"Once" is a song by the American rock band Pearl Jam. Written by vocalist Eddie Vedder and its music produced by guitarist Stone Gossard, "Once" is part of the three song compilation recored by Vedder, named Momma-Son, and it's the first song of Ten (1991).
Within the record Momma-son, a reply from Eddie Vedder to Stone, Jeff and Mike on the intent of accepting the audition with the trio, "Once" was written and sung by Vedder after hearing their jam on another record. Eddie received the tape from Jack Irons, one of the founder of Red Hot Chilli Peppers and recorded it, being "Once" its second song.
Following the fictional events of "Alive", the protagonist flees from his home and becomes a serial killer and kidnapper. Uncontrolled and confused under the past circunstances, he start a criminal life and admits that he once had control of his life, but has no more. The character who had overcome fear and the will of giving up on the past now enters on a paradox of not being controlled yet can't lose himself.
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