

Name
New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Eddie Vedder""Gas station attendant"E-Ved was working as a gas station attendant when Jack Irons passed the demo tape onto him, which he then put vocals onto and became lead singer of Pearl Jam - GUILLOTINEinc

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Corduroy"I don't wanna take what you can give./ I would rather starve than eat your bread. - Brian Kelly
"Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town"Also known as "Hearts And Thoughts They Fade", since they repeat that so much toward the end. - rocky
"Wishlist"This song is literally a list of things Eddie is wishing about. (My personal favorite is "I wish I was the full moon shining off a Camaro's hood.") - Brian Kelly

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
Pro GelIt seems that the band is more involved in looking good than playing good music.newave

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Son""Daughter"p00v
"Eve and Flo""Even Flow"joeking
"Yellow Leadbelly""Yellow Ledbetter"blues
"Fellow Bed-Wetter""Yellow Ledbetter"Steve Livingston
"Yellow Bedwetter""Yellow Ledbetter"wadded beef

There are additional new song names available.

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Baby Come Back," The Equals"No Way," Pearl Jam
"Pop Singer," John Mellencamp"Black," Pearl Jam
"Get Up! Get Up! (You Sleepyhead)," Jaye P. Morgan"Let Me Sleep," Pearl Jam
"Get Out Of Bed," Livingston Taylor"Let Me Sleep," Pearl Jam
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Lack" originally "Black"
Calvin Amari
"Let Me Seep" originally "Let Me Sleep"
Candy Welty
"Eve Flow" originally "Even Flow"
Peter
"Live" originally "Alive"
Ed
"Stan's Bed" originally "Satan's Bed"
Carmen Stokes

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Knot For You" originally "Not For You"
Same pronunciation, different meaning
Mac
"Snot For You" originally "Not For You"
Mac
"Note For You" originally "Not For You"
neither Welty nor Bristle nor the Seraph
"Thin Hair" originally "Thin Air"
Taylor Swift Kick In The Pants
"Shave You" originally "Save You"
You're getting scruffy.
baa

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Better Mat" originally "Better Man"
Frank
"Let Me Sweep" originally "Let Me Sleep"
Candy Welty
"Better Can" originally "Better Man"
Frank
"Laughter" originally "Daughter"
How'd this one get missed?
Cassandra
"Last Kids" originally "Last Kiss"
Cassandra

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Recordings:

Feb 24
a parody of "Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town" by Pearl Jam
Making fun of Pearl Jam's long title with one of my own.
Soundclick.com: (MP3)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Better Man""He'll Replace Letterman"Becky R.
"Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town""Elderly Woman Behind The Zorro In A Geordie Accent"Fack Sabbath
"Better Man""Better App"Slightly Strange Al
"Even Flow""Steven Spielberg"Fack Sabbath
"Do The Evolution""Do The Rudeness"Fack Sabbath
"Jeremy""Jeremy (Earl The Pearl Jam version)"Callmelennie
"Black""Fat"Lee Lone
"Alive""Dead"Glenn Rousseau
"Jeremy""Columbine"Glenn Rousseau
"Yellow Ledbetter""Yellow Ledbetter (Misheard Lyrics)"Glenn Rousseau

There are additional song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
Product
Submittor
Just BreatheInhalerRich
Gods' DiceReligion Intercourse ProgramGlenn Rousseau
EvenflowPepto BismolMark Zara
AnimalThe ZooLarryHasHerpes182
EvenflowInfant care productsBubba

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
AnimalAnimal ShelterGlenn Rousseau
RearviewmirriorCar Service HotlineGlenn Rousseau
Man Of The HourSuperhero HotlineGlenn Rousseau
BlackKKKbrainstem
BettermanDomestic Abuse Crisis HotlineJess
There are additional on hold music ideas available.

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Territorial Pissings
   Nirvana
Jeremy
   Pearl Jam
Jeremy's Territorial Pissings
When pissings get territorial, things happen.
Sam
Something In The Way
   Nirvana
Present Tense
   Pearl Jam
Something In The Present Tense
Right now, maybe?
Glenn Rousseau
You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman
   Aretha Franklin
Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town
   Pearl Jam
You Make Me Feel Like An Eldery Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town
1 long title X 2 = 1huge title
MJ
Things Can Only Get Better
   Howard Jones
Better Man
   Pearl Jam
Things Can Only Get Better, Man
Genevieve
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Pearl Bailey Jam
Pearl Bailey combined with Pearl Jam
Submitted By: Jennifer
Pearl Jam and the Explosions
Pearl Harbor and the Explosions combined with Pearl Jam
Submitted By: Roger
Leslie Pearl Jam
Leslie Pearl combined with Pearl Jam
Submitted By: Joe
Diving For Pearl Jams
Diving For Pearls combined with Pearl Jam
Submitted By: Roger

There are additional Pearl Jam Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Jeremy"
Misheard Lyrics:
The dead lay in pools of Luminol.
Original Lyrics:
The dead lay in pools of maroon below.
"Jeremy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Terribly Spoken, Ass o' day
Original Lyrics:
Jeremy spoke in class today.
"Yellow Ledbetter"
Misheard Lyrics:
I don't know if they suntan nails.
Original Lyrics:
I don't know there's something else.
"Daughter"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hello...listeners
Original Lyrics:
Alone....listless
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Jeremy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Terribly Spoken, Ass o' day
Original Lyrics:
Jeremy spoke in class today.

