Sunday, September 19, 2010
16 - "Better Man," Pearl Jam
One of the keys to being a success in the music industry is to write songs that are universal. Pearl Jam's "Better Man" is one of those songs. This is something that most people can relate to personally, or know somebody who can. It's a song about a woman who is resigned to the fact that she's stuck in her current relationship - "She lies and says she's in love with him, can't find a better man."
During his performance on MTV's "Unplugged" concert series, lead singer Eddie Vedder said that he wrote the song about his mother's marriage to his step-father.
And, of course, Pearl Jam is just a great band. I think it's hard to find a song of theirs that doesn't sound good. They're one of the most consistent bands around.