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Spin The Black Circle (1994)

"Spin The Black Circle" is a 1994 song by rock band Pearl Jam as the 2nd song on their 3rd studio album, Vitalogy.

AnalysisEdit

The song has two meanings: the obvious one (vinyl records) and the not so obvious one (drug addiction). The riff was written by Stone Gossard at a much slower speed. Eddie Vedder wanted to make it faster so it had a more punkier feel. Jeff Ament was not completely on board with this idea, saying:

"When we wrote 'Spin The Black Circle'...I was like 'Ugh!' I can play the entire Dead Kennedys back catalogue! I didn't really want to make music like that at that time."

Music & LyricsEdit

Pearl Jam- Spin the Black Circle (with Lyrics)02:53

Pearl Jam- Spin the Black Circle (with Lyrics)


See this needle...a see my hand... Drop, drop, dropping it down...oh, so gently... Well here it comes...I touch the plane... Turn me up...won't turn you away... Spin, spin...spin the black circle Spin, spin...spin the black, spin the black... Spin, spin...spin the black circle Spin, spin...whoa... Pull it out...a paper sleeve... Oh, my joy...only you deserve conceit... I'm so big...a-my whole world... I'd rather you...rather you...than her... Spin, spin...spin the black circle Spin, spin...spin the black, spin the black... Spin, spin...spin the black circle Spin, spin...whoa...oh... You're so warm...oh, the ritual...when I lay down your crooked arm... Spin, spin...spin the black circle Spin, spin...spin the black, spin the black... Spin, spin...spin the black circle Spin, spin... Spin the black circle Spin the black circle... Spin, spin... Spin, spin...

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