Story about this misheard lyric by: Brian

I was singing the lyrics that I thought were correct, when a friend looked at me and told me I was an idiot and then proceeded to explain that this song was about Jeremy. I couldn't understand any of the other words in this song, and apparently I didn't even hear the chorus correctly.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Jeremy"
Better Lyrics:
Jeremy Clarkson drove fast today.

Jeremy Clarkson's on "Top Gear" today.
Original Lyrics:
Jeremy spoke in class today.

Jeremy spoke in class today.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
"Jeremy"
Better Lyrics:
Jeremy smoked some grass today
Original Lyrics:
Jeremy spoke in class today
Submitted by: rocky
"Jeremy"
Better Lyrics:
Jeremy's a token black today
Original Lyrics:
Jeremy spoke in class today
Submitted by: rocky
There are additional parody fragments available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Light Years"
The Funny Lyrics:
I've understood feelings and I've understood words
But how could you be taken away?
Why They're Funny:
This whole song's funny because the band is telling the trendies (who liked Pearl Jam when they were popular and then dumped them) that they are completely irrational and can't think for themselves.
Submitted by: ZFF
"Soon Forget"
The Funny Lyrics:
Sorry is the fool who trades his soul for a corvette
Thinks he'll get the girl, he'll only get the mechanic
Why They're Funny:
Man! What an ingenious way to say that this rich dude will never get laid!
Submitted by: spacegirl

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Glorified G"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Glorified version of a pellet gun (4x)
And I always keep it loaded (4x)
Why They're Repetitive:
Tell it to the judge.
Submitted by: rocky
"Elderly Lady Behind The Counter In A Small Town"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Hearts and thoughts fade away
Why They're Repetitive:
Those lyrics drive me up the wall!!!!
Submitted by: Tenclubfan
There are additional repetitive lyrics available.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Corduroy"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I would rather run but I can't walk,
Guess I lie alone just like a fork
Why They're Nonsensical:
So he can't run or walk but he can lie down - OK so far, but 'alone just like a fork'? What kind of comparison is that?
Submitted by: Jackie
"Yellow Ledbetter"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I said, I don't whether it's a box or a bag oh yeahhh
can you see them? on the porch, yeah...
but they don't wave
Why They're Nonsensical:
Incredibly difficult to get even those words which are debated as to what they really say, I am at loss for words, other than the music is pretty cool, minus the mumbling
Submitted by: Dana
There are additional nonsensical lyrics available.

Insincere Song Lyrics:

"Jeremy"
The Insincere Lyrics:
Clearly I remember picking on the boy,
seemed a harmless little f***
Why They're Insincere:
Yeah its a good lyric and its a good song, but i just think its kinda insensitive to focus on that side of jeremys life so bluntly
Submitted by: George
 

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"Last Kiss"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
She's gone to heaven so I've got to be good
So I can see my baby when I leave this world
Why They're Misrhymed:
Good? World? This is possibly the most painful misrhyming I've ever heard. And it had to be in the chorus?
Submitted by: Tyler
 

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Wishlist"
The Lyrics:
I wish I was the full moon shining off a Camaro's hood.
Product Brand Name:
The Chevrolet Camaro.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
 

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Sirens"
Opening Lines:
Hear the sirens.
Comments:
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
"Go"
Opening Lines:
Oh, please don't go out on me.
Comments:
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
There are additional spelling lyrics available.

Boasting in Song Lyrics:

"Do the Evolution"
The Boasting Lyrics:
I'm the first mammal to wear pants, yeah
Comments:
Yes, in fact, he is.
Submitted by: Glenn Rousseau
 

Song Title Space Change:

"Weven Flo" originally "Even Flow"
What if Flo doesn't want that done to her?
Submitted by: Peter
"Hey Foxy Mop Handle Mama, That's Me" originally "Hey Foxymophandlemama, That's Me"
Submitted by: Glenn Rousseau
"Nothing A Sit Seems " originally "Nothing As It Seems"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket
"Nothin' Gas It Seems" originally "Nothing As It Seems"
A time when nothing farts?
Submitted by: George Straitjacket
"No Thing As It Seems" originally "Nothing As It Seems "
Submitted by: George Straitjacket

There are additional Song Title Space Change available.

