- Mar 1, 2011
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Johnny Cash - Mercy Seat
Nah, there's real words(but he was trying to confuse and parody his rabid fans with this one). It's a cool song, actually. It's about a grungy kid who gets a letter saying his buddy died in the war and it makes him feel like he needs to be more in life, and he goes for a walk, and sees an old couple with a flag in the yard, and they represent the American Dream to him--what his friend died defending, and it touches him. But then he realizes that they see him, and just see a lowlife and they don't want him around, and he feels a kind of dialectical tension.
Good...but not Derek & The Dominos. (guess my grey hairs are showing.)All this talk of Pearl Jam made me remember one of my favorite tracks they did. Pearl Jam, featuring Chad Smith from RHCP, starting a song out with Hedrix's "Little Wing," ...