Band Name Anagrams:

Ample Jar Submitted by: Candy Welty
Elm Jar, Pa Submitted by: Candy Welty
Jam Pearl Submitted by: Candy Welty
Jar Me, Pal Submitted by: Candy Welty
Pamela Jr. Submitted by: Gibran

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Bent A Term" originally "Better Man"
How would a term get bent?
Submitted by: Joe Siebert
"Elvia" originally "Alive"
A girl's name
Submitted by: Orville Beddenrocker
"Huge Dart" originally "Daughter"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Hated Rug" originally "Daughter"
The rug must've been really ugly.
Submitted by: Alexis
"The Guard" originally "Daughter"
Submitted by: Alexis

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Songs That Are Banned:

"Jeremy"
It was played with reference to a real teen suicide, by Jeremy Wade Delle, who had shot himself in front of his whole class,it's a real sad story. The video was banned, or just censored, because of the footage.
Submitted by: Screwdriver
"Another Brick In The Wall"
Banned by AT&T while being web-broadcast because the lyrics were altered to be critical of George W. Bush.
Submitted by: dxman
"Jeremy"
This song was banned on the US airwaves after the Columbia School shootings, and the music video was edited so as to not show the main character putting a gun in his mouth. (The song is about teen suicide.)
Submitted by: Diana

Super Long Pop Songs:

"Release" Length: 9:06
Submitted by: DJ Blaze

Song Title Acrostics:

MOTH: "Man Of The Hour"
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"Jeremy"
The Lyrics:
Lemon yellow sun Arms raised in a V Dead lay in pools of maroon below
Daddy didn't give attention
To the fact that mommy didn't care
Why:
This song is actually about the kid - Jeremy - committing suicide. It's based on a true story that one of the band members had read in the newspaper.
Submitted by: Mr. Sally
 

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Jearl Pam originally "Pearl Jam "
Submitted by: Peter

Lighter Side of Serious Bands:

"Bugs"
Imagine a couple of drunk guys grabbing pots, pans, kazoos and making up lyrics like this at around 5am in the morning: "all these... i got bugs i got bugs in my room bugs in my bed bugs in my ears their eggs in my head bugs in my pockets bugs in my shoes bugs in the way i feel about you bugs on my window trying to get in they don't go nowhere waiting, waiting... bugs on my ceiling crowded the floor standing, sitting, kneeling... a few block the door and now the question's: do i kill them? become their friend? do i eat them? raw or well done? do i trick them? i don't think they're that dumb do i join them? looks like that's the one i got bugs on my skin tickle my nausea i let it happen again they're always takin' over i see they surround me, i see... see them deciding my fate oh, that which was once...was once up to me... now it's too late i got bugs in my room...one on one that's when i had a chance i'll just stop now i'll become naked and with the...i'll become one!" That's "Bugs" by Pearl Jam. (And you thought Eddie Vedder didn't have a sense of humor!)
Submitted by: Agrimorfee

Hidden Tracks:

"4/20/02"
At 6:03 on the Bee Girl track on the Lost Dogs album, a new track called 4/20/02 starts playing. It was a tribute to late fallen Layne Stanley.
Submitted by: Glenn Rousseau

Hidden Messages:

"Brain Of J."
At the very begining, you can hear one of the recording studio workers say "1,2,3,4,1,2,3,4". A few seconds later, you hear the same man say "Yeah. 1,2,3,4,1,2,3,4,".
Submitted by: Glenn Rousseau

What A Band is Best Known For (aside from their music):

"Connections to former NBA player"
Originally, the band was to be called "Mookie Blaylock" after former NBA point guard Daron "Mookie" Blaylock. The members of Pearl Jam were fans of Blaylock However, the name was later changed due to avoid issues with the then-New Jersey Nets point guard. They did name the album "Ten" after the number Blaylock wore throughout his college and professional career. Also, Blaylock is a fan of their music.
Submitted by: JeReMy
"Spinal Tap Syndrome"
In one of Pearl Jam's first interviews with Much Music Stone Gossard mentioned that they went through "Spinal Tap Syndrome" before they found their drummer.
Submitted by: Celeste
"Suing Tickemaster"
Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder took Ticketmaster court over their ticket pricing policies. Unfortunately he lost in court but Eddie decided to go with another ticket outlet to handle Pearl Jam's U.S. ticket sales.
Submitted by: Celeste

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"Jeremy"
1973 film with Robby Benson & Glynnis O'Connor
Submitted by: Sutch
"Go"
1999 Film
Submitted by: Paul Warren
"Go"
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

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